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I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Civil Engineering and Surveying, and Course Leader for the MEng and BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering. I am also a Chartered Civil Engineer having previously spent more than eight years in the UK Civil Engineering industry working as an engineer and project manager on various projects here in the UK and overseas.

I have more than fifteen years’ experience of teaching civil engineering, fluid mechanics and hydraulics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and of supervising and tutoring of students.

I have research experience in the design and control of water distribution networks. I have a particular interest in incorporating engineering knowledge into optimisation techniques for water distribution networks design, control and related engineering applications.

Other research interests include asset management for water companies, leakage reduction and water quality in distribution systems.


Research Interests

My current research focus is on:

  • Design and control of water distribution networks
  • Optimisation of water distribution networks using Genetic Algorithms
  • Water networks asset management
  • Water demand analysis and leakage control

In addition, I have research interest on general Civil Engineering hydraulics and on sustainable drainage systems

I am available for PhD supervision in any relevant topic.

Teaching Responsibilities

I lecture at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I teach on the following modules:

  • Water and Environmental Engineering
  • Water Infrastructure
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Environmental Management

I am the Course Leader for the undergraduate Civil Engineering programmes.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation


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