Prof. Ian Williams BSc PGCE PhD CChem MRSC MCIWM FHEA
Professor, Associate Dean of Enterprise
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Prof. Ian Williams is Professor within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton.
Ian Williams is the Head of the Centre for Environmental Sciences. He specialises in environmental pollution and resource management. Ian has published two books (link to http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0471489425,descCd-description.html) and over 110 peer-reviewed papers on waste and environmental issues, as well as over 100 commercial project reports.
Ian has received recent awards for his research and educational activities, including:
- Excellence in Teaching Award 2013: University of Southampton Students’ Union teaching award for best feedback provision.
- CIWM Waste Regulation Award for 2010, 2012/13 and 2013/14. This is presented annually for the best paper on a Waste Regulation topic during the previous calendar year.
- Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Baker Medal for 2010. This medal is awarded in recognition of services for the promotion of engineering practice, or investigation into problems with which Sir Benjamin Baker was specially identified.
- CIWM James Jackson Award for 2006. This is presented annually for the best formal written paper presented by any member of the CIWM during the previous calendar year.
Ian obtained his first degree in Chemistry from the University of Surrey in 1988 and a PhD in Public Attitudes to Air Pollution from Road Traffic from Middlesex University in 1995. He has been a lecturer at Middlesex University (1989-2000), the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan, 2000-2004) and the University of Southampton (UoS, 2005-present). He was the founder and Head of the Centre for Waste Management at the UCLan. He has appeared numerous times on broadcast media, including on BBC Radio 4’s Costing the Earth and Channel 4’s The World’s Weirdest Weather.
Ian is a fanatical fan of "the Scarlets" rugby team and coaches a tag-rugby team. Ian used to run half- and full marathons, but nowadays is an enthusiastic, if rather unfit, jogger!