UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering


Professional services


 Administrative Staff

Sebastian Carrington 

Senior Teaching & Learning administrator


  • Programme administration for the entire lifecycle of MSc students (including admissions, induction, module selection, teaching committees, exams and awards).

Vicky Coombes

deputy departmental manager


  • Responsibility for HR activities (recruitment / appointments / special payments) in the Department
  • Authorised signatory for purchasing and expense claims
  • Departmental Wellbeing Champion
  • Line Management of  the Undergraduate Administrator/Executive Assistant to the Head of Department, Departmental Officer and Communications & Marketing Manager.
  • Event / Conference Management and Support
  • Web content manager

Ian Deakin

Undergraduate degree administrator / executive assistant to head of department


  • Manages the administration of the Departmental Undergraduate programmes
  • Provides support for the Undergraduate application and induction process
  • Coordinator for Undergraduate assessment and exam boards
  • Executive Assistant to Professor Sarah Spurgeon, Head of Department
  • Line management of taught Course Administrator



Alex Dobocan 

communications & marketing manager - Maternity Cover


  • Developing, delivering and reviewing the department's internal and external communications strategy.
  • Leading on the development, deliverance and evaluation of a marketing programme for the department.
  • Producing regular internal and external (e-) newsletters.
  • Maintaining an effective social media presence
  • Devising and coordinating both internal and external events


Ike Egbetola

iccs administrator


  • Provides dedicated day to day administrative support to the institute
  • Diary & travel management responsibilities for the Institute directors
  • Monitoring income and expenditure, processing expenses and purchase orders for the institute.
  • ICCS events coordination




Vince Kearney

finance officer


  • Raising Sales Invoices
  • Banking arrangements
  • Processing IDT/IDJ’s
  • Checking Expenses prior to Departmental approval
  • Raising Purchase Orders   
  • General Procurement and finance related duties

Lucy High 

external funding officer


  • Provides support for research activities
  • Manages the department’s EPSRC DTP Studentships allocation



Joe Hird

departmental officer


  • Departmental Reception duties and first point of contact in the Departmental Office.
  • Responsible for post and parcel distribution and sending of courier packages.
  • Responsible for booking catering and rooms for Departmental events and meetings.
  • Manages reported departmental defects.
  • Responsible for arranging departmental printing, including Undergraduate lectures notes
  • Maintaining the Readinglists @UCL list.
  • Monitoring and replenishing stock levels of stationery, paper, tea, coffee etc.
  • Inclusion Lead

Rhiannon Lloyd

external funding officer


  • Line management of the CDT Administrator and Finance Officer.
  • Assistance with preparing bid submissions and costings for grant applications
  • Research grant administration
  • Management of portfolio of grants and funders
  • Management of researcher contracts, appraisals and probationary reviews.
  • Management of studentships and stipends (non-DTP and CDT)

Lucia Martin Zamora

taught course administrator


  • First point of contact for Undergraduate and MSc enquiries.
  • Teaching & learning support for UG Students including: 3rd and 4th year Projects, Module Selections and Changes, Extenuating Circumstances and Moodle queries.
  • Teaching & learning support for MSc programmes including collating and printing of lecture notes, Moodle updates and Extenuating Circumstances.



Lola Mason

Photonics doctoral training centre administrator / phd administrator


  • Administrator for Postgraduate Research.  Dealing with enquiries, processing applications, managing student records
  • Administrator for CDT in Integrated Photonic and Electronic Systems (IPES) and the CDT in Connected Electronic and Photonics Systems (CEPS). Dealing with enquiries, processing applications, managing student records
  • Processing payroll payments for students involving checking right to work documentation


Vicki McGrath

CDT Administrator


  • Executive administration for the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Integrated  Photonic & Electronic Systems (IPES) and the EPSRC CDT in Connected Electronic and Photonics Systems (CEPS).
  • Line management of the PhD Administrator.


Paul McKenna

departmental manager


  • Providing strategic support and advice to Head of Department.
  • Management of departmental operations.
  • Management of departmental finances and human resources operations.
  • Management and leadership of the Administrative Team.


Dr Robert Thompson

institute manager - institute of communications and connected systems


The institute Manager is a role which spans both Professional services and Academic remits. Dr Thompson's role includes:

  • Organisation management of the Institute.
  • Development of External engagement.
  • Identification and development of opportunities for technical involvement from the institute.
  • In collaboration with Institute directors development of the Institute strategy.
  • Leading on the execution of the Institute Strategy with both an Internal (wider UCL) and External viewpoint.
  • Leads on Institute communications, including the development of non-specialist technical reports and presentations.

Sarah Thomson - Maternity leave until May 2021

senior teaching & learning administrator



Navta Vij - Maternity leave until Jan 2021

communications & MArketing manager


Technical & IT staff

Simon Barnes

Technical Services manager


  • Management of the department’s Technical Support Team
  • Departmental infrastructure manager & contact for operational issues
  • Developing and implementing the department’s estate and equipment strategy
  • Coordination of Health and Safety matters across the department’s activities and estate
  • Department lead for business resilience/serious incident planning, mitigation and response


Tom Hamer

workshop technician


  • Assist with the design of precision parts using latest Cad modelling technology
  • Manufacture of items using Latest CNC technology to a high  precision in a variety of materials
  • Assist with the design and manufacture of 3D printable items for students and academics for teaching and research (from late 2019)
  • Assist the department with any minor issues with the Infrastructure of labs and offices
  • Liaise with other departments that may require our assistance with design and manufacture of research equipment

Trevor Hamer

workshop technician


  • Assists with the design and manufacture of precision parts in a variety of materials.

Lee Heagney

Systems administrator


  •  Desktop and Server support (Windows/Linux/Solaris/OS X)
  •  Systems monitoring, analysis and development
  •  Web hosting/development
  •  Network administration and Systems security
  •  IT purchasing

Steve Hudziak

nanotechnlogy lab manager & Acting infrastructure manager


  • Responsible for day-to-day operation and maintenance of the nanotechnology laboratory.
  • Supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate laboratory users.
  • Training of new laboratory users, and induction for 10th floor cleanroom.
  • Assists in teaching MSc nanotechnology modules NANOGC07, and NANOGC03.
  • Facilitate experimental research with Academics and Postgraduate researchers.
  • Monitor Usage of 10th floor cleanroom and additional lab space on 9th floor.
  • Departmental Green Champion



John Langdon

cad/cam technician


  • Support EEE, LCN and Medical Physics with CAD/CAM programming
  • Design, manufacture parts/rigs and assist/advise, customers with their designs
  • Keep software and postprocessors up to date within the workshop.
  • Assist other members of the workshop and  other departments with CAD/CAM support/training
  • Specialist welding (T.I.G Weld)
  • Planning, costing and ordering materials and equipment.

Kevin Lee

MBE Lab Manager


  • Day to day running of the MBE Lab
  • Maintain/service equipment in Lab
  • Training of Phd’s on MBE systems
  • Provide cover for 10th Floor Clean room 

Gerald McBrearty

undergraduate teaching lab supervisor


  • Managing the day to day running of the teaching laboratory
  • Facilitating Academics in developing practical teaching programmes
  • Line management of teaching lab and workshop technical staff
  • Procurement and developing new equipment for use in teaching facilities
  • Managing the day to day running of the Workshop

Enver Mehmet

it system support


  • IT Support Helpdesk  via support@ee.ucl.ac.uk
  • Desktop PC installation and support
  • AV support
  • Network support





Andrew Moss

undergraduate teaching Lab Technician


  • Support for Teaching laboratory experiments and projects.
  • Support for 3D Printing, PCB design and circuit assembly.
  • Deputy Safety officer.
  • First aider and Fire marshal.

Martin Scott

mechatronic / electronic technician


  • Provide assistance and advice for printed circuit board designs and layout.
  • Manufacture of through hole plated Printed Circuited Boards, multi-layer PCBs (4-6 layers) and flexible circuits.
  • Lasered  RF-boards using our LPKF U3 laser (sub 100 micron features)
  • Lasered solder paste masks for solder screen printing.
  • Electronic component assembly techniques.
  • Maintenance and support for all PCB equipment and chemical processes.


Jim Van Sickle

Workshop technician


  • Assists with the design and manufacture of precision parts in a variety of materials.