Mike Graham is Professor of Unsteady Aerodynamics in the Aeronautics Department of Imperial College. He is currently the PI for the Imperial College–Warwick University project FENGBO-Wind which is part of the UK-China Offshore Rewable Energy Consortium programme.
Mike Graham has been on the staff at Imperial College since 1970, joining as a lecturer after taking a Maths BA degree (1963) at Cambridge University and a PhD in Aeronautics (1967) at Imperial College, becoming Head of the Department of Aeronautics from 1999 - 2003. During his career at the College he has worked in the research fields of Low-Speed Aerodynamics (turbulence, wakes, wind engineering), Marine Technology (wave and current forces on fixed structures and floating bodies) and since 1990 Renewable Energy (wind turbine aerodynamics and tidal turbine hydrodynamics).
This research has been both experimental and theoretical/computational and has been published in more than 150 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He has participated in many EPSRC, EU and other funded projects including leading a number of consortium projects, relevant examples being EPSRC Marine CFD, EU MARNET(technical area coordinator) and EU(Joule): ROTOW(rotor-tower interaction) and has been a member of UK Govt. DTI committees on renewable energy and accelerated hydrocarbon recovery, the EPSRC Oil and Gas Extraction Programme and the High Performance Computing Panel CCP12. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects.