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 and Head of Department, PhD, DIC, FICE, FIStructE, FREng
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 The response of structures to extreme loads, focusing on the areas of structural earthquake engineering, structural fire engineering and structural robustness. 
 Leroy Gardner

Leroy Gardner

Professor of Structural Engineering, PhD, DIC, CEng, FICE, FIStructE
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
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

Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering, PhD
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

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.
 David Nethercot

David Nethercot

Senior Research Investigator, Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering,PhD, FREng, FIStructE, FICE, FCGI
Structural engineering; Structur al analysis; Steel structures.
 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 Fellow and Senior 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
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

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
Design and analysis of RF Concrete; Thermal cracking. 
 Ahmer Wadee

Ahmer Wadee

Professor of Nonlinear Mechanics, PhD, CMath, FIMA, CSci, MRI
Structural stability; Structural mechanics; Structural engineering; Laminated composite and layered materials; Steel structures; Sandwich structures; Nonlinear buckling theory; Applied mathematics; Structural failure; Solid mechanics.
 Hong Wong

Hong Wong

Senior Lecturer in Structures and Materials, PhD, DIC
Microstructure characterisation; Concrete petrography; Image analysis; Degradation of concrete structures; Modelling performance from microstructure.
Structures Academics A-Z
Structures Academics A-Z

Structures Research Staff A-Z

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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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 Antonios Tsitos

Antonios Tsitos

Research Associate, PhD
Steel Structures, Structural Earthquake Engineering, Connections for Seismic Applications, Numerical Modelling
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Structures Research Staff A-Z
Structures Academics A-Z

Structures Research Students A-Z

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 Mohemmed Abdelsalam

Mohemmed Abdelsalam

Started Oct 2013
Improved design methods for concrete floor systems
Supervised by: Vollum, R.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.
Email Firdaus
 

Fatmawati Abdul Wahid

Sep 2011 - present
Characterising concrete using micro x-ray fluorescence
Supervised by: Buenfeld, N.R.; Wong, H.S.
Email Fatmawati
 Alejandro Barrero Bilbao

Alejandro Barrero Bilbao

Started Oct 2012
Advanced nonlinear analysis of three-dimensional reinforced concrete structures
Supervised by: Izzuddin, B.A.; Vollum, R.L.
Email Alejandro
 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.
Email Laura
 Aizat Bin Alias

Aizat Bin Alias

Started Oct 2014
Effects of uplift on composite floors due to blast loading
Supervised by: Louca, L.; Elghazouli, A.
Email Aizat
 Adrien Boyez

Adrien Boyez

Started Oct 2015
Shell bending theory for axisymmetric cylindrical shells of stepwise varying thickness
Supervised by: Sadaowski, A.; Izzuddin, B.A.
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 Reuben Brambleby

Reuben Brambleby

Started Apr 2012
Structural performance of perforated metal to composite joints
Supervised by: Louca, L.
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 Yidu Bu

Yidu Bu

Started Mar 2014
Steel structures
Supervised by: Gardner, L.
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 Craig Buchanan

Craig Buchanan

Started Oct 2013
Testing of stainless steel circular hollow sections
Supervised by: Gardner, L.
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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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 Cagatay Demirci

Cagatay Demirci

Started Nov 2014
Integrated design and behaviour of tall timber buildings
Supervised by: Malaga-Chuquitaype, C., Macorini, L.
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 Wenru Dong

Wenru Dong

Started Oct 2013
Uncertainty and optimisation in structural analysis
Supervised by: Stafford, P.J.
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 Osayi Michael Eromhonsele

Osayi Michael Eromhonsele

Started Oct 2015
Tall timber structures-behaviour of timber concrete connections
Supervised by: Malaga-Chuquitaype, C.; Ruiz-Teran, Ana
Email Osayi
 Oluwole Kunle Fajuyitan

Oluwole Kunle Fajuyitan

Started Feb 2015
Nonlinear behaviour of shell structures under unsymmetrical load conditions
Supervised by: Sadowski, A., Wadee, M.A.
Email Kunle
 

Clement David Favier

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

Andreas Fieber

Started Oct 2015
Displacement based design and reduced stiffness method for steel
Supervised by: Gardner, L.Macorini, L. 
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 Marcus Filiagi

Marcus Filiagi

Started Nov 2015
Strut and tie modelling of concrete structures
Supervised by: Vollum, R.L.
Email Marcus
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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 Jiaping Gu

Jiaping Gu

Nonlinear analysis of large-scale structures, computational efficiency
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 Nicholas Hadjipantelis

Nicholas Hadjipantelis

Started Oct 2015
Steel structures
Supervised by: Gardner, L.Wadee, M.A.
Email Nicholas
 Nina Jirouskova

Nina Jirouskova

Started Oct 2014
Infrastructure and networks resilience to extreme events
As part of the CDT in Sustainable Civil Engineering
Supervised by: Stafford, P.J.
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 Vasileios Karagiannis

Vasileios Karagiannis

Started Jan 2011
Advanced elasto-plastic buckling analysis of structures
Supervised by: Elghazouli, A.Y.
Email Vasileios
Josh Kaufmann

Josh Kaufmann

Started Oct 2016
Bone health in amputees
Supervised by: Phillips, A.T.M.; McGregor, A.
Email Josh
  Amirabbas Khojasteh

Amirabbas Khojasteh

Strted Oct 2012
Dynamic analysis of building structures
Supervised by: Izzuddin, B.A; Macorini, L. 
Email Amirabbas
 Alalea Kia

Alalea Kia

Started Oct 2014
Porous pavement - control of permeability degradation in pervious concrete
As part of the CDT in Sustainable Civil Engineering
Supervised by: Hong Wong, Chris Cheeseman
Email Alalea
 Pinelopi Kyvelou

Pinelopi Kyvelou

Started Oct 2013
Cold-formed steel structures
Supervised by: Gardner, L.; Nethercot, D.A.
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Constantinos Kyprianou

Constantinos Kyprianou

Started Oct 2016
TBC
Supervised by: Gardner, L.Nethercot, D.A.
Email Constantinos
 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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 Monika Mac

Monika Mac

Started Jan 2013
Characterisation of microcracks and transport in concrete
Supervised by: Buenfeld, N.R.; Wong, H.S.
Email Monika
 Siti Aliyyah Masjuki

Siti Aliyyah Masjuki

Started Jan 2012
Nonlinear modelling of 2D components in reinforced concrete (RC) buildings under earthquake loadings
Supervised by: Macorini, L.; Izzuddin, B.A.
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 Navid Mehreganian

Navid Mehreganian

Started May 2014
Behaviour of plate structures under blast loading
Supervised by: Louca, L.
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Xin Meng

Xin Meng

Started Oct 2016
High-strength steel hollow sections
Supervised by: Gardner, L.
Email Xin
 Marianna Micallef

Marianna Micallef

Started Oct 2011
Crack control in base-restrained reinforced concrete walls
Supervised by: Vollum, R.L.; Izzuddin, B.A.
Email Marianna
 Eleni Minga

Eleni Minga

Started Oct 2013
Detailed numerical modelling of masonry structures under extreme loading
Supervised by: Macorini, L.; Izzuddin, B.A.
Email Eleni
 Moustafa Ibrahim Shawky Moharram

Moustafa Ibrahim Shawky Moharram

Started May 2014
Load transfer mechanisms in hybrid steel/concrete structures
Supervised by: Elghazouli, A.Y.
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 Fadhilah Muslim

Fadhilah Muslim

Started Jun 2014
Improving the reinforcement spacer-concrete interface for durable and sustainable structure
Supervised by: Wong, H.; Buenfeld, N.
Email Fadhilah
 Alexandros Nordas

Alexandros Nordas

Started Jan 2015
Towards the incorporation of an innovative structural scheme in the design of offshore platform topsides
Supervised by: Izzuddin, B.A., Macorini, L.
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 Sotirios Oikonomou-Mpegetis

Sotirios Oikonomou-Mpegetis

Started Oct 2009
Behaviour and design of pile-supported fibre-reinforced concrete slabs
Supervised by: Vollum, R.L.
 Bradley Pring

Bradley Pring

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

Wei Qiu

Started Oct 2013
Steel and composite structures
Supervised by: Gardner, L., McCann, F.
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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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 Gabriel Barros Dos Santos

Gabriel Barros Dos Santos

Started Jun 2015
Structural engineering - steel structures
Supervised by: Gardner, L.
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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
Email Luis
 

Andri Setiawan

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

Jiajia Shen

Started Oct 2014
Mode interaction in box-girder struts and beams
Supervised by: Wadee, M.A.
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 Yuan Shi

Yuan Shi

Started Apr 2015
Incremental dynamic analysis - earthquake engineering
Supervised by: Stafford, P.
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Young Han Shin

Young Han Shin

Started Oct 2007
Corrosion of steel in concrete
Supervised by: Buenfeld, N.R.
 Luis Fernando Sirumbal Zapata

Luis Fernando Sirumbal Zapata

Started Nov 2014
Seismic performance of high-rise timber buildings
Supervised by: Malaga Chuquitaype, C., Elghazouli, A.
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 Luis Fernando Soares

Luis Fernando Soares

Started Apr 2013
Influence of slab continuity on punching resistance
Supervised by: Vollum, R.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.
Email Leena
 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.
Email Rodrigo
 Natividad Garcia

Natividad Garcia Troncoso

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

Jean Paul Vella

Started Nov 2012
Headed anchor bar connections for precast concrete
Supervised by: Vollum, R.L.
Email Jean Paul
 Nathan Vella

Nathan Vella

Started Jan 2016
Cold formed steel and timber composite structures
Supervised by: Gardner, L.
Email Nathan
 Claire Villette

Claire Villette

Started Oct 2012
Combined musculoskeletal and finite element predictive modelling of bone structure for study of solid blast injuries
Supervised by: Phillips, A.T.M.
Email Claire
Fiona Walport

Fiona Walport

Started Oct 2016
Behaviour and design of sustainable stainless steel structures
Supervised by: Nethercot, D.A.Gardner, L.
Email Fiona
 Jie Wang

Jie Wang

Started Oct 2013
High strength steel structural behaviour
Supervised by: Gardner, L., Theofanous, M.
Email Jie
 Bowen Xu

Bowen Xu

Started Nov 2014
Structural behaviour of rubberised concrete
Supervised by: Elghazouli A., Stafford, P., Ruiz-Teran, A.
Email Bowen
Kaidong Wu

Kaidong Wu

Started Feb 2017
Buckling and post-buckling of the new material graphene
Supervised by: Wadee, M. A.Gardner, L.
Email Kaidong
 Marcus Heo Nong Yio

Marcus Heo Nong Yio

Started Jan 2013
Characterising and modelling the behaviour of concrete in nuclear structures
Supervised by: Buenfeld, N.R., Wong, H.S.
Email Marcus
 Jialiang Yu

Jialiang Yu

Started October 2012
Nonlinear mechanics in multi-bay prestressed stayed columns
Supervised by: Wadee, M. A.
Email Jialiang
 Xiang Yun

Xiang Yun

Started Oct 2014
Stainless steel structures
Supervised by: Gardner, L.
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 Dan Tudor Zaharie

Dan Tudor Zaharie

Started Oct 2014
Mitigation and prevention of pelvic trauma
Supervised by: Phillips, A.T.M.
Email Dan
 Ahmad Razin Zanial Abidin

Ahmad Razin Zanial Abidin

Started Oct 2008
Advanced modelling of steel/composite cellular beam using the general principles of finite element discretization
Supervised by: Izzuddin, B.A.

 Yanyang Zhang

Yanyang Zhang

Started Oct 2010
Advanced modelling of bridge structures
Supervised by: Macorini, L., Izzuddin, B.A.
Email Yanyang
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
 Ron Millward

Ron Millward

Laboratory and Workshop Services Manager, Structures
Room 219b, +44 (0)207 594 5902, Email Ron
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Andrew Morris

Laboratory Technician, Structures
Room 236, +44 (0)207 594 5954, Email Andrew
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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
Technical, laboratory and administration staff
Finance, HR and Research Admin

Structures Emeritus, Senior Research Investigators, Visitors and Honorary staff

Emeritus and Senior Research Investigators

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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. 
Tom Wyatt

Dr Tom Wyatt

Emeritus Reader in Structural Design
Contributes to the teaching of structural steel design and the supervision of design projects. He has considerable experience in the design and assessment of structures, particularly tall buildings and bridges. He has specialised in dynamic effects on structures including wind, wave, earthquake, pedestrian and vehicular loadings. Recent projects include the second Severn Crossing, Stonecutters Bridge, Replacement Forth Bridges, Messina straights, Beijing and London Olympic stadia.
Emeritus and Senior Research Investigators
Emeritus and Senior Research Investigators

Visiting and honorary staff

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Atula Abeysekera Honorary Senior Lecturer: 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 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. 
Ellis Gartner Visiting Professor:  Was recently the Scientific Director for Chemistry at Lafarge’s Central Research (LCR) Laboratory near Lyon, France. He has now retired from Lafarge. He has a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Cambridge (1975). After 3 years at the UK's Building Research Establishment (BRE), he worked at the PCA's R&D labs in Skokie, IL, from 1977 to 1985, and at W. R. Grace's Washington Research Center in Columbia, MD, from 1985-1996, after which he moved to LCR. During a career spent almost entirely in industrial research he has published over 60 papers and 50 patents. He is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society and of the Institute of Materials, Mining and Metallurgy (UK), and an Associate Editor of the Cement and Concrete Research Journal.
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