Stella Clarke

Photo of BMW engineer Stella Clarke in front of a car with E-Ink exterior painting.

BMW Group

Australian-born engineer Dr. Stella Clarke studied mechanical engineering in Sydney (AU) and Pennsylvania (USA) before joinging the BMW Group in 2007. She is responsible for the user interfaces 2025+ project and advances pioneering ideas such as E-Ink technology for a car’s exterior.


BMW engineer Dr. Stella Clarke on stage at the DLD Munich conference, showing a video that demonstrates E Ink technology to change a car’s interior design.

From Mobile Tradition to Rapid Innovation

Dr. Stella Clarke, an innovator at BMW, developed the world’s first color-changing car – a feat which got her nominated for World Car Person of the Year in 2023. In conversation with Alex Schill (Serviceplan), Dr. Clarke explains how the groundbreaking technology works and why color-customization has both functional and emotional value. “The inspiration for…
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Cover image collage of the DLD magazine The Promptah, second issue, showing a colorful drawing of Immanuel Kant and photos of Sarah Spiekermann, Tunde Onakoya, Gary Marcus and Holly Herndon.

The Promptah No. 2: “Dare to Know!”

The second issue of DLD’s people magazine for curious minds celebrates Immanuel Kant’s 300th birthday and explores the dawn of a new age of enlightenment.
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Amazon CTO Werner Vogels speaks to a packed audience at the DLD Munich conference 2024

DLD Munich 2024

DLD Munich is Europe’s leading innovation conference. DLD24 brought together experts from business, science and culture. Revisit this exciting event here with talks, videos, images…
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