Professor Stephen Garwood

Imperial College London


Steve studied Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College, followed by a PhD in Applied Mechanics. He developed his early career at the Welding Institute where he became Head of Engineering in 1989 and subsequently Head of Structural Integrity. Steve joined Rolls-Royce in 1996 as Technical Director of Rolls-Royce and Associates, becoming Director of Engineering & Technology for Marine Power in 1998. He then took up various Corporate positions (Director of Technology, and Director of Materials) returning to the Marine business as Director, Engineering and Technology – Submarines in 2006. In 2013, Steve directed the research activities for the Nuclear Sector developing Rolls-Royce’s Nuclear UTC’s at Imperial College and Manchester. Following retirement from Rolls-Royce in 2013, Steve joined the Mechanical Engineering Department at Imperial College, London as Professor of Structural Integrity. He is also a Non Executive Director of the Transport Systems Catapult and FESI, and serves on a number of Nuclear Advisory Committees.