London and South East Coast (UK)

Committee

If you are interested in one of the vacant roles posted below, or think you have another distinctive contribution to make, please get in touch. We try to fit roles to the volunteer, so each person feels comfortable with the level and type of commitment.

Pablo García-Triñanes

Pablo García-Triñanes

Chair

Pablo is an associate professor in chemical engineering at the University of Greenwich. He has been instrumental in bringing the discipline of chemical engineering to Medway Campus.

Despoina Rigou

Despoina Rigou

Secretary & Social Media Co-ordinator

Despoina holds a MSc in Process Systems Engineering from Imperial College London and a MEng from the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras.

Colin Tamsett, MIChemE

Colin Tamsett, MIChemE

Treasurer

Colin is a Principal Process Engineer for Johnson Matthey (JM) and is primarily involved with JM’s licensing activities (formerly known as Davy Process Technology).

Maria Papathanasiou

Maria Papathanasiou

Committee Member

Maria is an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College and PI of the Life Science and Process Systems Engineering lab.

Bowen Huang

Bowen Huang

Start Up/Industry Liaison Representative

Bowen is an innovation consultant at Innovia Technology and holds an MEng in chemical engineering from the University of Cambridge.

James Woolner

James Woolner

Start Up/Industry Liaison Representative

James is another Kiwi in London - but what separates him from other Kiwis is his almost decade of experience in the commercialisation of deeptech ideas from lab through to commercial scale.

Paulina Quintanilla

Paulina Quintanilla

Meetings Coordinator

Paulina holds BEng and MSc degrees in Chemical Engineering from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso, Chile.

Elisabetta Negri

Elisabetta Negri

Committee Member, Newsletter Editor

Elisabetta is a design manager in the environmental sector for global consultancy firms. She has extensive experience in managing contaminated land treatment plant ‘design and build’ operations.

Andrea Iliopoulou

Andrea Iliopoulou

Committee Member, Events Co-ordinator

Andrea works for Shell's Trading & Supply Commodity Financing team in London, UK, managing a global portfolio of loans and relationships with external counterparties across all commodities, while growing the Group’s energy transition strategy.

Social Media Representative

Social Media Representative

Volunteer required. The role involves expanding our use of social media to increase member engagement and build a wider recognition of our work.

Membership Co-ordinator

Membership Co-ordinator

Volunteer required. The role involves the administration of our distribution list of active volunteers, to ensure all list users are up-to-date, and the effective "onboarding" of new members - to make sure all initial contacts are properly managed, with the key aim of increasing the number of active volunteers.

Outreach Co-ordinator

Outreach Co-ordinator

Volunteer required. The main committee provides support to careers events held by schools in our catchment area. We also provide OnCampus presentations to first-year undergraduates, to introduce them to the work of professional engineering institutions. This role helps us co-ordinate such activity and assists in matching volunteers to school and university initiatives.