Imperial College London

New Heads of Department in the Faculty of Engineering


Composite image of Omar Matar, Tina van de Flierdt and Washington Ochieng

Professors Omar Matar, Tina van de Flierdt and Washington Ochieng

Three new Heads of Department have been appointed to start later in 2021.

Commencing 5 year terms are:

  • Professor Tina van de Flierdt, Department of Earth Science and Engineering (from 1 August 2021)
  • Professor Omar Matar, Department of Chemical Engineering (from 1 October 2021)
  • Professor Washington Ochieng, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (from 1 September 2021)

Commenting on the appointments, Professor Nigel Brandon, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering said “I would like to congratulate Tina, Washington and Omar on their appointments. I know that each of them has the strong support of colleagues within their Department, and I am looking forward to working with them. I would also like to thank Professors Mark Sephton, Nick Buenfeld, and Nilay Shah for all of their hard work as current Heads of Department.”


Helen Wilkes

Helen Wilkes
Faculty of Engineering

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