Ahluwalia did not tell UCL he had been dismissed from Cambridge
About two weeks ago, we reported that Jatinder Ahluwalia — a scientist at the University of East London (UEL) who had been found guilty of scientific misconduct at University College London (UCL) — had been dismissed from the University of Cambridge’s graduate studies program for data fabrication. A dean at UEL told us later that week that the university was looking into the situation, and the lack of progress and communication from senior officials apparently has the faculty in an uproar.
We learned today from a UCL spokesperson, in response to questions from Retraction Watch, that Ahluwalia did not inform UCL in his application that he had been dismissed from Cambridge.
Ahluwalia earned his PhD at Imperial College London. We have a message into that university asking the same question, and will update with whatever we hear back.