Navigating a Research Career From Chemistry to Engineering Management

Charting a career in research that started in the physical sciences & now focused in the field of engineering management - Simon Philbin Register Now

About this event

Date: 09 November 2022 - 09 November 2022
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Price: Free
Email: events@lsbu.ac.uk

LSBU are proud to present this inaugural lecture by Professor Simon P. Philbin as part of our inaugural lectures programme for 2022-23.

Professor Simon P. Philbin is the Director of the Nathu Puri Institute for Engineering and Enterprise, and Professor of Engineering Management in the School of Engineering at LSBU. You can read more about his lecture, accomplishments & impressive career below. We hope you'll join us in hearing him discuss his research career, from chemistry to engineering management.

Inaugural lectures are an occasion of significance in our professors’ careers at the University. They provide an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our recently appointed professors who are undertaking research, innovation, engagement and teaching activities in their field of expertise.

Our lectures are open to all LSBU Group staff & students as well as to members of the public and are free of charge. They are taking place in person and will be recorded. They are not being live streamed at present.

You can check out the full programme of our inaugural lectures here.

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Navigating a Research Career From Chemistry to Engineering Management

Charting a career in research that started in the physical sciences and is now focused on the field of engineering management.

By Simon P. Philbin, Director of the Nathu Puri Institute for Engineering and Enterprise, and Professor of Engineering Management in the School of Engineering at London South Bank University

Description: "In this lecture, I will discuss my research career that started in chemistry and led to my research in the field of engineering management. I originally trained as a research chemist and carried out research in organic chemistry in areas such as the synthesis of nitrogen heterocyclic compounds. Several years later I changed my disciplinary focus from the physical sciences to engineering management and I have undertaken research in several related areas. This includes project management, innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainable engineering as well as renewable energy technologies. I will discuss my journey in research through describing some of the twists and turns so far as well as my thoughts on where the journey may lead in the future."

Biography: Simon P. Philbin is the Director of the Nathu Puri Institute for Engineering and Enterprise, and Professor of Engineering Management in the School of Engineering at London South Bank University. He joined LSBU in 2018 and previously worked at Imperial College London for 15 years. While at Imperial he held various senior management positions, such as Director of Programme Management, Associate Director of Enterprise Projects and Programme Director of the Institute of Shock Physics. Prior to joining Imperial in 2003, he was at the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency of the Ministry of Defence and QinetiQ, and originally worked in the field of energetic materials. He holds a BSc (University of Birmingham) and PhD (Brunel University) both in chemistry as well as an MBA (Open University Business School).

Previous research positions include Visiting Fellow at Imperial College Business School and Visiting Fellow in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics at Birkbeck University of London. He served as a Board Member of the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) from 2014 to 2021 and was the 2019/20 President of ASEM. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Management, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and Distinguished Faculty of the Society of Research Administrators International. He currently serves as Visiting Professor at the Institute of Advanced Research Gandhinagar in India and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Engineering Management Journal.

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Programme

5.45pm – Arrival & registration

6pm – Welcome & introduction

6.05pm – Inaugural lecture: Navigating a Research Career From Chemistry to Engineering Management- Professor Simon P. Philbin, Director of the Nathu Puri Institute for Engineering and Enterprise, and Professor of Engineering Management in the School of Engineering at LSBU.

7pm – Closing remarks

7.15pm – Networking & refreshments

8pm - Close

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