The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction


Professor Priti Parikh announced as new Director of BSSC

12 May 2023

Professor Priti Parikh will be taking on the role of Director of BSSC from 1 August 2023 for a term of four years.

Priti Parikh

Effective from 1 August 2023, Professor Priti Parikh will be taking over from Professor D’Maris Coffman who is taking on a new role of Vice-Dean Innovation and Enterprise for The Bartlett faculty.

Priti Parikh is a Professor in Infrastructure Engineering and International Development at The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction. She is the founder director of UCL’s Engineering for International Development Centre. This centre focuses on engineering solutions for water-sanitation-energy in low-middle income countries. She has over 15 years of engineering industry experience in South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and the United Kingdom with consultancies on design and delivery of infrastructure for slums in partnership with local communities. She was awarded the prestigious BBOXX/Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair that focuses on energy access in sub-Sahara Africa through smart solar solutions.

Priti was named as one of the 100 most influential academics in the UK Government for her work in climate and sustainability and top 50 women in engineering in the UK in 2022. She is a Council member at the Institution of Civil Engineers and sits on the board of Engineers Against Poverty, Happold Foundation and Sanitation and Human Rights in India. Her work has influenced policy and practice especially on evidencing links between infrastructure and Sustainable Development Goals.

Professor Priti Parikh said: “I am absolutely thrilled and honoured to have this opportunity to work with amazing colleagues at BSSC, The Bartlett and with external stakeholders. I look forward to leading a strong collaborative effort in transforming the sustainable construction industry and wider areas of the built environment. I would like to thank Professor D’Maris Coffman for her leadership which led to the school’s growth and success and extend my congratulations to her on her new role as Vice Dean Innovation and Enterprise at The Bartlett.”