Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Reader in Transport Risk Management



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Mrs Maya Mistry +44 (0)20 7594 6100




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Dr Arnab Majumdar is the Lloyds Register Foundation (LRF) Reader (Associate Professor) in Transport Risk Management and the Director of the Transport Risk Management Centre (TRMC) at the Centre for Transport Studies, Imperial College London. He completed his PhD in 2003 at Imperial on the Estimation of Airspace Capacity in Europe. He also has MSc. degrees in Trtansport from Imperial College and Cognitive Neuropsychology from University College London and is also a Chartered Engineer.

He has over 20 years research experience in air transport. His specialty is in the investigation of problems in Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Air Traffic Control (ATC) internationally. Of particular interest is the workload and complexity issues faced by Air Traffic Controller (ATCo). 

Dr Majumdar has published in excess of 70 peer-reviewed Journal and Conference papers and three book chapters. He is a Member of three international aviation research committees and received numerous awards, including a Best Paper award in Airspace Management at the 6th USA/Europe ATM 2005 R&D Seminar.

In recent years his research has focused on the human and social factors associated with safety and risk in transport, especially for aviation and railways, and he has successfully supervised 15 PhD students. He currently leads an eight-person team of doctoral students and research associates at the LRF funded TRMC covering a broad spectrum of research assessing human and social factors in risk safety of safety critical systems, including human behaviour during evacuation from emergencies. 


In addition to research and doctoral supervision, Dr. Majumdar lectures on the following modules:

  • transport safety and risk at the MEng and MSc. level;
  • highway engineering at the MEng and MSc. level;
  • air traffic management at the MSc. Level.



Sidiropoulos S, Majumdar A, Han K, 2018, A framework for the optimization of terminal airspace operations in Multi-Airport Systems, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Vol:110, ISSN:0191-2615, Pages:160-187


Anvari B, Majumdar, A, et al., Mixed traffic modelling involving pedestrian dynamics for integrated street designs: A review, PED2016: 8th International Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics

Koudis G, North R, Majumdar A, et al., Method for the improvement of aircraft take-off trajectory simulation using variability analysis, 6th International Conference on Research in Air Transport

Pien KC, Han K, Majumdar A, A linear programming approach for system-optimal dynamic traffic assignment in the European Air Traffic Network, Transportation Research Board 96th Annual Meeting

Sidiropoulos S, Majumdar A, Ochieng W, et al., Levels of organisation in Multi-Airport System, Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting

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