The FoNS Annual Prizes for Excellence recognise the contributions of academics, support staff and others and are awarded in five categories: 

Prize Categories

Prizes for Excellence in Teaching

For excellence in undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and learning, including, but not limited to, lecturing; laboratory demonstrating; introducing new teaching programmes, methods and projects; supervision.

Prizes for Excellence in the Support of Teaching & Learning

For excellence in the support of teaching and learning activities including, but not limited to, administrative and technical support for education.

Prize Categories

Supporting the Student Experience

For excellence in the support of students, including, but not restricted to, personal tutoring; academic tutoring; mentoring; wellbeing support; the development of activities and initiatives that significantly enhance the experience of the UG and/ or PG student body.

Health & Safety

Given in recognition of excellence in promoting and implementing safe practices across the Faculty. In some circumstances, the Award may be made to a group where it is felt that it is not possible to attribute individual contributions.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The awards recognise an individual or team who have delivered a student-facing project or initiative that significantly contributes to the enhancement of equality, diversity and inclusion within the Faculty.

President's Awards for Excellence in Education

The President's Awards for Excellence in Education are annual awards to recognise staff members who have made outstanding contributions in teaching, research supervision and supporting the student experience.

Find out more about the President's Awards.

External recognition

The Higher Education Academy's Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) 2016/17

A few years ago, Pietro Spanu, of the Department of Life Sciences, attended a workshop on TBL organised by Kate Ippolito of the EDU. He thought this was an ideal teaching method to help with the challenges faced with introducing and sustaining interactive learning and teaching in large class settings, coupled with the requirement of providing relevant and useful feeding back within short timeframes with the resources available.

Working with Pietro, Moira Sarsfield, Director of the FoNS EdTech Lab, developed a new method for using TBL coupled with BlackBoard and automated scoring/administration of the immediate feedback and animated group discussions (essential components of TBL - which traditionally relies on cards/scratch cards/paper). This was piloted on a second year undergraduate compulsory course. Following the pilot's success, Pietro and Moira have now introduced TBL to several courses, where appropriate, in both the Biological Sciences and Biochemistry degree streams.

Pietro, Moira and Kate have now been nominated for a Higher Education Academy CATE award.

Further details can be found on the HEA CATE webpages, including a profile of the team, and an announcement on the Imperial news website.

FoNS Excellence Award previous winners

2011

The following individuals were honoured at an award reception held in the Department of Physics Senior Common Room on the 9th June 2011 starting at 5 pm. Awards were made by the Rector, Sir Keith O'Nions, the Faculty Principal, Prof. Maggie Dallman, and the Chair of the FoNS Teaching Committee, Prof. Alan Spivey:

Academics

Life Sciences

  •  Stuart Haslam (joint with Rector Award)
  • Richard Murphy (joint with Rector Award)
  • Colin Turnbull (joint with Rector Award)
  • Dave Hartley ((joint with Rector Award)

Maths

  • Dan Moore ((joint with Rector Award)
  • Andrew Walden ((joint with Rector Award)
  • Jeff Cash
  • Dan Crisan

Physics

  • Christopher Carr
  • Tim Horbury
  • Steven Schwartz

Chemistry

  • Alan Armstrong (joint with Rector Award)
  • Donald Craig (joint with Rector Award)
  • Robert Davies (joint with Rector Award)
  • Patricia Hunt (joint with Rector Award)
  • Paul Wilde (joint with Rector Award)

GTAs, PDRAs, Technical Staff, Teaching Support Staff, Teaching Technologists

Department of Life Sciences

  • Scott Fraser
  • Michael Ray 
  • Alison Nolan
  • Luke Tweedy 
  • Gale Lewis
  • Linda Giorgi 
  • Lloyd Liew 
  • Serophena Morgan
  • Moira Sarsfield

Chemistry

  • Sunitha Sadanandan
  • John Conway
  • Silvia Diez-Gonzalez
  • Rebecca Nonoo

Physics

  • Nia Bell
  • Matthew Foreman
  • Daniel Farrell
  • Karen Yates
  • Joseph Cotter
  • James Yearsley
  • Andrew Knight

Maths

  • Christina Senkiw  
  • Marieka Fisher  
  • Chris Sisson    
  • Michela Ottobre 
  • Dean Bodenham 
  • Sophie Decelle 
  • Alastair Litterick

2012

The following individuals were honoured at an award reception held in the Department of Physics Senior Common Room on the 26th June 2012 starting at 5pm. Awards were made by the Deputy Rector, Prof. Stephen Richardson, the Faculty Principal, Prof. Maggie Dallman, and the Chair of the FoNS Teaching Committee, Prof. Alan Spivey:

Academics

Life Sciences

  • Steve Cook 
  • Kleoniki Gounaris
  • Dave Hartley

Maths

  • Kevin Buzzard
  • Anthony Bellotti
  • Nick Addington
  • Anatoly Ruban

Physics

  • Kim Christensen
  • Michael Coppins
  • Toby Wiseman

Chemistry

  • Tom Welton
  • James Wilton-Ely
  • Chris Braddock

GTAs, PDRAs, Technical Staff, Teaching Support Staff, Teaching Technologists

Department of Life Sciences

  • James Andrewes
  • Loui Hesse
  • Sue Wryter
  • Ginny Ellis
  • Clare Harding
  • Dave Featherbe

Chemistry

  • Rajdeep Sandhu
  • Chris Howard
  • Deejay Kistnah
  • Jack Paget

Physics

  • Jonathan Eastwood
  • Phillip de Grouchy
  • Zoe Hatherall
  • Simon Hutchinson
  • Stephane Kena-Cohen
  • Stephanie Smallwood

Maths

  • Rusudan Svanidze
  • Kalra Taylor
  • Mary Harvey
  • Sopie Decelle
  • Alastair Litterick

2013

The following individuals were honoured at an award reception held in the Department of Physics Senior Common Room on the 18th June 2013 starting at 5pm. Awards were made by the President and Rector, Prof. Sir Keith O’Nions, the Pro-Rector (Education), Debra Humphris, the Faculty Dean, Prof. Maggie Dallman, and the Chair of the FoNS Teaching Committee, Prof. Alan Spivey:

Academics

Life Sciences

  • David Mann
  • Bernadette Byrne
  • Anita Hall
  • Huw Williams

Maths

  • Axel Gandy
  • Almut Veraart
  • Alessio Corti
  • Andy Parry

Physics

  • Martin McCall
  • Mike Tarbutt
  • Vijay Tymms
  • Tim Horbury

Chemistry

  • Matthew Fuchter
  • Nick Brooks
  • Andrew McKinley
  • Laura Patel
  • George Britovsek

GTAs, PDRAs, Technical Staff, Teaching Support Staff, Teaching Technologists

Life Sciences

  • Virginia Fairclough
  • Luke Tweedy
  • Jerzy Snelling
  • Sadia Kanvil
  • Adam Lee
  • Elizabeth Killeen

Maths

  • Anna Lisowska
  • Magdalena Myc
  • Alex Rush
  • Alex Lucas
  • Alex Engert
  • Andrea Fanelli
  • Kuru Jain
  • Stephanie Reynolds
  • Ricardo Monti
  • Adam Thomas

Physics

  • Pichaya Pattanasattayavong
  • Michael Buck
  • Hannes Guhl
  • Adam Dobbs
  • Ben Chapman
  • Mery Fajardo

Chemistry

  • James Clarke
  • Joseph Marshall
  • Maria Gragert
  • Andreas Phanopoulos
 

2013 winners

2014

The following individuals were honoured at an award reception held on the 19th June 2014. Awards were made by the Provost, Prof. James Stirling, the Faculty Dean, Prof. Maggie Dallman, and the Chair of the FoNS Teaching Committee, Prof. Alan Spivey:

Life Sciences

  • Michael Tristem
  • Murray Selkirk
  • Stephen Brickley
  • Shorok Mombrikotb
  • Ed Harding
  • Stephen Matthews
  • John Pinney
  • Rebecca Price
  • Christoph Engl
  • Colin Campbell
  • Tony Nolan
  • Shannon Ewart
  • Giovanna De Palo
  • Brian Carnell

Maths

  • Sebastian van Strien
  • Andrew Walton
  • Edward Cohen
  • John Britnell
  • Grigory Volovskiy
  • Julian Waton
  • Matt Scales
  • David Rottensteiner
  • Andrew McRae
  • Alexander Bolton
  • Manon Abiteboul
  • Adrien Grumberg

Physics

  • Steve Cowley
  • Matthew Foulkes
  • Jeremy Turcaud
  • Francisco Suzuki Vidal
  • Alexander Richards
  • Peter T Fox
  • Mr John Wood
  • Giulia Ferlito
  • Dr Richard Hendricks
  • Terry Rudolph
  • Subu Mohanty
  • Edward Hill

Chemistry

  • Henry Rzepa
  • Andrew Ashley
  • Mike Bearpark
  • Paul Wilde
  • Toby Mullins
  • James Sudlow
  • Clyde Fare
  • Ernest Pastor Hernandez
  • Simon Turner
  • James Bull
 

2014 Winners

2015

The following individuals were honoured at an award reception held on the 10th June 2015. Awards were made by the Provost, Prof. James Stirling; the Faculty Dean, Prof. Tom Welton; and College Consul, Prof. John Seddon.

Prizes for Excellence in Teaching:

These are available to any member of staff in the Faculty for excellence in teaching and learning, including: lecturing, laboratory demonstrating, academic tutoring, personal tutoring and introducing new teaching programs, methods and projects.

CHEMISTRY

  • Alan Armstrong
  • Laura Barter

LIFE SCIENCES

  • Anita Hall
  • Karen Polizzi

MATHEMATICS

  • Din-Houn Lau
  • Richard Thomas

PHYSICS

  • Jonathan Pritchard
  • Marina Galand

CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

  • Audrey de Nazelle

 



Prizes for Excellence in the Support of Teaching and Learning

These are available to any member of staff within the Faculty for excellence in the support of teaching/learning activities including: laboratory class demonstrating, running workshops, academic tutoring, academic teaching administration and student support, and technical support of lectures and laboratories.

CHEMISTRY

  • Andrew McKinley
  • Doris Pappoe
  • John de Mello
  • Simon Mann

LIFE SCIENCES

  • Gabriele Micali
  • James Andrewes
  • Lucy York
  • Nikola Ojkic
  • Patricia Paracuellos Torrecilla
  • Serophena Morgan
  • Susan Wryter

MATHEMATICS

  • Arick Shao
  • Arman Khaledian
  • Maximilian Eggl
  • Robert Rouse
  • Urbain Vaes
  • Wei Ni

PHYSICS

  • Benjamin Sherlock
  • Benoit Vanniere
  • Jessica Wade
  • João Arnauth Pela
  • Matteo Lostaglio
  • Megumi Ito
  • Nicholas Dover

 

Prizes for Excellence in Health and Safety

Four awards are available, one each in the following categories: Academic Staff, Support Staff, Post Doc and Student.  The support staff award is named in memory of Jan de Abela-Borg, who sadly passed away in 2014; the name of the support staff award is: ‘The Jan de Abela-Borg Support Staff Prize for Excellence in Health and Safety’. The awards are given in recognition of excellence in promoting and implementing safe practices in the Faculty.  In some circumstances, the Award may be made to a group where it is felt that it is not possible to attribute individual contributions.

THE JAN DE ABELA-BORG SUPPORT STAFF PRIZE

Malcolm Hudson

STUDENT PRIZE

Alexander Byrne and Rebecca Johnson

POST-DOC PRIZE

Adam Gilbertson

ACADEMIC STAFF PRIZE

Andrew Ashley

2016

The winners of the Prizes for Excellence 2016 were honoured at a reception on 8 June 2016.


2017

The winners of the Prizes for Excellence 2017 were honoured at a reception on 7 June 2017.

2018

Prize Winners 2018

The Prizes for Excellence 2017 were presented at a reception on 06 June 2018- the winners are pictured below.  You can view full details of the winners in the 2018 Prizes for Excellence Booklet‌.

Winners 2018

2019

Prize Winners 2019

The winners of the Prizes for Excellence 2019 were honoured at a reception on 12 June 2019.  You can view full details of the winners in the 2019 Prizes for Excellence Booklet.

Winners 2019