We are proud to announce the winners of Imperial's 2021 Alumni Awards.
About the awards
The Imperial Alumni Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of our alumni community and the variety of ways they are making a real impact across the globe.
Research stars, entrepreneurs, doctors, coders and a ground-breaking UN Ambassador. Mentors, champions and game-changers. We are proud to announce the winners of Imperial's 2021 Alumni Awards, which celebrate outstanding achievements within our community.
2021 Alumni Award Winners
More than ever, we need people who don't shy away from challenges and have the courage to address pressing issues. Meet the eight winners and two highly commended alumni whose contributions to science, engineering, medicine, business and society have been recognised in three award categories.
Dr Abdullah Dafir Albeyatti
Abdullah (MBBS Medicine 2011) works as a GP. But he’s also CEO of Medicalchain, an award-winning tech company.
Dr Ali Baghdadi
Ali (MSc Computing 1977 and PhD Computing 1979) founded Aptec while at Imperial, later selling the company to Ingram Micro, a Fortune 100 business.
Dr Anna Stejskalová
Anna (PhD Bioengineering 2018) is a women's health expert and co-founder of an international network of Czech scientists.
Dr Gabriele Messori
From heatwaves to heavy rain, Gabriele (PhD Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics 2013) is on a mission to educate others about climate extremes.
Dr Manuel Piñuela
Highly Commended. Manuel (PhD Electrical and Electronics Engineering 2013) has launched three start-ups bringing innovative technology to the market.
Dr Marily Nika
Marily (PhD Computing 2014) works as a Speech AI Product Manager for Google, and has co-founded communities empowering women in tech.
Dr Paul Atherton
Paul (PhD Physics 1978) co-founded his first company, Queensgate Instruments, while at Imperial. He continues to mentor start-ups at UK universities.
Dr Reza Jarral
GP and humanitarian doctor, Reza (MBBS Medicine 2010) tackles structural inequities in healthcare, creating the healthcare tools of tomorrow.