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Interim Vice-Provost (Education and Student Experience)

Professor Peter Haynes has accepted appointment as Interim Vice-Provost (Education and Student Experience) with effect from 1 October 2022 for a period of up to one year, or until the permanent Vice-Provost (Education and Student Experience) is identified and takes up the post. 

Reporting to the Provost and working closely and collaboratively with key colleagues, in this role Professor Haynes will be responsible for leading the delivery of the College’s strategic aims for the provision of a of high-quality education and delivering an exceptional student experience. He will be responsible for enhancing the quality, impact, coordination and delivery of education at the College. 

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Vice-Provost (Research and Enterprise)  

Professor Mary Ryan has accepted appointment as Vice-Provost (Research and Enterprise) with effect from 1 August 2022 for a term of office of five years. Professor Ryan is currently Interim Vice-Provost (Research and Enterprise), a role she has held since 1 September 2021. 

Reporting to the Provost and working closely and collaboratively with key colleagues, in this role Professor Ryan is responsible for providing strategic leadership and coordination of Imperial’s Research and Impact portfolio across the College and for enhancing the delivery of our research and its translation for the benefit of society.  

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Heads of Department at Imperial College Business School

Head of the Department of Analytics, Marketing and Operations 

Professor Wolfram Wiesemann has accepted appointment as Head of the Department of Analytics, Marketing and Operations at Imperial College Business School with effect from 1 September 2022, for a three-year term. Professor Wiesemann will succeed Professor Andreas Eisingerich, who has extended his term as Head of the Department until 31 August 2022.  

Professor Wiesemann joined Imperial in 2010 as a research assistant in the Department of Computing. He moved to the Business School in 2013 as an assistant professor and was promoted to Professor of Analytics and Operations in 2019. He is currently the Academic Director of the School’s MSc Business Analytics (on-campus) programme, a role he will step down from when he takes up the role of Head of Department.  

Professor Wiesemann’s research focuses on models and algorithms for decision-making under uncertainty, applying to operations management, energy systems and financial engineering. 

  

Head of the Department of Economics and Public Policy 

Professor Tommaso Valletti has accepted an extension to his appointment as Head of the Department of Economics and Public Policy at Imperial College Business School until 31 July 2023. 

Professor Valletti was previously the Director of the PhD Programme at the Business School. He served as Chief Competition Economist of the European Commission (Directorate General for Competition). He is a Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, as well as a member of the CMA’s academic advisory panel. He is a Non-Executive Director to the board of the Financial Conduct Authority.  

Professor Valletti’s main research interests are in industrial economics, regulation, and competition economics.   

Julia Higgins Awards

The Julia Higgins Awards are awarded annually to recognise individuals, groups, and departments that have made a significant contribution to the support of academic women at the College. 

 

Sheena Cardoso, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Centre 

Dr Claudia Contini, Department of Chemical Engineering 

Professor Saskia Goes, Department of Earth Science and Engineering 

Dr Myrsini Kaforou, Department of Infectious Disease 

 

You can read more about the awards in our news story. 

Provost’s Awards for Excellence in Health and Safety

The Provost’s Awards for Excellence in Health and Safety are made to individuals and teams for their outstanding commitment to improving the safety of students, staff and visitors to the College. 

Individual award 

Brian Willey, Department of Physics 

Team award 

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Hub, Occupational Health 

  • Agueda Ahmar Rodriguez 
  • Rachel Collis 
  • Jessica Draper-Fall 
  • Emma Doyle 
  • Millie Gordon 
  • Tracy Howard 
  • Joanne Hughes 
  • Rebecca Intavarant 
  • Roisin Intavarant 
  • Emma Leisinger 
  • Debbie Tumbridge 
  • Leigh Turvey 
  • Marleen Wegdam 
  • Mary Wright 

Highly commended  

Dr Henry Burridge, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 

The Crisanti lab, Department of Life Sciences 

  • Matt Gribble 
  • Carla Siniscalchi 

 

You can read more about the awards in our news story. 

Provost’s Awards for Excellence in Animal Research

The Provost’s Awards for Excellence in Animal Research were set up in 2014 to celebrate good practice and excellence in animal research by researchers and CBS staff at Imperial. 

Application of the 3Rs (refinement, reduction and replacement) in current or recent work 

Masanori Asai, Department of Infectious Disease 

Claire Dunican, Department of Infectious Disease 

Dr Athina Georgiadou, Department of Infectious Disease 

Public engagement award 

Rebecca Frise, Queen Mary University of London (previously Imperial’s Department of Infectious Disease) 

 

You can read more about the awards in our news story. 

President’s Awards for Excellence in Societal Engagement

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

The President’s Awards for Excellence in Societal Engagement recognise and reward staff, students and community partners who have delivered excellence in schools engagement, community engagement, engagement with research and/or patient engagement. 

The President’s Medal for Excellence in Societal Engagement
For individuals who have made exceptional contributions to societal engagement.  

Winner: Dr Victoria Male, Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction 

The Achievement Award for Societal Engagement
For staff who have taken the initiative to deliver high-quality engagement activities with the public, schools, community groups and/or patients. 

Individual Award winner: Dr Izhar Shah, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 

Team Award winner: JAMVENT outreach team, Department of Bioengineering and Department of Surgery and Cancer 

  • Dr Joseph van-Batenburg Sherwood 
  • Dr Jennifer Frattolin 
  • Dr Michael Madekurozwa 
  • Dr Jakob Mathiszig-Lee 

Individual Award highly commended: Dr Marc Masen, Department of Mechanical Engineering 

The Leadership Award for Societal Engagement
For staff who have demonstrated an on-going commitment to societal engagement; bringing enthusiasm and innovation to this area and actively supporting other staff and students to get involved. 

Winner: Dr Jackie Bell, Department of Computing 

Student Award for Excellence in Societal Engagement
For undergraduate or postgraduate students who have taken the initiative to deliver high-quality engagement activities with the public, schools, community groups and/or patients. 

Individual Award winner: Hamza Ikhlaq, Faculty of Medicine 

Team Award winner: Inspiring Design, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 

  • Peter Adesina 
  • Javier Cañada Pérez-Sala 
  • He-in Cheong 
  • Pepe Puchol-Salort 
  • Terry Ugama 

Inspirational Partner Award for Excellence in Societal Engagement
For individuals or teams outside Imperial who have made outstanding contributions that inspire and support us in the achievement of one or more of our societal engagement aims. 

Individual Award winner: Louisa Thompson 

Team Award winner: Nova Opportunities 

  • Matthew Barnett 
  • Lizzie Cho 
  • Aimee Ling 

You can read more about the awards in our news story.

President’s Awards for Excellence in Research

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

The President’s Awards for Excellence in Research 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 collaboration.  

President’s Awards 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.  

Medal: Metal forming and materials modelling group, represented by Dr Li-Liang Wang, Department of Mechanical Engineering 

President’s Awards for Outstanding Early Career Researcher
Celebrates the academic excellence and development of Imperial’s early stage researchers.  

Medals: 

Dr Anna Barnard, Department of Chemistry 

Dr Emilio Martinez-Paneda, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 

Awards: 

Dr Edward Johns, Department of Computing 

Dr Benjamin Schumann, Department of Chemistry 

President’s Awards for Research Support Excellence
Recognises 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.  

Awards: 

Al McCartney, Faculty of Medicine 

Francesca Piffer, Department of Infectious Disease  

President’s Awards for Excellence in External Collaboration 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.  

Medal: Dr Salvador Acha, Department of Chemical Engineering 

Award: Imperial Haze Lab represented by Professor Guillermo Rein, Department of Mechanical Engineering 

President’s Awards 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.  

Medal: Professor Stefanos Zafeiriou, Department of Computing 

Award: Dr Firat Guder, Department of Bioengineering 

You can read more about the awards in our news story.

President’s Awards for Excellence in Education

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

The President’s Awards for Excellence in Education celebrate staff who have made outstanding contributions in teaching and teaching innovation, research supervision and supporting the student experience. 

President’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching
For outstanding teaching quality, organisation and presentation. 

Dr Niamh Martin, Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction 

Dr Viral Thakerar, School of Public Health 

President’s Awards for Teaching Innovation
For outstanding innovations relating to teaching practice.  

Medal: Dr Ravi Parekh, School of Public Health 

Award:  

Dr Vijesh Bhute, Department of Chemical Engineering 

Dr Giordano Scarciotti, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 

President’s Awards for Excellence in Research Supervision
For exceptional research supervision, encouragement and support. 

Dr James Harker, National Heart and Lung Institute 

Dr Jun Jiang, Department of Mechanical Engineering 

Professor Karen Polizzi, Department of Chemical Engineering 

President’s Awards for Excellence in Supporting the Student Experience
For outstanding contributions to enhancing the student experience made by any members of staff at the College (academic, professional or technical). 

Professor Sue Grimes, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 

Dr Aaron Lett, Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction  

Dr Michael Ray, Department of Chemistry  

Faith Ross, Department of Chemical Engineering 

President’s Awards for Outstanding Assistant Supervisor
To celebrate and recognise the valuable contribution that postdocs make towards the supervision of the College’s PhD students. 

Dr Selene Pirola, Institute of Clinical Sciences 

You can read more about the awards in our news story.