Author of the bestselling Stuff Matters and presenter of shows including Materials and Chef vs. Science
Professor of Materials and Society, UCL
Mark is a materials engineer and Professor of Materials and Society at UCL where he teaches and runs a research group.
Mark received his Ph.D in turbine jet engine alloys from Oxford University, and has worked as a materials scientist in the USA, Ireland and the UK.
For more than ten years he has championed materials research that links the arts and humanities to medicine, engineering and materials science.
This culminated in the establishment of the UCL Institute of Making where he is Director and runs the research programme. His current research interests are animate materials, innovative manufacturing, and sensoaesthetic materials.
Designer of swarms of nanobots for biomedical applications
Assistant Professor in Robotics, University of Bristol
Sabine Hauert is Assistant Professor in Robotics at the University of Bristol in the UK.
Her research focusses in designing swarms that work in large numbers (>1000), and at small scales (<1 cm).
Profoundly cross-disciplinary, Sabine works between Engineering Mathematics, the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, and Life Sciences.
Before joining the University of Bristol, Sabine engineered swarms of nanoparticles for cancer treatment at MIT, and deployed swarms of flying robots at EPFL.
Sabine is also President and Co-founder of Robohub.org, a non-profit dedicated to connecting the robotics community to the world.
Wireless Communications expert, cross-disciplinary innovator, smart city pioneer, pianist and composer
Professor in Wireless Communications, King’s College London
Mischa Dohler is full Professor in Wireless Communications at King’s College London, driving cross-disciplinary research and innovation in technology, sciences and arts.
He is the Director of the Centre for Telecommunications Research, co-founder of the pioneering smart city company Worldsensing, Fellow of the IEEE and the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), and a Distinguished Member of Harvard Square Leaders Excellence.
Engineer and a serial healthcare entrepreneur on a mission to transform healthcare for everyone on earth
Founder and CEO, Babylon Health
Ali is an entrepreneur and engineer. He built Circle to become Europe’s largest partnership of clinicians, with some £200M in annual revenue, 3,000 employees and a successful IPO, all during an economic recession.
He was named by the Times as among the 100 global people to watch, and was the recipient of the Royal Award for young entrepreneurs for founding V&G earlier in his career.
Ali is UK Cabinet Office Ambassador and has a PhD in engineering Physics.
Innovation director of Microsoft Research Cambridge, designer, technologist, inventor and maker of things
Haiyan Zhang is a designer, technologist and maker of things. She is Innovation Director at Microsoft Research Cambridge.
Inventing cutting-edge technology to enable new "Connected Play" experiences. She is also an inventor appearing in the BBC documentary, Big Life Fix.
In her 18-year career in the Technology sector, Haiyan has worked hands-on in software engineering, user experience, hardware R&D, service design, Cloud platforms, design thinking and blue-sky envisioning.
She continues to push on the boundaries where technology can transform people's lives for the better.
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