Professor Jeremy Watson
Global Research Director, Arup
Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Communities and Local Government
Associate Fellow of the Centre for Science and Policy
Jeremy Watson is Arup’s Global Research Director, responsible for Arup’s Global Research Strategy and the Research Consulting Business. In November 2009, Jeremy was appointed Chief Scientific Advisor for the Department of Communities & Local Government (DCLG).
Jeremy has held research and technical management roles in industry and academe including service with the DTI, DIUS and EPSRC. His specialties include Strategic Technology Development and Transfer, Innovation Processes and NPD Management. He has technical expertise in Industrial Instrumentation and Control, Power Electronics, Signal Processing and Biomedical Engineering. Current research interests include Renewable Energy, Control for Energy Efficiency and Ambient Assistive Technologies.
Jeremy is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers, a Fellow and Trustee Board member of the IET (Past Chairman: IET Innovation & Emerging Technologies Panel), a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, a Senior Member of the IEEE and Visiting Professor at the Universities of Southampton and Sussex. He is a former Board member of the UK Government Technology Strategy Board, and was a founding member of the Institute for Sustainability.
Jeremy serves on the Council of the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and is a Board Member of the International Council for Research & Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB), and a member of the HEFCE Research & Innovation Committee.
In February 2012, Jeremy was granted the position of Honorary Professor of University College London (UCL), in the Faculty of the Built Environment.