Month: January 2013

Head of Department – Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Professor Peter Cheung has accepted an extension of his appointment as Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering to 30 September 2016.

Graduating from Imperial in 1973 and after working for Hewlett-Packard in Scotland, Peter Cheung returned to Imperial as a research student in 1976. He was appointed as lecturer in charge of microprocessor teaching for the College in 1980, senior lecturer in 1992, reader in 1997 and professor of digital systems in 2002. Professor Cheung’s commitment to research and teaching has been acknowledged by the award of one of the three earliest Teaching Fellowships from Imperial in 1994 and one of the Rector’s Research Excellence awards (jointly with Professor Wayne Luk) in 2006.

Professor Cheung was first appointed Head of Department in 2008 and appointed Deputy Principal (Education) in the Faculty of Engineering in 2011.

Head of Department – Chemical Engineering

Professor Andrew Livingston has accepted an extension to his appointment as Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering to 30 September 2016.

After graduating in New Zealand and a period in industry, Andrew Livingston took a PhD at Cambridge, subsequently joining Imperial as a lecturer. He was appointed a professor in 1996 and a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2006. His research interests centre on membrane technology for chemical and pharmaceutical applications. Professor Livingston leads a research group of PhD students and post-doctoral research staff; his awards include the Cremer and Warner Medal of the Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal, and, amongst a number of academic distinctions, an MSc in Economics from the LSE.

Professor Livingston was first appointed Head of Department in 2008.

New supplier for print facility at South Kensington

From 1 February the Office Depot print facility at the Sherfield building will be taken over by a new supplier, Service Point.

Service Point will be able to provide all services previously available through Office Depot, and will also be able to service all our campuses through various print sites located in and around London.

For further details and updates please check the Purchasing pages or contact Victoria Stanger if you have any queries.

New redistribution network for unwanted resources

The Energy and Environment Team are inviting staff to register for the free Waste Action Reuse Portal (or WARPit), a network for loaning, giving or claiming unwanted resources within the College.

Using this network saves the College money, frees up space, diverts resources from landfill, reduces carbon emissions and saves on the costs of removal and disposal.

Register for the service

More information can be found on the WARPit website. Queries should be directed to Lisa Holland or Helen Swanton.

Are you doing something for National Science and Engineering Week?

National Science and Engineering week takes place this year from 15 – 24 March and provides an opportunity to engage the public with Imperial research. Staff who are participating in events to promote their research during that week – whether talking to a school or running a science show – are encouraged to contact Katie Weeks (x46129) in the Communications and Development Division who will be publishing a full programme for the College.

Guidance for staff on social networking sites and personal internet presence

Online resources have been developed by HR to provide guidance to staff on the personal use of social networking sites. The guidelines aim to protect the reputation of both staff and the College, and outline the implications for breaches of College policies.

If staff refer to the College on social networking sites, key points to follow are:

  • A disclaimer should be posted to protect the College
  • Confidential information related to College employment should never be disclosed
  • Staff should never post information which may be deemed abusive of offensive
  • Staff should discuss with their manager if information on a site might entail a conflict of interest
  • Sites must not be used for accessing or sharing illegal content

Read the full guidance

Disability Survey

All staff are invited to complete an online Disability Survey by Friday 8 February, regardless of whether or not they have a disability or line manage someone with a disability. Responses will help shape how the College caters for the needs of staff with disabilities.

The departments with the highest response rates will be entered into a draw to receive a gourmet food hamper to share. The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and is anonymous.

Take the survey