Month: October 2023

Head of the Department of Chemistry 

Professor Oscar Ces has accepted an extension to his appointment as Head of the Department of Chemistry until 31 July 2026. Professor Ces is the Hofmann Chair of Chemistry and has been Head of the Department since August 2019.

Professor Ces first joined Imperial in 1997 as a PhD student in the Department of Chemistry. He then held a postdoctoral fellowship and research lectureship in the department before being promoted to Senior Lecturer, Reader and Professor between 2010 and 2016.

Professor Ces’ research interests focus on biomembrane engineering, drug-membrane interactions, biomimicry, soft condensed matter, chemical biology, microfluidics, artificial cells, single cell analysis and lipid membrane mechanics.

Chief Information Officer

Following a full external search, Jenny Rae has accepted appointment as Chief Information Officer with effect from 26 October 2023.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, in this role Jenny will lead the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) division and be responsible for all aspects of Imperial’s Technology Strategy which will support the organisation to realise its digital ambitions.

Jenny took on the role of Acting Chief Information Officer in August 2023, and previously held the role of Director of Digital Products at Imperial since January 2022. Prior to joining Imperial, Jenny worked at Found Tech as Chief Operations Officer, leading the product, technology and business operations functions, and held several senior roles at both Vodafone and BT Group.