Introducing your 2023 winners
2023 Alumni Award Winners
Our winners are shaping the net-zero journey, changing our understanding of how our planet works, defining the technologies of tomorrow, working towards equal access to reliable and sustainable energy, advocating for the next generation and pioneering new approaches to mental health.
Dr Amina Al-Yassin
GP Amina (Medicine 2011) dedicates her life to improving mental health and ensuring that children around the world grow up to be happy and healthy.
Dr Brian Wang
Brian (PhD Medicine 2019, MBBS 2021) founded In2MedSchool to give young people from all walks of life the chance to pursue a career in medicine.
Dr Christiana Udoh
Christiana (MSc Chemical Engineering 2014, PhD 2018) has developed cutting-edge processes to transform waste and CO2 into low-carbon aviation fuel.
Christopher (MEng Electrical & Electronic Engineering 2011) co-founded Aurora Solar, now worth over $4 billion, with a vision of clean energy for all.
Dr Clementine Chambon
Clementine (PhD Chemical Engineering 2017) is transforming the lives of millions of farmers in India through access to affordable tech.
Erblin (MSc Investment & Wealth Management 2019) works for a startup connecting fragmented communities and is working to create big change in Kosovo.
2022 Alumni Award Winners
Groundbreaking researchers, green energy innovators, revolutionary medics, leaders, mentors and role models. Our 2022 Alumni Award winners aren't afraid to stand up for their beliefs and pave the way for the next generation.
Dr Azeem Alam BEM
Azeem (Medicine 2015) is co-founder of medical education platform BiteMedicine, the author of several research papers and an accomplished musician.
Dr Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci
Cardiologist, fearless CEO, mentor and risk-taker, Chiara's (PhD Medicine 2012) spirited approach to life has seen her win several prestigious awards.
Dr Harsh Pershad
Harsh (Chemistry 1996, MBA 2014) is an energy innovation specialist, inspiring passion for change and encouraging LGBT+ visibility in the workplace.
A tragic loss, due to a power outage, inspired Mervin (MSc Sustainable Energy Futures 2015) to dedicate herself to making energy available to all.
Dr Nik Kotecha OBE
Nik (PhD Chemistry 1992) improves life for millions through his company and foundation, making quality healthcare affordable and accessible worldwide.
Dr Reeba Oliver
Reeba (PhD Medicine 2009) established the UK's first walk-in clinic for victims of female genital mutilation as well as a clinic for the homeless.
Professor Sir Stephen Holgate CBE
Stephen (Medicine 1971) has made an enormous contribution to respiratory research, including a landmark case to name air pollution as cause of death.
Dr Tasos Kounoudes
Tasos (PhD Electrical & Electronic Engineering 2000) founded one of the first R&D tech companies in Cyprus, the award-winning SignalGeneriX.
Tony (MEng Aeronautics 2007) is a leader in Asian aerospace, addressing sustainability and tackling gender imbalance in STEM.
2021 Alumni Award Winners
Research stars, entrepreneurs, doctors, coders and a ground-breaking 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.
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.
2020 Alumni Award Winners
From groundbreaking medics to volunteers, charity founders, space scientists and entrepreneurs. Meet our inspiring inaugural Alumni Award winners.
Professor Angela Vincent
Angela (Westminster Hospital Medical School 1966) has made an outstanding contribution to the field of neuroimmunology through her research
Dr Aula Abbara
Aula (MBBS Medicine 2005, MD(Res) 2017) is a consultant in infectious diseases and co-founded Health Professionals for Global Health
Ayesha (MSci Physics 2007) launched an investment business to held deliver more affordable housing in the UK
Harris (BSc Mathematics 1999) is the founder of two charities - the Patchwork Foundation and the Naz Legacy Foundation - and a government advisor
Dr Mohammedabbas Khaki
Mohammedabbas (MBBS Medicine 2010) is a GP and founding chair of international charity Who is Hussain
Dr Veeru Kasivisvanathan
Veeru (MBBS Medicine 2009) is a world expert in the field of prostate cancer diagnosis whose work has led to changes in the NICE guidelines