The Structures section is comprised of 18 full-time academic and teaching staff, with expertise across the full range of structural engineering. Academic staff are active in teaching, research and consultancy. Our student population comprises approximately 60 full-time PhD students.

Members of the Structures Section

Structures Academic and Teaching Staff A-Z

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 Nick Buenfeld

Nick Buenfeld

Professor of Concrete Structures, PhD, DIC, FICE, FIStructE, FREng
Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
Concrete structures; Deterioration mechanisms; Design for durability; Condition assessment and monitoring; Life prediction of new and existing concrete structures. 
 Ahmed Elghazouli

Ahmed Elghazouli

Professor of Structural Engineering and Head of Section, PhD, DIC, CEng, FIStructE, FICE
Head of Structural Engineering Section
Director of MSc in Earthquake Engineering

The response of structures to extreme loads, Structural earthquake engineering, Structural fire engineering; Structural robustness. 
 Leroy Gardner

Leroy Gardner

Professor of Structural Engineering, PhD, DIC, CEng, FICE, FIStructE
Director of Research
Structural testing; Numerical modelling and the development of design guidance for steel structures.
 Bassam Izzuddin

Bassam Izzuddin

Professor of Computational Structural Mechanics, PhD, DIC, MASCE, CEng, FIStructE
Director of the MSc Programme
Nonlinear structural analysis; Finite element analysis; Extreme loading; Simplified modelling; Robustness and progressive collapse; Multi-scale modelling; Steel structures; Concrete structures; Glass structures.
Luke Louca

Luke Louca

Reader in Engineering Structures, PhD
Behaviour and design of structures subjected to explosions. 
 Lorenzo Maccorini

Lorenzo Macorini

Reader in Structural EngineeringPhD
Director of the MSc in General Structural Engineering and MSc in Structural Steel Design
Masonry structures (numerical modelling, analysis under extreme loading, strengthening); Computational structural mechanics; Composite structures (long-term and collapse behaviour, seismic performance).
 Christian Malaga

Christian Malaga Chuquitaype

Senior Lecturer in Structures, PhD, DIC
Earthquake engineering and structural dynamics; structural timber engineering and hybrid construction, resilient and smart structures; performance-based and multi-hazard structural design.
 Andrew Phillips

Andrew Phillips

Senior Lecturer in Structural Biomechanics, PhD, CEng, MIMechE
Biomechanics, FE and inverse dynamics; Musculo-skeletal modelling; Blast biomechanics; Orthopaedic device assessment / design, Structural optimization. 
 Sunday Popo-Ola

Sunday Popo-Ola

Senior Research and Teaching Fellow, PhD, DIC, FHEA
Structural Engineering and testing; Composite Construction, Modern method of Construction, Fixing and anchor technology; Cladding and Façade Technology; Indigenous Materials; Structural Modelling; BIM; CAD and Expert Witness.
 Andy Pullen

Andy Pullen

Senior Research Fellow
Structures, Structural materials; Blast and impact loading behaviour; Elements under impact; Extreme compressive stresses; Strain rate.
 Ana Ruiz-Teran

Ana Ruiz-Teran

Senior Lecturer in Bridge Engineering, PhD, CEng, MICE, FHEA
Director of MSc in Concrete Structures
Bridge engineering; Structural engineering; Innovative types of cable-stayed bridges; Spatial arch bridges; Footbridges; Accidental breakage of stay cables; Prestressed concrete; Bridge design.
 Adam Sadowski

Adam Jan Sadowski

Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering, PhD
Thin and thick shell structures, stability of shells.
 Peter Stafford

Peter Stafford

Reader in Engineering Seismology & Earthquake EngineeringPhD
Quantitative risk analysis; Probabilistic methods in engineering seismology and earthquake engineering; Reliability theory. 
 Margaret Szabo

Margaret Szabo

Senior Teaching Fellow in Structures, PhD, FHEA
Structural mechanics, structural design, biomechanics
 Robert Vollum

Robert Vollum

Reader in Concrete Structures, PhD, CEng, MIStructE
Long-term deflections of reinforced concrete slabs; Beam-column joints; Shear in beams; Punching shear; Numerical modelling of reinforced concrete structures; Strut and tie modelling; Control of early age thermal cracking.
 Ahmer Wadee

Ahmer Wadee

Professor of Nonlinear Mechanics, PhD, CMath, FIMA, CSci, MRI
Director of Postgraduate Research
Structural stability; Structural mechanics; Structural engineering; Laminated composite and layered materials; Steel structures; Sandwich structures; Nonlinear buckling theory; Applied mathematics; Structural failure; Solid mechanics.
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Miguel Angel Bravo Haro

Miguel Angel Bravo Haro

Research Associate, PhD
Earthquake engineering, Structural monitoring, Inelastic response of steel structures, and effects of strong-motion characteristics
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 Dan Bompa

Dan Bompa

Research Associate, PhD
Hybrid connections of RC floors to steel columns by means of shearkeys, structural testing, numerical and analytical modelling
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 Corrado Chisari

Corrado Chisari 

Marie Curie Fellow, PhD 
Project: MultiCAMS - Multi-level Model Calibration for the Assessment of Historical Masonry Structures
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 Nicolas Hadjipantelis

Nicolas Hadjipantelis

Research Associate, PhD
Prestressed steel structures; Cold-formed steel; Wire and Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM); Analytical and numerical modelling
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Pinelopi Kyvelou

Pinelopi Kyvelou

Research Associate, PhD
Cold-formed steel structures
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 Anton Köllner

Anton Köllner

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow, Dr.-Ing.
Project: Material damage and buckling instability: towards a unifying general theory (DamBuckler)
Applied Mechanics, Stability Theory, Material Damage, Composite Structures (FRPs)
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Luca Modenese

Luca Modenese

Imperial College Research Fellow, PhD
Computational models of the musculoskeletal anatomy; Advanced dynamic analyses to understand the principles underlying human motion and motor control
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 Bartolomeo Panto

Bartolomeo Panto

Marie Curie Fellow, PhD
Project: Realistic Assessment of Historical Masonry Bridges under Extreme Environmental Actions (REMBA project)
Natural Risk Assessment, Structural Failure, Cultural Heritage Preservation, Historical Bridges, High Fidelity Models, Macro-models, Non-linear Analyses, Seismic and Flood Risk Assessment. 
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 Xiang Yun

Xiang Yun

Research Assistant
Structural testing; High strength steel structures; Aluminium structures and Steel structure design
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Jun Ye

Jun Ye

Research Associate, PhD
Development of new computer-based tools for both architects and engineers to help with the creation, optimisation, realisation/construction of buildings with complex geometry; theoretical and experimental study on the fundamental behaviour and design of steel/composite structures, subjected to normal and extreme loading events. 
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Structures Research Staff A-Z
Structures Academics A-Z

Structures Research Students A-Z

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Deema Abu-Salma

Deema Abu-Salma  

Started Oct 2018
Seismic design of framed RC structures
Supervised by: Vollum, R.L.Macorini, L.
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 Firdaus Abdol Kalary

Firdaus AbdolKalary

Started Nov 2015
Response of steel structures to extreme loads
Supervised by: Malaga Chuquitaype, C.
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Omar Algassem

Omar Algassem

Started Oct 2017
Strut and tie modelling of reinforced concrete structures
Supervised by: Vollum, R.L.
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Joao Angelo Sio

Joao Angelo Sio 

Started Sep 2018
Design-oriented robustness assessment of multi-storey reinforced concrete building structures
Supervised by: Izzuddin, B.A.
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 Adam Bekele

Adam Bekele

Started Oct 2016
Meta-modelling of lattice materials for sustainable civil engineering
Supervised by: Wadee, M.A.Phillips, A.T.M.
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 Laura Bellamy

Laura Bellamy

Started Oct 2015
Sustainable optimisation of construction
As part of the CDT in Sustainable Civil Engineering
Supervised by: Phillips, A.T.M.Malaga Chuquitaype, C.
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 Behnam Behzadi Sofiani

Behnam Behzadi Sofiani

Started Oct 2017
Study of angle columns
Supervised by: Gardner, L.Wadee, M.A.
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 Adrien Boyez

Adrien Boyez

Started Oct 2015
Shell bending theory for axisymmetric cylindrical shells of stepwise varying thickness
Supervised by: Sadowski, A.; Izzuddin, B.A.
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Arnault Caillet

Arnault Caillet

Started Oct 2019
Modelling skeletal muscles as three-dimensional force-generating structures
Supervised by: Modensese, LPhillips, A.T.M.Farina, D. 
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 Javier Canada Perez-Sala

Javier Canada Perez-Sala

Started Oct 2018
Structural behaviour and design criteria of segmental high-speed railways bridges
Supervised by: Ruiz-Teran, A.
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 Francisco Cedron

Francisco Cedron

Started Oct 2015
Seismic behaviour of form-found structures
Supervised by: Elghazouli, A
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Matthew Chuo

Matthew Chuo

Started Oct 2018
Adaptive contact and cracking analysis of solid continuum structures
Supervised by: Izzuddin, B.A.
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 Osama Eid

Osama Eid

Started Jan 2019
Strengthening reinforced concrete structures with ultra high performance concrete
Supervised by:  Vollum, R.L.Wong, H.S.
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 Clement David Favier

Clement David Favier

Started Oct 2015
Modelling the biomechanics of the spine
Supervised by: Phillips, A.T.M.
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 Abobakr Elwakeel

Abobakr Elwakeel 

Started Aug 2016
Design of D Regions in Reinforced Concrete
Supervised by:  Vollum, R.L.
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 Marcus Filiagi

Marcus Filiagi

Started Nov 2015
Strut and tie modelling of concrete structures
Supervised by: Vollum, R.L.
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Georgiadis Konstantinos

Konstantinos Georgiadis 

Started Oct 2016
Structural behaviour and design criteria of under-deck cable supported footbridges 
Supervised by: Ruiz-Teran, A.Stafford, P.J.
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 Stanyslav Grosman

Stanyslav Grosman

Started Oct 2015
Progressive collapse assessment of building structures
Supervised by: Izzuddin, B.A.
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 Cheng Huang

Cheng Huang

Started Oct 2018
Metal 3D printing
Supervised by: Gardner, L.
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Josh Kaufmann

Josh Kaufmann

Started Oct 2016
Bone health in amputees
Supervised by: Phillips, A.T.M.; McGregor, A.
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Constantinos Kyprianou

Constantinos Kyprianou

Started Oct 2016
TBC
Supervised by: Gardner, L.Nethercot, D.A.
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Junxu Lai

Junxu Lai

Started Oct 2019
High-fidelity modelling of building structures for extreme loading
Supervised by: Izzuddin, B.A.
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Luke Lapira

Luke Lapira

Started Oct 2019
The design of warped steel panels under in-plane shear
Supervised by: Wadee, M. A.Gardner, L.
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Maria Liapopoulou

Maria Liapopoulou

Started Oct 2018
Seismic behaviour of steel structures
Supervised by: Elghazouli, A.Y.
Email Maria
 Zhan Lyu

Zhan Lyu

Started Oct 2015
Dynamic response of innovative post-tensioned timber bridges
Supervised by: Malaga Chuquitaype, C.; Ruiz-Teran, A.
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 Carlos Melchor Placencia

Carlos Melchor Placencia

Started Feb 2019
Effect of the Long-Term Behaviour of Wood on the Seismic Performance of Timber buildings
Supervised by:  Malaga Chuquitaype, C.
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Xin Meng

Xin Meng

Started Oct 2016
High-strength steel hollow sections
Supervised by: Gardner, L.
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 Luis Munoz Heinen

Luis Munoz Heinen

Started Nov 2017
Dynamic cycle models for physics-based seismic hazard analysis
Supervised by: Stafford, P.
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 Bradley Pring

Bradley Pring

Started Sept 2015
Structural performance of precast high speed railway bridges
Supervised by: Ruiz-Teran, A
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Chunyan Quan

Chunyan Quan

Started Oct 2017
Direct strength method for the design of thin-walled structures considering element interaction
Supervised by: Gardner, L.
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Branimir Radukic

Branimir Radukic

Started Oct 2016
Prevention and treatment of fragilities fractures
Supervised by: Phillips, A.T.M.
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 Kamil Riedel

Kamil Riedel

Started Oct 2018
Achieving buildability and robustness in demountable precast buildings
As part of the CDT in Sustainable Civil Engineering
Supervised by: Vollum, R.L.Izzuddin, B.
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Burak Sahin

Burak Sahin

Started Jan 2018
Seismic design of steel and composite structures 
Supervised by: Elghazouli, A.Y.
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 Luis Fernando Pinho Santos

Luis Fernando Pinho Santos

Started Jul 2015
Innovative floor system for offshore topside structures
Supervised by: Izzuddin, BMacorini, L
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 Andri Setiawan

Andri Setiawan

Started Oct 2015
Assessment of hybrid RC flat slab connection
Supervised by: Vollum, R.L.Macorini, L
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Harry Slack

Harry Slack

Started Oct 2019
Topology optimization with applications in wire and arc additive manufacturing
Supervised by: Wadee, M. A.Gardner, L.
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Adeleke Soyemi

Adeleke Soyemi

Started Jan 2016
Assessment of structures under extreme loading
Supervised by: Izzuddin, B
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 Robert Stephens

Robert Stephens

Started Nov 2012
Investigation of new or novel methods of accurately measuring the response of structures under blast loading
Supervised by: Louca, L.
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Leena Tahir Kibriya

Leena Tahir Kibriya

Started Oct 2016
Damage avoidance structural systems
Supervised by: Malaga Chuquitaype, C.
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 Adeyanju Ashabi Teslim-Balogun

Adeyanju Ashabi Teslim-Balogun

Started Apr 2015
Response of steel structures under extreme loading
Supervised by: Stafford, P., Malaga Chuquitaype, C.
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Rodrigo Thiers Moggia

Rodrigo Thiers Moggia

Started Oct 2016
Seismic design of CLT timber buildings
Supervised by: Malaga Chuquitaype, C.
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 Natividad Garcia

Natividad Garcia Troncoso

Started Feb 2016
Footbridge dynamics under pedestrian loading using supplemental damping
Supervised by: Stafford, P.Ruiz-Teran, A.
 Nathan Vella

Nathan Vella

Started Jan 2016
Cold formed steel and timber composite structures
Supervised by: Gardner, L.
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Fiona Walport

Fiona Walport

Started Oct 2016
Behaviour and design of sustainable stainless steel structures
Supervised by: Nethercot, D.A.Gardner, L.
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Zhe Xing

Zhe Xing

Started Oct 2017
Stainless steel open-section
Supervised by: Gardner, L.
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Kaidong Wu

Kaidong Wu

Started Feb 2017
Buckling and post-buckling of the new material graphene
Supervised by: Wadee, M. A.Gardner, L.
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Bobby Zhang

Bobby Zhang

Started Sep 2019
Combined finite element and musculoskeletal analysis using highly discretised anatomical muscle models
Supervised by: Modenese, L.Phillips, A.T.M.
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Yufei Zhu

Yufei Zhu

Started Oct 2019
Plastic design of High strength steel (HSS) beams and portal frames
Supervised by: Gardner, L.
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Structures Research Students A-Z
Structures Academics A-Z

Technical, laboratory and administration staff

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 Stefan Algar

Stefan Algar

Laboratory and Concrete Operations Manager, Structures
Room 236, +44 (0)207 594 3169, Email Stefan
 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 219b, +44 (0)207 594 5902, Email Paul
 Gordon Herbert

Gordon Herbert

Structures Laboratory Research Technician, Structures
Room 236, +44 (0)207 594 6082, Email Gordon
 Bob Hewitt

Bob (Delroy) Hewitt

Technician, Structures
Room 236, +44 (0)207 594 3283, Email Bob
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Alfredo Olivo 

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

Trevor Stickland

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

Ruth Bello

MSc Cluster Administrator, Structures
Room 439, +44 (0)207 594 6040, Email Ruth
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Structures Emeritus, Senior Research Investigators, Visitors and Honorary staff

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 Patrick Dowling

Professor Patrick Dowling

Emeritus Professor of Steel Structures
Although he left Imperial in 1994 to take the post of Vice Chancellor at the University of Surrey, Professor Dowling has always retained an association with his alma mater, where he continues to hold the post of Visiting Professor. He was elected to the Fellowship of Imperial College in 1997, was awarded a CBE in 2001 for services to Industry and Higher Education, and has served until recently as the Chairman of the British Science Association.
 George England

Professor George England

Emeritus Professor of Mechanics and Structures
Professor George England’s career has been in the field of the mechanics and analysis of structural systems and components. He has applied this to the lifetime performance of structures and performance of structures in fire and has specialised in time-dependent behaviour of concrete structures. He has often acted as an expert advisor on the long term behaviour of prestressed concrete bridges. 
 Roger Hobbs

Professor Roger Hobbs

Senior Research Investigator, Distinguished Research Fellow and Emeritus Professor of Structural Engineering
Professor Hobbs has been associated with Imperial for over 50 years, completing his BSc and PhD here in the 1960s, and later serving as Head of Department in the mid 1990s.  Throughout his career, he has maintained close links with Industry, and is still active in Tension Technology International, Ltd, providing design services in moorings for offshore structures,  a place where interesting research topics frequently emerge. He was involved with the EU committee responsible for the development of the steel Eurocode, EC3, and with the latest edition of the OCIMF Mooring Guidelines. 
 David Lloyd-Smith

Professor David Lloyd-Smith

Emeritus Professor of Structural Mechanics
David Lloyd Smith retired in 2009, but remains active as a teacher, researcher and scholar in the field of structural mechanics.  In recognition of his contribution to the academic life of the College, he was elected to the Fellowship of Imperial College in May 2012.
 David Nethercot

Professor David Nethercot

Senior Research Investigator, Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering, Professor David A Nethercot OBE, is former Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College and former Deputy Principal (Teaching) of the Engineering Faculty. He has more than thirty years experience of research, specialised advisory work and committee activity in the area of steel, aluminium and composite construction. 
Emeritus and Senior Research Investigators
Emeritus and Senior Research Investigators

Visiting and honorary staff

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Atula Abeysekera Professor of Practice: Atula is a specialist in enterprise risk management and is a senior risk officer in the City of London with over 25 years experience in working for global financial organisations. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Civil Engineer. Atula holds a Masters degree in Engineering Hydrology at the Department of Civil Engineering at Imperial College. Atula teaches business risk management to 2nd year and 3rd year MEng students. 
Haig Gulvanessian
Visiting Professor
 
Gaby Khoury
Senior Research Investigator, Visiting Professor: Gaby Khoury has been a Visiting Professor since leaving Imperial College in 2009. During his time at the College, he worked in a wide range of specialisations, including the impact of fire on structures, fire safety and the London Greenways Project. He has also worked on the design and construction of airships.
Alan Powderham
Visiting Professor
Michael Rotter Visiting Professor
Faith Wainwright Visiting Professor
Visiting and Honorary staff