Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDyson School of Design Engineering

Honorary Research Associate







Dyson BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





My research revolves around the development and deployment of creativity tools in the domains of design, innovation, and with a particular focus on the translation from research to enterprise with positive societal impact.

I believe in constructive collaboration within academia and externally with the industry. My key collaborators include universities such as Tsinghua, SJTU, CAA, and MD-H, and a series of incubators and accelerators for design, robotics, healthcare, and digital technologies.

I am passionate about design and delivery of extended learning programmes on innovation. Example activities within Imperial College include working with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and directing the ‘Design for Sustainable Development Goals’ summer school in 2024, leading the Design Engineering modules in 2023 summer school, and co-facilitating ‘Design Engineering and Advanced Aeronautical Engineering Training Programme for COMAC’ in 2020-21.  

Currently as the UK director for Design Intelligence Award (DIA), and Tsinghua-ANTA Global Sportswear Design Award (GSDA), I am keen to promote innovative design and active in supporting design solutions to the global challenges such as climate change, sustainable development, pathway to net-zero, responsible AI, active living, etc. Through nomination and evaluation innovative and responsible design are awarded to enhance their impact for the interests of society.



Childs PRN, Li W, Zhang J, et al., 2017, The effect of gravity on R410A condensing flow in horizontal circular tubes, Numerical Heat Transfer Part A: Applications, Vol:70, ISSN:1040-7782, Pages:327-340

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