Selma Bambur

Selma Bambur | Dyson

Selma Bambur

Having studied a Bachelors in Materials Engineering and a Masters in Sustainable Energy, my passion for technology began during my studies.

I started my professional career at Jaguar Land Rover where I experienced a variety of teams from concept creation, engineering to product manufacturing. Working in Connected Car to develop a platform for innovation and the future technology roadmap. I learnt to use design thinking tools to help define customer focused experiences that could be delivered using new and innovative technology. Moving to the Special Vehicle Operations innovation team helping to progress unique ideas through concept design phase and onto vehicles.

I decided to expand my career with a new challenge at Dyson, working on their electric car project. I am currently leading a future concept creation phase within Dyson’s Design team and developing proposals for future product strategy. My passion for sustainability has been an important driving force throughout my career and how technology can be used to make positive environmental impact. Working in such a fast paced environment in technology has been an exciting journey and I’m looking forward to future opportunities that allow me to continue to grow my career in the tech industry.

Nichola Clifton

Nichola Clifton | Dyson

Nichola Clifton

I have always been interested in crafts, design and making things but at school I wasn’t aware that Product Design careers existed.

I was lucky enough to find it when I completed a foundation art and design course at UCLAN. From week one of my degree I was hooked and I graduated with a first class in BSc(Hons) Product Design in 2009. I was lucky enough to a job as a trainee Product Designer at a company in Blackpool where I got my first taste of making my ideas real. I learnt about robustness testing, tooling and manufacturing and these skills set me up well to apply for a job at Dyson. I joined the Research, Design and Development Department in 2011 and began working in the Floorcare Category. I have since played a key part in Upright, Cordless and Robotic Vacuum Cleaner projects and have recently moved over to the Health and Beauty Category. My career at Dyson has helped me build me mechanical engineering skills and I have recently become a Chartered Engineer with iMeche. In the last 12 months I have embraced learning about Hair Science and am passionate about sharing this knowledge and using it to support the wider engineering team develop high performing products that have benefits for every hair type.

Maria Jose Perez Calvo

Maria Jose Perez Calvo | Dyson

Maria Jose Perez Calvo

From a young age I was fascinated by electronics and mechanics which led to graduating as an Industrial Engineer at the European University of Madrid.

While studying, I gained hands-on engineering experience at Sepsa developing the data handling and front-end user interface for monitoring of train transformers. This was complemented by a placement in China where I performed on-site technical support and assisted with commercial negotiations with suppliers of industrial control systems.

My passion for robotics drew me to continue my engineering study with a 1st class honours BEng in Mechatronics Engineering at Staffordshire University. During this time, I developed an interest in product design which I pursued through courses at internationally recognised centres of product design excellence at Stanford University and Aalto University of Helsinki. These experiences drove me to reinforce my design skills through an MSc Integrated Product Design with Distinction at Brunel University during which I developed projects with Sony, BT and Coca¬ Cola. A personal highlight was the creation of a working prototype of shoes for the visually impaired which used haptic and audio feedback to allow them to navigate without any additional aids. This project received the first place GradEX award for Technology and Design.

I began my career at Dyson as an electronics engineer investigating new technologies for sensors and actuators. My desire to utilize both engineering and product design skills steered me to the Design and Product Experience Team. In my last five years at Dyson, I have been leading the Human Machine Interface development of projects across different product categories including the Dyson Pure Hot and Cool, Dyson Pure Cool Me and Dyson Airwrap. The combination of engineering understanding and product design creativity has allowed me to introduce a number of new technologies applied to enhance the user experience and launch products across several countries. In my current role as an Advanced HMI Design Engineer, I regularly work closely with James Dyson, to meet the challenge of making our new technologies intuitive for the users and helping them experience the same excitement that we feel when we design them.

Alice McCullagh

Alice McCullagh | Dyson

Alice McCullagh

Alice McCullagh entered the technology industry at Dyson four years ago, before that she was creating market strategies, in Germany, with brands Spin Master and Disney.

She’s been across three continents with Dyson, shaping the company’s world-class commercial and retail go-to-market strategy. This included a game-changing APAC launch of Dyson’s first ever beauty technology product: the Dyson Supersonic™ hairdryer. Training Stylists across Asia on Dysons advanced technology; Dyson’s V9 Digital Motor, Air Multiplier Technology and Intelligent Heat Control. She has designed marketing strategies for air purification technologies across Europe and led the launch of Dyson’s Global Flagship Demo store in Dubai. Now focusing on bringing engineering to cities in UK; building a better and authentic understanding of our increasingly urban populations; facilitating and educating Dyson’s passion for engineering with city dwellers.

Noor Mansur

Noor Mansur | Dyson

My engineering career began at the University of York, during which I specialised in Nonlinear Control Theory. I was awarded a first class Masters in Electronics Engineering degree and was offered a PhD to continue my research on underactuated nonlinear control systems such as satellites. My research was seen to have a potential for a significant breakthrough which could lead to applications of nonlinear control for such systems.

After my second academic year, I completed an industrial placement at Philips Research where I worked on a novel method for detecting minute changes in the resonant frequency of a MEMS sensor. This was for early diagnosis of Ventilator Acquired Pneumonia as bacteria responsible for this disease produces organic biomarkers that alters the resonant frequency of our sensor.

While at university, I founded an initiative called The Travelling Code Camp (TTCC) with the aim of introducing young children to programming and inspiring them to embark on a career in technology. This is an ongoing project that I hope to expand to a national and international audience.

In search of innovation and working at the forefront of technology, I joined Dyson as a Graduate Electronics Engineer in the Robotics group. I work on the electronics hardware of our next generation of robot vacuum cleaners. During my short time here I’ve been involved in two projects, one of which has recently launched. This has included both designing new electronics hardware from scratch as well as analysing and improving existing designs.

Dyson also has a charity organisation known as the James Dyson Foundation (JDF) which holds STEM workshops for primary and secondary school children. I am an active member of JDF and have run various STEM events, some of which are specifically aimed at inspiring young females.