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




604Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





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.



Teoh R, Schumann U, Majumdar A, et al., 2020, Mitigating the climate forcing of aircraft contrails by small-scale diversions and technology adoption, Environmental Science and Technology (washington), Vol:54, ISSN:0013-936X, Pages:2941-2950

Teoh R, Stettler MEJ, Majumdar A, et al., 2019, A methodology to relate black carbon particle number and mass emissions, Journal of Aerosol Science, Vol:132, ISSN:0021-8502, Pages:44-59

Kyriakidis M, Simanjuntak S, Singh S, et al., 2019, The indirect costs assessment of railway incidents and their relationship to human error - The case of Signals Passed at Danger, Journal of Rail Transport Planning & Management, Vol:9, ISSN:2210-9706, Pages:34-45

Koudis GS, Hu SJ, Majumdar A, et al., 2018, The impact of single engine taxiing on aircraft fuel consumption and pollutant emissions, Aeronautical Journal, Vol:122, ISSN:0001-9240, Pages:1967-1984

Psyllou E, Majumdar A, Ochieng W, 2018, A Review of Navigation Involving General Aviation Pilots Flying under Visual Flight Rules, Journal of Navigation, Vol:71, ISSN:0373-4633, Pages:1130-1142

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