Prof Alistair Borthwick

Professor

Email: 

Telephone: 

+44(0)131 6505588

Location: 

Alexander Graham Bell building

Engineering Discipline: 

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Institute: 

  • Infrastructure and Environment

Research Theme: 

  • Offshore Renewable Energy
Professor Alistair Borthwick
Professor Alistair Borthwick

Academic Qualifications: 

  • 1978 BEng (1st class), Civil Engineering, University of Liverpool
  • 1990 MA, University of Oxford
  • 1982 PhD, University of Liverpool
  • 2007 DSc, University of Oxford

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 

  • 1988 European Engineer, Eur Ing
  • 2014 Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, FREng
  • 1985 Chartered Engineer, CEng
  • 2003 Fellow of Institution of Civil Engineers, FICE
  • 2015 Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh, FRSE

Research Interests: 

Professor Borthwick's research interests include environmental fluid mechanics, flood risk management, coastal processes, offshore engineering, and marine renewable energy.

  • Coastal and Offshore Engineering
  • Environmental Fluid Mechanics
  • Marine Power Resource Assessment

Specialities: 

  • Coastal and Offshore Engineering
  • Environmental Fluid Mechanics
  • Marine Power Resource Assessment

Further Information: 

  • Alistair was Head of Civil & Environmental Engineering at University College Cork from 2011-13, where he was the Founding Director of the SFI Centre for Marine Renewable Energy Ireland.
  • Alistair Borthwick is Professor of Applied Hydrodynamics at The University of Edinburgh, an Emeritus Fellow at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, and holds Adjunct Professorships at Peking University and NUI Galway.
  • Alistair was the founding Chairman of the Editorial Board of the ICE Journal of Engineering and Computational Mechanics.
  • Professor Borthwick's research interests include environmental fluid mechanics, flood risk management, coastal processes, offshore engineering, and marine renewable energy.
  • Since 1998, he has collaborated with Peking University on all material fluxes in large rivers, and water and wastewater treatment technologies.
  • Alistair Borthwick has almost 40 years' engineering experience. He helped design the Hutton Tension Leg Platform, which won the Queen's Award for Technological Achievement in 1984.
  • He was previously Professor of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, where he worked for 21 years from 1990-2011.