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Awards and appointments 2009


Awards, appointments, elections and honours

Seven European Research Council Advanced Grants for UCL

UCL awards and appointments

Three new appointments in UCL Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment

Four winners of UCL Public Engagement Awards

Two new appointments to UCL’s senior management team


Awards, appointments, elections and honours

Professor Geoff Burnstock (UCL Cell and Developmental Biology): Copernicus Gold Medal of the Universita Studi di Ferrara, and the British Neuroscience Award for 'Outstanding Contributions to British Neuroscience'.

Dr Rachel Armstrong (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture): TED Senior Fellowship

Dr Janet Anders (UCL Physics and Astronomy): 2009 Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship for 'Dynamics of information in quantum many-body systems'

Professor Jenny Thomas (UCL Physics and Astronomy) Elected co-spokesperson of the MINOS experiment, an international collaboration of 140 scientists from across the world.

Professors Chris and Uta Frith win European Latsis Prize

UCL professor joins climate change sub-committee

UCL trio win silver medal at international biology competition

Professor George Janossy (Emeritus Professor of Immunology): 2009 Wallace H. Coulter Life-time Achievement Award

UCL student wins Royal Society of Medicine poster prize

Professor Mohan Edirisinghe, Dr Eleanor Stride and Uthumankandu Farook (UCL Mechanical Engineering) win Royal Society Award for 'Microbubble' research

Dr Caroline Bressey (UCL Geography), Dr Hiranya Peiris (UCL Physics and Astronomy), Dr Eleanor Stride (UCL Mechanical Engineering): Philip Leverhulme Prize Winners 2009


Awards, appointments, elections and honours

Dr Dan Brett (UCL Chemical Engineering): Oronzio and Niccolo De Nora Foundation Prize for Applied Electrochemistry

Professor Elizabeth Fisher (UCL Neurodegenerative Diseases): Elected Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization

Josemir W. Sander (Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy): 2009 Epilepsy Research Recognition Award for Clinical Science

Professor Jon Driver (UCL Imaging Neuroscience): Royal Society 2010 Anniversary Research Professorship

Prof Richard Frackowiak (UCL Institute of Neurology) former Vice-Provost: Elected Foreign Associate of the American Academy of Sciences

Rakhee Bashar and David Bishop (UCL Medical Illustration): Gold Award in the Institute of Medical Illustrators' annual awards

UCL community wins Wellcome image awards

Professor Hilary Calvert receives Lifetime Achievement Award

UCL awards and appointments

Dr Neil Strachan (UCL Energy Institute): Readership in Energy Economics and Modelling

Professor Paul Ekins (UCL Energy Institute): Chair of Energy and Environment Policy


Awards, appointments, elections and honours

Dr Giovanna Tinetti (UCL Physics & Astronomy) and colleagues: Group Achievement Award, JPL NASA Honor Awards

Dr Nick Achilleos (UCL Physics & Astronomy), and team: NASA Group Achievement Award

Dr Matthew Wing (UCL Physics & Astronomy): 2009 Moseley Medal from the Institute of Physics

UCL High Energy Particle Physics Group: co-winners of 2009 European Physical Society Prize for High Energy Physics

Professor Bonnie Wallace: Biochemical Society AstraZeneca Award

Professor Jeffrey Jowell (UCL Laws): Doctorat Honoris Causa, University of Paris 2; election as member of the Athens Academy

Signature award shortlist for Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre at UCL

Five awards and appointments for Professor Maria Fitzgerald’s laboratory

2009 Sophie Coe Prize in Food History for Dr Kaori O’Connor (UCL Anthropology)

UrbanBuzz shortlisted for Times Higher Education sustainable development award

UCL runner-up in The Sunday Times’ University of the Year awards

Professor John French and Dr Hélène Burningham (UCL Coastal & Estuarine Research Unit): Pritchard Award from Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation

Dr Terence Leung: 2009 British Medical Association Student Textbook Award

Professor Claudio Stern (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology): President of the International Society for Developmental Biology

Professor Bernard Buxton (UCL Engineering Sciences): Distinguished Fellow of the British Machine Vision Association

Professor Gaetana Laricchia (UCL Physics & Astronomy): 2009 Occhialini Medal and Prize, jointly from the Institute of Physics and the Italian Physical Society

Eleven awards from the Leverhulme Trust

UCL tops THE league table in research grant wins

Professor Andrew Coates, Dr Chris Arridge, Lin Gilbert, Dr Sandrine Grimald, Dr Geraint Jones, Sheila Kanani, Dr Gethyn Lewis, Dr Chris Owen and Annie Wellbrock, (UCL Space & Climate Physics): the NASA group achievement award for their work as part of the Cassini CAPS team.

Dr Geraint Jones (UCL Space & Climate Physics): NASA achievement award for the Cassini MIMI team.

UCL awards and appointments

UCL Research Challenges 2009 winners

Honorary Degrees 2009

Honorary Lectureship: Albert Lester


Awards, appointments, elections and honours

Dr Lucie Green wins prestigious Royal Society award (UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory)

Award shortlist for Professor Kathleen Burk’s wine book (UCL History)

UCL Bartlett dominates RIBA President’s Awards shortlist

Professor Irving Taylor shortlisted for BMA Medical Book Awards

UCL awards for employment practice for women in science

Two new UCL Fellows of the British Academy

JULY 2009

Awards, appointments, elections and honours

Two UCL scientists honoured by Institute of Physics

First prize for student essay on coping with disfigurement

UCL city planning researchers head for Germany on prestigious fellowships

Women in Science Fellowship for Dr Patricia Alireza (UCL Physics & Astronomy)

UCL excels at Medical Research Council applications and awards

Head of UCL Computer Science wins medal

Fellowship award from Wellcome Trust to predict ‘how smells smell’

Alzheimer’s research award for Professor Martin Rossor (UCL Institute of Neurology)

International neurobiology prize for Professor Stephen Wilson (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology)

Professor Sir Michael Pepper elected to The Royal Academy of Engineering (UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering and the London Centre for Nanotechnology)

JUNE 2009

Awards, appointments, elections and honours

Queen’s Birthday Honours for the UCL community

Zoological Society of London/Thomson Reuters Award for Communicating Zoology: Professor Steve Jones (UCL Biology)

UCL awards and appointments

Provost’s Teaching Awards 2009

UCL Energy Institute directorship: Professor Tadj Oreszczyn (UCL Bartlett School of Graduate Studies)

UCL Fellows and Honorary Fellows

UCL Partners: managing director and programme directors appointed

UCL School of Life & Medical Sciences: new leadership team

MAY 2009

Awards, appointments, elections and honours

Five new UCL Fellows of the Royal Society

2009 Kroll Prize and 2009 Brian Mercer Innovation Feasibility Award for Professor Mohan Edirisinghe (UCL Mechanical Engineering)

UCL staff awarded host of Medical Research Council Fellowships

Ottorino Rossi Award for neuroscience research for Professor Stephen Hunt (UCL Research Department of Cell & Developmental Biology)

Walter Jobson Horne Prize of the British Medical Association for Professor Martin Birchall (UCL Ear Institute)

UCL quartet join Fellows of Academy of Medical Sciences

John Dystel Prize for Multiple Sclerosis Research for Professor David Miller (UCL Institute of Neurology)

International Movement Disorder Society’s 2009 Junior Award for excellence in clinical research: Dr Helen Ling (Reta Lila Weston Institute of Neurological Studies)

UCL awards and appointments

UCL Awards for Enterprise Lifetime Achievement Award: Cengiz Tarhan (UCL Business PLC)

APRIL 2009

Awards, appointments, elections and honours

Grand Prix Scientifique 2009 (Fondation NRJ, Institut de France): Professor John Wood (UCL Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Science)

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment enabling panel: Dr Pushpa Arabindoo (UCL Geography) and Professor Yvonne Rydin (UCL Bartlett School of Planning)

Three Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Fellowships for UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

2009 Great Place Planning Award (Environmental Design Research Association) for Professor CJ Lim (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture)

Alcon Research Institute Award for outstanding contribution to advancing eye health: Professor Robin Ali (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology)

Honorary Membership of the British Pain Society: Professor Anthony Dickenson (UCL Research Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology)

UCL awards and appointments

Nuffield Professor of Child Health at the UCL Institute of Child Health: Professor Terence Stephenson

MARCH 2009

Awards, appointments, elections and honours

Sparks Young Investigator of the Year: Dr Richard Chin (UCL Institute of Child Health)

American Society of International Law (ASIL) Certificate of Merit: Dr Ralph Wilde (UCL Laws)

UCL wins eight of the inaugural Newton International Fellowships

Woman of Outstanding Achievement 2009 (UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology): Professor Linda Partridge (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment)

Science, Engineering and Technology for Britain Poster Competition Engineering Medal and first prize: Dr Eleanor Stride (UCL Mechanical Engineering)

UCL awards and appointments

Directorship of the UCL School of Energy and Resources, Australia: Professor Tony Owen

Directorship of UCL Institute of Origins: Professor Louise Harra (UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory)


Awards, appointments, elections and honours

UCL law professors join Royal Commission

Henry Adams Prize for Anglo-American history for Professor Kathleen Burk (UCL History)

American Society of Limnology and Oceanography award for Professor Rick Battarbee (UCL Geography)

Professor Peter Coveney (UCL Chemistry): one of top 25 engineers worldwide

National Academy of Engineering honours Professor Peter Kirstein (UCL Computer Science)

UCL awards and appointments

Provost’s Teaching Awards 2009


Awards, appointments, elections and honours

UCL Research Department of Structural and Molecular Biology scoops Science prize for amphibian study

Two Royal Astronomical Society medals for UCL Physics & Astronomy

UCL receives ten industry-linked awards from the Medical Research Council

Five UCL staff receive New Year’s Honours

UCL awards and appointments

Young UCL Investigator Award in Neuroimaging Techniques: Benjamin Judkewitz (UCL Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research)

Appointment of Dean of Students (Academic): Professor Mike Ewing (UCL Chemistry)