Professor & Research Director
Professor with experience and skills from applied research and projects in the intersection between academia and industry. Experience from primarily digitalized product development, and innovation engineering, within the aerospace, automotive and industrial sector but also in healthcare sector.read more
Professor & Deputy Head of Department
I am Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Deputy Head of Department for the Mechanical Engineering subject. I am member of the Design Society and I co-chair the Special Interest Group in ‘Design of Product-Service Systems’.
I graduated in Management Engineering at the University of Bergamo (UniBG) in Italy in 2004, and I earned a Doctoral Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Politecnico of Milano (PoliMI) in 2008. The same year I joined Luleå University of Technology as postdoctoral fellow, becoming Associate Professor (Docent) in Product Innovation in 2012. Since April 2013 I work at Blekinge Institute of Technologyread more
The core of Alessandro’s research activity focuses on methods and tools to support the early stages of product and systems development in the field of engineering design and systems engineering. Alessandro Bertoni is active in the research field of Value-Driven Design and Product Service Systems design, where is majorly collaborating with companies operating in the aerospace and the construction machinery industry. Alessandro’s current research interest focus on the use of data-intense technologies (e.g. data mining and machine learning), to generate predictive models to support engineering decision making, addressing the lack of trustworthiness in deterministic models.read more
Christian Johansson (CMJ), got his PhD at Luleå University of Technology in 2009 within the area of knowledge-based decision support in a product development context. The applications were primarily within product development in the aerospace manufacturing sector, which is required to be risk averse and have a high degree of process formalization.read more
Andreas Larsson is Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Strategic Partnerships, and Head of the Collaboration and Innovation Unit. Andreas Larsson is an Innovation Leader and Associate Professor at Blekinge Institute of Technology. Andreas’s responsibility at BTH is innovation support and strategic partnerships.read more
Assistant Professor & Head of Department
Johan Wall’s main academic interest are abilities supporting more effective decisions in product development. This is the common thread of his involvement in research as well as in engineering education. Besides this, he is a strong believer in the power of making and is heavily involved in Karlskrona Makerspace.read more
Md. Shafiqul Islam has a PhD degree in fracture mechanics in context of packaging industry. Research emphasis is on simulation driven product development and materials simulation.read more
Giulia Wally Scurati
Giulia Wally Scurati obtained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering with honours from Politecnico di Milano with a thesis on design methodologies to use Virtual and Augmented Reality for Sustainable Behaviour. She has a background in Product Design and Engineering with a focus on Interaction Design and Virtual Prototyping. During her PhD research, she experimented with visualisation, gamification, persuasive technologies, and multi-sensory feedback to drive sustainable product development and pro-environmental and pro-social user behaviour. She currently focuses on the development of mixed reality collaborative platforms and serious games to support awareness in the industry and sustainable innovation in multidisciplinary teams.read more
Quoc Tuan Pham
Q.T. Pham received a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kyungpook National University, South Korea in 2020. After graduation, he came back to Vietnam and worked as a researcher at Ton Duc Thang University. He joined the Dept. Mechanical Engineering, BTH from March 2022 as a postdoc researcher. He participated in several projects in collaboration with automotive industrial partners (Huyndai, Kia Motor Group, Volvo Cars). He contributed to more than 15 ISI journal articles, attended at least 06 international conferences in the field.read more
In 2018 Martin also started working part time at BTH as a senior lecturer at the department of mechanical engineering. As a lecturer he has developed and held courses at basic, master and post graduate levels, both in industry and academia, and has been industrial supervisor for 2 PhD candidates. Within the role as lecturer and expert Martin has given invited speeches and seminars at e.g. Ferrari F1 and Boeing.
Since 2019 Martin is working full time at the department of mechanical engineering at BTH as senior lecturer teaching courses in e.g. manufacturing technology and modal analysis.
Martin has a strong interest as well as academic and industrial research experience within experimental measurement methods, transient simulations of mechanical systems, optimization, metal cutting, vibration testing and machining Dynamics.read more
My research interest lies in product development. Developing methods to generate data for data driven design in scenarios where knowledge of both machine and environment is sparse or non-existent is of extra interest.
Current area of focus is addressing the human element within autonomous systems design. Volvo CE is a partner in developing experiential prototype platforms simulating scenarios with users to guide empathic design of systems and human-machine interactions. Topics adjacent to my research are: Knowledge Management, Design Decision Rationale, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality and IoT.read more
Omsri Kumar Aeddula
Omsri Aeddula, born in 1993 in India, currently pursuing Ph.D. at Product Development Research Laboratory (PDRL), Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH). His research focus is on data-driven decision support systems for product development using Artificial Intelligence (AI).read more
Sheet Metal Forming Simulations
Failure Prediction of Complex Load Cases through Numerical Analysis.
Industrial Doctoral Student
Driving research in the fields of automation, human-machine interaction and design research related to the former mentioned areas. In addition, responsible for the exploration initiatives and budget for the area of machine intelligence and user experience as Program Leader within the global Advanced Engineering and Core Technology department.read more
Sravan Tatipala (ST) is a researcher in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), Sweden. ST’s research interest lies at the intersection of digital product development and manufacturing processes with a focus on data-and-simulation driven approaches. More specifically, the research develops methods, tools, and approaches for supporting the conceptual design of solutions based on digital flow of information from different stages of the product lifecycle. In this context, concepts such as Generative Design, data- and simulation-driven design, digital Twin, digital thread, design automation and Industry 4.0 are relevant.read more
I am a Ph.D. Student within Product-Service Systems and its effects on product development. My research takes its foundation in the increasing challenges of servitization and digitalization.read more