Our people

Meet the faculty’s leadership team and key management staff

Our team comprises world-class academics and researchers in the fields of engineering, project management and computer science, with strong industry connections and a passion for educational excellence. 

Faculty leadership

Professor Hesham El Gamal

Professor Hesham El Gamal

An information theorist by training, Professor Hesham El Gamal is widely regarded for his work in wireless communications, among the academic community as well as the entrepreneurial and business sectors, for having led 16 US patents, co-founding a successful start-up and influencing wireless standards.

Professor El Gamal obtained a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland and was a key figure in delivering the global aspirations of Ohio State University as the Chair of the Electrical and Computer (ECE) Department and was the Founding Academic Director of the Institute of CyberSecurity and Digital Trust.

During his tenure as Deputy Dean of the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Engineering, Professor El Gamal helped lead the revitalisation of the Faculty’s academic confirmation process and criteria, launched a new mentorship program and introduced a new process for School External Academic Reviews.

Professor TJ Lim

Professor Teng Joon Lim
Deputy Dean
Associate Dean (Education)

Ms Shari Lee
Faculty General Manager

Professor Tim Wilkinson
Associate Dean, Student Life

Professor Ken Tye Yong
Associate Dean, External Engagement

Professor Ali Abbas
Acting Associate Dean, Research Management

Associate Professor Kalina Yacef
Associate Dean, Research Training

Associate Professor Tom Goldfinch
Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning

Mr Rajah Varatharajah
Associate Director of Finance

Ms Sandra Margon
Head, External Relations

Executive Assistant to the Dean


Our researchers

Please find a researcher (academic profiles) or refer to the staff directory for contact information.

To find out more about our research expertise or find a researcher associated with a particular project or centre, please visit our research section