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Prof Alistair Greig
Roberts Building
Torrington Place
Tel: 0207 679 3895 (UCL 33895)
  • Professor of Marine Engineering
  • Dept of Mechanical Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering Science

Alistair Greig was trained as a Marine Engineer by the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors MOD(N) and spent time at sea on warships and submarines. His BSc(Eng) in Mechanical Engineering and MSc in Marine Engineering were completed at UCL. He subsequently studied for a part time PhD at UCL in underwater robotic applications. He was appointed as a UCL Lecturer in 1989 and a Senior Lecturer in 2001. He is a visiting Prof at Stevens Institute of Technology NJ USA.

He is actively engaged in national and international accreditation of higher degrees and is a member of the Engineering Accreditation Board and Chair of the IMarEST Professional Affairs and Accreditation Committee. He is a Fellow of the Council of IMarEST and a Member of the Board of Trustees for the IMarEST.  At the European level he is Chairman of the Executive Council of WEGEMT, a grouping of over 30 European Universities engaged in maritime education and research. He has acted as expert evaluator for IIE, Greek Govt., Cypriot Govt and the European Commission and is the academic representative on the board of directors for Vessels of the Future. He is co-editor in chief of  the Journal of Marine Engineering Science and Technology.

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Alistair Greig's research interests cover a broad range of topics including warship design, control and marine machinery integration with particular emphasis on advanced craft and the impact of new technology and legislation.  Areas of interest include modelling marine propulsion plant and high speed multihull craft, in conjunction with partners in the USA under the ONR funded ACCESS project.  Subjects encompassing the environmental impact of ships; ballast water exchange modelling (with Prof Eames); the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI); low carbon shipping (with Prof Bucknall) and more efficient use of energy within ships.

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Director of Studies

Chair of Dept. teaching Committee
Programme Director for the MSc Mechanical Engineering
Module co-ordinator for MSc Ship Design Exercise


OCT-2014 – SEP-2018 External Examiner Marine Engineering Newcastle University, United Kingdom
OCT-2014 – SEP-2019 External Examiner Mechanical Engineering Sheffield University, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2008 – 31-AUG-2013 External Examiner Marine Systems Engineering (HMS SULTAN) University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
01-AUG-2008 Visiting Professor School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, United States
01-JUN-2005 Assistant Examiner Higher Level Maths HL3 International Baccalaureate Organization, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2004 – 31-AUG-2006 External Examiner Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Glasgow University and Strathclyde University, United Kingdom
Academic Background
1992 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Robotics University College London
1986 MSc Master of Science – Marine Engineering University College London
1985 BSc Hons Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Mechanical Engineering University College London
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