Academic and Teaching staff in the Dyson School of Design Engineering are listed below. Follow the link on each name for more information about the person.

Academic & Teaching Staff

  • Prof. Peter Childs

    Peter Childs

    Personal details

    Prof. Peter Childs Head of School

    +44 (0)20 7594 7049

    Interests

    Peter Childs' general interests include: creativity; the application of creativity tools; mechanical and product design; robotics; rotating flow, temperature and its measurement, sustainable energy component, concept and system design.

    Location

    Level 1, 10 Princes Gardens
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 1NA

  • Prof. Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen

    Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen

    Personal details

    Prof. Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen Professor of Design Engineering and Design Methodology, Deputy Head of School

    +44 (0)20 7594 8843

    Interests

    Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen's research focuses upon improvements of both products (including product service systems) and processes (creative, product development and innovation) through developing a scientific understanding of the processes.

    Location

    Level 1, 10 Princes Gardens
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 1NA

  • Dr Marco Aurisicchio

    Marco Aurisicchio

    Personal details

    Dr Marco Aurisicchio Senior Lecturer, Director of Research

    +44 (0)20 7594 7095

    Interests

    Marco Aurisicchio's current research activity focuses on using new design and manufacturing methods to develop complex systems in the healthcare, construction and nuclear sectors.

    Location

    Level 1, 10 Princes Gardens
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 1NA

  • Weston Baxter

    Weston Baxter

    Personal details

    Weston Baxter Lecturer

    +44 (0)20 7594 6894

    Interests

    Weston Baxter’s current research activity focuses on creating meaningful user experiences particularly as they relate to changing contexts in design.

    Location

    Level 1, 10 Princes Gardens
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 1NA

  • Andrew Brand

    Andrew Brand

    Personal details

    Andrew Brand Senior Teaching Fellow

    +44 (0)20 7594 7341

    Interests

    Andrew Brand's specialist interests lie in co-designing with adults and children with learning disabilities and neurological conditions, machine design and translating ideas into reality.

    Location

    Level 1, 10 Princes Gardens
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 1NA

  • Dr Samuel Cooper

    Samuel Cooper

    Personal details

    Dr Samuel Cooper Lecturer

    Interests

    Sam Cooper’s research interests include the design and analysis of energy storage systems both at the microscale, as well as at the device level. He is also experience in the use of machine learning algorithms for the analysis of 3D image data.

    Location

    Level 2, 10 Princes Gardens
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 1NA

  • Aran Dasan

    Aran Dasan

    Personal details

    Aran Dasan Teaching Fellow

    Interests

    Aran Dasan teaches on IDE whilst running his own design engineering practice, working with small sustainability-focused technology startup companies in London.

    Location

    Level 1, 10 Princes Gardens
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 1NA

  • Dr Mazdak Ghajari

    Mazdak Ghajari

    Personal details

    Dr Mazdak Ghajari Lecturer, Senior Tutor

    +44 (0)20 7594 9236

    Interests

    Mazdak Ghajari's  research focuses on understanding biomechanics of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and designing advanced protective devices.

    Location

    Level 1, 10 Princes Gardens
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 1NA

  • Dr Stephen Green

    Stephen Green

    Personal details

    Dr Stephen Green Senior Teaching Fellow, Academic Tutor

    Interests

    Stephen Green's interests include the evolving methods, methodologies and professional practice of design; in particular with open and collaborative design and innovation, the understanding of design impact, application of branding, design for external environments and product service systems.

    Location

    Level 1, 10 Princes Gardens
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 1NA

  • Dr Hamed Haddadi

    Hamed Haddadi

    Personal details

    Dr Hamed Haddadi Senior Lecturer

    Interests

    Hamed is interested in User-Centered Systems, IoT, Applied Machine Learning, and Data Security & Privacy. He enjoys designing and building systems that enable better use of our digital footprint, while respecting users' privacy. He is also broadly interested in sensing applications and Human-Data Interaction.

    Location

    Level 1, 10 Princes Gardens
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 1NA

  • Dr Petar Kormushev

    Petar Kormushev

    Personal details

    Dr Petar Kormushev Lecturer

    +44 (0)20 7594 9235

    Interests

    Petar Kormushev's research interests include robotics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. His main research focus is on robot learning algorithms, especially reinforcement learning for intelligent robot behaviour.

    Location

    Level 1, 12 Princes Gardens
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 1NA

  • Dr Nan Li

    Nan Li

    Personal details

    Dr Nan Li Lecturer

    Interests

    Nan Li’s research addresses one of the major challenges facing the transportation industry world-wide: the development of breakthrough technologies to manufacture and design high-performance lightweight vehicles for a more environmentally-friendly footprint.

    Location

    Level 2, 10 Princes Gardens
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 1NA

  • Dr Connor Myant

    Connor Myant

    Personal details

    Dr Connor Myant Lecturer

    +44 (0)20 7594 9893

    Interests

    Connor Myant is currently conducting research into the Bio-lubrication of artificial and natural joints (working closely with the Bio-Tribology and Biomechanics groups). 

    Location

    Level 1, 10 Princes Gardens
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 1NA

  • Dr Thrishantha Nanayakkara

    Thrishantha Nanayakkara

    Personal details

    Dr Thrishantha Nanayakkara Reader

    Interests

    Thrishantha's research in controllable stiffness robots tries to understand how physical circuits in the body and environment contribute to solve computational problems to do with efficient survival in unstructured environments.

    Location

    Level 1, 12 Princes Gardens
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 1NA

  • Dr Lorenzo Picinali

    Lorenzo Picinali

    Personal details

    Dr Lorenzo Picinali Senior Lecturer, Director of Undergraduate Studies

    +44 (0)20 7594 8158

    Interests

    Lorenzo Picinali's work focuses on 3D binaural sound rendering, interactive applications for the blind, audiology and audiometric techniques, hearing aids technology, and audio and haptic interaction.

    Location

    Level 1, 10 Princes Gardens
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 1NA

  • Dr Nicolas Rojas

    Nicolas Rojas

    Personal details

    Dr Nicolas Rojas Lecturer

    Interests

    Nicolas develops future robot technology for gross and fine manipulation; his research focuses on the analysis, design, and implementation of novel, divergent robotic systems that can purposefully perform physical changes to the world around us under diversity and uncertainty.

    Location

    Level 1, 12 Princes Gardens
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 1NA

  • Dr Shayan Sharifi

    Shayan Sharifi

    Personal details

    Dr Shayan Sharifi Teaching Fellow

    +44 (0)20 7594 9619

    Interests

    Shayan Sharifi works on developing future devices for slurry transportation and mineral processing.

    Location

    Level 1, 10 Princes Gardens
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 1NA

  • Dr Leila Sheldrick

    Leila Sheldrick

    Personal details

    Dr Leila Sheldrick Lecturer

    +44 (0)20 7594 9762

    Interests

    Leila Sheldrick’s research explores the future of design, and aims to identify how to realise sustainable systems of consumption and production.

    Location

    Level 1, 10 Princes Gardens
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 1NA

  • Hawys Tomos

    Hawys Tomos

    Personal details

    Hawys Tomos Academic Visitor

    Interests

    Hawys Tomos specialises in human-centred design and ethnographic design research in healthcare, including service design, inclusive design and design for manufacture.

  • Dr Billy Wu

    Billy Wu

    Personal details

    Dr Billy Wu Lecturer, Post Graduate Research Tutor

    +44 (0)20 7594 6385

    Interests

    Billy Wu works on the application of additive manufacturing (3D printing) to electrochemical energy storage devices.

    Location

    Level 1, 10 Princes Gardens
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 1NA