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Assistant Provost (Space)

Mrs Chris Banks has accepted appointment as Assistant Provost (Space) with effect from 1 September 2016, initially for two years, while continuing to hold her current post as Director of Library Services.

Reporting to the Provost for this new role, Mrs Banks will be the Programme Sponsor for the Operational Excellence Space Programme and will chair the Programme Board. She will work closely with colleagues within faculties and support services to optimise the College’s use, and allocation of, core College space on all campuses, including the White City Campus.

Mrs Banks joined the College in September 2013 as Director of Library Services.

John Neilson
College Secretary & Registrar

Local pay award

Following the College’s final pay offer dated 15 June 2016, the College will be applying a rise of 1.2% for all pay up to £61k and 0.5% on the balance of earnings above £61k. This increase is effective from 1 August 2016 and applies to all spine points and fixed salaries subject to the local pay award. Payment at the appropriate new rates will be made in August 2016 salaries.

Details of the local pay bargaining negotiations are available to view. The revised salary scales are also available.

Election of College Consuls

Professor Myra McClure, Professor of Retrovirology in the Department of Medicine, has been elected to continue as Senior Consul for a second term from 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017.

Professor Yun Xu, Professor of Biofluid Mechanics in the Department of Chemical Engineering, has been elected to succeed Professor Peter Lindstedt as one of the Consuls for the Faculty of Engineering and the Business School from 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2019.

Professor Lesley Cohen, Professor of Solid State Physics in the Department of Physics, has been elected to succeed Professor Richard Thompson as one of the Consuls for the Faculty of Natural Sciences and the Education Office from 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2019.

Professor Peter Openshaw, Professor of Experimental Medicine at the National Heart & Lung Institute, has been elected to succeed Professor Simon Taylor-Robinson as Clinical Consul for the Faculty of Medicine from 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2019.

The full list of Consuls for 2016-17 is below:

Senior Consul Professor Myra McClure
Faculty of Engineering and Business School Professor Yun Xu
Faculty of Engineering and Business School Professor Marek Sergot
Faculty of Medicine (non-clinical) Professor Terry Tetley
Faculty of Medicine (clinical) Professor Peter Openshaw
Faculty of Natural Sciences and Education Office Professor Lesley Cohen
Faculty of Natural Sciences and Education Office Professor John Seddon

John Neilson

College Secretary & Registrar

Heads of Department Faculty of Natural Sciences

DEPARTMENT OF LIFE SCIENCES

Professor Anne Dell CBE FRS FMedSci has accepted appointment as Head of the Department of Life Sciences with effect from 1 January 2017, for a period of 5 years.

Professor Dell joined the College in 1975 as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant, and was appointed Professor of Carbohydrate Biochemistry in 1991. She was Head of the then Biochemistry Department from 1999-2001, and is currently Director of Undergraduate Studies for Biochemistry/Biotechnology in the Department of Life Sciences.

Professor Dell’s research focuses on the exploitation of mass spectrometry in glycobiology, in particular addressing the roles that glycans play in health and disease. She was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society in 2002 and was awarded a CBE in recognition of her services to science in 2009.

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS

Professor Richard Craster has accepted an extension to his appointment as Head of the Department of Mathematics for a further year, until 30 September 2017.
Professor Craster was first appointed Head of the Department of Mathematics in 2011. His research focuses on the fluid mechanics of thin films and waves in microstructured elastic or electromagnetic media.

John Neilson
College Secretary & Registrar

President’s 2016 Awards and Medals for Excellence in Education

The President’s Awards for Excellence are annual awards to recognise staff members who have made outstanding contributions in Education or Research.

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. Of the fifteen award winners up to four may be selected to receive a President’s Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching Excellence.

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

Professor Martin Blunt, Earth Science & Engineering
Dr Sonia Kumar, School of Public Health


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

Dr Marios Christou, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dr Thomas Clarke, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Professor Donald Craig, Chemistry
Dr Alastair Donaldson, Computing
Dr Anandha Gopalan, Computing
Dr Joanne Harris, Faculty of Medicine Centre
Dr Rosalind Herbert, School of Public Health
Dr Elizabeth Muir, School of Public Health
Dr Jonathan Pritchard, Physics
Dr Philip Ramsden, Mathematics
Dr Roberto Trotta, Physics
Professor Ramon Vilar Compte, Chemistry


PRESIDENT’S AWARDS AND MEDALS 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 five award winners up to two may be selected to receive a President’s Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Excellence in Pastoral Care.

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

Dr Benita Cox, Business School
Ms Sue Feller, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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

Dr Vanessa Garcia Larsen, National Heart & Lung Institute
Dr Cleo Kontoravdi, Chemical Engineering
Dr Luc Vandeperre, Materials


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. Up to five award winners may be selected, of which two may be selected to receive the President’s Medal for Excellence in Research Supervision.

President’s Medal for Excellence in Research Supervision is awarded to:
Dr Stefanos Zafeiriou, Computing

President’s Awards for Excellence in Research Supervision are conferred on the following staff:
Dr Tim Constandinou, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Professor James Durrant, Chemistry
Professor Robin Grimes, Materials
Professor Holger Krapp, Bioengineering

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. Of the five award winners up to two may be selected to receive the President’s Medal for Excellence in Supporting the Student Experience.

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

Mrs Louise Green, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ms Susi Underwood, Chemical Engineering

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

Dr Clemens Brechtelsbauer, Chemical Engineering
Mr Jon Jaundrill, Faculty of Medicine Centre
Dr Martyn Kingsbury, School of Professional Development

John Neilson
College Secretary & Registrar

President’s 2016 Awards and Medals for Excellence in Research

The President’s Awards for Excellence are annual awards to recognise staff members who have made outstanding contributions in Education or 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 engagement.

 

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:

UNIHEAT, led by Professor Sandro Macchietto – Department of Chemical Engineering

The Stevens Group, led by Professor Molly Stevens – Department of Materials

 

President’s Awards for Outstanding Research Team are conferred on the following teams:

Control and Power Research Group, led by Professor Bikash Pal – Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

 

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 Awards for Outstanding Early Career Researcher are conferred on the following staff:

Dr David Jennings – Department of Physics

Dr David MacIntyre – Department of Surgery and Cancer

 

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:

Paul Brown – Department of Physics

Shaun Power and John Booth (joint award) – Faculty of Engineering

 

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

Dr Iain Macdonald – Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr Chrystalla Orphanides – Department of Medicine

 

PRESIDENT’S AWARDS AND MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE IN EXTERNAL ENGAGEMENT AND PARTNERSHIPS

The Award for Excellence in External Engagement 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 Engagement and Partnerships are awarded to the following staff:

Professor Jianguo Lin – Department of Mechanical Engineering

 

President’s Awards for Excellence in External Engagement and Partnerships are conferred on the following staff:

Professor Mary Ryan – Department of Materials

 

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:

Professor Chris Toumazou – Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

 

 

John Neilson

College Secretary & Registrar

 

Vice-Dean (Institutional Affairs), Faculty of Medicine

Professor Clare Lloyd has accepted appointment as Vice-Dean (Institutional Affairs) for the Faculty of Medicine, with effect from 1 June 2016.

Reporting to the Dean, Professor Lloyd will have responsibility for determining academic operational priorities and will lead on the development of Faculty policy and procedures for academic operational activities. She will provide high level Faculty leadership for training, coaching and mentoring activities for doctoral students, and for junior academic staff. Professor Lloyd will also take on over-arching responsibility for the development of fellowship opportunities within the Faculty.

Professor Lloyd joined Imperial in 1999, taking up the role of Chair in Respiratory Immunology in 2006, and was the NHLI’s first Institute Lead for Women from 2008-2014. Her research focuses on the development and regulation of immune responses in the lung, particularly the inception of allergic immunity in early life.

John Neilson
College Secretary & Registrar

Campus Services and Commercial Operations

Some changes have been made to enable Campus Services and the Office of Financial Strategy (OFS) to achieve their respective missions:

Campus Services, led by Jane Neary (Director of Campus Services), provides services for students, staff and the wider Imperial community.

The Office of Financial Strategy, led by John Anderson (Director of Financial Strategy), generates diversified revenues to be reinvested in the College’s academic mission.

In order to consolidate and strengthen the activities which contribute to these missions, all commercial activities have been transitioned out of Campus Services and into the Office of Financial Strategy, and the Early Years Education Centre (EYEC) has moved from HR to join Campus Services.

Campus Services now has the following portfolio of activities:
• Catering & College Events (led by Jemma Morris)
• Residential Services & the Student Hub (led by Paul Noke)
• Sport Imperial (led by Grant Danskine)
• Early Years Education Centre, EYEC (led by Tracy Halsey)

The commercial activities which were formerly part of Campus Services have joined the Office of Financial Strategy as a new department. Commercial Operations is led by Charles Gallagher (Head of Commercial Operations) and is made up of the following portfolio of activities:
• Summer Vacation Lettings
• Gradpad
• Commercial Conferencing & Events
• Commercial Sport

Both Campus Services and the Office of Financial Strategy will be working closely together and with the Provost’s Board over the coming months to develop their strategies going forward.

John Neilson
College Secretary & Registrar

Associate Dean of Faculty and Research – Business School

Professor Carol Propper has accepted appointment as Associate Dean of Faculty and Research in the Business School from 1 July 2016, initially for 1 year.

Professor Propper joined Imperial College Business School as Professor of Economics in 2007 and was Head of the Healthcare Management group from 2007-2010. More recently she has held an ESRC Professorial Fellowship in the School since 2012.

Professor Propper’s research interests are the impact of incentives on the quality and productivity of healthcare, the impact of environmental factors on health and the effect of market incentives on the production of public services. She was awarded a CBE for her services to social science in 2010 and was elected as a fellow of the British Academy in 2014.

John Neilson
College Secretary & Registrar

Vice-Dean (Research), Faculty of Engineering

Professor Nigel Brandon has accepted appointment as Vice-Dean (Research) for the Faculty of Engineering from 1 May 2016 until 31 July 2018.

Professor Brandon will continue to hold his current roles within the Faculty of Engineering as Director of the Sustainable Gas Institute, BG Chair in Sustainable Gas, and Professor of Sustainable Development in Energy in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering.

Professor Brandon joined the College in 1998 as Senior Lecturer in Electrochemical Engineering, and since then he has occupied a number of leadership positions including serving as Director of the Energy Futures Lab. His research is focused on electrochemical devices for energy applications, with a particular focus on fuel cells, electrolysers, and batteries. In 2011 he was awarded the OBE for services to UK-China science.

John Neilson
College Secretary & Registrar