Vice-Dean (Education), Faculty of Natural Sciences

Professor Emma McCoy has accepted appointment as the Vice-Dean (Education) for the Faculty of Natural Sciences with effect from 1 August 2017. Professor McCoy succeeds Professor Alan Spivey, who has served in this role since 2013.

Professor McCoy completed her PhD in Statistics at Imperial in 1994, after which she joined the College as a Research Associate. She was appointed Professor of Statistics in 2014 and was the first female Professor in the Mathematics Department at Imperial. Professor McCoy served as Interim Head of Department between July 2010 and September 2011, and has served as Deputy Head of Department since October 2011.

Professor McCoy is a Fellow of the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications and a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. She is also a member of the Royal Statistical Society’s Academic Affairs Advisory Group and the Royal Society’s Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education, as well as serving as the Mathematics subject expert for the Department of Education’s discussions on reform of the National Curriculum.

Professor McCoy’s research interests include Time Series, Wavelets and Causal Interference, with a particular interest in Transport Studies.

John Neilson
College Secretary & Registrar

President’s 2017 awards and medals for excellence in research

The President’s Awards for Excellence in Research are annual awards to recognise staff members who have made outstanding contributions in early career research, research support, as part of a research team, and in research innovation and external collaboration.

PRESIDENT’S AWARDS AND MEDALS FOR OUTSTANDING RESEARCH TEAM
The Award for Outstanding Research Team celebrates the achievements of research teams at Imperial, recognising outstanding research that delivers impact, a team’s international standing and their beneficial contribution to Imperial.

President’s Medals for Outstanding Research Team are awarded to the following teams:
Separations Engineering and Technology (SET), led by Professor Andrew Livingston – Department of Chemical Engineering

President’s Awards for Outstanding Research Team are conferred on the following teams:
Engineering Alloys, led by Professor Fionn Dunne – Department of Materials
Digistain team, led by Professor Chris Phillips – Department of Physics

PRESIDENT’S AWARDS AND MEDALS FOR OUTSTANDING EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER
The Award for Outstanding Early Career Researcher aims to celebrate the academic excellence and development of Imperial’s early stage researchers.

President’s Medals for Outstanding Early Career Researcher are awarded to the following staff:
Dr Robert Snelgrove – National Heart and Lung Institute
Dr Ben Britton – Department of Materials

President’s Awards for Outstanding Early Career Researcher are conferred on the following staff:
Dr Stamatia Giannarou – Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery
Dr Heather Battey – Department of Mathematics
Dr Emma Robinson – Department of Computing

PRESIDENT’S AWARDS AND MEDALS FOR RESEARCH SUPPORT EXCELLENCE
The Award for Research Support Excellence aims to recognise the contribution of Research Support staff at Imperial, including the beneficial effects their support has given to Imperial research and the innovative approaches/good practice they bring to a project.

President’s Medals for Research Support Excellence are awarded to the following staff:
Miss Angela Lonergan – Department of Chemical Engineering

President’s Awards for Research Support Excellence are conferred on the following staff:
Mr Martin Kehoe and Mr Simon Johnson (joint award) – Department of Physics

PRESIDENT’S AWARDS AND MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE IN EXTERNAL COLLABORATION AND PARTNERSHIPS
The Award for Excellence in External Collaboration and Partnerships celebrates the achievements of academics at Imperial, recognising the development of lasting external collaborations, and the impact of their research inside and outside Imperial.

President’s Medals for Excellence in External Collaboration and Partnerships are awarded to the following staff:
Tribology Group, led by Professor Daniele Dini – Department of Mechanical Engineering
Carbon Capture Pilot Plant (CCPP) team, led by Dr Daryl Williams – Department of Chemical Engineering

PRESIDENT’S AWARDS AND MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The Award for Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship celebrates the achievements of academics at Imperial, recognising unique activities breaking new frontiers, the effective and appropriate exploitation of research, and realised or prospective economic or social impact.

President’s Medals for Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship are awarded to the following staff:
Dr Frederic Cegla – Department of Mechanical Engineering
Team of Professor Anthony Barrett, Dr Matthew Fuchter, Professor Charles Coombes, Professor Simak Ali – Departments of Chemistry and Surgery and Cancer

President’s Awards for Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship are conferred on the following staff:
Dr Daryl Williams – Department of Chemical Engineering
Professor Anthony Kucernak and team – Department of Chemistry

John Neilson
College Secretary & Registrar

President’s 2017 awards and medals for excellence in societal engagement

The President’s Awards for Excellence in Societal Engagement recognise and reward staff, students and community partners who have delivered excellence in schools engagement, community engagement, engagement with research and/or patient engagement.

The President’s Medal for Excellence in Societal Engagement
Professor Austin Burt – Department of Life Sciences

The Achievement Award for Societal Engagement
For staff who have taken the initiative to deliver high-quality engagement activities with the public, schools, community groups and/or patients.

Rebecca Holloway – Student Recruitment and Outreach

The Collaboration Award for Societal Engagement
For staff who have delivered successful engagement activities through collaborating with other departments and/or external partners.

OPAL, led by Dr David Slawson – Centre for Environmental Policy

The Leadership Award for Societal Engagement
For staff who have demonstrated an on-going commitment to societal engagement; bringing enthusiasm and innovation to this area and actively supporting other staff and students to get involved.

Professor Sara Rankin – National Heart & Lung Institute

The Inspirational Partner Award for Societal Engagement
For individuals or teams outside Imperial who have made outstanding contributions that inspire and support us in the achievement of one or more of our societal engagement aims.

Pint of Science, led by Praveen Paul and Michael Motskin

Student Award
For undergraduate or postgraduate students who have taken the initiative to deliver high-quality engagement activities with the public, schools, community groups and/or patients.

Beth Rice, Department of Physics

John Neilson
College Secretary & Registrar

President’s 2017 awards and medals for excellence in education

The President’s Awards for Excellence in Education celebrate staff who have made outstanding contributions in teaching, pastoral care, research supervision and supporting the student experience.

 

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.

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

Dr Elizabeth Hauke, School of Professional Development

Dr James Moss, National Heart & Lung Institute

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

Professor Kevin Buzzard, Department of Mathematics

Professor Sue Gibson, Department of Chemistry

Dr Andrew McKeown, School of Public Health

Dr Emma Passmore , Department of Earth Science & Engineering

Dr Mike Streule, Department of Earth Science & Engineering

Dr Shivani Tanna, School of Public Health

 

PRESIDENT’S AWARDS AND MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE IN STUDENT SUPPORT

Awards for Excellence in Student Support 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.

President’s Medals for Excellence in Student Support are awarded to the following staff:

Professor Jan Cilliers, Department of Earth Science & Engineering

Ms Photoulla Mikellides, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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

Dr Martyn McLachlan, Department of Materials

Ms Esther Perea, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Ms Janette Shiel, Faculty of Medicine Centre

 

PRESIDENT’S AWARDS AND MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH SUPERVISION

The President’s Awards for Excellence in Research Supervision recognise staff who have made exceptional contributions in the research supervision, encouragement and support of postgraduate research students.

President’s Medal for Excellence in Research Supervision is awarded to:

Dr Vahid Shahrezaei, Department of Mathematics

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

Professor Bassam Izzuddin , Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor Nina Thornhill, Department of Chemical Engineering

 

PRESIDENT’S AWARDS AND MEDALS 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 all staff (academic, professional and technical) to underpinning the College’s learning environment for students.

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

Mrs Kate Ippolito, School of Professional Development

Dr Janet De Wilde, Graduate School

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

Professor Lesley Cohen, Department of Physics

Dr Andrew Phillips, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

John Neilson

College Secretary & Registrar