Prof. Priti Parikh

Priti Parikh is a Professor in Infrastructure Engineering and International Development at the Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction at UCL. She is the founder director of UCL’s Engineering for International Development Centre. This centre focuses on engineering solutions for human development and wellbeing; and researches locally acceptable water-sanitation-energy solutions in low-middle income countries. 

She has over 15 years of engineering industry experience in South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK with consultancies to include hands-on experience of designing infrastructure for slums in partnership with local communities. She was awarded the prestigious BBOXX/Royal Academy of Engineering Senior Research fellowship that focuses on energy access in sub-Sahara Africa through smart solar solutions. 

Dr Parikh was recently 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 UK. 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.

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