Dr Sam Divall

Dr Sam Divall

Dr Sam Divall became a Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering at City, University of London.

He attended Havering Sixth Form to study A Levels in Maths, ICT and Design Technology.

He progressed to City, University of London and after four years of study, graduated from the MEng Civil Engineering course.

After graduating, the former King’s Wood School student (now Drapers’ Academy) decided to remain at City within the internationally recognised Geotechnical Engineering Research Centre to undertake his PhD in Geotechnical Engineering.

He then undertook several years of post-doctoral research, becoming a Research Fellow in Geotechnical Engineering, working with The Leverhulme Trust on research into the construction of shafts in congested subsurface urban environments.

He has won several awards for his work, including the Civil Engineering Teaching Award; The ICE QUEST Travel Award; The ISSMGE Foundation Award; Winning presentation at the BGA’s 12th Young Geotechnical Engineers’ Symposium in Leeds; National Finalist for the Corus Steel Student Awards; and Shortlisted for City University London WSP Civil Engineering Paper Prize.