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 Administrative Staff


Sebastian Carrington - secondment until July 2020

taught course administrator

Responsibilities


Vicky Coombes

deputy departmental manager

Responsibilities

  • 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 and Departmental Officer
  • Event / Conference Management and Support
  • Web content manager

Ian Deakin

undergraduate degree administrator / executive assistant to head of department

Responsibilities

  • 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

 

 

 


Dana Faerska

taught course administrator

Responsibilities

  • 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.

 

 

 


Vince Kearney

finance officer

Responsibilities

  • 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 - on maternity leave until Spring 2020

Responsibilities

 

 


 

Joe Hird

departmental officer

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Rhiannon Lloyd

external funding officer

Responsibilities

  • 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
  • DEOLO - Departmental Equal Opportunities Liaison Officer

Lola Mason

Photonics doctoral training centre administrator / phd administrator

Responsibilities

  • 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

Responsibilities

  • 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

Responsibilities

  • 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

Responsibilities

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

senior teaching & learning administrator

Responsibilities

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

 


Navta Vij

transnet communications manager / programme administrator

Responsibilities

  • Day-to-day administration of the research programme, including the organisation of events, meetings and outreach activities.
  • Communication and promotion of the scientific research results, achievements, and impact of the programme.
  • Content Manager for the TRANSNET website.


Technical & IT staff


Hatim Benfares

it system support

Responsibilities

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

 


Tom Hamer

workshop technician

Responsibilities

  • 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

Responsibilities

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

Lee Heagney

Systems administrator

Responsibilities

  •  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

Responsibilities

  • 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

Responsibilities

  • 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

Responsibilities

  • 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

Responsibilities

  • 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

Responsibilities

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

 

 

 

 


Andrew Moss

undergraduate teaching Lab Technician

Responsibilities

  • 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

Responsibilities

  • 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

Responsibilities

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