A FeIIow is a Society member recognised by the Society as having made a truly significant contribution to the Society and its aims and objectives. Such contributions include significant involvement and publication record in the Society’s events like conferences and workshops, sustainable initiatives to the scientific or professional development of the Society, special commitment to its organisation, or strong contributions to key issues of the Society’s research or educational objectives.  The grade of Fellow is reserved for Full Members of the Society.  Eligible nominees must have been fully-paid Full Members for at least 6 years.

List of Fellows

Listed in surname-alphabetical order

John Clarkson
Fellow (2021)

(United Kingdom)
Engineering Design, University of Cambridge
John is a leading researcher at Cambridge University, in four key areas: design change modelling and management; design process management; inclusive design; and healthcare design. Most of his research has been led in close collaboration with a range of industry practitioners and together with public and private institutions. To ensure the transfer of his many academic research findings to practice, Prof. Clarkson has supervised or contributed to the development of toolkits and dissemination strategies, including the Inclusive Design toolkit, the Improving Improvement toolkit and the Systems Safety Assessment toolkit for healthcare organisations. Within the Design Society, Prof. Clarkson has given special commitment, through his twelve-year membership of the Advisory Board, his active service through numerous journal editorial roles and by the co-founding and leading of two Special Interest Groups.
Armand Hatchuel
Fellow (2015)

Ecole des Mines de Paris
Armand Hatchuel has contributed to the development of Design Theory - his works on C-K Design Theory, on Forcing or on the ontology of Design have provided clear foundations for a Design-based paradigm in Science and Engineering. Armand is founding member and the first chairman (with Yoram Reich) of the Design Society Special Interest Group (SIG) on design Theory. He is a member of the French Academy of Technologies.
William Ion
Fellow (2022)

(United Kingdom)
Design Manufacturing and Engineering Management, University of Strathclyde
Bill joined the University of Strathclyde in 1986, following a period in industry, and was Head of the Department of Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management (DMEM) from 2002 to 2008. He has been actively involved in the development of design and design management education at the University since joining, having led the development and introduction of the department's Product Design Engineering programmes. Throughout his academic career Bill has focussed his research, knowledge exchange and teaching activities within the design and manufacturing field with a particular focus on forging and forming technologies, additive manufacture, design for manufacture and design processes. He was chair of the Design Education Special Interest Group (DESIG) of the Design Society from 2002 to 2013 and a member of the core organising committee of the International Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE) conference series since its inception in 1999.
Udo Lindemann
Fellow (2015)

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, TU Munich
Udo Lindemann has contributed to the development of theory and methods in Product Development. Udo is a founding member of the Design Society. He has served on the Advisory Board and the Board of Management. As President and member of several ICED Programme Committees he contributed to the development of the Design Society. He is a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering.
Dorian Marjanović
Fellow (2019)

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb
Dorian has been at the University of Zagreb since 1978. Before joining Design Department in 1984, he gathered engineering experience at Quality Management department and Design office (1970-1975) at SILA-RAPID Company and Computing Centre of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (1978-1984). He led the Chair of Design and Product Development at Design Department from 1996 until 2016. He has been retired in 2018. In April 2019, he has been promoted to the honorary title professor emeritus. He is a member of the Design Society and was the President of The Design Society from 2013-2017. The Design Society awarded him in 2019 with the title Fellow of the Design Society to recognise his outstanding contributions to the Design Society through service, practice, teaching, and research.
Christopher McMahon
Fellow (2015)

Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark
Chris McMahon's research spans from the early days of CAD/CAM development where he contributed at the forefront of contemporary research in knowledge management in design and product design. Chris is a founding member of the Design Society. He served on the Advisory Board and the Board of Management and was President of the Design Society from 2009 - 2013.
Margareta Norell Bergendahl
Fellow (2021)

Industrial Engineering and Management, The KTH Royal Institute of Technology
As Professor of Integrated Product Development at KTH, Margareta Norell Bergendahl's contribution to Design Science, both in Scandinavia and internationally, has been outstanding, where she has paid particular attention to young researchers’ career development in design, not least with respect to ensuring equal gender and racial opportunities. In addition, Prof. Norell Bergendahl is a long-time member of the Design Society, having served on both the Board of Management and the Advisory Board. She has been active in many of the DS’ SIGs and is currently heading the “Africa Design” initiative, together with Panos Papalambros.
Panos Papalambros
Fellow (2021)

(United States)
Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
During his academic career, Professor Panos Y. Papalambros has made numerous contributions to the field of Mechanical Engineering, many whilst based at the University of Michigan, including his role as Founding Director of the Design Science Program and the Integrative Systems and Design Division. As a founding Editor-in-Chief of the Design Science Journal, Prof. Papalambros has contributed to the proliferation of knowledge through his coordination of the journal, review and scientific contributions towards editorial. As a former President of the DS, former BM member and current AB member, Prof. Papalambros has exhibited a large commitment to the DS and its organisation.
Warren Seering
Fellow (2021)

(United States)
Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Warren's research contributions include algorithms to synthesise mechanical systems, design risk management, and control of dynamic systems. He was one of the founding members of the Design Society. He has served on both the Advisory Board and Board of Management and has also chaired the Advisory Board, where he developed it from its original format of oversight board into the thought leadership format it has today. In addition, Prof. Seering played a significant role in the establishment of the Design Society’s membership and representation in North America. He actively supports the renewal of the society by encouraging younger members to join, contribute and grow into leadership roles. Numerous former students of Prof. Seering have gone on to become academic faculty leaders in the Design Research Community and active Design Society members, including roles as AB members and SIG leaders.
Christian Weber
Fellow (2015)

Engineering Design, Technical University Ilmenau
Christian Weber's research interests are Design Theory and Methodology (DTM), computer support in product development (CAx), and methods for the development of mechatronic systems. He was founding member of the Design Society, served in the Society’s Advisory Board and in the Board of Management. Since 2000 Christian is co-organiser of the annual Summer School on Engineering Design Research.

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