London South Bank University welcomes Professor David Mba as new Dean of School of EngineeringLondon South Bank University today welcomed Professor David Mba to the post of Dean of the School of Engineering - one of LSBU's seven new schools
LSBU is evolving its structure from four faculties into seven new academic schools to reflect the needs of students and business. From autumn 2014, the new schools will fall under academic groupings that are focused upon responding rapidly to stakeholder need, delivering undergraduate or postgraduate education, research, professional development and business support.
The university has a rich history of teaching real engineering skills to match the requirements of industry, with specific expertise in Biomedical Engineering, Communications, Sustainability, Mechatronics, Robotics and Non-Destructive Testing.
David Mba is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and most recently Head of Turbo-machinery at Cranfield University where he led multi-million industrially funded research projects. Professor Mba has initiated and led the development of numerous academic programmes including Continuing Professional Development courses and has published in excess of 200 journal and conference papers. In 2010 he was awarded the Ludwig Mond Prize by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Externally, Professor Mba has been involved with the International Standards Organisation (ISO) and several national bodies including the British Standards Institute. He is also a fellow of several institutions.
Professor Mba said: "I am honoured to lead the new Engineering School into the next chapter of London South Bank University's rich history. The future of the School will be built on the solid tradition of engineering at LSBU which includes the provision of pioneering courses that address the requirements of industry."
LSBU schools are Applied Science; Arts and Creative Industries; the Built Environment and Architecture; Business; Engineering; Health & Social Care; Social Sciences and Law.
LSBU Vice Chancellor David Phoenix said: "The creation of seven new academic schools will enable each one to build its own ethos and brand, which we believe will present an attractive proposition to students and businesses that can benefit from our relevant expertise and knowledge to improve their productivity and performance.
"The appointment of esteemed colleagues such as Professor David Mba to lead the schools is a milestone in the story of London South Bank University and I am delighted that he will play such a significant part in our future."