Biography

I am a Chartered Civil Engineer and take pride in maintaining my practical interest in civil engineering by frequent contacts with industry in support of teaching activities.  My early research career shifted towards teaching when I became an admissions tutor and for the last 20 years I have taught at all levels and in most civil engineering subjects apart from the black art of soil mechanics.

I studied at City University for my BSc and PhD in Civil Engineering, under Dr Arumugam and sponsored by Freeman Fox and Partners.  In my thin sandwich course I worked in several of Freeman’s offices dealing with steel box and reinforced concrete bridge design and on site at Avonmouth Bridge.  A brief spell followed in the Aeronautics department at Imperial College working with Peter Bearman and Mike Graham on wave forces and flow structures associated with offshore jacket platforms using a new wave tank.  I was appointed as a new-blood lecturer in groundwater at the University of Birmingham in 1984 and achieved professor status by 2010.  For a fresh challenge I joined UEA in 2011 to help develop the teaching of engineering.

Follow this link for details of current PhD opportunities in Mathematics. But feel free to email me to discuss projects outside these areas and alternative sources of funding.

Academic Background

  • BSc Civil Engineering (Thin Sandwich) (City) (1977)
  • PhD Civil Engineering (City) (1983)
  • CEng MICE (1987)

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