Management and Structure of the School of Engineering

The School of Engineering is one of the largest in the University of Edinburgh, comprising over 250 staff and over 475 postgraduates. The School occupies approximately 20,000m2 in 14 buildings on the University's King's Buildings site in South Edinburgh.

We have listed below our senior management and staff groupings for easier navigation. You can also use our Search form or browse all people working at the School of Engineering.

Head of School

Professor Gareth Harrison

PA for Head of School: Ms Louise Farquharson

Director of Research

Professor Mike Davies

Deputy Director of Research

Dr Christopher Ness

Director of Teaching and Learning

Professor David Laurenson

Director of International Students

Professor Aristides Kiprakis

Director of International Partnerships

Professor Ian Underwood

Director of Industry Engagement

Dr Michael Chen

Director of Professional Services

Ms Bridgeen McCloskey

Deputy Director of Professional Services

Ms Katherine Moore

Research Institutes


Head: Professor Alistair Elfick
» All IBioE staff

Imaging, Data and Communications

Head: Professor John Thompson
» All IDCOM staff

Energy Systems

Head: Professor Alasdair McDonald
» All IES staff

Infrastructure and Environment

Head: Professor Lindsay Beevers
» All IIE staff

Integrated Micro and Nano Systems

Head: Professor Rebecca Cheung
» All IMNS staff

Materials and Processes

Head: Professor Xianfeng Fan
» All IMP staff

Multiscale Thermofluids

Head: Professor Khellil Sefiane
» All IMT staff

Academic and Teaching Staff

Head of Graduate School

Dr Jonathan Terry

Graduate School Administrators: Miss Sheila McBain and Dr Katrina Tait

Teaching Services Manager

Mrs Laura Smith

Engineering Disciplines

Chemical Engineering

Director: Professor Prashant Valluri
Programme Manager: Dr Francisco R Garcia Garcia
» All Chemical Engineering staff

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Director: Dr Simon Smith
Programme Manager: Dr Christopher Beckett
» All Civil and Environmental Engineering staff

Electronics and Electrical Engineering

Director: Professor James Hopgood
Programme Manager: Dr Jonathan Shek
» All Electronics and Electrical Engineering staff

Mechanical Engineering

Director: Dr Katherine Dunn
Programme Manager: Dr Amer Syed
» All Mechanical Engineering staff

PGR and Research Staff

Engineering Technical and Support Staff

A-Z Staff at the School of Engineering

A-Z People

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Professor Gareth Harrison, Head of School