ICAM is a partnership between BP and four universities, each with specialisms in complementing areas. We work collaboratively to run ICAM on a day-to-day basis and carry out research activity.

The Programme Management Board, made up of representatives from each partner institution, is the primary caretaker of ICAM’s vision and mission implementation.  It reviews and recommends the yearly research programme and develops operating policies and practices. The Programme Management Board has twelve voting members. The casting vote is made by the Chair in the event of a deadlock.

The research programme requires the approval of the ICAM Governance Board. 

Key figures at ICAM


Ahmed Hashmi

Head of Upstream Technology, BP

Allan Matthews

ICAM Director, The University of Manchester

Andrew Leonard

Materials and Welding Team Leader, BP


Andrew Livingston

Professor of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London

Angela Strank

Head of Technology, Downstream and Chief Scientist, BP

Angelo Amorelli

Vice President Group Research, BP

Anja Sinke

Segment Lead – Downstream, BP

Chris Hallett

Technology Commercialisation Director, BP


Colm Durkan

Reader in Nanoscale Engineering, University of Cambridge


David Eyton

Head of Group Technology, BP

John Baker

Materials Research Scientist, BP

Les Bolton

Segment Lead – Group Technology, BP

Martin Schröder

Vice-President and Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, The University of Manchester

Mike Hodges

Segment Lead – Upstream, BP


Nancy Sottos

Researcher and Segment Lead, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Neil Alford

Associate Provost, Imperial College London

Norman Fleck

ICAM Principle Investigator, University of Cambridge


Paul O’Brien

ICAM Principle Investigator, The University of Manchester

Robert Averback

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Sheetal Handa

ICAM Associate Director, BP

Simon Webster

Chief Engineer Corrosion, Inspection and Chemistry, BP

Vernon Gibson

ICAM Executive Director