Louise Brown, Professor of International Social Work and Innovation

Louise has been promoted on the basis of her management and leadership experience.

Professor Joe Devine, Head of Department, Social and Policy Sciences said:

Louise’s promotion to Professor is a fantastic and deserved achievement. She is a recognised leader in international social work and innovation, and for a number of years now, has been at the heart of developments and innovations in social work research and teaching at Bath. Louise is also a Bath alumna having completed her undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral qualifications here in the department. We are very proud of her! And of course we look forward to her further leadership in the department and future contributions to the success of the university.

John Chew, Professor of Fluid Mechanics and Chris Chuck, Professor of Bioprocess Engineering

Both John Chew and Chris Chuck from Chemical Engineering have been promoted on the basis of their research. Professor Tim Mays, who was Head of Department of Chemical Engineering at the time of the promotions, and Dr Marianne Ellis the current Head of Department say:

We are delighted to note the promotion of colleagues John Chew and Chris Chuck to Personal Chairs from 1 July 2019. John Chew is Professor of Fluid Dynamics with an international research reputation in surface science and engineering especially as a leader in industrially important applications such as membrane technology and food processing. John is currently Director of Teaching in the Department leading the implementation of the Curriculum Transformation undergraduate vanguard course.

Chris Chuck is Professor of Bioprocess Engineering having established a world-leading research group in industrial biotechnology, for example the development of advanced biofuels and sustainable bioproducts, including biofuel from coffee and a palm oil alternative from yeast. Chris is founding Director of the multi-disciplinary Centre for Integrated Bioprocessing Research.

Matthew Jones, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry

Matthew has been promoted on the basis of his contribution to research in his field.

Professor Andrew Burrows, Head of Department, Chemistry said:

Matthew's recent promotion from Reader to Professor was fully deserved and welcomed by everyone within the Department of Chemistry. Matthew excels at both research and teaching. His research into new sustainable catalysts for polymerisation and depolymerisation reactions is ground-breaking and the high quality of his teaching has been recognised by the University's Mary Tasker Award. Matthew is also our current Director of Teaching, and is navigating the Department through curriculum transformation.

Gunes Erdogan, Professor of Operational Research

Gunes was promoted on the basis of his research.

Professor Mike Lewis, Head of Division, School of Management said:

Gunes’ promotion is richly deserved. He is a world class Operations Research scholar with a global reputation and a commitment to impact via the open sharing of his various solvers. Moreover, as inaugural DoS for the highly successful MSc in Analytics he has already demonstrated a wide range of leadership capabilities. He will add significantly to the future development of the school and university.

Tim Rogers, Professor of Mathematics

Tim’s major contribution to research was recognised through this promotion.

Tim Rogers joined Bath as a Chancellor’s Prize Fellow in October 2012. He has made important contributions in the area of spontaneous speciation, epidemics on networks, and stochastic modelling in ecology. He is an outstanding communicator of his research, which is disseminated not only in the leading research journals of his field, but also for a general audience in popular science articles and blogs. Tim is passionate about equality and diversity issues having led our successful application for the Athena Swan Silver award.

Professor Paul Milewski, Head of Department, Mathematics said:

I am delighted with Tim’s promotion. He is, first of all, a superb researcher who is always willing to explore new problems and collaborate across the department and the University. He is also a highly valued department citizen as, even while on fellowship, he always got stuck in when leadership was needed. I look forward to his continued success!