Dr Cyriel DIELS
      Deputy Director of Intelligent Mobility Design Centre, Royal College of Art
Dr Cyriel Diels is Deputy Director of the Intelligent Mobility Design Centre at Royal College of Art, leading design research at the intersection of people, mobility and technology. He has a background in psychology and has been working in both academia and industry in the field of automotive and transport human factors and design for over 15 years. Following his PhD at Loughborough University into multisensory perception in Virtual Environments, he worked as a research scientist at the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) research in the areas of simulation technology, driver behaviour, and Human Machine Interactions. He subsequently returned to academia (Coventry University) and joined the Royal College of Art in 2018. His research is funded by a wide range of organisations including the European Commission, UK research councils, and industry and focuses on people-centred design of future mobility and the passenger comfort experience in particular.