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Prof Priti Parikh
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  • Professor of Infrastructure Engineering and International Development
  • The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction
  • Faculty of the Built Environment

 Dr. Parikh won the Provost Education Award in 2018 for her contribution to engineering education particularly for engineering and international development. Dr. Parikh set up the MSc in Engineering for International Development with a view of equipping engineering with the skill sets required to address global challenges and provide appropriate infrastructure solutions in resource challenged settings in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. She also set up and now leads the Engineering for International Development Research Centre (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/construction/research/engineering-international-development-centre).

She has substantial industry experience in India and also a research based in infrastructure planning for cities to cover the areas of financial planning, institutional frameworks and societal impact.  She has substantial in-country experience in South Asia, Africa and UK working with local governments and slum communities and has led multi- sectoral projects at both city and community scale. She is Chair of the Editorial Panel for ICE's Engineering Sustainability Journal and was invited to join the board of Trustees for Happold Foundation and Engineer's Against Poverty. In 2019, she was recognised as an Engineers Without Borders Changemaker.



Research Summary

Dr. Parikh has been awarded a prestigious five year Senior Research fellowship co-funded by industry (BBOXX) and Royal Academy of Engineering. The fellowship titled Smart Solar Solutions for all (S34ALL) will focus on smart solar solutions for resource challenged communities combining machine learning based models with consumer surveys.

Dr. Parikh has expertise in infrastructure (water, sanitation and energy) for resource constrained settings such as slums and rural communities in Africa and Asia. She is also leading research on developing evidence base to link SDG's and infrastructure. 

She was Co-Investigator on the PANChSHEEEL project funded by MRC/GCRF which is looking at integrated health, education, engineering and environmental interventions to improve feeding practices for infants in India. She is Co-Investigator on the IsuLabantu project funded by ESRC/NRF which looks at self upgrading participatory processes for informal settlements in South Africa. She is also Co-Investigator on the Resilient Schools project in Indonesia where she is exploring WASH solutions for building resilient schools post disaster. 

Teaching Summary

Systems, Society and Sustainability

Developed a new module: Engineering and International Development

Project Supervisor for Collaborative Projects and range of MSc projects with international research scope and collaborations

Founder: MSc in Engineering for International Development

01-JAN-2020 Associate Professor Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction UCL, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2016 Senior Lecturer Civil, Environment and Geomatic Engineering University College London, United Kingdom
01-JAN-2014 Lecturer CEGE University College London, United Kingdom
15-DEC-2012 Trustee   Engineers Without Borders, United Kingdom
03-SEP-2012 – 31-DEC-2013 Teaching Fellow CEGE University College London, United Kingdom
15-OCT-2010 – 01-JAN-2014 Research Associate Business School Imperial College, United Kingdom
21-MAY-2010 Director   Development Vison 2020 Limited, United Kingdom
15-JUL-2008 – 21-MAY-2010 Senior Consultant International Development Arup, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2001 – 01-SEP-2004 Civil Engineer Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Burohappold, United Kingdom
01-JUN-1998 – 01-SEP-2001 Engineer Planner Engineering HPCE, India
01-JUN-1997 – 01-FEB-1998 Graduate Engineer Structural Engineering Peter Dann and Partners, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2014   Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Institute of Education
2008   Doctorat University of Cambridge
2005   Master of Philosophy University of Cambridge
1997   Postgraduate Diploma Not stated
1994   Bachelor of Engineering University of Gujarat
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