Professor Howard Chase ScD, FREng

Head of School of Technology, University of Cambridge

Howard Chase

Currently Head of the School of Technology, Howard Chase has been Professor of Biochemical Engineering at the Department of Chemical Engineering since 2000. He was the Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering from 1998-2006.

Originally a Cambridge undergraduate (Natural Sciences Tripos), a research student (Biochemistry) and a Bye-Fellow at Magdalene College, he became a Research Fellow of St. John's College Cambridge. Elected to a College Fellowship at his old college Magdalene on his appointment to the staff of the Department of Chemical Engineering in 1984, he has held the positions of Tutor for Graduate Students 1987-94, Tutor 1994-96 and Senior Tutor 1993-96.

Howard is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers. He is also a chartered engineer, a chartered scientist and a chartered chemist.

John Naughton

Journalist, Writer and Vice President, Wolfson College, Cambridge

John Naughton

By background a systems engineer with a strong interest in the social impacts of networking technology, John has been a newspaper columnist since 1982 and is currently the Observer's technology columnist. He has written extensively on technology and its role in society, is the author of a widely-read history of the Internet - A Brief History of the Future (Phoenix, 2000) - and is currently working on changes in our media ecosystem brought about by technological change. His new book, From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: What You Really Need to Know About The Internet, will be published in January 2012.

John is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Academic Advisor to the Arcadia Project at Cambridge University Library, an investigation of the role of the academic library in a digital age.


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