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About the City Graduate School

The City Graduate School is a new institutional initiative which aims to enhance the research student experience at City and support the objectives of the institution's Strategic Plan by providing a focus for research degrees provision.

The Graduate School is led by Professor Ken Grattan, in collaboration with senior academic colleagues across the institution, and is supported by a dedicated team of senior administrative staff to ensure that the aims of the Graduate School are met.

Professor Ken Grattan

nullProfessor Grattan was appointed the Inaugural Dean of the City Graduate School in August 2012.

Professor Grattan graduated with a first in Physics and a PhD in Laser Physics from the Queen's University Belfast. In 1978, he became a Research Fellow at Imperial College and in 1983, joined City University as a Lecturer in Physics. He was appointed Professor of Measurement and Instrumentation and Head of the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering in 1991. Prior to August 2012, he was Conjoint Dean of the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences and the School of Informatics.

His research interests lie in the use of fibre optic and optical systems for the measurement of a range of physical and chemical parameters. He obtained a DSc from City University in 1992 for his sensor work.

Professor Grattan has supervised over 50 research students to successful completion and has extensive national and international experience in examining doctoral students and candidates for higher degrees. He continues to actively supervise research students within his area of expertise.