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Stephen Richardson

Stephen Richardson spent most of his working life at Imperial College. He was an undergraduate In Chemical Engineering from 1969 to 1972 and a postgraduate there from 1972 to 1975. He went to Cambridge as a Research Assistant in the Engineering Department and then as an 1851 Research Fellow in the Chemical Engineering Department. He was appointed as a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at Imperial College in 1978 and then promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1987, Reader in 1992 and Professor of Chemical Engineering in 1994. He was Head of Department in Chemical Engineering from 2001 to 2008, Principal (aka Dean) of the Faculty of Engineering from 2008 to 2010, Deputy Rector from 2009 to 2013 and Associate Provost from 2013 to his retirement in 2015. In 1996 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and in 2015 was made a CBE for his work on chemical engineering education and safety. He is currently President of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

Stephen M Richardson
Lay Trustee