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Faculty of Engineering

Graduands clapping

Watch the ceremony below:

Dean's welcome

I would like to congratulate you on your exemplary achievement, and thank your families and friends for their support during your time here. Your hard work, determination and talent have made a lasting mark on us.


As you leave Imperial College London please do not view this as goodbye, but rather the start of a new journey. You are now part of our alumni community of almost 100,000 engineering graduates who are shaping the world around us.

As an alumnus of the Faculty of Engineering myself, I am committed to the advancement of engineering and technology, and shaping the next generation of engineers. Our departments are world-leading in their fields and are tackling global challenges that will define our future. You have been, and will continue to be, a key part in these efforts.

Your voice as an alumnus is important to us. I hope that you will stay involved by volunteering your time, reading our newsletters, and supporting the next generation of engineers. As Dean, I will endeavour to provide you with exciting opportunities to engage with us.

Over time, our research areas will evolve, teaching methods will continue to develop, and people will come and go. What will always remain however is our focus on equipping future leaders with the expertise they need to have a positive impact on the world. We will watch your future successes with pride. I hope that you too will keep an eye out for ours.

Be proud and hold your head high as you tell people you are an engineering graduate of Imperial College London. Congratulations and enjoy the rest of this memorable day! We look forward to hearing about your success and having you as a member of the Faculty of Engineering alumni family.

Professor Nigel Brandon

Dean of Engineering

Professor Nigel Brandon

Order of procession

All rise when the procession enters the Hall and remain standing until the President is seated.

GROUP 1

  • City and Guilds College Union President, Mr Daniel Zhuo
  • Imperial College Union President, Ms Camille Boutrolle

GROUP 2 and GROUP 3

  • Faculty Operating Officer, Mr Tim Venables
  • Academic Registrar, Mr David Ashton
  • Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching, Dr Lorraine Craig
  • Vice-Dean (Education), Faculty of Engineering, Professor Jason Riley
  • Head of Department, Mechanical Engineering, Professor Mike Lowe
  • Director of Academic Quality and Standards, Mrs Judith Webster
  • Faculty of Engineering staff

GROUP 4

  • Registrar and University Secretary, Mr Richard Martin
  • Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Professor Nigel Brandon
  • Vice-Provost (Education and Student Experience), Professor Peter Haynes
  • Vice-Provost (Research and Enterprise), Professor Mary Ryan
  • Recipient of the President's Medal for Outstanding Early Career Researcher, Dr Alalea Kia
  • Recipient of the President's Medal for Outstanding Research Team, Professor Magda Titirici, Titirici Group
  • Honorary Graduate, Professor William Bonfield

GROUP 5

  • Mace Bearer, Miss Yi Yang
  • Provost, Professor Ian Walmsley
  • President, Professor Hugh Brady

Order of ceremony

Fanfare
The Archbishop’s Fanfare – Francis Jackson (1917–2022)

Student orator
President, Imperial College Union, Ms Camille Boutrolle

Presentation of graduates
Presentation of postgraduates from the Faculty of Engineering to whom the degrees of MSc, MRes, MD (Res), MPhil, EngD and PhD have been awarded. See names of graduating students here.

Musical interlude 
Pequeña Czarda – Pedro Itturalde (1929–2020) arr. Thomas Bettley  
Solo performed by James Taylor (Third year Electronic and Information Engineering)

Presentation of the President’s Medal
The Vice-Provost (Research and Enterprise) requests the President to award the President’s Medal to: 

Presentation of the Honorary Graduate 
The Provost requests the President to confer the Degree of Doctor of Science (honoris causa) of Imperial College London to:  

Valediction
President, Professor Hugh Brady

National anthem

Recession
Nun danket alle Gott Op 65 No 9 – Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877–1933)

Graduates clapping

Graduate prize winners

The following awards and prizes are given to students with a record of exceptional achievement in scholarship in the Faculty of Engineering.

Show full list of prizewinners

ACES Prize for the Best Dissertation in the Geotechnics MSc Cluster

Sam Maclean

Amiya Basu Prize for use of AI Technologies in Civil Engineering (MSc)

Yunxiang Yang

Ash Prize

Wanqi Miharo Zheng

Atkins Prize for Soil Dynamics and Engineering Seismology

Sneha Paul

Award for Outstanding Achievement in the MSc Global Innovation Design Prize

Vedika Lall

Award for Outstanding Achievement in the MSc Innovation Design Engineering Prize

Eden Harrison

Best Individual Project Award for MSc Applied Computational Science & Engineering

Michael Tsesmelis

Best Individual Project Award for MSc Environmental Data Science & Engineering

Joshua Millar

Best Individual Project Award for MSc Geo-Energy with Machine Learning and Data Science

Mary Mimololuwa Obaniwa

Best Overall Student for MSc Applied Computational Science & Engineering

Srivatsa Mudumba Ramana

Best Overall Student for MSc Environmental Data Science & Engineering

Henry Cording

Constance Fligg Tipper Centenary Memorial Prize

Demetris Soukeras

Dudley Newitt Prize for Experimental Excellence

Anna-Maria Elisabeth Eckel

Eryl Cadwallader Davies Prize - Outstanding Thesis

Kaiwen Chen

Frank Hodgson Memorial Prize for Excellence in Structural Design

Trushal Naran Valji

GCG Peter Vaughan Memorial Medal for Excellence in Soil Mechanics

Thirimadura Supun Surendra Mendis

Geoff Hewitt Prize for Outstanding Performance in MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering with Process Systems Engineering

Trushal Naran Valji

Gyebi Kufuor Memorial Prize

Jenil Agrawal

Hertha Ayrton Centenary Prize

Ouyu Wang

IMSE Prize for Excellence

Yumeng Li

IMSE Prize for Excellence in Research and Science Communication

Hanwen Xu

Ivor Tupper Prize for Excellence in Signal Processing, Broadcast and Video Technology

Shenze Zhang

Joan Wong and Jo Mayne Scholarship for Women

Yunqi Li

John & Frances Jones Prize

Hidde Kolmeijer

John Kilner Prize for Energy Materials

Angus Pedersen

Julia Higgins Centenary Prize

Michele Valsecchi

Katopodis Prize

Yuqi Hu

Letitia Chitty Centenary Memorial Prize

Xiaoqiong Chen

Lincotek Prize for Best MSc Student

Sabin-Viorel Anton

Malcolm Puller Prize in Geotechnical Processes

Thomas Frederick Pennington

Matthey Prize

Michele Valsecchi
Kang Wang

McLean Medal

Dong Kuk Kim

MRes Bioengineering Prize for the Best Academic Performance

Taliya Weinstein

MRes Cancer Technology Prize for the Best Academic Performance

Weinan Zhang

MRes Medical Device Design Entrepreneurship Prize for the Best Academic Performance

Erica Nicole Tapia

MRes Neurotechnology Prize for the Best Academic Performance

Mathias Ramm Haugland

MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering Prize for Best Performance in Examinations

Liyan David Moralez

MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering Prize for Best Performance in the Research Project

Noof Ali Al Lawati

MSc Advanced Materials Science and Engineering - Excellence in Responsibility for Sustainable Research

Mariana Palos

MSc Analogue and Digital Integrated Circuit Design Outstanding Achievement Prize

Yuxuan Jiang

MSc Applied Machine Learning Outstanding Achievement Prize

Chuiyu Wang

MSc Biomedical Engineering Prize for the Best Academic Performance

Man Yui Lee

MSc Communications and Signal Processing Outstanding Achievement Prize

Tongkai Li

MSc Control Systems Outstanding Achievement Prize

Ouyu Wang

MSc Engineering for Biomedicine Prize

Alick Wang

MSc Engineering for Biomedicine Prize for the Best Academic Performance

Alick Wang

MSc Future Power Networks Outstanding Achievement Prize

Yiyao Wang

MSc Human and Biological Robotics Prize for the Best Academic Performance

Avital Dell'Ariccia

MSc in Sustainable Energy Futures Prize for Best Overall Performance

Ali Ersöz

MSc in Sustainable Energy Futures Prize for Best Performance in Examined Components

Clemence Falaize
Harry Griffiths

MSc in Sustainable Energy Futures Prize for Best Research Project

Sandy McLaughlin

Patrick J Dowling Prize for the Best Overall Student Performance in Advanced Structural Engineering

Xiaoqiong Chen

Philip Allsop Student ED+I Award

He-In Cheong

Prize in Advanced Materials Characterisation Techniques

Daisy Thornton

Ronald Stewart Jenkins Memorial Prize for Excellence in Structural Mechanics

Alessandro Celli

Splunk Prize for Excellence in MSc Individual Project

Christopher Adnel

Stella Bagrit Centenary Memorial Prize

Liang Tong

The Alain Gringarten Award

Ravel Alviando Junior

The Corporate Partnership Programme Individual Project Prize in Computing Science

Acer Blake
Mireia Hernandez Caralt
Yolanda Yang

The Corporate Partnership Programme MSc Group Project Prize

Alexander Arzt
Randy Brown
David Bull
Ole Kristian Jorgensen
Danila Kurganov
Ugo Okoroafor
Jack Pearce
Albert Ugwudike
Marta Wolinska

The Corporate Partnership Programme Prize for Academic Excellence

Mireia Hernandez Caralt
Jack Pearce
Michalis Pistos

The Larry Hench Biomaterials Prize

Jiamin Xu

The MSc in Advanced Materials for Sustainable Infrastructure Prize for the Best Overall Student Performance

Rongrui Li

The MSc in Advanced Materials for Sustainable Infrastructure Prize for the Best Research Project

Rongrui Li
Bessy Ramos Rivera

The MSc in Fluid Mechanics for the Offshore, Coastal and Built Environments Prize for the Best Overall Student Performance

Inez Plugge Porter

The Professor John W Polak Memorial MSc Prize for the Best Research Project in the Transport MSc Cluster

Sara AlJarwan AlShamsi

The Winton Capital Prize for the Best MSc Advanced Computing Student

Yuncheng Lu

TOffeeAM Prize for the Best MSc Project on Net Zero Design Solutions

Pelayo Garcia

Tony Evans Memorial Prize

Victoria Vilchez

Unwin Postgraduate Prize

Omry Magen

Unwin Postgraduate Prize in Civil Engineering

Alexander J Bowles

Unwin Postgraduate Prize in Mechanical Engineering

Wei Wang

Victor Appleby Memorial Prize for the Best Dissertation in Hydrology

Jemima Boardman

Weinberg Prize

Amir Hossein Mohammad Dezashibi

William Penney Prize (Best Energy Theme Project) on the MSc Advanced Materials Science and Engineering

I-Chuan Hsia

William Penney Prize (Best Project on MSc Advanced Materials Science and Engineering)

Harsh Gupta

William Penney Prize (Second Best Project on MSc Advanced Materials Science and Engineering)

Haoyue Liang

Winton Capital Applied Computing MSc Prize

Rares-Andrei Dobre
Jack Pearce

Award winners

Outstanding Early Career Researcher

Dr Alalea Kia

Dr Alalea Kia is an early career researcher, innovator and educator with an international reputation in resilient and sustainable permeable concrete infrastructure. Dr Kia is a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow and a Royal Academy of Engineering Associate Research Fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London.

Dr Kia’s research focuses on addressing the longstanding interdisciplinary material, structural, thermal and hydrological challenges related to the current generation of permeable pavements and developing next-generation climate change resilient critical infrastructure. Dr Kia has developed an innovative permeable concrete pavement, Kiacrete, which can absorb stormwater, minimise the heat island effect and reduce the need for maintenance. Its application to urban infrastructure could alleviate the impact of climate change, including urban flooding, stormwater runoff, drought and future extreme weather events. Dr Kia’s work has garnered great interest among industry, the media and academia leading to numerous publications and over £3 million in funding. Her innovation enables more sustainable and resilient critical infrastructure, such as pedestrian footpaths, cycleways and highways, that are essential to modern society. Dr Kia’s technology also decreases damaging emissions through minimised maintenance and lower concrete use, towards a net-zero future.

Dr Kia was recognised as one of the Top 50 Women in Engineering in 2022 by the Women’s Engineering Society and was awarded the Hawley Award for Engineering Innovation from the Worshipful Company of Engineers and Engineering Council.

Outstanding Research Team

Titirici Group, led by Professor Magda Titirici

The Titirici Group is a team of 35 researchers led by Professor Magda Titirici in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London.

The interdisciplinary work of the Titirici Group spans fundamental chemistry, materials science and engineering. The team uses highly available resources and converts them into advanced materials for sustainable technologies for energy applications. The Titirici Group has secured £20 million in research funding, including a £6.1 million programme to develop functional materials from, or inspired by, sustainable precursors, which they lead with teams at the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol. Their work is supported by many industrial partners, including BP, Shell, L’Oreal and Toyota. They are also working with UK battery experts to commercialise emerging sustainable battery technologies and are developing a spin-out company to supply materials for the emerging sodium-ion battery industry. The team is published widely across disciplines and collaborates on outreach and policy engagement.

The Titirici Group won the Royal Society’s Kavli Medal and the Griffith Medal from the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

Honorary Degree

Professor William Bonfield

Professor William Bonfield CBE is Emeritus Professor of Medical Materials at the University of Cambridge.

Professor Bonfield began his academic career at Imperial College London as an undergraduate in the Department of Metallurgy (now the Department of Materials). He is internationally recognised for pioneering research on biomaterials for medical devices, which has produced over 450 research papers, 80 patents and two successful medical technologies companies.

In 1991, he set up the University of London Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC) in Biomedical Materials, which was the first of its kind in the UK. His team developed the first porous synthetic bone graft substitutes, which have transformed millions of lives of bone injury patients globally. The IRC’s impact led to biomaterials becoming a major research area across the UK. In 1999, Professor Bonfield joined the University of Cambridge, where he established the Centre for Medical Materials and the Pfizer Institute of Pharmaceutical Materials Science.

In 2007, Professor Bonfield served as Master of the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers, where he has supported new funding for research and education in Materials Science, including the founding of a new Chair position at Imperial.

Professor Bonfield is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Royal Academy of Engineering Prince Philip Gold Medal, the Kelvin Medal, the Institute of Materials Griffith Medal and the Acta Metallurgica H.H. Holloman Award. He has been awarded fellowships by the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Academy of Medical Sciences. He was appointed a CBE in 1998 for services to healthcare and materials science.