Professor Sam Kingman announced as the new Pro-Vice Chancellor for Engineering

As PVC, Professor Kingman will have strategic responsibility for the Faculty, leading 800 staff across six departments with more than 4,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Professor Kingman who is currently Associate PVC, Deputy Head of the Faculty and Professor of Process Engineering, joined the University of Nottingham in 2000 as a Lecturer in the School of Chemical, Environmental and Mining Engineering.

He was awarded a personal chair at Nottingham in 2006, which at the time made him one of the youngest Professors in the UK.

Since then he has held the role of Director of Research within the School of Chemical, Environmental and Mining Engineering, and taken on the roles of Head of Research Division for the Faculty, Head of Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Associate Dean for Research for the Faculty of Engineering.

He is has also established Nottingham as one of the world leaders in the field of industrial microwave processing. He has published over 170 journal papers and he holds a significant number of patents in the field of industrial microwave processing.

President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham Professor Shearer West said: “I’m delighted to announce that Professor Sam Kingman has been appointed to the role of Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Engineering. For the last 18 years Professor Kingman has applied his extensive academic expertise to help enhance the reputation of Engineering in Nottingham. More recently he has provided leadership support in his APVC role and I have no doubt he will continue this, building on the successes of fellow staff and students, and navigating the challenges ahead.”

The Faculty of Engineering ranks in the top ten engineering faculties in the UK (QS World University Rankings), and the most recent Research Excellence Framework rated more than 98% of its research as of international quality and 89% as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent.’

Looking ahead to taking up his new role, Professor Kingman said: “It is a great honour to be appointed to the role of Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Engineering at Nottingham and I look forward to leading our great Faculty forwards. The students and staff of the Faculty have produced some incredible work and it will be a privilege to collaborate with such talented people to further enhance Nottingham’s reputation for the highest quality teaching and learning and research and knowledge exchange.”