The Professorial and Readerships Promotions Committee met this week and agreed the following promotions to Readership level which are, as always, subject to the formal ratification of Senate and Council.
Dr Giuseppina D'Oro (Philosophy)
Giuseppina D'Oro came to Keele as a Lecturer in Philisophy in 1994 and was promoted to a Senior Lectureship in 2003. She has made an original and highly valued contribution to the philosophy of history, the philosophy of science and to neo-Kantian idealism, most notably through her research on and explication of the work of R.G. Collinwood. She has a well deserved international reputation as a philosopher and has also made an extremely valuable contribution to Philosophy at Keele.
Dr Gordon Hamilton (Science & Technology in Medicine)
Gordon HamiltonGordon Hamilton is an international authority in the field of chemical communication in insects. He was responsible for identifying the sex pheromone in phlebotomine sand flies, a crucial first step in developing strategies to control Leishmaniasis. In addition to fundamental research, he is also involved in developing chemicals to control insect born disease in the third world. Gordon is author of 70 peer reviewed papers and numerous patents. He attracts significant grant funding and is a regular invited speaker at international conferences.
Dr Isaac Liu (Science & Technology in Medicine)
Isaac Liu joined the Institute of Science & Technology in Medicine in 2003 from Singapore Technical University. Having obtained a PhD at Imperial College, he worked for 12 years in academic and industrial settings in the Far East and the UK before moving to Keele. Isaac is an acknowledged world expert in the field of nanotechnology, with a particular interest in the biomechanical properties of cells in tissue engineering constructs. He has published a substantial number of highly cited papers and has secured significant funding from BBSRC since moving to Keele.
Jacco van LoonJacco van Loon obtained his first degree in Astronomy cum laude at the University of Amsterdam, where he also graduated with a PhD in 1999 after having spent two years at the European Southern Observatory headquarters near Munich. After postdoctoral research at the Institute of Astronomy at Cambridge University, he became a Lecturer at Keele in 2001. Motivated by a general interest in the ecological processes within galaxies, Jacco is internationally recognised for his work on the death of stars like the sun. He was recently awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship to study such dying stars to learn more about a nearby galaxy not unlike our own milky way; this has enabled him to establish scientific collaborations with astronomers in Iran.
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