Imperial College London

MrPeterHiggs

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Senior Research Support Officer
 
 
 
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Contact

 

p.higgs

 
 
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Location

 

555City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

Peter Higgs manages the research for both the Rolls-Royce Vibration University Technology Centre and the Dynamics group in Mechanical Engineering department. Sponsors include Rolls-Royce plc, Innovate UK, EPSRC and EU Horizon 2020. We currently receive about £3m funding per year, and have 18 staff  and 20 PhD students, as well as MSc and visiting students  .

Peter was an Imperial undergraduate in Aeronautical Engineering department in the ’80s, and returned to Imperial in 2008 to take this role in Mechanical Engineering. Since 2017, also has a seperate financial management role with the Transport Strategy Centre in Civil Engineering department.  Since Oct 2020, is also covering a departmental finance role, whilst new recruitment takes place. 

He has more than 30 years experience working both in industry and university sectors. He has a lifelong passion for aircraft and their engines. He has experience with finance, purchasing, audit, ICT and business continuity planning.