Imperial College London

Professor Nina F. Thornhill

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Professor of Process Automation



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ACEX 517ACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus





  • 2018 IEEE Power & Energy Society Prize Paper Award, as co-author of the paper: "A Dynamic Mode Decomposition Framework for Global Power System Oscillation Analysis" in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 30, No. 6, pp. 2902-2912, Nov 2015, Authors: Emilio Barocio, Bikash C. Pal, Nina F. Thornhill and Arturo Roman Messina, IEEE Power & Energy Society, 2018
  • The President's Award and Medal for Excellence in External Collaboration and Partnerships, awarded to the Carbon Capture Pilot Plant (CCPP) Team.., Imperial College London President's Awards for Excellence in Research 2017, 2017
  • President's Award for Excellence in Research Supervision 2017, Imperial College London, 2017
  • President’s Award as a member of the Control and Power Research Group led by Prof Bikash Pal (Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering)., Imperial College London President’s Award for Outstanding Research Team, 2016
  • ABB/Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in Process Automation (2007-12). Renewed as the ABB Chair of Process Automation (2012-17), 2012
  • CAST Director's Award with C. Alheritiere, (PhD student and principal author), M.J. Knight (BP Oil) and S. Fraser (BP Oil), AIChE, 1997
  • Annual ICI Prize for the best paper published in the Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, with C.C. Tan (undergraduate student) and R. Belchamber (PAA Ltd), Institute of Measurement and Control, 2002
  • IFAC Journal of Process Control Best Paper Award category 'methodology / theory' for the period 2002 to 2005, with co-authors B. Huang (U of Alberta) and H. Zhang (Matrikon Inc), 2005
  • UCL Faculty of Engineering Teaching Award, 2002

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