Imperial College London

An Impressive Case For IDE Leadership


Stephen Green

Dr Stephen Green has been appointed Head of Programme (Imperial) for the Innovation Design Engineering (IDE)

We are delighted to announce that Dr Stephen Green has been appointed Head of Programme (Imperial) for the Innovation Design Engineering (IDE) double masters, which is run jointly by Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art.  Dr Green has a formidable background in industrial design, holding patents on the World’s first fully injection moulded suitcases for Samsonite, which have gone on to sell in millions, and more recently having worked on influential public wayfinding systems in Bristol, Liverpool and London whilst a Client Director at the global design studio, Fitch.  Before joining Dyson School of Design Engineering in January 2017 he was Director of Teaching and Learning for the Design subject at Brunel University.  Earlier in his career he was also Head of 3D Design at what is now Ravensbourne University. 

Dr Green comments: "IDE’s 40 year track record is incredibly significant in the field of design, engineering and innovation.  Becoming part of the close knit staff team with RCA and Dyson School colleagues is a phenomenal opportunity to continue building on the genuinely ground breaking nature of the integration of design, engineering and enterprise.  Much heavy lifting has been done by my predecessors, but this is also a moment in history where there is a combination of greater awareness of the potential of this integrative approach, with a significant societal and environmental need for the transformative, practical problem solvers the programme produces."  

2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the IDE programme and this important milestone will be marked by special events led by Professor Childs, founding head of the Dyson School of Design Engineering. Peter Childs was the Head of Programme for IDE from 2008-2019 and will continue his association with IDE as IDE PaL – (IDE Professor at Large).  He comments on Dr Green’s appointment:  'I am delighted to see leadership of IDE in the hands of someone with experience in both practice and education. Stephen Green will bring new vigour and innovations and help IDE go from strength to strength.


Sophie Sykes

Sophie Sykes
Dyson School of Design Engineering