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Professor Sabuj Mallik appointed as Head of BNU's School for Engineering and the Built Environment

Professor Sabuj Mallik has been appointed as the inaugural Head of BNU’s School of Engineering and the Built Environment.

Professor Mallik joins from the University of Derby, where he has acted as the Head of Discipline for Engineering and the Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Science and Engineering. Prior to this role, he held various research and academic positions at the Universities of Greenwich and Central Lancashire. Professor Mallik is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and is a Chartered Manager with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Dr Sabuj Mallik

Professor Mallik said: “The opportunity to be the inaugural Head of the School of Engineering and the Built Environment at Buckinghamshire New University is a privilege I embrace with great enthusiasm. I am committed to nurturing an educational environment where curiosity is ignited, creativity is celebrated, and excellence is the standard. Engineering and the Built environment are at the forefront of societal progress, and I am dedicated to empowering our students to become innovative problem-solvers and leaders in their fields. 

“By fostering strong collaborations with industry partners, we aim to create an educational ecosystem that not only meets but anticipates the demands of the ever-evolving professional landscape. I am eager to collaborate with the incredible team at Buckinghamshire New University as we embark on this exciting journey of academic and professional growth, shaping the future of engineering education and research.”

BNU’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Damien Page said: “We’re thrilled that Sabuj will be joining BNU to become our inaugural Head of School. With an outstanding track record of research, pedagogy and leadership in the field, we look forward to the School becoming a home for innovation and professional expertise in the sector.”

The University started work this year to create the new School of Engineering and the Built Environment. In part, this work has been funded by the generous award of £5.8m capital funding from the OfS, to support the creation of new, state-of-the-art teaching facilities to underpin education within engineering and the built environment, as well as within health and social care. 

This School will build on the University’s existing undergraduate and apprenticeship programmes in engineering to help meet a key skills gap identified within the region. The University expects the School to be reaching full strength by the time Thrive 2028 completes and is another key element of the University’s strategy to meet its ambitious growth target.