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

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    Prof. Peter Childs Professor

    +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, Dyson Building
    25 Exhibition Road
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 2DB

  • Dr Marco Aurisicchio

    Marco Aurisicchio

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    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, Dyson Building
    25 Exhibition Road
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 2DB

  • Weston Baxter

    Weston Baxter

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    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

    Room M220, RCS1

  • Dr David Boyle

    David Boyle

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    Dr David Boyle Lecturer

    (0)20 7594 8172

    Interests

    David’s research centres around Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things. This covers a variety of topics, including: designing reliable, secure, energy efficient wireless communication systems and energy transfer. 

    Location

    Level 3, Dyson Building
    25 Exhibition Road
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 2DB

  • Prof. Rafael Calvo

    Rafael Calvo

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    Prof. Rafael Calvo Professor, Chair in Engineering Design

    Interests

    Rafael Calvo is interested in the design of systems that support wellbeing in areas of mental health, medicine and education, and the ethical challenges raised by new technologies.

    Location

    Level 3, Dyson Building
    25 Exhibition Road
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 2DB

  • Dr Michel-Alexandre Cardin

    Michel-Alexandre Cardin

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    Dr Michel-Alexandre Cardin Senior Lecturer

    Interests

    Michel-Alexandre’s research focuses on the development and evaluation of new computer aided methodologies to support the design of engineering systems under uncertainty, with applications in infrastructure and financial systems.

    Location

    Dyson Building
    25 Exhibition Road
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 2DB

  • Prof. Peter Cheung

    Peter Chueng

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    Prof. Peter Cheung Head of School

    +44 (0)20 7594 6200

    Interests

    Peter Cheung’s research focus is in digital reconfigurable systems; VLSI architecture; system reliability and embedded system design.  He currently teaches the electronics modules in Years 1 and 2 in Design Engineering.

    Location

    Level 9, Room 910
    Electrical & Electronic Engineering Building
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 2BT

  • Dr Samuel Cooper

    Samuel Cooper

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    Dr Samuel Cooper Lecturer and Admissions Tutor

    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.

      For admissions, please email design.engineering@imperial.ac.uk .

    Location

    Level 3, Dyson Building
    25 Exhibition Road
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 2DB

  • Aran Dasan

    Aran Dasan

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    Aran Dasan Teaching Fellow

    Interests

    Aran Dasan is currently on a one-year sabbatical from his usual duties of teaching on IDE, to focus on his own design engineering practice, working with small sustainability-focused technology start-up companies in London.

    Location

    Level 1, Dyson Building
    25 Exhibition Road
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 2DB

  • Dr Pelin Demirel

    Pelin Demirel

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    Dr Pelin Demirel Senior Lecturer

    Interests

    Pelin Demirel is a Senior Lecturer in Innovation and Enterprise at Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London. Her most recent research projects are motivated by i nvestigating the potential of innovations and entrepreneurship for a more sustainable and inclusive society.

    Location

    Room M225, RCS1

  • Audrey Gaulard

    Audrey Gaulard

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    Audrey Gaulard Teaching Fellow

    07593 247316

    Interests

    As an Alumni from IDE and a background in Fashion Design, Audrey is a true Hybrid Designer working across various industries. She is simultaneously working as the co-founder of The Polyfloss Factory, developing a candy floss machine to recycle plastic, while being the Senior Designer of Random International, the art in...

    Location

    Level 1, Dyson Building
    25 Exhibition Road
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 2DB

  • Dr Chandramohan George

    Chandra George

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    Dr Chandramohan George Lecturer

    Interests

    Dr Chandramohan George is a lecturer leading the sub-theme “smart energy technologies and materials”. His  Research Group is focused on materials design and manufacturing, solar batteries, soft batteries, beyond Li ion technologies and smart devices.

    Location

    Level 3, Dyson Building
    25 Exhibition Road
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 2DB

  • Dr Mazdak Ghajari

    Mazdak Ghajari

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    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

    Room M224, RCS1

  • Dr Stephen Green

    Stephen Green

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    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, Dyson Building
    25 Exhibition Road
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 2DB

  • Dr Hamed Haddadi

    Hamed Haddadi

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    Dr Hamed Haddadi Senior Lecturer, Deputy Director of Research

    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 3, Dyson Building
    25 Exhibition Road
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 2DB

  • Eva-Maria Kirchberger

    Eva-Maria Kirchberger

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    Eva-Maria Kirchberger Senior Teaching Fellow

    Interests

    Eva is Senior Teaching Fellow responsible for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Service Design Teaching at the school, and is also a  Marie Curie Fellow in Design Management.  See Eva speak  here

    Location

    Level 1, Dyson Building
    25 Exhibition Road
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 2DB

  • Dr Petar Kormushev

    Petar Kormushev

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    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

    Observatory Building, Level 1
    Room M229

  • Olga Kravchenko

    Olga

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    Olga Kravchenko Teaching Fellow

    Interests

    Olga is a Teaching Fellow at the Dyson School of Design Engineering. She is a Product Designer and a Computational Designer specializing in computational intelligence applications for product design. 

    Location

    Level 1, Dyson Building
    25 Exhibition Road
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 2DB

  • Dr Nan Li

    Nan Li

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    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

    Room M224, RCS1

  • Dr Celine Mougenot

    Celine

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    Dr Celine Mougenot Senior Lecturer

    Interests

    Céline Mougenot specializes in Design Research. Her aim is to develop an understanding of “designing”, with a focus on creativity and collaboration.

    Location

    Room M225, RCS1

  • Prof. Nick Munro

    Nick Munro

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    Prof. Nick Munro Visiting Professor

    +44 (0) 7803 016527

    Interests

    Nick Munro is interested in the design of products which deliver sustainability through elegance in form, efficiency in function and relevance in purpose. This applies to items ranging from new technology cutlery for airlines to innovative air quality monitoring systems for hospitals, hotels and commercial buildings.

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    Location

    Level 1, Dyson Building
    25 Exhibition Road
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 2DB

  • Dr Connor Myant

    Connor Myant

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    Dr Connor Myant Lecturer

    +44 (0)20 7594 9893

    Interests

    Connor Myant works on developing design methodologies specific to Additive Manufacturing, as well as developing novel 3D printing processes.

    Location

    Room M224, RCS1

  • Dr Thrishantha Nanayakkara

    Thrishantha Nanayakkara

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    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

    Observatory Building, Level 1
    Room M229

  • Dr Freddie Page

    Freddie

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    Dr Freddie Page Strategic Teaching Fellow

    Interests

    Freddie's role is the curriculum review of the MEng, so that our students get the most out of our course, becoming competitive graduates in a changing jobs market.
    He has interests in: computer graphics, web applications and interfaces, machine learning, metamaterials, and interactive learning and teaching methods.

    Location

    Level 1, Dyson Building
    25 Exhibition Road
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 2DB

  • Dr Lorenzo Picinali

    Lorenzo Picinali

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    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, Dyson Building
    25 Exhibition Road
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 2DB

  • Dr Talya Porat

    Talya Porat

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    Dr Talya Porat Lecturer

    Interests

    Talya Porat's research is in the fields of human factors, human-computer interaction, usability and cognitive engineering. She is particularly interested in decision-making processes and how to design and evaluate effective interactive healthcare interventions to improve patient outcomes and reduce medical errors.

    Location

    Room M225, RCS1

  • Prof. Robert Shorten

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    Prof. Robert Shorten Professor of Cyber Physical Systems Design

    +44 7863879679

    Interests

    Hybrid Dynamical Systems, Cyber-Physical Systems; Sharing Economy; and Smart Mobility/Cities

    Location

    Dyson School of Design Engineering
    Level 3, Dyson Building
    Imperial College London
    South Kensington
    London SW7 2AZ

  • Dr Nicolas Rojas

    Nicolas Rojas

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    Dr Nicolas Rojas Lecturer

    Interests

    Nicolas' research focuses on the analysis, design, and implementation of novel, divergent robotic systems for manipulation and grasping under diversity and uncertainty, with the long-term goal of surpassing the manipulation capabilities observed in humans and other animals in all conditions.

    Location

    Observatory Building, Level 2
    Room M229

  • Dr Shayan Sharifi

    Shayan Sharifi

    Personal details

    Dr Shayan Sharifi Senior Teaching Fellow

    +44 (0)20 7594 9619

    Interests

    Shayan is working on developing technologies to remove plastics from rivers and oceans. The objective of his work is to radically re-think the current methods and address the common challenges such as sorting, wear, and energy dissipation.

    Location

    Level 1, Dyson Building
    25 Exhibition Road
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 2DB

  • Dr Leila Sheldrick

    Leila Sheldrick

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    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, Dyson Building
    25 Exhibition Road
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 2DB

  • Charlotte Slingsby

    Charlotte Slingsby

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    Charlotte Slingsby Senior Tutor for GID

    Interests

    Charlotte Slingsby is passionate about using design as a tool for transformation within engineering. Her personal work ranges from renewable energy solutions to cybersecurity tools with a keen interest in system and user centred design.

    Location

    Level 1, Dyson Building
    25 Exhibition Road
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 2DB

  • Dr Rebecca Stewart

    Rebecca Stewart

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    Dr Rebecca Stewart Lecturer

    Interests

    Rebecca Stewart’s research interests are in wearable technology with a focus on binaural audio and textile interfaces. She is also investigating methods for enabling research innovations to be more accessible to applications designers.

    Location

    Room M220, RCS1

  • Hawys Tomos

    Hawys Tomos

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    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.

    Location

    Dyson School of Design Engineering
    25 Exhibition Road
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 2DB

  • Nejra Van Zalk

    Nejra Van Zalk

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    Nejra Van Zalk Lecturer

    Interests

    Nejra Van Zalk is a lecturer and researcher in psychology and human factors. Her research areas include the development of internalising psychopathology (such as social anxiety and depression) and its effects on social networks and relationships.

    Location

    Level 3, Dyson Building
    25 Exhibition Road
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 2DB

  • Dr Billy Wu

    Billy Wu

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    Dr Billy Wu Senior Lecturer, Post Graduate Research Tutor

    +44 (0)20 7594 6385

    Interests

    Billy Wu works on improving and developing electrochemical devices (batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitor) as well as manufacturing processes (3D printing, electrospinning). 

    Location

    Level 3, Dyson Building
    25 Exhibition Road
    South Kensington
    London
    SW7 2DB