Prof Roger Falconer FREng
| Water Consultant
Roger studied Civil Engineering at King’s College, London (1970-73), followed by a Master’s in Hydraulic Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA (1973-74). He then returned to Imperial College, in the UK, to pursue a Doctorate in his new found passion in computational water-environmental engineering (1974-76). He was subsequently awarded higher doctorate DEng and DSc(Eng) degrees from the universities of Birmingham (1992) and London (1994) respectively.
Roger then worked for a major international consulting company for a year, before pursuing his newly found passion for water research, as a Lecturer in Hydraulic Engineering at the University of Birmingham (1977-86).
He moved to the University of Bradford (1987-97), where he was appointed as Professor of Water Engineering and founded the Environmental Hydraulics Research Group – one of the first of its kind in the UK. He was appointed Head of Department in 1993, but moved to Cardiff University (1997-2018), where he was Professor of Water Management (now Emeritus Professor) and Founding Director of the Hydro-environmental Research Centre (1997-14). Alongside his academic career Roger has always had close links with water engineering and environmental managements companies and projects. While at the various universities his computational hydro-environmental models were acquired by over 40 major consulting