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2000 Fellows of Imperial College


20 October 2000

The following have been elected to the Fellowship of Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine. They will be formally admitted to the Fellowship by the Chairman of the Court and Council, Lord Vincent of Coleshill at the Commemoration Day Ceremony on Wednesday 25 October 2000 in the Royal Albert Hall.

Fellows of Imperial College are recognised by the Council as persons of distinction and persons who have rendered significant services to the College or to the community. They are permitted to use the letters FIC after their name.

  • Professor Brigitte A. Askonas, PhD, DSc (Hon), FRS, Visiting Professor, Department of Biology, Imperial College since 1995. Former Head of Division of Immunology, National Institute for Medical Research, London, 1976-1988; on the Scientific Staff, NIMR, 1952-1976; and Vice President of the Royal Society, 1989-1990.
  • Professor David Q. Mayne, DIC, FREng, FRS, Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, former Head of Department of Electrical Engineering 1984-1988.
  • Professor Steven V. Ley, DSc, FRSC, FRS, BP (1702) Professor of Organic Chemistry, and Head of Organic Chemistry, University of Cambridge since 1992. Former Head of Department of Chemistry, Imperial College, 1989-1992; and President, Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), 2000-2002.

For further information please contact:

Tom Miller
Imperial College Press Office
Tel:+44 (0)20 7594 6704
Email: t.miller@imperial.ac.uk

Notes to Editors:

1. Full further biographical details of this years Fellows:

Professor Brigitte A. Askonas, PhD, DSc (Hon), FRS, Visiting Professor, Department of Biology, Imperial College since 1995. Attached to the Molecular Immunology Group, Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford since 1989. Visiting Professor, Department of Medicine and Immunology, St Marys Hospital Medical School, 1989-1994. Head of Division of Immunology, National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), London, 1976-1988; Scientific Staff, NIMR, 1952-1976. Vice President of the Royal Society, 1989-1990. Feldberg Foundation Prize, 1973.

Professor David Q. Mayne, PhD, DIC, DSc (Eng), FIEE, FREng, FRS, Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College since 1996. Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Davis, 1989-1996. Imperial College, London, 1959-1989; Professor of Control Theory, 1971-1989; Head of Department of Electrical Engineering, 1984-1988. Heaviside Premium Award, Institution of Electrical Engineers, 1984. Sir Harold Hartley Medal, Institute of Measurement and Control, 1986.

Professor Steven V. Ley, MA, PhD, DSc, CChem, FRSC, FRS, BP (1702) Professor of Organic Chemistry, and Head of Organic Chemistry, University of Cambridge since 1992. Imperial College, London, 1974-1992; Head of Department of Chemistry, 1989-1992; Professor of Organic Chemistry, 1982-1992. President, Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), 2000-2002. The Royal Society Bakerian Lecturer, 1997. Royal Society of Chemistry; Corday Morgan Medal and Prize, 1980; Hickinbottom Research Fellowship, 1981-1983; Tilden Lectureship and Medal, 1988; Award for Organic Synthesis, 1989; Pedler Lectureship and Prize, 1992; Simonsen Lectureship and Medal, 1993; Award for Natural Product Chemistry, 1993; The Flintoff Medal, 1995; The Rhone-Poulenc Lectureship Medal and Prize, 1998; 2001 Haworth Memorial Lectureship, Medal and Prize, 1999. German Chemical Society Adolf Windaus Medal, 1994. Glaxo Wellcome Award for Outstanding Achievement in Organic Chemistry,c Chemistry, 1999.

2. A full list of living Fellows of Imperial College can be found on the web at: www.ic.ac.uk/default.asp?P=602

3. Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine is an independent constituent part of the University of London. Founded in 1907, the College teaches a full range of science, engineering, medical and management disciplines at the highest level. The College is the largest applied science and technology university institution in the UK, with one of the largest annual turnovers (UKP330 million in 1998-99) and research incomes (UKP173 million in 1998-99). Web site at: www.ic.ac.uk

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