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). 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 (Flooding and Pandemics) and a Blackett Review on Cybersecurity of the Internet of Things. Jeremy is Chair of the Institute for Sustainability and of BuildingSMART UK. His specialities include research strategy, systems thinking, innovation processes, and emerging technology identification.
Jeremy is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the ICE and the IET, where he will be President in 2016. He was awarded a CBE in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to engineering.