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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
UCL Principal Supervisor,UCL Subsidiary Supervisor

Professor 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; Senior Lecturer in 2001; full Professor in 2016 and Deputy Head of Department (Education) in 2017.

He is has a keen interest in Engineering Education and is a Principal Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.  He is actively engaged in national and international accreditation of higher degrees and engineering education capacity building.  Currently he is Chair of the UK Engineering Accreditation Board.  He is a Member of the Board of Trustees for the IMarEST where he is also the Chair of the Professional Affairs and Accreditation Committee.  At the European level he is the immediate past Chairman of the Executive Council of WGEMT a grouping of over 30 European Universities engaged in maritime education and research and has been involved in many EC funded projects to promote engineering education and stimulate new transport research from young researchers.

His current research focuses on ship concept design and ways to improve ship efficiency.  He regularly acts as a subject expert in marine engineering and engineering education for bodies including the European Commission, UK QAA and various European Governments.  Until 2019 he was a member of the board of directors for the Waterborne Technology Platform.


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Pofessor Alistair Greig's research interests cover a broad range of topics relating to Marine Engineering including marine machinery integration with particular emphasis on advanced craft, and warship design.  Areas of interest include modelling marine propulsion plant, high speed multihull craft and the impact of new technologies and legislation and ship design and operation.

Teaching Summary

Director of Studies

Chair of Departmental Teaching Committee

Programme Director for the MSc Mechanical Engineering

Chair of MSc Mechanical Engineering Umbrella Exam Board

Module co-ordinator for MECH0084 Ship Design Exercise for Marine Engineers (level 7)

Module tutor for MECH0065/86/87 MSc individual projects (level 7)

Module tutor for MECH0030 Maritime Design (level 6)

Module tutor for MECH0020 Project (level 6)

Module tutor for MTEC A2 (level 7)

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   Doctor of Philosophy University College London
1986   Master of Science University College London
1985   Bachelor of Science (Honours) University College London
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