Professor Carlo Prato to lead School of Civil Engineering from September

The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences looks forward to welcoming Professor Carlo Prato as the new Head of School of Civil Engineering on 1st September.

Professor Prato joins the School from the University of Queensland in Australia, where he headed the School of Civil Engineering, after previous appointments at the Technical University of Denmark and the Technion Institute of Technology in Israel. He is Professor of Transportation Engineering with research interests in transport modelling, travel behaviour and traffic safety.  

Executive Dean of Engineering and Physical Sciences Professor Nora de Leeuw said: “I am very pleased that Carlo has accepted the position and I would like to warmly welcome him to the University and our Faculty.

“Carlo’s leadership experience will be hugely valuable to the Faculty and School of Civil Engineering, as we emerge from the pandemic and work together towards achieving the new University strategy. I look forward very much to working with Carlo in the future.”

Professor Carlo Prato said “I am really excited to be able to take up the Head of School role at the University of Leeds.  I look forward to joining colleagues in the School, the Faculty and the University in the on-going efforts towards educating the future leaders who will shape our world and tackling the challenges that affect our natural and built environment on a global scale.”

Professor Prato will join the University on 1st September 2021.  Carlo’s predecessor, Professor M. Basheer, steps down from his role at the end of March 2021 to take up a number of external appointments, and Professor Phil Purnell has agreed to be Acting Head of School from 1st April until the end of August 2021.