Dr Margaret Szabo is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Structural Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London. She joined Imperial College in 2015, where she teaches Mechanics and Structural Mechanics in Year 1 and Design of Steel Structures in Year 4 of the MEng programme. She is the Departmental Year 3 Coordinator and the Group Design Project Coordinator.
She completed a double MSc degree in Civil Engineering at the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech (France) and the Technical University of Budapest. Following graduation she worked as a Structural Engineer in the bridges team of Halcrow and Mott MacDonald. She then did a PhD at the University of Southampton. During these three years she investigated the material properties of bone at the microstructural level.
As she found teaching a highly rewarding activity, after her PhD, she made several choices to find a teaching post in Higher Education. She first took up an Academic Tutor position at the University of Surrey. She then became a Lecturer at South Bank University, a teaching intensive university, which allowed her to pursue a career in teaching.
She also completed the Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching at the University of Surrey, accredited by the Higher Education Academy. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2014.