Departmental Officers have responsibility for specific areas of our operation. Please refer to the listings below to identify the person most appropriate for your query.

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General Departmental Administration

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Professor Washington Ochieng

Head of Department

Professor Washington Ochieng, +44 (0)20 7594 6104
Responsible for all activity and matters relating to the normal working of the Department. On issues relating to policy and planning, he is advised by his senior academic staff together with the Departmental Operations Manager. For the day-to-day management of student-related matters, he delegates executive authority to departmental officers.

Executive Assistant: Ms Lucy Chivers, +44 (0)20 7594 6098
 Lindsey Anne Cumming

Departmental Operations Manager

Lindsey Anne Cumming, +44 020 7594 2715
Responsible for the coordination of departmental administration and is especially responsible for the monitoring and control of the financial planning and financial activities of the whole department.  She is also managerial assistant to the Head of Department.
 Geoff Fowler

Safety Officer

Dr Geoff Fowler, +44 (0)20 7594 5973
Responsible for advice and guidance on, and reporting of, health and safety matters including risk assessments and safety training for staff and students. He ensures that necessary controls for managing risks are implemented effectively and conform with College and legal requirements. He monitors and reviews health and safety management, undertakes safety inspections and investigates accidents and near misses.
 

Disabilities Liaison Officer

Justine Spence, +44 (0)20 7594 6045
The Department’s Disabilities Advisor.
 Ana Mijic

Outreach Coordinator

Dr Ana Mijic, +44 (0)20 7594 3796
Responsible for the coordination of outreach activities across the Department, and the development of outreach opportunities with external parties.
 Panagiotis Angeloudis

Departmental E-Learning Lead

Dr Panagiotis Angeloudis, +44 (0)20 7594 5986
Responsible for the adoption of E-Learning technologies across the Department. Also acts as liaison with the Faculty EdTech team.
 

Librarian

TBC, +44 (0)20 7594 6007
Responsible for the provision of library services to students and staff including introductory talks to all new students/staff members.  He also looks after the financial and administrative aspects of the Library.

Professional Institutions Liaison Officer

Dr Craig Buchanan, +44 (0)20 7594 8076
Responsible for the interaction between the Department and the Professional Bodies, arranging sessions for students and staff on the benefits of becoming professionally qualified, and highlighting the membership grades and application routes available. She actively encourages attendance at relevant lectures and seminars and participation in competitions.
 Peter Stafford

Departmental Careers Adviser

Dr Peter Stafford, +44 (0)20 7594 6005
Responsible for the interface between Departmental Careers activities and those of the College Careers service. His role includes the provision of support to students in their quest to secure graduate positions as well as internships during their studies. He interacts with industrial partners to arrange presentations and recruitment-related activities. 
Christian Malaga

Postdoc Champion

Dr Christian Malaga+44 (0)20 7594 5007
Responsible for looking after the interests of our postdocs and fellows including engaging with the College’s Postdocs and Fellows Development Centre.  
 Aruna Sivakumar

Tutor for Women

Dr Aruna Sivakumar, +44 20 7594 6036

 David Taborda

Department ICT Representative

Dr David Taborda, +44 (0) 20 7594 6033
Responsible for liaison with ICT over a range of activities including Department-wide software implementation, the PC renewal scheme and as Chair of the computing committee.  
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Department IC-TAP Representative

Mr Andrew Pullen; +44 020 7594 5978

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Communications

Professor Wouter Buytaert. Digital Communications Coordinator
Jonathan Turner. Support for Digital Communications Coordinator. Remit: news, internal newsletters, Twitter. 
Rebecca Naessens. Webmaster. Remit: website, events. 
Core Departmental Administration
Core Departmental Administration

Postgraduate Administration (Research)

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Ahmer Wadee

Director of PhD Programme

Professor Ahmer Wadee, +44 (0)20 7594 6050
Responsible for the overall administration of the PhD programme. He ensures that College Research Degree regulations are upheld. He chairs the Department Postgraduate Research Management Committee and the examiners approval panel. He works closely with supervisors - monitoring progress to ensure timely completion and submission of theses. He reports to the College Postgraduate Research Quality Committee.
Ana Ruiz-Teran

Senior Tutor (PG)

Dr Ana Ruiz-Teran, +44 (0)20 7594 6005
Overall responsibility for the pastoral care for all postgraduate students in the Department. She chairs the Staff-Student Liaison Committees for taught and research postgraduate students (the forums for discussions between student representatives and key staff). She also coordinates the training of Graduate Teaching Assistants and oversees their provision in support of the Department teaching.
Briony Webb

Research Office Administrator

Briony Webb, +44(0)20 7594 6029
Supports the functions of the Department Research Office including the administration of postgraduate research students (PhD), HR administration for research funded posts, and pre-award administration. 
Sarah Willis

Departmental Research Administrator 

Sarah Willis, +44(0)20 7594 1127
Responsible for postgraduate (PhD) administration for the Department and is the main liaison with the College Registry. She advises on qualifications, eligibility and recruitment.
 Michelle Langan

Student Wellbeing Advisor

Michelle Langan
Responsible for providing confidential support and advice with a variety of things such as exercise, food and nutrition, sleep, identity, mental health, stress and anxiety and general wellbeing.
Postgraduate Administration
Postgraduate Administration

Postgraduate Administration (Taught)

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Katerina Tsiampousi 

Director of MSc Programme

Dr Katerina Tsiampousi, +44 (0)20 7594 6020
Responsible for coordinating the running of the MSc programme and for its overall development, quality and policy. He is supported on the operational front by MSc cluster/course directors, who deal with course-specific matters including admissions.

Senior Tutor (PG)

Dr Adam Sadowski, +44 (0)20 7594 3095
Overall responsibility for the pastoral care for all postgraduate students in the Department. He chairs the Staff-Student Liaison Committees for taught and research postgraduate students (the forums for discussions between student representatives and key staff). He also coordinates the training of Graduate Teaching Assistants and oversees their provision in support of the Department teaching.
 Yamini Chikhlia

Postgraduate Taught Courses Manager

Yamini Chikhlia, +44 (0)207 594 5932
Responsible for central postgraduate (MSc) administration for the Department and is the main liaison with the College Registry. She advises on qualifications, eligibility and recruitment.
 Michelle Langan

Student Wellbeing Advisor

Michelle Langan
Responsible for providing confidential support and advice with a variety of things such as exercise, food and nutrition, sleep, identity, mental health, stress and anxiety and general wellbeing.
Postgraduate Administration
Postgraduate Administration

MSc Cluster Directors:

MSc Cluster Admissions Tutors:

MSc Cluster Examinations Officers:

  • Advanced Structural Engineering Cluster, Peter Stafford, +44 20 7594 7916 
  • Environmental Engineering Cluster, Sue Grimes +44 (0)207 594 5966
  • Fluid Mechanics Cluster, John Craske, +44 20 7594 9702
  • Geotechnics Cluster, Truong Le
  • Materials Cluster, Rupert Myers, +44 20 7594 8174
  • Transport Cluster (Intercollegiate with University College London), Arnab Majumdar, ++44 20 7594 6037

MSc Cluster Administrators:

  • Advanced Structural Engineering Cluster, Ruth Bello, +44(0)207 594 6077
  • Environmental Engineering Cluster, Judith Barritt, +44(0)207 594 5967
  • Fluid Mechanics Cluster, Rebecca Naessens, +44(0)207 594 5990
  • Geotechnics Cluster, Jess O'Toole, +44(0)207 594 6077
  • Materials Cluster, Jonathan Turner, +44(0)207 594 5869
  • Transport Cluster (Intercollegiate with University College London), Maya Mistry, +44(0)207 594 6100

Undergraduate Administration

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Director of Undergraduate Studies

Dr Marc Stettler, +44 (0)20 7594 2094
Responsible the general management of Undergraduate studies in the Department. He is responsible for its administration and quality. He coordinates the teaching programme and monitors and controls student workloads. He also chairs the staff-student liaison committee (a forum for exchange between student representatives and key staff).

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Dr Christian Malaga-Chuquitaype, +44 (0)207 594 5007
Oversight of the Department’s admissions process, which includes processes, systems and criteria for reviewing applications and setting admissions targets. He also coordinates Open Days and manages the UG scholarship programme. 
 

UG Education Manager

Justine Spence, +44 (0)20 7594 6045
Responsible for all aspects of undergraduate student lifecycle from recruitment to admissions to graduation. She provides advice on entry requirements and qualification equivalence for overseas candidates. 

Senior Tutor 

Dr Margaret Szabo, +44 (0)20 7594 5961
Responsible overall for the pastoral care of the undergraduate student body, including coordination of the personal tutoring system. The Senior Tutor will liaise with staff and students about module delivery issues when these cannot be resolved by the parties involved.
 Andrew Phillips

Learning Threads Coordinator

Dr Andrew Phillips, +44 (0)20 7594 6081
The learning thread coordinator role focuses on Design, Risk (including health and safety) and Sustainability learning threads. 
 Anna Hikel

Undergraduate Office / Senior Tutor Administrator

Ms Anna Hikel, +44 (0)20 7594 6002 
Responsible for the day-to-day pastoral welfare of undergraduate students, advising them when they have difficulties and keeping records on health, absences, etc. She also monitors student attendance.  She provides administrative support to the academic year coordinators and is responsible for collecting and recording coursework submissions.
 Akua Boakye

Undergraduate Office Administrator 

Akua Boakye
Responsible for the administration of the Year Abroad programme including arrangements for all incoming and outgoing students. She provides administrative support to the Year Abroad Coordinator including guiding students through the application process. She also provides administrative support to the Undergraduate programme as a whole working in various areas including admissions, examinations and the UROP scheme.
 John Craske

Undergraduate Examinations Officer

Dr John Craske
Responsible for maintaining the digital repository of coursework and examination marks, and processing these for submission to the Board of Examiners.
 Michelle Langan

Student Wellbeing Advisor

Michelle Langan
Responsible for providing confidential support and advice with a variety of things such as exercise, food and nutrition, sleep, identity, mental health, stress and anxiety and general wellbeing.
Undergraduate Administration
Undergraduate Administration

Academic Undergraduate Year coordinators:

Finance and HR Administration

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 Lucy Chivers

Lucy Chivers

HR Administrator / Executive Assistant to Head of Department and Departmental Operations Manager / Alumni Engagement Coordinator
Room 441, + 44(0)207 594 6098
Email Lucy
 Gianluca Guadagno

Gianluca Guadagno

Finance Officer
Room 407, +44 (0)207 594 3817
Email Gianluca
 Tanya Clark

Tanya Clark

Finance Assistant
Room 407, +44 (0)207 594 6011
Email Tanya
Briony Webb

Briony Webb

Room 443, +44 (0) 20 7594 6029
Email Briony
Finance, HR and Research Admin
Finance, HR and Research Admin

 

Research Strategy and Administration

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Director of Research

Professor Maarten van Reeuwijk, +44 (0)20 7594 6059
The Director of Research chairs the Departmental Research Committee, represents the Department on the Faculty Research Committee and oversees the Departmental research strategy.
 Khaled Taalab

Research Programmes Manager

Khaled Taalab, +44(0)20 7594 1742
Khaled works with the Director of Research to develop a diverse portfolio of research activities, and manage relationships with potential sponsors from industry and government. Khaled is responsible for identifying and creating opportunities for major research projects and working with academic staff and collaborators to develop funding proposals. Khaled is also a member of the Department's Research Committee.
Sarah Willis

Departmental Research Administrator 

Sarah Willis, +44(0)20 7594 1127
Sarah works with the Director of Research to support research activities in the Department including pre-award processes, REF and Open Access, Researchfish, departmental scholarships/fellowships, and the Department's Research Committee. Sarah is also responsible for postgraduate (PhD) administration for the Department and is the main liaison with the College Registry. She advises on qualifications, eligibility, funding and recruitment.
Briony Webb

Research Office Administrator

Briony Webb, +44(0)20 7594 6029
Supports the functions of the Department Research Office including the administration of postgraduate research students (PhD), HR administration for research funded posts, and pre-award administration. 
Research Strategy and Administration
Research Strategy and Administration

 

Professional Services and Research Group Administrators

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 Judith Barritt

Judith Barritt

MSc Cluster Administrator, EWRE
Room 230, +44 (0)207 594 5967, Email Judith
 Ruth Bello

Ruth Bello

MSc Cluster Administrator, Structures
Room 439, +44 (0)207 594 6040, Email Ruth
 Akua Boakye

Akua Boakye

Undergraduate Office Administrator 
Room 401, Email Akua
 Yamini Chikhlia

Yamini Chikhlia

Postgraduate Taught Courses Manager
Room 118, +44 (0)207 594 5932, Email Yamini
 Lucy Chivers

Lucy Chivers

Executive Assistant to Head of Department and Departmental Operations Manager
Room 441, + 44(0)207 594 6098, Email Lucy
 Angela Frederick

Angela Frederick

General Office and Digital Support
Room 118a, +44 (0)207 594 6123, Email Angela
 Tim Gordon

Tim Gordon

Centre Administrator, Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation
+44 (0)20 7594 5031, Email Tim
 Melanie Hargreaves

Melanie Hargreaves

General Office Assistant
Room 118a, +44 (0)207 594 5931, Email Mel
 Anna Hikel

Anna Hikel

Undergraduate Office / Senior Tutor Administrator
Room 401, +44 (0)207 594 6002, Email Anna
Ruth Bello

Maya Mistry

MSc Cluster Administrator, Centre for Transport Studies
Room tbc, +44 (0)207 594 6100, Email Maya
 Rebecca Naessens

Rebecca Naessens

Research Group Administrator, Fluid Mechanics
Room 328, +44 ( 0)207 594 5990, Email Rebecca

Jess O'Toole

MSc Cluster Administrator, Geotechnics
Room 529, +44 (0)207 594 6077
 

Justine Spence

Undergraduate Office Manager
Room 401, +44 (0)20 7594 6045, Email Justine
Jonathan Turner

Jonathan Turner

MSc Cluster Administrator, Materials
Room TBC, Email Jonathan
 Alexandra Williams

Alexandra Williams

Centre Support Manager,  Transport Strategy Centre (TSC)
Room 613, +44 (0)207 594 6153, Email Alex
Sarah Willis

Sarah Willis

Departmental Research Administrator
Room 443, +44 (0)207 594 1127, Email Sarah
Briony Webb

Briony Webb

Research Office Administrator
Room 443, +44 (0)20 7594 6029, Email Briony
Professional Services Staff
Research Group Administrators

Technical and Laboratory Staff

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Steve Ackerley 

Laboratory Research Officer, Geotechnics
Room 526, +44 (0)207 594 6082, Email Steve
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Alan Bolsher 

Laboratory Technician, Department
Room 236, +44 (0)207 594 6068, Email Alan
 Les Clark

Les Clark 

Laboratory and Hydraulics Operations Manager, Structures
Room 236, +44 (0)207 594 5941, Email Les
 Paul Crudge

Paul Crudge

Laboratory and Workshop Services Manager, Structures
Room 236, +44 (0)207 594 5902, Email Paul
 Dave de Ruyter

Dave de Ruyter 

Laboratory Manager, Fluid Mechanics
Room 101a, +44 (0)207 594 5925, Email Dave
 Gordon Herbert

Gordon Herbert

Technician, Technician, Structures
Room 236, +44 (0)207 594 5948, Email Gordon
 Bob Hewitt

Bob (Delroy) Hewitt

Technician, Structures
Room 236, +44 (0)207 594 3283, Email Bob
Prash Hirani

Prash (Prashant) Hirani

Laboratory and Workshop Services Manager, Geotechnics
Room 533, +44 (0)207 594 6060, Email Prash
Darren Jupp

Darren Jupp 

Laboratory Technician, Fluid Mechanics
Room 010a, +44 (0)207 594 5957, Email Darren
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Celia Lima

Chemical Laboratory Technician, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
Email Celia
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Andrew Morris

Laboratory Technician, Structures
Room 236, +44 (0)207 594 5954, Email Andrew
 Ángel Nievas-Pino

Ángel Nievas-Pino

Laboratory Technician, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
Room 507, +44 (0)207 594 1214, Email Ángel
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Alfredo Olivo 

Laboratory Technician, Structures
Room 120b, +44 (0)207 594 5949, Email Freddie
 

Zuzanna Rydz

Laboratory Technician, Structures
Room 120b, Email Zuzanna
 Trevor Stickland

Trevor Stickland

Engineering Laboratory Technician, Structures
Room 236, +44 (0)207 594 3224, Email Trevor
Marcus Yio

Marcus Yio

Research Associate, PhD
Laboratory Manager, Centre for Infrastructure Materials (CIM) 
Room 239, +44 (0)20 7594 3495
 

Andrew Wilson

Laboratory Technician, Fluid Mechanics
Room 010a, +44 (0)207 594 5938
Technical and Laboratory Staff
Finance, HR and Research Admin

Building Services

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 Brian Whiting

Brian Whiting 

Technical Services Manager
Responsible for the management of the Department's technical workforce, laboratories and workshops. In conjunction with College Estate Services, he is responsible for the maintenance and building works of the Department. Additional duties include security and telecommunications.
Room 417, +44 (0)20 7594 6895, Email Brian
Building and Services Team
Building and Services Team

Research Section Administration

Environment

Fluid Mechanics

Geotechnics

 

Materials

Structures

Transport

Research Centre Administration

CDT Sustainable Civil Eng

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Civil Engineering

 

Systems Engineering & Innovation

Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation

TSC

Transport Strategy Centre (RTSC)