Professor Peter Childs FREng

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

Peter Childs is the Head of the Dyson School of Design Engineering. He put together the plan and secured £60 million funding for the new school which fuses design and engineering within a culture of innovation and enterprise, focussing particularly on design through prototyping.

He is also an entrepreneur and is a founder director of several innovative engineering companies including QBot Ltd which employs 20 people  bringing robotic services to the built environment and has more than 10 current patents.