Imperial College London
IMPERIAL MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIPS
These Scholarships are for Doctoral Study in any subject offered at Imperial College and will be for three years. If awarded an Imperial Marshall Scholarship candidates would be expected to undertake research at Imperial only.
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Imperial College London embodies and delivers world class scholarship, education and research in science, engineering and medicine, with particular regard to their application in industry, commerce and healthcare.
Imperial College London was established in 1907 through the merger of the Royal College of Science, the City and Guilds College and the Royal School of Mines. Since this beginning, St Mary's Hospital Medical School and the National Heart and Lung Institute merged with the College in 1988 and 1995 respectively. The Charing Cross and Westminster and Royal Postgraduate Medical Schools merged with the College in 1997 and the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology in 2000. This completed the formation of the Imperial College School of Medicine, now the Faculty of Medicine. The most recent merger took place in 2000 with Wye College, giving Imperial College London its current academic complement.
Many great names are associated with Imperial. Among them are: Thomas H. Huxley, nineteenth century scientist; H.G. Wells, author; Sir Alexander Fleming and Sir Ernst Chain, discoverers of penicillin; W.E. Dalby, railway engineer; W.H. Perkin, inventor of the first aniline dye; Patrick Blackett, physicist; Denis Gabor, inventor of holography and Lord Penney, mathematician and atomic scientist.
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Winners of Imperial Marshall Scholarships
US University: Ohio University
A life-long resident of McKeesport, PA, Jessica graduated as the valedictorian of Serra
Catholic High School in 1999. In June of 2004, she will leave Ohio University with a
double major in Physics and Mechanical Engineering. With an ever present interest in the
intersection of physics and biology, Jessica is currently completing her senior thesis work:
the investigation of the electrical and mechanical properties of single molecules of chlorophyll.
This research is supported by the 2003 Goldwater Scholarship and Ohio University's Provost
Undergraduate Research Fund. Jessica plans to pursue a PhD at Imperial College of Science and
Technology while conducting research in Organic Photovoltaics. Along with her interest in science,
Jessica has also been active as a math and chemistry Supplemental Instruction Leader, a participant
on OU's Speech and Debate Team, a cabinet member of Kappa Phi Service Organization, a member of the
University Singers Choir, and a Russ College of Engineering Ambassador. In her spare time, she
enjoys playing the violin, singing, and playing ultimate frisbee.
US University: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
I am from West Haven, Connecticut, and currently completing a BS in Biomedical
Engineering with a concentration in Tissue Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Last summer, I conducted T-cell research at Johns Hopkins University and this year I am
working at WPI on a research project to enhance bone cell growth on collagen scaffolds.
I have been a four-year starter on the WPI Basketball team, a two-year team captain, and
led the league in scoring twice. I am active in many community service ventures including
Hoop Dreams, a basketball and academic mentoring program, and organizations such as Tau Beta
Pi, the Biomedical Engineering Society, Zeta Psi Fraternity, and Student Athletic Advisory Committee.
In my spare time I like to travel, watch movies, listen to music, and unwind with friends. I will
attend Imperial College of London to pursue graduate study in Tissue Engineering.
US University: Johns Hopkins University
Sondra Hellstrom, from Ellicott City, Maryland, will graduate in 2004 from Johns Hopkins University
with a double degree in Electrical Engineering and Physics, a minor in math and an arts certificate.
A 2002 Goldwater Scholar, Sondra's research interests focus on the development of novel molecular and
quantum electronic devices. Sondra is additionally an accomplished contralto, having appeared with a
variety of ensembles and as a solo performer in opera programs in the United States and in Italy.
Sondra anticipates pursuit of an MRes in Nanomaterials at Imperial College; upon return to the
United States, she looks forward to receiving a Ph.D. in applied physics and to establishing a
rewarding research career, while remaining active in music and in the making of science policy
US University: Boston College
Thomas Kempa was born in Berlin, Germany and later emigrated to the United States at the ripe "old" age
of 4. A dual Polish and American citizen, he travels often between Europe and his hometown of
Billerica, MA. At Boston College, he studies both chemistry and film, fusing his passion for these
"bizarre soul mates" through his research in ultrafast laser spectroscopy, and his direction of short
and feature length films. At Imperial College London, he plans to study the fundamental physics and
chemistry of nanoscale systems that may be the technological precursors of novel, high efficiency
solar cells. When not burning holes in the walls of his laser lab, Tom enjoys dreaming up shots for
his next 8mm short, perfecting his top spin in tennis, and arguing the night away with friends.2007
US University: Washington University in St. Louis
proud native of beautiful Denver, Colorado, Jeff is a Biochemistry and
Earth and Planetary Science major at Washington University in St.
Louis. He has contributed to the Mars Exploration Rover mission and is
involved in the search for a landing site for NASA's Phoenix Lander.
Jeff is interested in the possibility of life beyond Earth and has
conducted research on extreme life forms at hydrothermal vents around
the world. Continuing the search for extraterrestrial life, Jeff plans
to complete an MPhil in Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial
College London while cheering avidly for the geographically appropriate
US University: University of Washington - Seattle
Eaton, of Seattle, Washington, will graduate from the University of
Washington in June 2008 with a Master's Degree in Statistics,
Bachelor's Degrees in Mathematics and Sociology, and a Minor in Music.
Eaton intends to pursue a PhD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology at
Imperial College in London. His research interests are in mathematical
modeling of HIV and other disease epidemics and collection and
utilization of demographic data. As an undergraduate, Eaton's research
created a mathematical model of potential male circumcision HIV
intervention scenarios. He also spent a year working at the Agincourt
Health and Population Unit, a rural demographic surveillance site in
the northeastern region of South Africa.
US University: Indiana University
William Yu, of Huntingburg, Indiana, matriculated at age fifteen to
Indiana University, studies chemistry, mathematics, and Germanic
studies, and will be the first IU undergraduate to write an honors
thesis in mathematics. A Wells Scholar, William coordinated the
undergraduate literary magazine "Labyrinth" and annual "Writers on
Writing" panel discussion. On the Board of Aeons, he researched student
issues for the IU President. A Goldwater Scholar, he applied proteomics
techniques to lipids thought to be endogenous nociceptive
neurotransmitters. He will study biomedical physical chemistry at
Imperial College London and computational biology at Cambridge. William
is also an avid swing dancer.
US University: University of Florida
Steven Robinette is a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology senior at the
University of Florida. Son of an Air Force flight surgeon, Steven grew
up across the United States and abroad before graduating from high
school in Niceville, FL. Steven spent his junior year as a Goldwater
scholar at Imperial College developing computational methods in
metabolomics and will return to Imperial to apply his previous work to
identify small molecular markers of stem cells. An avid climber, Steven
looks forward to exploring the granite of Cornwall and the gritstone of
the Peak District in the UK.