2015 winners
2015 President's Award Winners (Excellence in Research and Excellence in Education)

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2015 Winners

President’s Medals and Awards for Outstanding Research Team

Awards for Outstanding Research Team celebrate the achievements of research teams at Imperial, recognising outstanding research that delivers impact, a team's international standing and their beneficial contribution to Imperial. Of the five award winners two have been selected to receive a President’s Medal for Outstanding Research Team.

PRESIDENT’S MEDALS FOR OUTSTANDING RESEARCH TEAM ARE AWARDED TO:
  • Professor Eric Alton’s research group – NHLI
  • ICFEP group, led by Professor David Potts – Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
PRESIDENT’S AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING RESEARCH TEAM ARE AWARDED TO:
  • Compact Muon Solenoid group, led by Professor Tejinder Virdee – Department of Physics
  • Membrane Biophysics Platform team, led by Professor John Seddon – Department of Chemistry
  • Centre for Blast Injury Studies, led by Professor Anthony Bull – Department of Bioengineering

President’s Medals and Awards for Outstanding Early Career Researcher

Awards for Outstanding Early Career Researcher aims to celebrate the academic excellence and development of Imperial's early stage researchers. Of the three award winners one has been selected to receive a President’s Medal for Outstanding Early Career Researcher.

PRESIDENT’S MEDALS FOR OUTSTANDING EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER ARE AWARDED TO:
  • Dr Soraia Pimenta – Department of Mechanical Engineering
PRESIDENT’S AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER ARE AWARDED TO:
  • Dr Mohamed Shamji – NHLI
  • Dr Agi Brandt-Talbot – Department of Chemical Engineering

President’s Medals and Awards for Research Support Excellence

Awards for Research Support Excellence aim to recognise the contribution of Research Support staff at Imperial, including the beneficial effects their support has given to Imperial research and the innovative approaches/good practice they bring to a project. Of the five award winners three have been selected to receive a President’s Medal for Research Support Excellence

PRESIDENT’S MEDALS FOR RESEARCH SUPPORT EXCELLENCE ARE AWARDED TO:
  • Dr Andrew White – Department of Chemistry
  • Dr Sarah Butcher – Department of Life Sciences
  • Anusha Sri-Pathmanathan – Department of Chemical Engineering
PRESIDENT’S AWARDS FOR RESEARCH SUPPORT EXCELLENCE ARE AWARDED TO:
  • Dr Katharina Kreissig – Department of Earth Science and Engineering
  • Catherine Simpson and Jane Srivastava (joint award) – Department of Life Sciences

President’s Medals and Awards for Excellence in External Engagement and Partnerships

Awards for Excellence in External Engagement and Partnerships celebrate the achievements of academics at Imperial, recognising the development of lasting external collaborations, and the impact of their research inside and outside Imperial.  Of the two award winners one has been selected to receive a President’s Medal for Excellence in External Engagement and Partnerships.

PRESIDENT’S MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN EXTERNAL ENGAGEMENT AND PARTNERSHIPS IS AWARDED TO:
  • Professor Richard Jardine – Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN EXTERNAL ENGAGEMENT AND PARTNERSHIPS IS AWARDED TO:
  • Dr Laura Barter – Department of Chemistry

President’s Awards and Medals for Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Awards for Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship celebrate the achievements of academics at Imperial, recognising unique activities breaking new frontiers, the effective and appropriate exploitation of research, and realised or prospective economic or social impact. Of the three award winners two have been selected to receive the President’s Medal for Excellence in Innovation and Entreprenurship.

PRESIDENT’S MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP ARE AWARDED TO:
  • Professor Peter Barnes – NHLI
  • Professor Constantinos Pantelides – Department of Chemical Engineering
PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP IS AWARDED TO:
  • Railway and Transport Strategy Centre, led by Richard Anderson – Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

2016 Winners

President’s Medals and Awards for Outstanding Research Team

The Award for Outstanding Research Team celebrates the achievements of research teams at Imperial, recognising outstanding research that delivers impact, a team's international standing and their beneficial contribution to Imperial. Of the three award winners two have been selected to receive a President’s Medal for Outstanding Research Team.

President’s Medals for Outstanding Research Team are awarded to:
  • UNIHEAT, led by Professor Sandro Macchietto – Department of Chemical Engineering
  • The Stevens Group, led by Professor Molly Stevens – Department of Materials and Department of Bioengineering
President’s Awards for Outstanding Research Team are awarded to:
  • Control and Power Research Group, led by Professor Bikash Pal – Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering


President’s Medals and Awards for Outstanding Early Career Researcher

The Award for Outstanding Early Career Researcher aims to celebrate the academic excellence and development of Imperial's early stage researchers.

President’s Awards for Outstanding Early Career Researcher are awarded to:
  • Dr David Jennings – Department of Physics
  • Dr David MacIntyre – Department of Surgery and Cancer


President’s Medals and Awards for Research Support Excellence

The Award for Research Support Excellence aims to recognise the contribution of Research Support staff at Imperial, including the beneficial effects their support has given to Imperial research and the innovative approaches/good practice they bring to a project. Of the four award winners two have been selected to receive a President’s Medal for Research Support Excellence

President’s Medals for Research Support Excellence are awarded to:
  • Paul Brown – Department of Physics
  • Shaun Power and John Booth (joint award) – Faculty of Engineering
President’s Awards for Research Support Excellence are awarded to:
  • Dr Iain Macdonald – Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Dr Chrystalla Orphanides – Department of Medicine

President’s Medals and Awards for Excellence in External Engagement and Partnerships

The Award for Excellence in External Engagement and Partnerships celebrates the achievements of academics at Imperial, recognising the development of lasting external collaborations, and the impact of their research inside and outside Imperial. Of the two award winners one has been selected to receive a President’s Medal for Excellence in External Engagement and Partnerships.

President’s Medal for Excellence in External Engagement and Partnerships is awarded to:
  • Professor Jianguo Lin – Department of Mechanical Engineering

President’s Award for Excellence in External Engagement and Partnerships is awarded to:
  • Professor Mary Ryan – Department of Materials


President’s Awards and Medals for Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Award for Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship celebrates the achievements of academics at Imperial, recognising unique activities breaking new frontiers, the effective and appropriate exploitation of research, and realised or prospective economic or social impact.

President’s Medal for Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship is awarded to:
  • Professor Chris Toumazou – Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

2017 Winners

President’s Medals and Awards for Outstanding Research Team

The Award for Outstanding Research Team celebrates the achievements of research teams at Imperial, recognising outstanding research that delivers impact, a team's international standing and their beneficial contribution to Imperial. Of the three award winners one has been selected to receive a President’s Medal for Outstanding Research Team.

President’s Medals for Outstanding Research Team are awarded to:
  • Separations Engineering and Technology (SET), led by Professor Andrew Livingston –Department of Chemical Engineering
President’s Awards for Outstanding Research Team are awarded to:
  • Engineering Alloys, led by Professor Fionn Dunne – Department of Materials
  • Digistain team, Led by Professor Chris Phillips – Department of Physics

President’s Medals and Awards for Outstanding Early Career Researcher

The Award for Outstanding Early Career Researcher aims to celebrate the academic excellence and development of Imperial's early stage researchers. Of the five award winners two have been selected to receive a President’s Medal for Outstanding Early Career Researcher.

President’s Medals for Outstanding Early Career Researcher are awarded to:
  • Dr Ben Britton – Department of Materials
  • Dr Robert Snelgrove – National Heart & Lung Institute
President’s Awards for Outstanding Early Career Researcher are awarded to:
  • Emma Robinson – Department of Computing
  • Dr Stamatia Giannarou – Hamlyn Centre
  • Dr Heather Battey – Department of Mathematics

President’s Medals and Awards for Research Support Excellence

The Award for Research Support Excellence aims to recognise the contribution of Research Support staff at Imperial, including the beneficial effects their support has given to Imperial research and the innovative approaches/good practice they bring to a project. Of the two award winners one has been selected to receive a President’s Medal for Research Support Excellence

President’s Medals for Research Support Excellence are awarded to:
  • Angela Lonergan – Department of Chemical Engineering
President’s Awards for Research Support Excellence are awarded to:
  • Martin Kehoe and Simon Johnson (Joint award) – Department of Physics


 President’s Medals and Awards for Excellence in External Collaboration and Partnerships

The Award for Excellence in External Collaboration and Partnerships celebrates the achievements of academics at Imperial, recognising the development of lasting external collaborations, and the impact of their research inside and outside Imperial. Of the two award winners both have been selected to receive a President’s Medal for Excellence in External Engagement and Partnerships.

President’s Medal for Excellence in External Engagement and Partnerships are awarded to:
  • Professor Daniele Dini (representing Tribology Group) – Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Dr Daryl Williams (representing Carbon Capture Pilot Plant (CCPP) Team) – Department of Chemical Engineering

President’s Awards and Medals for Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Award for Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship celebrates the achievements of academics at Imperial, recognising unique activities breaking new frontiers, the effective and appropriate exploitation of research, and realised or prospective economic or social impact. Of the four award winners two have been selected to receive a President’s Medal for Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

President’s Medal for Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship are awarded to:
  • Dr Frederic Cegla – Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Professor Anthony Barrett (representing team of Anthony Barrett, Matthew Fuchter, Charles Coombes and Simak Ali) – Department of Chemistry
President’ award for Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship are awarded to:
  • Dr Daryl Williams – Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Professor Anthony Kucernak and group – Department of Chemistry

2018 Winners

President’s Medals and Awards for Outstanding Research Team

The Award for Outstanding Research Team celebrates the achievements of research teams at Imperial, recognising outstanding research that delivers impact, a team's international standing and their beneficial contribution to Imperial. Of the four award winners two have been selected to receive a President’s Medal for Outstanding Research Team.

President’s Medals for Outstanding Research Team are awarded to:
  • Dhillo Research Group, represented by Professor Waljit Dhillo – Department of Medicine
  • MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling, represented by Professor Neil Ferguson - School of Public Health
President’s Awards for Outstanding Research Team are awarded to:
  • Human Tissue Team, represented by Professor Sian Harding - National Heart & Lung Institute
  • Qatar Carbonates and Carbon Storage Research Centre (QCCSRC), represented by Professor Martin Blunt - Department of Earth Science & Engineering

President’s Medals and Awards for Outstanding Early Career Researcher

The Award for Outstanding Early Career Researcher aims to celebrate the academic excellence and development of Imperial's early stage researchers. Of the six award winners one has been selected to receive a President’s Medal for Outstanding Early Career Researcher.

President’s Medals for Outstanding Early Career Researcher are awarded to:
  • Dr Kim Jelfs - Department of Chemistry
President’s Awards for Outstanding Early Career Researcher are awarded to:
  • Dr James Harker - National Heart & Lung Institute
  • Dr Eva-Maria Graefe - Department of Mathematics
  • Dr Marc Deisenroth - Department of Computing
  • Dr Jun Jiang - Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Dr Marc Stettler - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

President’s Medals and Awards for Research Support Excellence

The Award for Research Support Excellence aims to recognise the contribution of Research Support staff at Imperial, including the beneficial effects their support has given to Imperial research and the innovative approaches/good practice they bring to a project. Of the five award winners one has been selected to receive a President’s Medal for Research Support Excellence

President’s Medals for Research Support Excellence are awarded to:
  • Mr Andy Thomas - Department of Mathematics
President’s Awards for Research Support Excellence are awarded to:
  • Miss Mica Tolosa-Wright  - National Heart & Lung Institute
  • Miss Sarah Willis - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Mr Christian Wright - Faculty of Engineering
  • Miss Allison Hunter- Department of Life Sciences

President’s Medals and Awards for Excellence in External Collaboration and Partnerships

The Award for Excellence in External Collaboration and Partnerships celebrates the achievements of academics at Imperial, recognising the development of lasting external collaborations, and the impact of their research inside and outside Imperial. Of the two award winners one has been selected to receive a President’s Medal for Excellence in External Engagement and Partnerships.

President’s Medals for Excellence in External Engagement and Partnerships are awarded to:
  • Centre for Process Systems Engineering (CPSE), represented by Professor Claire Adjiman - Department of Chemical Engineering
President’s Awards for Excellence in External Engagement and Partnerships are awarded to:
  • Professor Mark Girolami - Department of Mathematics

President’s Awards and Medals for Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Award for Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship celebrates the achievements of academics at Imperial, recognising unique activities breaking new frontiers, the effective and appropriate exploitation of research, and realised or prospective economic or social impact. 

President’s Awards for Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship are awarded to:
  • Dr Stefan Leutenegger - Department of Computing

2019 Winners

President’s Medals and Awards for Outstanding Research Team

The Award for Outstanding Research Team celebrates the achievements of research teams at Imperial, recognising outstanding research that delivers impact, a team's international standing and their beneficial contribution to Imperial. Of the three award winners one has been selected to receive a President’s Medal for Outstanding Research Team.

President’s Medals for Outstanding Research Team are awarded to:

  • Paediatric Infectious Diseases Team, represented by Professor Michael Levin – Department of Medicine

President’s Awards for Outstanding Research Team are awarded to:

  • The Hydrology Group, represented by Dr Adrian Butler - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • BioMedIA Research Group, represented by Professor Daniel Rueckert- Department of Computing

President’s Medals and Awards for Outstanding Early Career Researcher

The Award for Outstanding Early Career Researcher aims to celebrate the academic excellence and development of Imperial's early stage researchers. Of the six award winners two have been selected to receive a President’s Medal for Outstanding Early Career Researcher.

President’s Medals for Outstanding Early Career Researcher are awarded to:

  • Dr Thomas Ouldridge - Department of Bioengineering
  • Dr Yuval Elani – Department of Chemistry

President’s Awards for Outstanding Early Career Researcher are awarded to:

  • Dr Ana Caraiani - Department of Mathematics
  • Dr Andrew Hammond - Department of Life Sciences
  • Dr Wolfram Wiesemann – Imperial College Business School
  • Dr Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye – Faculty of Engineering

President’s Medals and Awards for Research Support Excellence

The Award for Research Support Excellence aims to recognise the contribution of Research Support staff at Imperial, including the beneficial effects their support has given to Imperial research and the innovative approaches/good practice they bring to a project. Of the six award winners one has been selected to receive a President’s Medal for Research Support Excellence

President’s Medals for Research Support Excellence are awarded to:

  • Dr Rebeca Santamaria-Fernandez - Department of Enterprise

President’s Awards for Research Support Excellence are awarded to:

  • Dr Emma Sharp - Faculty of Natural Sciences
  • Mr Jaxom Champion - Department of Medicine
  • Mr Jon Dyne - Department of Physics
  • Dr Marc Morgan - Department of Life Sciences
  • Mrs Rusudan Svanidze - Department of Mathematics

President’s Medals and Awards for Excellence in External Collaboration and Partnerships

The Award for Excellence in External Collaboration and Partnerships celebrates the achievements of academics at Imperial, recognising the development of lasting external collaborations, and the impact of their research inside and outside Imperial. Of the two award winners both have been selected to receive a President’s Medal for Excellence in External Engagement and Partnerships.

President’s Medals for Excellence in External Engagement and Partnerships are awarded to:

  • Professor Ricardo Martinez-Botas - Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • The Gene Therapy Group, represented by Professor Uta Grisenbach - National Heart & Lung Institute

President’s Awards and Medals for Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Award for Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship celebrates the achievements of academics at Imperial, recognising unique activities breaking new frontiers, the effective and appropriate exploitation of research, and realised or prospective economic or social impact. of the two award winners one has been selected to receive a President’s Medal for Excellence in External Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

President’s Medal for Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship are awarded to:

  • Dr Alastair Donaldson – Department of Computing

President’s Awards for Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship are awarded to:

  • Dr Iain Staffell - Centre for Environmental Policy