chapman, sydneySydney Chapman FRS (29 January 1888 – 16 June 1970) was a British mathematician and geophysicist. His work on the kinetic theory of gases, solar-terrestrial physics, and the Earth's ozone layer has inspired a broad range of research over many decades. He was Chief Professor of Mathematics at Imperial College London between 1924 and 1946.

Chapman Fellowships in the Department of Mathematics are two year appointments, starting October every year. These posts provide an excellent opportunity for those seeking to pursue an academic career in mathematics. Candidates for a Chapman Fellowship are expected to have proven research ability in mathematics. Candidates will demonstrate the potential for strong leadership qualities in the subject, as illustrated, for example, through showing initiative and independence on research projects.

As well as holding a good honours degree and a PhD in mathematics or a closely related subject, Chapman Fellows will also be expected to demonstrate exceptional ability in their chosen research areas. They will have an outstanding research record commensurate with their level of experience, as demonstrated, for example, through an outstanding thesis, publications and conference presentations. In addition to pursuing research, Fellows will be expected to undertake some teaching duties in the Department of Mathematics. The ability to teach mathematics at undergraduate and postgraduate level is essential, as demonstrated by excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to give effective presentations.

Applications for 2016/2017 have now closed. The next application round will be advertised on our vacancies web page.

Current and Previous Chapman Fellows

Current and Previous Chapman Fellows

  • Mr Fabrizio Biancchi - 2016 to present
  • Mr Dejan Gajic - 2016 to present
  • Dr Alexandru Hening - 2016 to present
  • Dr Stéphane Bijakowski - 2015 to present
  • Dr Yevgeny Liokumovich - 2015 to present
  • Dr Ewelina Zatorska - 2015 to present
  • Dr Justin Sirignano - 2015 to 2016
  • Dr Ory Schnitzer - 2014 to 2016
  • Dr Lu Wang - 2014 to 2015
  • Dr Rene Pannekoek - 2013 to 2015
  • Dr Michael Groechenig - 2013 to 2016
  • Dr Yuxin Yang - 2013 to 2014
  • Dr Michela Ottobre - 2013 to 2014
  • Dr Mohammed Afsar – 2013 to 2014
  • Dr Davoud Cheraghi – 2013 to 2015
  • Dr Timothy Candy– 2012 to 2014
  • Dr Yanghong Huang– 2012 to 2015
  • Dr Enkeleida Lushi– 2011 to 2013
  • Dr Oana Pocovnicu – 2011 to 2013
  • Dr Vladimir Lazic – 2010 to 2011
  • Dr Wansu Kim – 2009 to 2011
  • Dr Cecilia Busuioc – 2008 to 2010
  • Dr Eugen Varvaruca – 2008 to 2010
  • Dr Andrew Lobb – 2007 to 2009
  • Dr Gabriele Mondello – 2007 to 2009
  • Dr Ajay Jasra – 2006 to 2008
  • Dr Sarah Zerbes – 2006 to 2008