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 Administrative Staff

Please note that the majority of the administrative staff are currently remote working, the best way to contact members of the team is via email.


Brioni Best-Wilde

Teaching & Learning administrator / PA to head of department

Responsibilities

Providing support to students and staff in all areas of programme administration for both UG & PG programmes, including: Student records and enquiries, examinations and assessments.

PA to Head of Department

 


 

Sebastian Carrington 

taught course administrator (undergraduate)

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.

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, Departmental Officer and Communications & Marketing Manager.
  • Event / Conference Management and Support
  • Web content manager

Ian Deakin

Undergraduate degree administrator

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

 

 

 


 

Duncan Frost

assistant teaching & learning administrator

Responsibilities

Teaching & learning support for Undergraduate & MSc programmes.

 


Lucy High - Maternity leave until Spring 2022

external funding officer
 

 


 

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.
  • Inclusion Lead

Vince Kearney

finance officer

Responsibilities

  • Raising Purchase Orders and Sales Invoices
  • Banking arrangements
  • Processing IDT/IDJ’s
  • Checking Expenses prior to Departmental approval 
  • Customs clearance for Departmental imports
  • Managing departmental purchasing card orders
  • Processing PGTA and Peer Tutor timesheets
  • General Procurement and finance related duties.

 

 


Rhiannon Lloyd

RESEARCH FINANCE MANAGER

Responsibilities

  • Assistance with preparing bid submissions and costings for grant applications
  • Research grants and contracts administration
  • Management of portfolio of grants and funders
  • Management of researcher contracts, appraisals and probationary reviews.
  • Management of studentships and stipends including the department’s EPSRC DTP studentships allocation.
  • Line management of the CDT Administrator and Finance 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

POSITION VACANT

Communications Manager & Programme Administrator - TRANSNET
  • T : tbc 
  • E: tbc
  • Location: tbc

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 and ONG webpages.

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.

Mark St Louis

Research Administrator - maternity cover until spring 2022

Responsibilities

  • Monitors the completion of monthly timesheets for European Commission funded research grants
  • Monitors the appraisals and probationary review status of research staff, lecturers and teaching fellows, sends reminders, collates paperwork and records outcomes in MyHR.
  • Adds Key Members to project codes in MyFinance
  • Sets up new suppliers on MyFinance
  • Raises Purchase Orders
  • Student iExpense Setup

 

 

 

 


Dr Robert Thompson

strategic alliance director

Responsibilities

Rob leads the development of EEE’s strategy in relation to Industry and Enterprise, this includes:

  • Developing opportunities and structures for external partners to engage with the department.
  • Raising the prominence and benefit of University-External Partner engagement both internally and within National, EU and International arenas.
  • Supporting the development of Strategic Relationships.
  • Working with academics to deliver industry focused activities, workshops and exploratory projects.
  • Ensuring the department remains up-to-date with industries’ priorities that pertain to departmental activities across research and teaching.

Sarah Thomson

senior teaching & learning administrator (Postgraduate)

 

Responsibilities

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

 


Navta Vij

communications & MArketing manager

E: n.vij@ucl.ac.uk

Responsibilities

  • 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.

 

 


Technical & IT staff


Ricky Adams

senior it systems administrator

Responsibilities

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

 


 

Firoz Alam

nanotechnology lab manager

Responsibilities

  •  To manage a range of instruments in the EEE department’s nanotechnology teaching laboratory.
  • To provide technical and safety support to research projects requiring the nanotechnology facilities.
  • To assist MSc project activities and the running of laboratory classes for MSc students.
  • To implement and enforce an equipment training regime and safety induction process for all laboratory users
  • Equipment planning and budgeting and raising infrastructure requirements

Simon Barnes

Technical Services manager

Responsibilities 

  • 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

 

 

 

 


Mohammed Bulbulia

senior it systems administrator

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

IT & Systems Manager

Responsibilities

  • Managing the IT Team (support@ee.ucl.ac.uk)
  • Desktop and Server support (Windows/Linux/Solaris/OS X)
  • Systems monitoring, security, analysis and development
  • Web hosting/development
  • Network administration
  • IT purchasing

Steve Hudziak

research lab manager

Responsibilities

  • Leads a new team within the department’s technical group, working in our research laboratories and postgraduate teaching facilities.
  • Responsible for managing shared department research facilities and ensuring these are run effectively and efficiently. 
  • Acts as experimental officer for some our key shared research equipment.
  • Offers support and advise to the technical services manager in standardising safety and lab management processes across all research areas in the department.
  • To support commercial use of our facilities.
  • Departmental Green Champion

 


 

Riqza Khattak

Teaching Laboratory Technician

Responsibilities

  • Assists in the maintenance and development of the undergraduate laboratory.
  • Laboratory teaching support -  providing technical support and experimental demonstrations.
  • Provides technical assistance for research projects using laboratory equipment
  • Provides advice, training and assistance to staff and students in the use and application of experimental equipment and techniques.

 


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 students on MBE systems
  • Provide cover for 10th Floor Clean room 

Gerald McBrearty

teaching lab manager

Responsibilities

  • Main point of contact for UG laboratory activities with responsibility for timetabling of lab based activities.
  • Planning and development of practical teaching experiments to support theoretical teaching.
  • Line management of Teaching Laboratory technical staff.
  • Specification and procurement of new equipment and hardware.
  • Laboratory budget management and planning.
  • Risk assessment of lab activities to provide a safe working environment for students and staff.

 

 


 

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.

Muhammad Omer

Teaching Laboratory Technician

Responsibilities

  • Assists in the maintenance and development of the undergraduate laboratory.
  • Laboratory teaching support -  providing technical support and experimental demonstrations.
  • Provides technical assistance for research projects using laboratory equipment
  • Provides advice, training and assistance to staff and students in the use and application of experimental equipment and techniques.


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.