Here are 50 of my favourite portraits celebrating Imperial women, representing broad a cross section of College life.
Nandini Bhudia is a Recruitment Administrator within Human Resources. Nandini was originally shot for the Shifting the Lens photography series. During these shots on the Queen’s lawn we were attacked by the cutest puppy!
PhD student Lydia Kanari Naish at work in the QUEST quantum measurement lab at the South Kensington Campus. This is how Lydia’s image was used in the ‘We are Imperial’ publication.
Materials undergraduate Lola Bourgeais enjoying a moment with fellow students.
Farial Missi, Community Engagement Manager at White City, pictured here in the Invention Rooms ‘Interaction Zone’.
Noura Zamzam working on ultrafast optical measurements of photosynthesis in the very picturesque lab of Jasper Van Thor. This image has had a lot of usage including a prominent usage in the Times for their University of the Year piece in 2022.
President’s Scholar and Biomedial Engineer Maria Carmen Martin Alonso also finds time for classical ballet at a national level. Carmen was featured in our Imperial Heroes campaign.
Teaching Fellow Dr Alessia Galasso with undergraduate student Osiyemi Lase in the Chemical Kitchen which uses culinary practice as a non-threatening parallel to laboratory work.
The brilliant Professor Fay Dowker, Professor of Theoretical Physics, including Quantum Gravity and Causal Set Theory. Fay completed her Doctor of Philosophy in 1990, specialising in research on spacetime wormholes supervised by Stephen Hawking. (I’m also a big fan of this image of Fay from Graduation Day, October 2022)
Tani Akinmoladu, Undergraduate student of medicine, performing with the Imperial College Gospel Choir at Holy Trinity Church. See how Tani’s image was used in the Undergraduate study guide.
Dianna Nguyen, Specialist Chemical Technician, in a Solvent Purification Tower at the new Molecular Sciences Research Hub. This image was featured as the cover of the Annual Financial Report.
Meley Gdey undergraduate student of medicine, mentoring year 12 STEM futures participants in the Enterprise Lab.
Molecular and Cellular Biology postgraduate student from the Department of Medicine learning essential laboratory techniques.
Elena Maerkeviciene, campus services, in the Pantry pop up food outlet on the walkway, which is a new initiative opened in Autumn 2022 to support the Imperial community amid the cost of living crisis.
Mengbo Long in the QuEST (Quantum Engineering, Science & Technology) lab. Congratulations are in order for Mengbo who has just passed her PhD exam and will very soon be Dr Mengbo Long. Here is how Mengbo’s image was used in the Annual Financial Report.
Behind the scenes of the filming of President Hugh Brady’s introduction video, where Hugh was interviewed by Dr Jess Wade. Jess is particularly well known for her public engagement work and being a great advocate for women in Physics, as well as tackling systemic biases by writing Wikipedia bios about women and minority scientists (read more here).
Yurong Yu, PhD candidate, Centre for Environmental Policy, Year 3 shot here at ZSL London Zoo in her third year. Yurong was a Faculty of Natural Sciences Dean’s Fund recipient.
Ashleigh Murphy-Beiner, co-founder at The CNWL-Imperial Psychopharmacology & Psychedelic Research (CIPPRes) Clinic. This is an NHS-Imperial collaborative research initiative set up to conduct pioneering psychopharmacology & psychedelic research at St Charles’ Hospital.
Elizabeth and Carlota on a year in Industry at Williams F1 Racing in Oxford. This image made a great double page spread in the Undergraduate Prospectus.
Caroline Addo is a concierge at 88 Wood Lane. Caroline was photographed as part of a selection of staff and residents featured on the new billboards during the construction at White City Campus
Research Nurse Tamanna Kabir and Firefighter Peter Eccles. They worked on a research study to look at the long-term health of firefighters who attended the Grenfell Tower fire.
Anita Borkowska, Employer Relations Manager at the Business School, enjoying the snow on the Queens Lawn while overlooked by one of our lions.
PhD student Yuliya Gitlina with the Department of Computing Multispectral Light Stage. This amazing device can render a 3D version of the subject in extremely high photorealistic resolution.
Mathematics undergraduate Iris-Ioana Roatis in the refurbished Lecture Theatre RSM 1.47 in the Royal School of Mines. Here’s how the image was used in the International Undergraduate Student Guide.
Professor Ann Muggeridge in a candid moment with PhD student Rebecca Hihinashvili. Rebecca is an Alan Howard Scholarship recipient which supports collaboration between British and Israeli academics.
Sarah Wissing in the Audio Experience Design lab at the Dyson School of Design Engineering.
Above: Research Postgraduate Georgia Bateman (Civil Engineering) leads a workshop as part of the Creative Bricks collaboration with the Royal College of Art.
Research Technician Dr Paola Ferrini setting up the brand new R.O.A.R lab in the Molecular Sciences Research Hub at White City. Here is how Paola’s image was used in the ‘We are Imperial’ publication.
Dr Elena Dieckmann, PhD Innovation Design Engineering and founder of Aeropowder. Elena’s portrait was recently used in a wonderful and creative way with illustration in the new ‘Engineers Making a Difference’ book, published in March 2023. The book can be purchased here.
Dr Alyssa Gilmore, working at the Department of Immunology and Inflammation. Alyssa is also on the Equality Diversity and Inclusion Committee and a member of Imperial 600, the College’s network for LGBTQ+ staff, postgraduate students and their allies.
Irene Bechis, Research Postgraduate, assists a local resident with a tech issue, in a “What the Tech!?” session at the White City Invention Rooms.
Dr Patricia Ogger in the lab of Professor Cecilia Johansson in the Faculty of Medicine. Work in Cecilia’s laboratory is supported by grants from the MRC, BBSRC, Wellcome Trust, CRUK and the Rosetrees Trust.
Carla Huynh, geology undergraduate on an expedition to Crete. You can read more of this story in this post here, and in the Reporter magazine here. This image also made the cover of the Annual Financial Report.
Ahreum Jung, Invention Rooms Associate, working on an Imperial College Advanced Hackspace project which went on to produce more than 50,000 disposable visors for the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mara Golemme in the “Living Lab” at the Dementia Research Institute (DRI). The DRI was made possible with a joint £290 million investment from the Medical Research Council (MRC), Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK. These images have had a lot of use including in the Annual Financial Report.
Dr Katarina Pollock, Clinical Research Fellow in Vaccinology, had overall responsibility for the running of the Oxford-led COVID-19 vaccine study at Imperial. This image was also used on one of the billboards at White City.
Shreya Konnur, Whol Reach Out Laboratory Technician, plays Wiggly Worms!
Research Technician Devon Weterings in the robotics suite at the Lighthouse Laboratory, a COVID-19 testing lab on the South Kensington Campus.
Chemical Engineering postgraduate student Xiaoqun Zhou is working on new generation of redox flow batteries for large scale energy storage. Here is how the image appeared in the Annual Financial Report.
Professor Faith Osier is the Co-Director of the Institute of Infection and Chair, Immunology & Vaccinology, in the Department of Life Sciences, Faith was shot for the Faculty of Medicine Three Wise Women campaign.
An undergraduate student in the refurbished Mechanical Engineering workshops.
Dr Emma Passmore, Lecturer of Optical Mineralogy and Petrology in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering.
Theoretical Physicist and Adams Prize Winner, Claudia de Rham
Imperial Students graduate at the Royal Albert Hall.
PhD candidate Kate Oglethorpe at the Hydrodynamics Laboratory Wave Tanks in Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Erin Hallet, Head of Alumni Relations at Imperial College Business School in the Alumni Visitors Centre.
Clinical Research Technician Ely – preparing samples for the Oxford-led vaccine trial, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Every year students come out in force to promote their clubs and societies at the Fresher’s Fair. I wrote a post about Fresher’s fair here.
Harriet Whewell, Communications & Public Affairs, volunteers alongside over 300 colleagues at the annual Imperial Festival.
A student helping out at Deen City Farm for Student Volunteering Week.
Professor Jane Apperley, Professor of Haemato-oncology at the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology and Inflammation. Jane is pictured here during a consultation with a patient.
A volunteer at the Great Exhibition Road Festival
Melissa Lee, third year Chemical Engineering, and Imperial Pole Dancer, pictured in the Carbon Capture Lab as part of the Imperial Heroes project.
Second year Ecology undergraduate students at Silwood Campus studying habitat associations.
View the women at Imperial Featured Collection of all these images and many more:
Imperial staff and students can view all the original images featured in the post, along with more Women at Imperial on the Imperial College London Asset Library.
Learn more about photography:
College users have free access to Linkedin Learning courses, here’s a selection of photography courses online at Linkedin Learning (Previously Lynda.com).