Category: Engineering

Vice-Dean (Research), Faculty of Engineering

Professor Julie McCann has accepted appointment as Vice-Dean (Research) for the Faculty of Engineering with effect from 1 October 2022, for a term of office of five years. Professor McCann is currently Interim Vice-Dean (Research), a role she has held since 1 October 2021.  

Professor McCann joined the College in 2001 as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computing. She was promoted to Professor of Computer Systems in 2014.  

Professor McCann will continue in her roles as Faculty Ambassador for Academic Women, Deputy Director of the UK Petras Centre for Excellence for Internet of Things Systems Cybersecurity, and theme lead for Data Centric Engineering at the Alan Turing Institute.

Professor McCann’s research interests include the behaviours and optimisation of Wireless Sensor Networks, Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems. She was awarded the RCUK Suffrage Science Award for Maths and Computing in 2018. 

Head of the Department of Aeronautics

Professor Spencer Sherwin has accepted appointment as Head of the Department of Aeronautics with effect from 1 October 2022, for a period of three years, in succession to Professor Paul Robinson. 

Professor Sherwin joined Imperial in 1995 as Lecturer in the Department of Aeronautics and was promoted to Professor of Computational Fluid Mechanics in 2005. He is currently the Director of the Research Computing Service on a fixed-term basis which ends in September 2022.  

Professor Sherwin’s research focuses on the development and application of parallel spectral/hp element methods for solving partial differential equations. Through open source software his group performs direct numerical simulation, implicit large eddy simulation and stability analysis on a range of problems of relevance to aeronautics, biomedical flows, offshore engineering and vehicle aerodynamics.