Nikita Hari

Member since 2024

Occupation: Head of Teaching and Design Support Group, Department of Engineering at University of Oxford

Joining the UK Young Academy, I aspire to work with the collective brilliance of diverse minds to foster collaboration and to architect interdisciplinary initiatives, reimagining the global education landscape.


Nikita Hari is the Head of Teaching and Design Support Group at the Department of Engineering, University of Oxford. She is a multi-award-winning interdisciplinary Engineer with a career spanning more than a decade in integrated global industry, start-ups, and higher education.

Nikita holds a doctorate in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cambridge and was a Faculty for Future Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford.

A TEDx speaker and Co-founder of two Edtech companies, Nikita is a champion for STEM and serves as a strategic advisor, influencing policy and systems across governments, startups, and universities.

Holding key roles such as CTO/Director/Co-founder and as the innovation and enterprise lead of UK’s first industry-based university, her career journey is defined by leading transformative initiatives in engineering and education.

A passionate advocate for Engineering, Nikita’s vision is to engage, educate and inspire the next wave of changemakers, innovators, and leaders to engineer a better, brighter, and more sustainable future.


  • ‘Green’ energy
  • Critical thinking skill development in education
  • Cross-cultural and international education
  • Cross-sector skill sharing
  • Engaging under-represented audiences
  • Evidence based governance
  • Holistic approach
  • Impact of outside responsibilities on career progression
  • International engagement
  • Young women in STEM