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Intermittent Home drive access – Thursday 24 July 17.00 – 20.00

Approximately half of all students and staff will have intermittent access College Home directories/H: drives on Thursday 24 July between 17.00 and 20.00. Home directories are all personal files saved within College’s central filing system.

This is due to an upgrade to bring underlying systems up-to-date with the latest software. All other ICT services will continue as normal.

Questions can be directed to the ICT service desk

Election of Consuls

Professor John Seddon, Professor of Chemical Physics in the Department of Chemistry, has been elected to succeed Professor Richard Thompson as one of the Consuls for the Faculty of Natural Sciences and the Centre for Co-Curricular Studies from 1 September 2014 to 31 August 2017.

Professor Richard Thompson, Professor of Experimental Physics in the Department of Physics, has been elected as the Senior Consul from 1 September 2014 to 31 August 2015 to succeed Professor Nigel Gooderham.

The full list of Consuls for 2014-2015 is below:

Senior Consul – Professor Richard Thompson

Faculty of Engineering and Business School – Professor Richard Jardine

Faculty of Engineering and Business School – Professor Peter Lindstedt

Faculty of Medicine (non-clinical) – Professor Myra McClure

Faculty of Medicine (clinical) – Professor Desmond Johnston

Faculty of Natural Sciences and Centre for Co-Curricular Studies – Professor Andrew Parry

Faculty of Natural Sciences and Centre for Co-Curricular Studies – Professor John Seddon

Safety Director

Dr Surrinder Johal has accepted appointment as Safety Director and started on 14 July 2014.

Dr Johal has a first degree and a doctorate in microbiology from the University of Surrey, and joins Imperial College from the private sector research organisation LGC, where for the last six years she was LGC’s Group Head of Safety, Health, Environment & Quality.  Before that she held a range of senior business roles.

President’s 2014 Awards and Medals

PRESIDENT’S AWARDS AND MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING

Awards for Excellence in Teaching are presented annually to members of academic staff judged to have been most outstanding in the quality, organisation and presentation of their teaching. Of the award winners up to four may be selected to receive a President’s Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching Excellence.

President’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching are conferred on the following staff:

Dr Helal Ahmed – Graduate School

Dr Tristan Allwood – Department of Computing

Dr Michael Bearpark – Department of Chemistry

Dr Susan Hodgson – School of Public Health

Mr Martin Holloway – Department of Bioengineering

Dr Philippa Mason – Department of Earth Science Engineering

Dr Paul Mitcheson – Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Dr Darryl Overby – Department of Bioengineering

Dr Maarten van Reeuwijk – Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr Duncan Rogers – NHLI

Professor Henry Rzepa – Department of Chemistry

Dr Paul Strutton – Department of Surgery and Cancer

Dr Mike Tristem – Department of Life Sciences

Mr Peter Wren – School of Professional Development

Dr Andrew Wynn – Department of Aeronautics

 

President’s Medals for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching Excellence are awarded to the following staff:

Dr William Knottenbelt – Department of Computing

Professor Mary Morrell – NHLI

 

PRESIDENT’S AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PASTORAL CARE

Awards for Excellence in Pastoral Care are presented annually to recognise the importance which the College places upon providing a supportive learning environment for its students as part of its academic mission. Of the award winners up to two may be selected to receive a President’s Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Excellence in Pastoral Care.

President’s Awards for Excellence in Pastoral Care are conferred on the following staff for 2014:

Dr Chris Braddock – Department of Chemistry

Dr Caroline Hargreaves – Graduate School

 

President’s Medals for Excellence in Pastoral Care are awarded to:

Dr John Gibbons – Department of Mathematics

Dr Ruediger Woscholski – Department of Chemistry

 

PRESIDENT’S AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH SUPERVISION

The President’s Awards for Excellence in Research Supervision recognise staff who have made exceptional contributions in providing a supportive learning environment for postgraduate research students. Of the award winners up to two may be selected to receive the President’s Medal for Excellence in Research Supervision.

President’s Awards for Excellence in Research Supervision are conferred on the following staff:

Professor Ahmed Elghazouli – Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor Danilo Mandic – Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Professor Peter Weinberg – Department of Bioengineering

 

President’s Medals for Excellence in Research Supervision are awarded to:

Professor Clare Lloyd – NHLI

Professor Miriam Moffatt – NHLI

 

PRESIDENT’S AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN SUPPORTING THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE

The President’s Awards for Excellence in Supporting the Student Experience recognise the importance placed by the College on the contribution of support staff to underpinning the College’s learning environment for students. Of the award winners up to two may be selected to receive the President’s Medal for Excellence in Supporting the Student Experience.

President’s Awards for Excellence in Supporting the Student Experience are conferred on the following staff:

Mr Vic Boddy – Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Dr Alison Cambrey – Faculty of Medicine

Dr Amani El-Kholy – Department of Computing

 

President’s Medals for Supporting the Student Experience are awarded to the following staff:

Mr Ian Gillett – Department of Health and Safety Services

Dr Maria Toro-Troconis – Faculty of Medicine

Interim Director of Student Recruitment and Outreach

Mr Andrew Tebbutt has accepted appointment as Interim Director of Student Recruitment and Outreach with effect from 1 May 2014, in succession to Jonathan Tinnacher. He will have responsibility for the central teams working on UK and international student recruitment, outreach to schools and colleges, and recruitment marketing and communications. He will report to the College Secretary & Registrar.

Mr Tebbutt joined the College in 2005 after graduating from the University of Oxford, and has been Operations Manager in the Department of Materials since 2009.

Work on Dalby Court: 29 March to 14 April

Between 29 March and 14 April 2014 a scaffold crash deck will be installed on Dalby Court and building work will be carried out on the City & Guilds Building cladding, as part of the Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering Project (AMP).

The work is likely to cause disruption from 19.00 each evening. Apart from the weekend of 5 and 6 April 2014, the revolving door and adjoining accessible swing door onto Dalby Court will remain in use, as will the entrance and exit to the College Café from Dalby Court.

Jeff Magee – Dean of the Faculty of Engineering

Professor Jeff Magee, FREng, has accepted an extension to his appointment as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering until 30 September 2017.

Professor Magee joined Imperial as a postgraduate studying an MSc in Computing Science in 1977. He completed a PhD in Computing Science at Imperial in 1984, before joining the Department of Computing as a lecturer and became a professor in 1999.

Professor Magee’s own research interests focus on the software engineering of distributed systems and his career has included extensive collaboration and consultancy work with industry. He was elected a Fellow of the British Computer Society in 2005 and was the co-recipient of the ACM Special Interest Group on Software Engineering Outstanding Research Award for his work in Distributed Software Engineering.

He was appointed Head of the Department of Computing in 2004 and became Principal of the Faculty of Engineering, and later Dean, in 2011.

Head of the Department of Aeronautics

Professor Ferri Aliabadi has accepted an extension to his appointment as Head of the Department of Aeronautics until 31 August 2017.

Professor Aliabadi joined Imperial as Professor of Aerostructures in 2005, having previously been Professor of Computational Mechanics and Director of Aerospace Engineering at Queen Mary, University of London. His research interests include the developments of computational methods for modelling materials and structures.

He was first appointed Head of the Department of Aeronautics in 2009.

Provost’s Envoy for Gender Equality

Professor Dorothy Griffiths, OBE, has accepted appointment as Provost’s Envoy for Gender Equality until 31 August 2015. As Provost’s Envoy Professor Griffiths’ responsibilities will include chairing the College’s Athena Committee, advising the Provost and other senior staff on matters related to gender equality and sitting on the College’s Academic Gender Strategy Committee.

Professor Griffiths first joined Imperial in 1969 as a research assistant in its Industrial Sociology Unit, going on to become Deputy Principal and later Dean of Imperial College Business School before stepping down in January 2014 to chair the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

 

Associate Provost (Academic Partnerships)

Professor Maggie Dallman has agreed to accept appointment as Associate Provost (Academic Partnerships), reporting to the Provost.  The process for selection of a successor to Professor Dallman as Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences will be launched immediately and Professor Dallman will take up the part-time Associate Provost position when her successor takes up appointment as Dean.

As Associate Provost (Academic Partnerships), Professor Dallman will support both the President and the Provost in their external academic engagements.  She will have particular responsibility for the College’s relationships with the Francis Crick Institute and the Climate Knowledge & Innovation Community, and the International Office will report to her.  Professor Dallman will chair the College’s Animal Welfare & Ethical Review Body, continue to chair the College’s Open Access Publishing Group and the Junior Research Fellowship Selection Committee, and provide senior support for the College’s engagement with schools and other universities.

Professor Dallman will also retain her professorship in immunology in the Faculty of Natural Sciences.