Vice-Dean of Engineering Sciences and Professor of Engineering Systems University College London
Jeremy Watson is Vice-Dean for Engineering Mission and Professor of Engineering Systems in the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy at UCL. Concurrently, he is Chief Scientist and Engineer at the Building Research Establishment (BRE). Jeremy was previously Arup's Global Research Director, and Chief Scientific Advisor in the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG). An electronics and control engineer by training and practice, he has senior experience of research and technical direction in industry and universities, governing board membership at Innovate UK and EPSRC, plus service with NERC and HEFCE. He has served on two government SAGE panels and a Blackett Review on Cybersecurity of the Internet of Things. Jeremy was appointed President of the Institution for Engineering and Technology in October 2016 and was recently Chair of BuildingSMART UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the ICE and the IET. His specialities include research strategy, systems thinking, innovation processes, and emerging technology identification.
Jeremy is Director of a £9.8m research hub funded by EPSRC and composed of nine universities collaborating on Cybersecurity of the Internet of Things. The hub has been pledged a further £13m by User partners.