Month: March 2014

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.