Imperial College London





These Scholarships are for in any subject at either Masters or Doctoral level offered at Imperial College and will be for up to three years. If awarded an Imperial Marshall Scholarship candidates would be expected to study at Imperial.

Consistently rated in the top three universities in the UK and in the top 10 worldwide, Imperial College London is a world leading university whose reputation for excellence in teaching and research attracts students and staff of the highest international quality.

In the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012-13 the College was ranked:

3rd in Europe and 8th in the world overall

3th in Europe and 10th in the world for engineering and technology

3rd in Europe and 5th in the world for clinical, pre-clinical and health

3rd in Europe and 10th in the world for life sciences

4th in Europe and 17th in the world for physical sciences

In the latest US News and World Report World’s Best Universities Rankings 2012 the College was ranked: 4th in the UK and 6th in the world overall

 Innovative research at the College explores the interface between science, medicine, engineering and management to deliver practical solutions that enhance the quality of life and the environment, underpinned by a dynamic enterprise culture. Imperial’s staff are frequently consulted by government and departmental committees at both national and international levels.

Postgraduate studies

The range of academic disciplines offered at Imperial facilitates a high level of interdisciplinary interaction and innovation between its four faculties: Engineering, Natural Sciences, Medicine and the Business School. Imperial currently provides over 110 taught postgraduate courses in a wide range of subjects at the forefront of scientific, engineering, business and medical research. Programmes on offer include the MSc (a mixture of taught courses and research), MRes (a research-focused Master’s designed to prepare students for doctoral study), PhDs (three or four years in duration) and MBA from the Business School. Imperial’s Graduate School provides transferable skills courses to help students achieve their full potential while at the College and beyond. This programme includes an award-winning residential course for all new PhD students. The Graduate School also organises social activities, guest lectures and research symposia and is responsible for quality assurance.

Student life

Imperial College Union provides a wide variety of activities from events put on by its over 300 clubs and societies to quizzes, gigs and the Summer Ball. The College is located in the heart of one of the most exciting and cosmopolitan cities in the world, home to an incredibly diverse range of people, cultures and religions. The main campus is in South Kensington, a beautiful area of central London. Located near to South Kensington Underground Station with access to the Piccadilly Line, Circle Line and District Line, the campus is only 50 minutes away from Heathrow Airport. With the Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Science Museum and Hyde Park nearby, it is within easy reach of the best of London’s museums, parks, shops, and nightlife.

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Winners of Imperial Marshall Scholarships


Jessica Benson
US University: Ohio University

JessicaBenson 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.

Ian Bonzani
US University: Worcester Polytechnic Institute

IanBonzani 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.

Sondra Hellstrom
US University: Johns Hopkins University

SondraHellstrom 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 decisions.

Thomas Kempa
US University: Boston College

ThomasKempa 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.


Jeffrey Marlow
US University: Washington University in St. Louis

JeffreyMarlow A 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 football team.


Jeffrey Eaton
US University: University of Washington - Seattle

JeffreyEatonJeff 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.


Yun Yu
US University: Indiana University

YunYuYun 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.


Steven Robinette
US University: University of Florida

StevenRobinetteSteven 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.


Dylan Rebois
US University: University of Maryland - College Park

Dylan Rebois

A lifelong Maryland resident, Dylan Rebois will graduate in May with a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. He has worked to bring sustainable water and building infrastructure to rural communities in Burkina Faso and Ethiopia, as well as conduct research on renewable energy development in the Arabian Gulf. He has served as a research assistant for the Brookings Institution and the U.S. Department of Energy. A 2010 Truman and Udall Scholar, Dylan hopes to pursue studies in renewable energy and engineering for sustainable development between Imperial College London and the University of Cambridge.

Alessondra Speidel
US University: Duke University

Alessondra Speidel

Alessondra Speidel of Syracuse, NY will graduate with a BSE in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Chemistry from Duke University in 2011. As a Pratt Fellow, she has researched the optimization of drug delivery methods, focusing on how cells respond to their surface environments. She is a Baldwin Scholar, a Tau Beta Pi member, a tutor through Duke's Peer Tutoring Program, and a member of the Duke Varsity Swim Team. Expanding her academic interests, she will pursue regenerative cardiac tissue research at Imperial College London. Ultimately, Alessondra plans to pursue the clinical applications of regenerative medicine through an MD/PhD.


Alice Easton
US University: Princeton University

Alice Easton

Alice Easton, of Chicago, graduated summa cum laude from Princeton in 2009 with a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a certificate in Public and International Affairs. Her thesis examined the impact of HIV control interventions in southern India, and she moved to New Delhi after graduation to coordinate the Indian branch of the Global Antibiotic Resistance Partnership. She returned to Chicago in October 2011 to join the Boston Consulting Group as an associate. Alice has been a student and practitioner of classical Indian dance (Bharata Natyam) since childhood, and enjoys volunteering and travel. She plans to study infectious disease epidemiology at Imperial College London as a Marshall Scholar.


Ethan Butler
US University: University of Connecticut

Ethan Butler

Connecticut native Ethan Butler graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. An Udall Scholar, Portz Fellow and avid member of Engineers Without Borders, Ethan is passionate about working at the intersection of social and environmental justice. His University Scholar's thesis was on an emerging water treatment technology for emergency and refugee camp relief. At Imperial College London, Ethan will pursue an MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering. He hopes to develop novel appropriate technological solutions for water and energy issues in the developing world and empower local entrepreneurs to distribute these solutions.