Newton Prize 2019 Winners
Read about the winning Newton Prize 2019 partnerships between the UK and China, Indonesia, and the Philippines below.
Chair and Committee
The prizes are awarded by the 2019 Newton Prize Committee which is chaired by Professor Alice Gast, President of Imperial College London.
The Newton Prize Committee reviews all of the shortlisted applications, along with feedback from the expert peer reviewers, and selects the winners using a consistent scoring system.
The 2019 Newton Prize eligible countries are: China, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Professor Alice P. Gast
Professor Gast’s academic interest is in surface and interfacial phenomena, in particular the behaviour of complex fluids. She has co-authored numerous scientific publications and a classic textbook on colloid and surface phenomena.
As well her role at Imperial, Professor Gast is a member of a number of UK and international advisory committees and boards including the Board of UK Research and Innovation; the Board of Trustees for the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST); the Academic Research Council for the Singapore Ministry of Education. She was made a United States Science Envoy to the Caucasus and Central Asia in 2010. In 2012, she was appointed to the board of directors of Chevron Corporation. Professor Gast is Chair of the World Economic Forum Global University Leaders’ Forum (GULF) and is also a member of the Advisory Board for the World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Professor Gast is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow of the Académie des Technologies, France, and was a board member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science from 2006 – 2010. In 2017 she became a Fellow of The City and Guilds of London Institute. She has been awarded honorary degrees by the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Pierre and Marie Curie, and the University of Western Ontario. In 2017 she received an honorary professorship from Tsinghua University.
Professor Li ZhengProfessor Li’s research interests include energy systems analysis and decarbonization, performance modeling, simulation and optimization of power plants and is leading several national- /... Read more
Professor Lisa RobertsProfessor Roberts leads on the development of the University’s research and innovation strategy, delivering a step change in the quality, volume and impact of world-leading research carried out at... Read more
Professor ‘Funmi OlonisakinProfessor ‘Funmi Olonisakin is Vice-President and Vice-Principal International and Professor of Security, Leadership & development at King’s College London. She has been founding Director of... Read more
Dr Kenneth Hartigan-GoDr. Kenneth Hartigan-Go is Head of the Zuellig School of Development Management. Dr. Hartigan-Go was formerly Undersecretary at the Philippine Department of Health, and his portfolio covered health... Read more
Dr Yanuar NugrohoYanuar is both an academic and policymaker. He is the Deputy Chief of Staff at the Executive Office of the President, Indonesia, and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester,... Read more
Professor Xiaolan FuXiaolan Fu (傅晓岚) is the Founding Director of the Technology and Management Centre for Development (TMCD), Professor of Technology and International Development and Fellow of Green Templeton... Read more
Professor Chris ElliottChris is currently Professor of Food Safety and founder of the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast. He served as Pro Vice Chancellor responsible for the Medical and... Read more
Professor Sir Tim BesleyProfessor Sir Tim Besley is School Professor of Economics of Political Science and W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics in the Department of Economics at LSE. He is a member of the... Read more
Newton Prize 2019 Booklet
Find out more about the full shortlist in the Newton Prize 2019 booklet