7 June 2010
Long server Professor John Gibbon from the Department of Mathematics speaks to Reporter about his thirty years of service to the College.
John Gibbon joined the Department of Mathematics as a lecturer in September 1980 from a similar position at University College Dublin, following a number of postdoctoral positions in the UK and Italy. He was originally a mathematical physics undergraduate at the University of Birmingham and a postgraduate in mathematics at UMIST. His research in recent years has concentrated on the mathematics of fluid turbulence. He was promoted to Reader in 1985 and to Professor of Applied Mathematics in 1990. In the last three years, he has been Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences. John says: “Serving as a Dean has been the most interesting experience of my time here. Many academics rarely stray out of their own group but, as a Dean, I have served on myriad appointments and promotions committees across the College. This has given me a rare glimpse into the amazing range, depth and quality of work at Imperial”.