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Department of Engineering

Dr Nathan Crilly


Nathan Crilly

University Senior Lecturer

Academic Division: Mechanics, Materials and Design

Research group: Engineering Design

Telephone: +44 1223 7 48244


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Research interests

Nathan’s research interests are in the areas of design, technology and communication. He employs an interdisciplinary approach to studying how artefacts (e.g. products, systems or services) are developed, the properties they exhibit and the ways in which people respond to them.

Strategic themes

Uncertainty, risk and resilience

Nathan’s EPSRC Early Career Fellowship project focuses on how engineering design methods can be used to accommodate uncertainties, mitigate risks and enhance resilience.

Teaching activity

Nathan teaches the first year product design course, demonstrating how design processes and principles are applicable across different engineering domains.

Other positions

  • Member of the Design Research Society
  • Member of The Design Society
  • International Editorial Board of Design Studies