Richard Dixon, Ph.D.
Senior Principal Analyst, Automotive Sensors, IHS Markit
Dr. Richard Dixon is senior principal analyst for automotive sensors at IHS Markit and is the author of more than 40 consulting and market research studies. He has expertise on all aspects of passenger car sensors used in safety, powertrain, infotainment and body applications. Dr. Dixon's responsibilities comprise the development of databases that forecast market demand for sensors deployed in more than 100 automotive applications, including more than 20 types of sensors, such as MEMS, magnetic, inductive and ceramic. His most recent research on future automated driving includes mapping the entire sensor requirement by engine and exhaust system at car model level and sensors. As part of his duties, he has supported organizations with custom studies ranging from future scenarios for car sensors to analyzing the automotive supply chain. Prior to IHS Markit, He was senior analyst at iSuppli with responsibility for MEMS and sensors in automotive and industrial sectors. He worked as a journalist in the semiconductor industry, and he has five years of experience in early-stage technology commercialization, e.g. for NASA. Dr. Richard Dixon graduated with an undergraduate degree in Materials Science from the University of Greenwich, UK, and earned his doctorate from the University of Surrey, UK.