The newspaper of Imperial College London
 Issue 139, 31 March 2004
£76m centre for clinical imaging«
Tribute to miracle miler Sir Roger«
Harriet’s prime howler!«
International student awards«
Making a grand entrance«
Lowering blood pressure«
It’s a bug’s life«
Will powers IC Trust«
We’re on the map«
Britain the ‘tobacco control time-warp’«
Cutting carbon emissions«
When too much competition can prove unhelpful…«
Emotional intelligence scrutinised«
Move to new headquarters«
Staff Pay and Grading update«
An international night to remember«
Water way to make a splash at College…«
Science soirée at Silwood«
Snap happy…«
In Brief«
Media Spotlight«
What’s on«

In Brief

Deputy rector appointed
Deputy rector, Professor Peter Bearman, will be retiring on 30 September 2004. He will be succeeded by Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz whose successor as principal of the faculty of medicine will be announced in due course.

Energy technology venture wins £25,000
Three MBA students from the Tanaka business school have won the fourth annual Imperial College London Entrepreneurs’ Challenge.

Nicholas Fletcher, Alistair Ingram and Geoff Capstick - all on the full time MBA programme — received the £25,000 New Business Challenge first prize for their plan to develop ‘Ecomatic — an energy recovery and stepless transmission system offering significant energy savings in a wide variety of transportation applications.’

They teamed up with Colin Ledsome, inventor of the Ecomatic technology, and lecturer in the department of mechanical engineering.

Runner-up prizes of £5,000 were awarded to Prosthetics Direct, ‘a revolutionary company supplying artificial limb finishing products,’ and Jargon Magazine, ‘a monthly magazine for bright sparks curious about science, culture and innovation.’ Seven finalists received £1,000 each.

Fellowship scheme
The BA Media Fellowship Scheme offers professional scientists and engineers the opportunity to experience first hand how the media work.

Successful applicants will spend three to eight weeks on a summer placement with a media organisation learning how science is reported in the media.

Those eligible to apply include scientists, social scientists and engineers with a minimum of two years postgraduate experience in their field, and work at any level in an academic or research institution, industry, civil service or any other similar organisation.

For further information and an online application, visit

Man of the month
Biologist Mike Bonsall, Silwood Park, has been included in the April issue of Esquire magazine’s science and technology section as one of the ‘100 most important men under 40.’

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