John Clarkson is Professor of Engineering Design and Director of the Cambridge Engineering Design Centre at the University of Cambridge, UK. After receiving a PhD in Engineering (Electrical Machines) from the university, he spent seven years as Manager of the Advanced Process Group for PA Consulting Group's Technology Division. His current research interests are in engineering design, particularly the development of design methodologies to address specific design issues.
Peter Heisig is a senior research associate in the Cambridge Engineering Design Centre at the University of Cambridge, UK. He has previously worked for the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology, and in 2005 he founded eureki (European Research Center for Knowledge and Innovation) - a network of experts to help organisations improve the usage and creation of knowledge for innovation.
Sandor Vajna is Professor and Chair of Information Technologies in Mechanical Engineering at the Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg, Germany. His research areas include integrated product development; engineering process models; product modelling by feature technology and parametrics; product optimisation using evolutionary methods; engineering systems integration; CAD/CAM systems application and migration; and calculation methods and tools of the economic viability of new technologies.