Prof. Peter RN Childs

 Head of School Dyson School of Design Engineering,Imperial College London

Professor Peter Childs is Head of the Dyson School of Design Engineering at Imperial College London. His professional interests include: creativity tools and innovation; design; heat transfer and rotating flow; the circular economy and sustainable energy. Former roles include director of the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre for Aero-Thermal Systems, director of InQbate and professor at Sussex University. He has contributed to over 150 papers, and several books including the handbook of mechanical engineering design, rotating flow and practical temperature measurement. He has been principal or co-investigator on contracts totalling £30 million. He is Director and Chief Scientific Officer at QBot Ltd.