Imperial College is at the vanguard of science and technology research. Design thinking acts as a pull for new technologies enabling the design and engineering of new possibilities. Design engineering research exploits the latest developments in science, technology, business, policy and society to envision and design the future.

Design engineers at Imperial have interests ranging from the design of complex systems to that of platforms, artefacts, consumer products and experiences.

Current research areas include the development of new engineering design solutions and design science focusing on aspects as varied as creativity and ideation, biologically inspired design, function to form, sustainability in design, the 'fuzzy' front end of design, design computing, human behaviour in design, ICT in design, and risk and uncertainty in design.

Research in the Dyson School of Design Engineering is focused in three areas: human performance and experience, engineering design, and robotics and manufacturing.

Research Themes