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Environmental Emeritus, SRI, Visitors

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 Howard Wheater

Professor Howard Wheater

Senior Research Investigator, Distinguished Research Fellow, Emeritus Professor of Hydrology
Professor Howard Wheater is Canada Excellence Research Chair in Water Security and Director, Global Institute for Water Security, University of Saskatchewan. A leading expert in hydrological science, he has extensive international experience of flood, water resource and surface and groundwater quality management. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and AGU and won the Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water.
Emeritus and Senior Research Investigators
Emeritus and Senior Research Investigators

Visiting and honorary staff

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David Balmforth
Visiting Professor: Technical Director with international consultants MWH, specialising in flood risk management, water pollution control and climate change adaptation. Industrial Advisory Panel member of Environmental Engineering MSc course.
Michael Beck
Visiting Professor
John Donaldson
Visiting Professor
 
Paul Hardisty
Visiting Professor: Global Director of Sustainability and EcoNomics for WorleyParsons, Member of the Grantham Inst. for Climate change
Paul Leinster Visiting Professor
Neil McIntyre Visiting Professor
Denis Peach Visiting Professor
Jean Venables Visiting Professor
David Wilson Senior Research Investigator, Visiting Professor: Independent consultant in waste and resources management, specialising in high-level policy and strategy work. Industrial Advisory Panel member of Environmental Engineering MSc course.
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Fluid mechanics Emeritus, Senior Research Investigators, Visitors and Honorary staff

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 Rod Sobey

Professor Rod Sobey

Senior Research Investigator, Emeritus Professor of Fluid Mechanics
Professor Sobey has continued his research and writing since his formal retirement in October 2009, focusing on short and long wave kinematics and evolution. This research has been recognised in two awards from the Institution of Civil Engineers, UK - the 2010 Telford Premium award for his paper 'Analytical Solutions for Steep Standing Waves', and the 2013 David Hislop Prize for his paper 'Steep Progressive Waves in Deep and Shallow Water'.
Emeritus and Senior Research Investigators
Emeritus and Senior Research Investigators

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Peter Tromans
Visiting Professor 
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Geotechnics Emeritus, Senior Research Investigators, Visitors and Honorary staff

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 Professor Julian Bommer

Professor Julian Bommer

Senior Research Investigator
Professor Julian Bommer specialises in seismic hazard assessment, for both natural and induced earthquakes, and the definition of inputs to earthquake-resistant design and seismic risk assessments. He works extensively on major engineering projects including nuclear power plants, both for operators and regulatory bodies.
 John Burland

Professor John Burland

Senior Research Investigator, Emeritus Professor of Soil Mechanics
Professor John Burland specialises in problems relating to the interaction between the ground and masonry buildings and has been responsible for the design of many large ground engineering projects. He has served as expert witness for Parliamentary Select Committees and advised on geotechnical aspects of projects, including the Big Ben Clock Tower, the Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City and the high profile Leaning Tower of Pisa.
 Dick Chandler

Professor Dick Chandler

Emeritus Professor of Geotechnical Engineering
Professor Chandler has a wide interest in geotechnical problems, but especially slope stability, landslides, tailings dams, piled foundations, and foundations in shrinking and swelling clays. He has been involved with numerous investigations in dam collapse projects and landslide problems both in the UK and overseas. 
 Mike de Freitas

Dr Mike de Freitas

Distinguished Research Fellow and Emeritus Reader in Engineering Geology
Dr Michael de Freitas' areas of expertise includes the application of geology at far- and near-field scales to engineering design and construction in soil and rock, at and below ground level, and including the prediction and control of ground water. He advises on industrial and contractual problems both in the UK and overseas for the private and public sectors. He is a member of the Geological Society and other Geological related Societies and served on the research grants committee of NERC. 
 Sarma Sarada

Dr Sarada Sarma

Emeritus Reader in Engineering Seismology
Dr Sarma has focused his research efforts in the fields of geotechnical earthquake engineering and engineering seismology. In 1973 he introduced the first Sarma Method followed by the second more popular Sarma Method in 1979 for analysing stability of slopes both for use in seismic as well as in static conditions. He has served as a consultant on a number of projects for industry and he was invited by the Government of India to advise on the seismological and geotechnical aspects of earthquakes following the disastrous Bhuj Earthquake of India in January 2001.
Emeritus and Senior Research Investigators
Emeritus and Senior Research Investigators

Visiting and honorary staff

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George Dounias
Visiting Professor: Director at EDAFOS SA, specialising in analysis, design and construction supervision of embankment dams, tunnels, deep foundations, landslide stabilisation and road earthworks.
Kelvin Higgins
Visiting Professor: Formally Managing Partner at GCG. He has extensive experience of the design of deep excavations, foundations, retaining structures and tunnels.
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Visiting and honorary staff

Structures Emeritus, Senior Research Investigators, Visitors and Honorary staff

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 Patrick Dowling

Professor Patrick Dowling

Emeritus Professor of Steel Structures
Although he left Imperial in 1994 to take the post of Vice Chancellor at the University of Surrey, Professor Dowling has always retained an association with his alma mater, where he continues to hold the post of Visiting Professor. He was elected to the Fellowship of Imperial College in 1997, was awarded a CBE in 2001 for services to Industry and Higher Education, and has served until recently as the Chairman of the British Science Association.
 George England

Professor George England

Emeritus Professor of Mechanics and Structures
Professor George England’s career has been in the field of the mechanics and analysis of structural systems and components. He has applied this to the lifetime performance of structures and performance of structures in fire and has specialised in time-dependent behaviour of concrete structures. He has often acted as an expert advisor on the long term behaviour of prestressed concrete bridges. 
 Roger Hobbs

Professor Roger Hobbs

Senior Research Investigator, Distinguished Research Fellow and Emeritus Professor of Structural Engineering
Professor Hobbs has been associated with Imperial for over 50 years, completing his BSc and PhD here in the 1960s, and later serving as Head of Department in the mid 1990s.  Throughout his career, he has maintained close links with Industry, and is still active in Tension Technology International, Ltd, providing design services in moorings for offshore structures,  a place where interesting research topics frequently emerge. He was involved with the EU committee responsible for the development of the steel Eurocode, EC3, and with the latest edition of the OCIMF Mooring Guidelines. 
 David Lloyd-Smith

Professor David Lloyd-Smith

Emeritus Professor of Structural Mechanics
David Lloyd Smith retired in 2009, but remains active as a teacher, researcher and scholar in the field of structural mechanics.  In recognition of his contribution to the academic life of the College, he was elected to the Fellowship of Imperial College in May 2012.
 David Nethercot

Professor David Nethercot

Senior Research Investigator, Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering, Professor David A Nethercot OBE, is former Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College and former Deputy Principal (Teaching) of the Engineering Faculty. He has more than thirty years experience of research, specialised advisory work and committee activity in the area of steel, aluminium and composite construction. 
Tom Wyatt

Dr Tom Wyatt

Emeritus Reader in Structural Design
Contributes to the teaching of structural steel design and the supervision of design projects. He has considerable experience in the design and assessment of structures, particularly tall buildings and bridges. He has specialised in dynamic effects on structures including wind, wave, earthquake, pedestrian and vehicular loadings. Recent projects include the second Severn Crossing, Stonecutters Bridge, Replacement Forth Bridges, Messina straights, Beijing and London Olympic stadia.
Emeritus and Senior Research Investigators
Emeritus and Senior Research Investigators

Visiting and honorary staff

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Atula Abeysekera Honorary Senior Lecturer: Atula is a specialist in enterprise risk management and is a senior risk officer in the City of London with over 25 years experience in working for global financial organisations. He is Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Civil Engineer. Atula holds a Masters degree in Engineering Hydrology at the Department of Civil Engineering at Imperial College. Atula teaches business risk management to 2nd year and 3rd year MEng students. 
Ellis Gartner Visiting Professor:  Was recently the Scientific Director for Chemistry at Lafarge’s Central Research (LCR) Laboratory near Lyon, France. He has now retired from Lafarge. He has a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Cambridge (1975). After 3 years at the UK's Building Research Establishment (BRE), he worked at the PCA's R&D labs in Skokie, IL, from 1977 to 1985, and at W. R. Grace's Washington Research Center in Columbia, MD, from 1985-1996, after which he moved to LCR. During a career spent almost entirely in industrial research he has published over 60 papers and 50 patents. He is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society and of the Institute of Materials, Mining and Metallurgy (UK), and an Associate Editor of the Cement and Concrete Research Journal.
Haig Gulvanessian
Visiting Professor
 
Gaby Khoury
Senior Research Investigator, Visiting Professor: Gaby Khoury has been a Visiting Professor since leaving Imperial College in 2009. During his time at the College, he worked in a wide range of specialisations, including the impact of fire on structures, fire safety and the London Greenways Project. He has also worked on the design and construction of airships.
Alan Powderham
Visiting Professor
Michael Rotter Visiting Professor
Faith Wainwright Visiting Professor
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Transport Emeritus, SRI, Visitors

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 George England

Professor Andrew Evans

Senior Research Investigator, Emeritus Professor of Transport Risk Management
Professor Andrew Evans is Lloyds Register Professor of Transport Risk Management in the Centre for Transport Studies. His research interests include railway and road safety, risk estimation, risk appraisal, the economics of safety, and safety regulation. He served as an expert witness at the Cullen and Uff rail accident inquiries, is Chairman of PACTS and a member of various transport safety committees as well as being specialist adviser to the House of Lords 96-97. 
 Neil Hoose

Neil Hoose

Senior Research Fellow
In 1999 Neil formed the Bittern Partnership, which subsequently became Bittern Consulting Limited in 2003, an independent consultancy specialising in intelligent transport systems, with particular experience in traffic monitoring technologies and traffic data systems. 
 Stephen Glaister

Professor Stephen Glaister

Emeritus Professor of Transport Infrastructure, CBE, PhD, FICE, FTRF, FCGI
Transport Policy, Infrastructure appraisal, Utility regulation and privatisation. Transport planning in London, Private finance initiative, Public private partnerships.
 Tony Ridley

Professor Tony Ridley

Emeritus Professor of Transport Engineering 
Since his retirement in 1999, after a distinguished career in Industry and Academe, Tony Ridley has maintained a high profile in professional and technical affairs, acting as an advisor on transport-related engineering problems as well as Government-backed school building programmes. As a past President, he has until recently represented the Institution of Civil Engineers on the World Council of Civil Engineers. 
Emeritus and Senior Research Investigators
Emeritus and Senior Research Investigators

Visiting and honorary staff

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Mike Bell
Visiting Professor: Senior Research Investigator of Transport Operations.  Director of Transport Operations Research Group at University of Newcastle in 1996 and promoted to Personal Chair in the same year.  Joined Imperial College in 2002 where his research and teaching interests have spanned travel demand forecasting, network modelling, traffic engineering and control, transport telematics, and logistics.
David Bayliss
Visiting Professor
 
Robert Cochrane
Visiting Profesor: Has over 40 years international experience in financial appraisal, planning, construction and operation of transport facilities. Following a career which has included periods as Director of two leading consultancy practices, he has operated for the last 8 years as an Independent Consultant. Experience in container ports includes design, construction and operation of the world's largest private terminals and the development of strategic plans for Hong Kong as a logistics hub for the Pearl River and Asia.
Sheila Farrell
Visiting Professor
 
Rajesh Krishnan
Honorary Research Fellow: Dr Rajesh Krishnan is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Transport Studies. His research areas include Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), traffic sensors, real-time and offline analysis and use of transport data, traffic control and management and public transport.  He has been involved with a number of cutting edge ITS projects, working closely with academia and local government agencies in the UK. 
 
Martin Lee-Gosselin
Visiting Profesor:  Specialises in survey, group process, analysis and evaluation methods to investigate activity/travel behaviour, both as it exists now, and in response to future changes in policy, or the availability of alternative energy, vehicle and telecommunications technologies.
 
Marcus Wigan
Visiting Professor: His research interests include (i) integrated transport policy including powered and unpowered two and three wheelers, as well as mobility options ranging from electric bicycles to hybrid and conventional 'cars', freight and logistical systems and modelling analyses of all these areas; pavement management systems and ITS; GIS applications to human geography; Location Based Services and their ITS and privacy and surveillance aspects; Governance of transport and information systems; transport data and its effective utilisation; and contestable evidence based policy as a transformative tool in the transitions to sustainability.
Visiting and Honorary staff

Visiting and Honorary staff

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David Balmforth

Visiting Professor: Technical Director with international consultants MWH, specialising in flood risk management, water pollution control and climate change adaptation. Industrial Advisory Panel member of Environmental Engineering MSc course.
 

Mike Bell

Visiting Professor: Senior Research Investigator of Transport Operations.  Director of Transport Operations Research Group at University of Newcastle in 1996 and promoted to Personal Chair in the same year.  Joined Imperial College in 2002 where his research and teaching interests have spanned travel demand forecasting, network modelling, traffic engineering and control, transport telematics, and logistics.
 

Robert Cochrane

Visiting Profesor: Has over 40 years international experience in financial appraisal, planning, construction and operation of transport facilities. Following a career which has included periods as Director of two leading consultancy practices, he has operated for the last 8 years as an Independent Consultant. Experience in container ports includes design, construction and operation of the world's largest private terminals and the development of strategic plans for Hong Kong as a logistics hub for the Pearl River and Asia.
 

George Dounias

Visiting Professor: Director at EDAFOS SA, specialising in analysis, design and construction supervision of embankment dams, tunnels, deep foundations, landslide stabilisation and road earthworks.

Ellis Gartner

Visiting Professor:  Was recently the Scientific Director for Chemistry at Lafarge’s Central Research (LCR) Laboratory near Lyon, France. He has now retired from Lafarge. He has a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Cambridge (1975). After 3 years at the UK's Building Research Establishment (BRE), he worked at the PCA's R&D labs in Skokie, IL, from 1977 to 1985, and at W. R. Grace's Washington Research Center in Columbia, MD, from 1985-1996, after which he moved to LCR. During a career spent almost entirely in industrial research he has published over 60 papers and 50 patents. He is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society and of the Institute of Materials, Mining and Metallurgy (UK), and an Associate Editor of the Cement and Concrete Research Journal.
 

Paul Hardisty

Visiting Professor: Global Director of Sustainability and EcoNomics for WorleyParsons, Member of the Grantham Inst. for Climate change
 

Neil Hoose

Visiting Professor: In 1999 Neil formed the Bittern Partnership, which subsequently became Bittern Consulting Limited in 2003, an independent consultancy specialising in intelligent transport systems, with particular experience in traffic monitoring technologies and traffic data systems. 
 

Satoru Inoue

Visiting Academic: From Electronic Navigation Research Institute (ENRI) in Japan, is a Visiting Academic at the Centre for Transport Studies (CTS). Dr Inoue's research interests include future 4D trajectory management based Air Traffic Management (ATM) concepts, human factors and system design, distributed cognitive analysis and knowledge management.
 

Gaby Khoury

Senior Research Investigator, Visiting Professor: Gaby Khoury has been a Visiting Professor since leaving Imperial College in 2009. During his time at the College, he worked in a wide range of specialisations, including the impact of fire on structures, fire safety and the London Greenways Project. He has also worked on the design and construction of airships.
 

Rajesh Krishnan

Honorary Research Fellow: Dr Rajesh Krishnan is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Transport Studies. His research areas include Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), traffic sensors, real-time and offline analysis and use of transport data, traffic control and management and public transport.  He has been involved with a number of cutting edge ITS projects, working closely with academia and local government agencies in the UK. 
 

Martin Lee-Gosselin

Visiting Profesor:  Specialises in survey, group process, analysis and evaluation methods to investigate activity/travel behaviour, both as it exists now, and in response to future changes in policy,or the availability of alternative energy, vehicle and telecommunications technologies.
 

Marcus Wigan

Visiting Professor: His research interests include (i) integrated transport policy including powered and unpowered two and three wheelers, as well as mobility options ranging from electric bicycles to hybrid and conventional 'cars', freight and logistical systems and modelling analyses of all these areas; pavement management systems and ITS; GIS applications to human geography; Location Based Services and their ITS and privacy and surveillance aspects; Governance of transport and information systems; transport data and its effective utilisation; and contestable evidence based policy as a transformative tool in the transitions to sustainability.
 

David Wilson

Senior Research Investigator, Visiting Professor: Independent consultant in waste and resources management, specialising in high-level policy and strategy work. Industrial Advisory Panel member of Environmental Engineering MSc course.
 

Tom Wyatt

Visiting Professor: Contributes to the teaching of structural steel design and the supervision of design projects. He has considerable experience in the design and assessment of structures, particularly tall buildings and bridges. He has specialised in dynamic effects on structures including wind, wave, earthquake, pedestrian and vehicular loadings. Recent projects include the second Severn Crossing, Stonecutters Bridge, Replacement Forth Bridges, Messina straights, Beijing and London Olympic stadia.
 

Zhao, Yu-Xin

Visiting Academic: From the Harbin Engineering University (HEU) in China, is a Visiting Academic at the Centre for Transport Studies (CTS). Dr Zhao's research interests are maritime navigation system design and development, and Geographical Information System (GIS) and geo-spatial intelligence.
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