Dr Ed Warminski's Retirement

Head of Undergraduate Laboratories and University Teacher, Dr Ed Warminski has retired from the department.

Ed WarminskiEd came to The University of Sheffield to complete MPhil and Ph.D. degrees in 1990 and 1992. Directly following the award of his Ph.D., he was appointed as one of the first Teaching Assistants in the department. He eventually went on to become Head of Undergraduate Laboratories and Disabilities Officer for the department. Ed’s continued dedication to teaching was recognised in 2014 when he was the recipient of the Senate Teaching Award.

Students will remember him for his Level 1 and level 2 physical laboratory teaching. However, this is only part of the work he performed for the department, he was also responsible for organising and training the postgraduate demonstrators.

Ed has always been an influential and important part of the teaching team at Sheffield. Senior University Teacher Dr Jenny Burnham said about Ed: “To me, Ed has been boss, mentor, guide, sage, wise counsel, inspiration, and friend. He was in early, and frequently worked late but was always ready with advice and an amusing anecdote to help me grapple with my days. He will be sorely missed.

Furthermore, the laboratory committee have expressed their thanks for Ed’s dedication:
"Special thanks are due to Dr E E Warminski. He has worked tirelessly to deliver, develop and improve laboratory teaching in the Department during a career that has spanned twenty-five years. He has always maintained the highest standards in all aspects of his work, challenging students and colleagues alike. The Committee expressed its heartfelt gratitude to Dr Warminski and wished him every happiness in his retirement. He would be greatly missed."

Everyone in the Department of Chemistry would like to thank Ed for everything he has done over his 25-year career in Sheffield and wish him all the best in the future.