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Academic promotions 2005 at Imperial College London

For immediate release
Tuesday 4 October 2005

Imperial College London today announces the promotion of 39 new professors, two professorial research fellows, 31 new readers, one principal research fellow and 23 new senior lecturers.

The complete list of 96 promotions, effective from 1 October 2005, is the result of the College's annual Academic Promotions exercise. Congratulating those recognised, Imperial's Rector Sir Richard Sykes said:

Richard Thomas, newly promoted Professor of Pure Mathematics

Imperial's world-wide reputation for teaching and scholarship depends on the high quality staff we are able to attract. It's vitally important that we recognise and reward the talented people who are nurturing the next generation of scientists, engineers, medics and entrepreneurs. My congratulations go to all those recognised in this round of promotions and I look forward to seeing them go on to even greater successes.

One of the new professors is Tim Green Opens in new window of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, who is promoted to professor of power engineering. He says:

"Im delighted with this recognition of my own work but also thrilled that my promotion and the recent appointment of distributed generation expert Professor Goran Strbac will give Imperial two professors working in electrical power systems. The present drive to make greater use of renewable energy means this is just the right time to strengthen the research effort at Imperial."

Another new professor is Yuri Korchev Opens in new window of the Division of Medicine, whose work involves innovative approaches in microscopy to study the dynamic properties of living cells. Now professor of biophysics, he says:

Biophysics is becoming increasingly important in medical research, and Imperial is one of the world leaders. I am delighted with this promotion and am looking forward to continuing my research.

One of two new professorial research fellows recognised for outstanding contribution to research and scholarship is Naomi Chayen Opens in new window of the Division of Biomedical Sciences. She says:

"I'm honoured that my work has been recognised in this way. I've had the opportunity to work with many wonderful people over my 20 years at the College and I'm very grateful for their support."

A full list of academic promotions is online here [in pdf]

For further information contact:

Abigail Smith
Imperial College London press office
Tel: 020 7594 6701

Notes to editors:

About Imperial College London

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