David Bogle is Professor of Chemical Engineering and Pro-Vice-Provost of the Doctoral School at University College London. He joined UCL in 1990 after education at Imperial College, three years in industry and three years in academia in Australia. His expertise is in Process Systems Engineering and in Systems Biology working with a range of academic and industrial partners particularly from the pharmaceutical industry. He is Associate Director of the Sargent Centre for Process Systems Engineering at UCL and Imperial College, executive editor for Process Systems Engineering for Chemical Engineering Science, and served as Scientific Vice President of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering from 2017-2021. He takes up the role of President of the Institution of Chemical Engineers in June this year and is currently Deputy President. As Pro-Vice-Provost of UCL’s Doctoral School since 2005 he oversees early-career researchers across all disciplines. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2005. He has been chairing the Engineering Ethics Reference Group for the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Engineering Council which recently published its report ‘Engineering Ethics: Maintaining Society’s Trust in the Engineering Profession’.