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James Dyson

Founder & Chief Engineer


Sir James Dyson is the founder and Chief Engineer of Dyson, technology-led, company which is present in 84 markets around the world. Around half of the global Dyson team are engineers and scientists, and its research interests span robotics, AI, machine learning, solid state battery development, material science, and high-speed electric motors.

James established the James Dyson Foundation in 2002 to challenge misconceptions about engineering and inspire more young people to pursue careers in engineering and science.

He established Dyson Farming in 2013, as a commercial farming business driving efficiency and sustainability in UK agriculture. The business is focused on creating tasty, high-quality food with a low environmental impact, as well being good custodians of the land over the long term — encouraging biodiversity and innovation in farming.

In 2017, James founded the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology, based on the Dyson Campus in the UK. It is a new form of degree, in which school leavers study while undertaking a full-time salaried role in Dyson’s engineering team. The first cohort graduated in 2021, and all elected to remain at Dyson.

James was awarded a CBE in 1996 and a Knight Bachelor in 2007. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2015, and in the 2016 New Year Honours was appointed to the Order of Merit – the highest honour and the only one within the Queen’s personal gift.

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