CONNECTIONS Committee 2011-2012




Alberto García-Mogollón - Chair

PhD in Innovation Policy, University of Cambridge
MPhil in Technology Policy, University of Cambridge
BEng in Electronics and Communications, Tecnológico de Monterrey

Alberto is passionate about the interplay of government, industry and academia as catalysers of innovation and technological change for the benefit of society. His research at Judge Business School focuses on the evolution of smart energy technologies.

Alberto is also a Junior Associate Fellow at the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP).

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Tim Guilliams - Deputy Chair and Co-founder

PhD in Molecular Neuroscience, Chemistry Department, University of Cambridge
BEng & MEng in Bio-Engineering, University of Brussels

Tim is currently a third year PhD student in the Dobson Group of the Chemistry Department of the University of Cambridge. His research relates to the Parkinson's disease. More broadly, he is interested in Biotechnology and the impact of science on policy and innovation. Besides being Chair and Co-founder of the CONNECTIONS lecture series, Tim is also Founder and President of the Events Committee in the Darwin College Student Association.

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Priyanka Narayan - Networking Officer

PhD in Chemistry, University of Cambridge
BS in Chemistry, Stanford University

Priyanka is currently a third year PhD student in the Department of Chemistry at Cambridge and is studying the molecular mechanisms behind Alzheimer’s disease. She is also interested in issues of global health and hunger and how the interactions between academia, government and industry can help to ameliorate these large-scale global problems.  She is looking forward to an exciting year of CONNECTIONS lectures!


Martina Kuvalja - Marketing Officer

PhD in Psychology and Education, University of Cambridge

Martina is a second year PhD student in the Psychology and Education Academic Group at the Faculty of Education. Her research interests include independent thinking and learning in children and the early development of self-regulation and metacognitive skills. She is also very passionate about understanding the relationship between education(al) research and associated policy making strategies.

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Claire Weiller - Treasurer

PhD in Engineering/Management of Technology, University of Cambridge
MPhil in Technology Policy, University of Cambridge
MSc in Energy Science and Technology, ETH Zurich
BSc in Environmetrics, McGill University

Claire is currently a first year PhD student at the Institute for Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on energy policy and innovation business models in the energy sector.  

She believes that CONNECTIONS creates an invaluable opportunity for discussion between scientists, business leaders and policy makers and is excited to be working on the team!

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