Date of release: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Three senior academics have been promoted to the position of Professor at the University of Greenwich.

The appointments are in keeping with the university's Strategic Plan's aim of improving academic standards.

The new professors are: Aleksander Stojanovic (Business School), Nic Clear (Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities), and Richard Hopkins (Faculty of Engineering & Science).

Aleksander is promoted to Professor of Finance. In addition to his extensive undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience, Professor Stojanovic has won praise as an executive education professional, most notably as a visiting lecturer in Finance at the Cass Business School's Executive MBA programme.

Professor Stojanovic started his career in commercial banking with Komercijalna Banka Belgrade, and has considerable project management and consulting experience through his involvement in international banking projects.

He has shown leadership over many years of a highly successful Accounting & Finance Department. He has also led the development of the university's Governance Risk and Accountability research group, and a large number of successful PhD supervisions.

New Professor of Architecture Nic Clear is an architect, writer and curator and Head of the Department of Architecture & Landscape at the university. He is also co-director of the AVATAR research Group.

In 2015 Nic was the Inaugural Professor for Research in Visionary Cities at the Institute of Fine Arts in Vienna. He has written extensively on science fiction and architecture and produced a number of speculative projects that propose architecture 'as' science fiction.

Nic has designed and curated a number of critically acclaimed exhibitions and his own work has been exhibited internationally.

Richard Hopkins is now Professor of Behavioural Entomology at the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), part of the Faculty of Engineering & Science. Richard mainly works on the habitat selection and egg laying site selection of mosquitoes. He also leads NRI's Pest Behaviour Research Group and has an interest in insect and plant relationships.

There are also four new Readers, all in the Faculty of Engineering & Science: Richard Colgan, Reader in Postharvest Physiology; Joshua Boateng, Reader of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Formulation Technologies; Fernando Naclerio, Reader of Strength Training and Sport Nutrition; and Simon Richardson, Reader of Drug Delivery and Membrane Trafficking.

Professor David Maguire, the university's Vice-Chancellor, says: "Congratulations to all our new professors and readers. All are all well deserving of their success, and they continue to play an important role in contributing to the world-class research, teaching and enterprise that we take such pride in at Greenwich.

"Each of these new professors and readers has shown themselves to be exceptional in their field of endeavour."

Story by Public Relations.