Meet the team


Hannah Davy

Hannah is our summer school administrator – she organises us all!

For all issues concerned with registration, issuing of passes, purchasing day trips, laying on delicious lunches and dinners and making sure that everyone knows where they are meant to be, Hannah is the ‘go-to’ person.

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7594 6053




Dr Colin Hale

Colin is your course leader and principal teacher. All classes in the Pilot Plant are led by him.

Colin holds a Masters degree and Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London.

Prior to his appointment as a Senior Teaching Fellow within the Department he worked as a Research Fellow on multiphase flow for both the upstream and downstream oil and gas industry and also in nuclear thermal hydraulics. He developed pioneering techniques for X-ray tomographic imaging of multiphase flows through pipeline which is now deployed widely as well as a pilot scale test facility for replicating asphaltene fouling processes occurring petroleum refinery heat exchangers.

In 2018 he received the prestigious President’s Award for Excellence in Supporting the Student Experience, and has previously been the Chemical Engineering Graduate Teaching Assistant Nominee for the Faculty of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award.

He currently has a lead role in commissioning and operating the Department's pilot scale absorption plant for carbon capture.


Clive Rodgers

Clive Rodgers Clive has been marketing and producing our summer schools since 2012 and many will recognise him from his college visits and introducing our Summer School.

As a qualified communicator, marketeer and project manager, Clive has considerable expertise gained from twenty years of working in the most demanding of central government Departments and Agencies, and years more in the pressure cooker of private sector advertising, design and PR agencies and business book publishing.

A proud freeman of the worshipful company of stationers and a freeman of the City of London, he provides great stories about the history of the City. 

Clive is also an accomplished Ravensbourne-trained graphic designer and a skilled calligrapher. 

Telephone: +44(0) 7966 211916


Professor Daryl Williams

Dr. Daryl WilliamsProfessor Daryl Williams is the Director of the Pilot Plant Project, a £10M major refurbishment of the Chemical Engineering Department, completed in 2012. The ChemEng Discovery Space includes a £2M Carbon Capture Pilot Plant as well as a suite of UG Teaching Laboratories.

Daryl is now looking to develop strategic partnerships with industry and academic partners to exploit these unique Departmental teaching facilities.  He studied Physical Chemistry at the University of Melbourne and has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College. In 2017 he was awarded the President's Medal for Excellence in External Collaboration and Partnerships. His research interests focus on the manufacture and characterisation of particulate materials.

Telephone: +44(0)20 7594 5611