Khawar Syed holds a MSc in Gas Turbine Technology and a PhD in the field of numerical modelling of turbulent reacting flows from Cranfield University. Following his PhD, he stayed on at Cranfield as a Research Fellow, conducting research sponsored by, amongst others, The Building Research Establishment and Rolls Royce, as well as lecturing. Since then, he has spent 27 years in the gas turbine industry, where he has worked for ABB, Alstom, Siemens and GE, and has undertaken engineering and management roles in Combustion Research and Development and the Chief Engineers Office. In August 2018 he joined Infosys, in Switzerland, where he heads Gas Turbine Engineering within the Centre of Excellence for Turbomachinery. Since 1st September 2018 he also holds a Visiting Professorship in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London.