Academics recognised in new science rankings
29 October 2010
Eight academics from Imperial have been included in Eureka 100: the science list, a new guide to the most important contemporary figures in British science and engineering published by The Times.
Alongside the science list, Rector Sir Keith O’Nions was ranked at number five in the top 10 ‘Academic Power Brokers’, while Professor Molly Stevens (Materials) was named one of the top 10 scientists in Britain under the age of 40.
Eureka canvassed opinions and recommendations from the heads of top universities, research bodies, scientific societies, engineering businesses, pharmaceutical companies and government institutions. Judging panellists included journalists from The Times and Lord Waldegrave, the former Conservative minister responsible for setting up the Office of Science and Technology.
The full line-up of Imperial academics included in the Top 100 is:
- Professor Jim Virdee (Physics) (62)
- Professor Lord Robert Winston (Humanities) (81)
- Professor Guang-Zhong Yang (Global Health Innovation) (83)
— Simon Watts, Communications and Development
For details of their achievements see the full story at: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/newssummary/news_18-10-2010-13-3-30