Prof Cees de Bont

Loughborough School of Design and Creative Arts School

Cees de Bont is the dean of Loughborough School of Design and Creative Arts School. Before that, Cees was the dean of the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering of the Delft University of Technology (2005-2011) and dean of the School of Design of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2012-1018). Cees also worked for Royal Philips Electronics in various roles related to design, marketing and strategy (1995-2005).

Cees co-authored many academic papers in top journal, such as: Design Studies, Design Issues, International Journal of Design, Journal of Product Innovation Management, She ji: The Journal of Design, Economics and Innovation, Journal of Engineering Design, etc. His academic interests are in design education, consumer behavior, the adoption of innovations and responsible design.

Cees de Bont holds a BSc in Psychology and a MSc in Consumer Psychology from Tilburg University and a PhD from Delft University of Technology (1992). In 2017, Cees won the ICoNNN Award.