Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences

Professor Tom Welton, FRSC, currently the Head of Department of Chemistry and Professor in Sustainable Chemistry, has accepted appointment as the Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences with effect from 1 January 2015.

Professor Welton joined the Department of Chemistry at the College in 1993 as Lloyds of London Tercentenary Fellow.  He became a Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry in 1995 and, subsequently, was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2000 and Reader in 2002, before being promoted to Professor in 2004. His research interests are focused on sustainable and ‘green’ chemistry, making chemicals, and related industries, both environmentally and economically sustainable. He has held departmental positions of Examinations Officer and Director of Undergraduate Studies and has been a member of a wide range of strategic College Committees and Boards.

Beyond the College, he is Chair-elect of the Heads of Chemistry UK and a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Council, as well as a member of the steering group for the Royal Society’s diversity programme.

Professor Welton will succeed Professor Maggie Dallman, who has led the Faculty since 2008, and who will take up appointment as Associate Provost (Academic Partnerships).  Professor Alan Armstrong will succeed Professor Welton as Head of the Department of Chemistry.

2014 Academic Promotions Round

The College is pleased to announce that the following academic staff were successful in the 2014 promotions round. Promotions took effect from 1 August 2014.

Faculty of Engineering

 

Last Name First Name  Department  Title 
Beyrau Frank Mechanical Engineering Reader in Combustion Diagnostics
Bruce Paul Aeronautics Senior Lecturer
Buytaert Wouter Civil and Environmental Engineering Senior Lecturer
Cabral Joao Chemical Engineering Reader in Soft Matter
Cegla Frederic Mechanical Engineering Senior Lecturer
Collins Gareth Earth Science & Engineering Reader in Planetary Science
Constandinou Timothy Electrical & Electronic Engineering Senior Lecturer
Donaldson Alastair Computing Senior Lecturer
Dragotti Pier Luigi Electrical & Electronic Engineering Professor of Signal Processing
Ellis Thomas Bioengineering Senior Lecturer
Faisal Aldo Computing (Joint with Bioengineering) Senior Lecturer
Fennell Paul Chemical Engineering Reader in Clean Energy
Gourlay Christopher Materials Senior Lecturer
Hawkes Adam D Chemical Engineering Senior Lecturer
Hellgardt Klaus Chemical Engineering Professor of Chemical Engineering
Heutz Sandrine Materials Reader in Functional Molecular Materials
Jeffers Jonathan Mechanical Engineering Senior Lecturer
Jones Julian R Materials Professor of Biomaterials
Kerrigan Eric Electrical & Electronic Engineering Reader in Control Engineering and Optimization
Kontoe Stavroula Civil and Environmental Engineering Senior Lecturer
Kontoravdi Kleio Chemical Engineering Senior Lecturer
Krishnan Jawahar Chemical Engineering Senior Lecturer
Markides Christos Chemical Engineering Senior Lecturer
McCann Julie A Computing Professor of Computer Systems
Millan-Agorio Marcos Chemical Engineering Reader in Chemical Engineering
Mitcheson Paul Electrical & Electronic Engineering Reader in Electrical Energy Conversion
Morgans Aimee Aeronautics Reader in Aeronautical Engineering
Mostofi Arash Materials Reader in Theory and Simulation of Materials
Palacios Nieto Rafael Aeronautics Reader in Aeronautics
Pietzuch Peter Computing Reader in Computing
Skinner Stephen J Materials Professor of Materials Chemistry
Stan Guy-Bart Bioengineering Reader in Engineering Design for Synthetic Biology
Stingelin Natalie Materials Professor of Functional Organic Materials
van de Flierdt Tina Earth Science & Engineering Reader in Isotope Geochemistry
Vincent Peter Aeronautics Senior Lecturer
Whittaker Alexander Earth Science & Engineering Senior Lecturer
Wong Hong Civil and Environmental Engineering Senior Lecturer

 

Business School

 

Last Name First Name  Department  Title 
Criscuolo Paola Business School Associate Professor
Della Corte Pasquale Business School Associate Professor of Finance
Gawer Annabelle Business School Associate Professor
Kennedy Mark Business School Associate Professor
Malhotra Namrata Business School Associate Professor

 

Faculty of Natural Sciences

 

Last Name First Name   Department   Title 
Adams Niall Mathematics Professor of Statistics
Albrecht Tim Chemistry Reader in Physical Chemistry
Barter Laura MC Chemistry Senior Lecturer
Branford William R Physics Senior Lecturer
Bresme Fernando Chemistry Professor of Chemical Physics
Brindley Helen E Physics Senior Lecturer
Buchmueller Oliver Physics Reader in Physics
Cascini Paolo Mathematics Reader in Pure Mathematics
Colijn Caroline Mathematics Reader in Biomathematics
Cota Segura Ernesto Life Sciences Senior Lecturer
Edel Joshua B Chemistry Reader in (Bio)Sensing & Analytical Sciences
Gandy Axel Mathematics Reader in Statistics
Gross Robert Centre for Environmental Policy Reader in Energy Policy and Technology
Heeney Martin Chemistry Professor of Organic Materials
Holzegel Gustav Mathematics Reader in Pure Mathematics
Hunt Patricia Chemistry Reader in Computational and Theoretical Chemistry
Kim Ji-Seon Physics Reader in Physics
McCoy Emma Mathematics Professor of Statistics
Pavliotis Grigorios Mathematics Professor of Applied Mathematics
Shahrezaei Vahid Mathematics Senior Lecturer
Spanu Pietro Life Sciences Professor of Molecular Plant Pathology
Tate Edward Chemistry Professor of Chemical Biology
Unruh Yvonne C Physics Reader in Astrophysics
Veraart Almut Mathematics Reader in Statistics
Woscholski Rudiger Chemistry Reader in Chemical Biology

 

Faculty of Medicine

 

Last Name First Name  Department  Title 
Aanensen David School of Public Health Senior Lecturer
Aylin Paul School of Public Health Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health
Bevan Charlotte Surgery and Cancer Professor of Cancer Biology
Boffito Marta Medicine Reader in HIV Medicine
Boily Marie-Claude School of Public Health Professor of Mathematical Epidemiology (Infectious Diseases)
Brown Gina Surgery and Cancer Professor of Gastrointestinal Cancer Imaging
Car Josip School of Public Health Reader in Primary Care and eHealth
De Paola Vincenzo Clinical Sciences Senior Lecturer
Evans Carlton Medicine Reader in Global Health
Gorelik Julia National Heart and Lung Institute Professor of Cellular Biophysics
Griesenbach Uta National Heart and Lung Institute Professor of Molecular Medicine
Jiao Long R Surgery and Cancer Professor of Surgery
Lenhard Boris Clinical Sciences Professor of Computational Biology
Lightstone Elizabeth Medicine Professor of Renal Medicine
Miguel-Aliaga Irene Clinical Sciences Reader in Genetics and Physiology
Randi Anna National Heart and Lung Institute Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Rodriguez Tristan National Heart and Lung Institute Senior Lecturer
Sevdalis Nick Surgery and Cancer Reader in Patient Safety
Skinner Michael Medicine Reader in Virology
Takats Zoltan Surgery and Cancer Professor of Analytical Chemistry
Teare Julian P Surgery and Cancer Professor of Gastroenterology
Terracciano Cesare National Heart and Lung Institute Professor of Cardiac Electrophysiology
Tregoning John Medicine Senior Lecturer
Tzoulaki Ioanna School of Public Health Senior Lecturer
Want Elizabeth Surgery and Cancer Senior Lecturer

 

 

 

CEO of Imperial West Enterprises

Dr Eulian Roberts has accepted appointment as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Imperial West Enterprises from 15 September 2014.

Building upon current initiatives, the CEO of Imperial West Enterprises is a new role with responsibility for leading, developing and growing activities at Imperial West.  In conjunction with a wide range of colleagues, Dr Roberts will play a significant role in the College’s creation of a dynamic, profitable and productive innovation district for world-leading academics, innovative companies and entrepreneurs.

Dr Roberts was most recently Chief Executive of the Dhahran Techno Valley Company in Saudi Arabia and, prior to this, he held the position of Managing Director of the Qatar Science & Technology Park. He is an Imperial alumnus having obtained both his BSc and PhD at the College and an MBA from Heriot-Watt University.

Dr Roberts will report to Professor David Gann, Vice-President (Development and Innovation).

Governance of the College

Following the appointment of Professor Gast as the College’s new President, a number of modifications have been made to the governance of the College.  These are intended to improve the processes for taking, documenting and communicating decisions and have been made to streamline the decision making process while at the same time ensuring appropriate engagement and consultation with leadership.

The key changes are as follows:

The Executive Group of the President’s Board and the President’s Board have been established, to be chaired by the President. In line with the responsibilities of the President, these bodies will address strategic issues of medium and long term impact.

  • The business that was considered previously by the Cabinet, President’s Co-ordinating Group, Estates Strategy Group and the Capital Approvals Board will now be undertaken by the Executive Group of the President’s Board and the President’s Board.
  • The Executive Group of the President’s Board will meet on a weekly basis
  • The President’s Board will meet on a monthly basis.

The Provost’s Board will continue to oversee the College’s core academic mission of education, research and translation, and the Faculties and academic support services that deliver this mission (the “Core College”).

The terms of reference and membership of the Executive Group of the President’s Board, the President’s Board, and the Provost’s Board are outlined below.

THE EXECUTIVE GROUP OF THE PRESIDENT’S BOARD

Terms of reference

The Executive Group of the President’s Board will plan for and address strategic university issues of medium and long term impact, and consider other matters which transcend delivery of the College’s core academic mission of education, research and translation.

Items to be considered by the Executive Group of the President’s Board include:

Major policies and governance, reputational and ethical issues.

  • Decisions on capital investment in infrastructure and IT above the levels delegated to the Provost and COO (previously the business of CAB), making recommendations to Council when appropriate.
  • The recommendation for the College’s overall annual budget, and future spending plans, to Council.
  • Medium and long-term financial plans for income and capital expenditure for the Core College; related ventures; and Imperial West.
  • Monitoring the performance of the Endowment through liaison with the Endowment Board.
  • Oversight for the Programme Manager for Imperial West and boards of related ventures businesses as appropriate.
  • Submission to the Imperial West Syndicate matters for decision by Council and engagement with Syndicate on strategic matters.
  • Approval of all papers to be submitted to Council (unless previously approved by the President’s Board), and receipt, oversight and implementation of actions and decisions from Council.

Membership

President (Chair), Provost, Chief Financial Officer, College Secretary & Registrar, Vice President (Development & Innovation), and Vice President (Advancement). Others to be invited for specific items of business, as appropriate.

Meetings

Weekly meetings for one to two hours (as needed) convened by President, or, in the President’s absence, convened by other members of the group.

THE PRESIDENT’S BOARD

Terms of reference

The President’s Board will consider items of a strategic nature, or matters transcending the Core College requiring input and consideration by the senior academic leadership.

Items to be considered by the President’s Board include:

  • College Strategy 2015-2020
  • High level strategic risks relevant to the College Strategy
  • Strategic aspects of estates, the College Masterplan, international engagements, external relationships, partnerships and fundraising.
  • Developing proposals for the College’s future annual budget for both income and capital expenditure, and medium/long term financial plans, during each Planning Round.
  • Any other items of a strategic nature referred by Provost’s Board or the Executive Group.

 Membership

President (Chair), the members of the Executive Group of the President’s Board, Faculty Deans and Vice-Provosts. Others may attend for specific items.

 Meetings

Monthly.

 

THE PROVOST’S BOARD

Terms of reference

The Provost’s Board will continue to oversee the College’s core academic mission of education, research and translation, and the Faculties and academic support services that deliver this mission (the “Core College”).

Items to be considered by the Provost’s Board include:

  • Oversight of the quality and efficacy of education and research;
  • Recruitment,
  • Development and retention of academic, research and professional staff; annual pay review and awards;
  • Student experience and well-being;
  • Health and safety;
  • In-year financial performance and financial control;
  • The submission of the Core College’s annual operational budgets and medium and long-term financial plans, including capital expenditure, to the President’s Board for consideration as part of the annual Planning Round.
  • Reports on activities of the Faculties and academic support services.

Membership

Provost (Chair), Chief Financial Officer, College Secretary & Registrar, Associate Provosts, Faculty Deans, Vice-Provosts, Chief Operations Officer, Directors reporting to the President or Provost. Others may attend for specific items.

Meetings

Monthly