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Alice P. Gast
President, Imperial College London

Professor Alice P. Gast is President of Imperial College London. Prior to her appointment at Imperial in September 2014, Professor Gast was the President of Lehigh University (2006 – 2014) and the Vice-President for Research and Associate Provost and Robert T. Haslam Chair in Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2001 – 2006). An expert in surface and interfacial phenomena and the behaviour of complex fluids, Professor Gast was a faculty member at Stanford University (1985 – 2001), being promoted to full professor in 1995. She was affiliated with the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory.

Professor Gast is a member of the Board of UK Research and Innovation; the Board of Trustees for the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology; the Academic Research Council for the Singapore Ministry of Education; the Global Science and Innovation Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of Malaysia; and the Board of Directors of Chevron Corporation.