FACILITATING MULTIDISCIPLINARY DESIGN AND SYSTEMS THINKING
We investigate designing in the field of multidisciplinary systems and research the role of Systems Engineering (SE) as an integrative discipline next to the traditional engineering fields. We apply systems thinking and system design tools, in a systematic way, to facilitate multidisciplinary development projects. Currently, we are performing research in amongst others Electric and Smart Mobility, High-Tech systems, and Footwear. Additionally, we aim to broaden our scope of the investigation beyond the boundaries of the existing disciplines, in order to facilitate innovation and support the creation of successful systems.
The group is chaired by Associate Professor Maarten Bonnema and is part of the Department of Design, Production and Management, Faculty of Engineering Technology, at the University of Twente, The Netherlands.
About the chair of this group
G. Maarten Bonnema is an associate professor in the Faculty of Engineering Technology at the University of Twente, Netherlands. He is also an associate professor at the Norwegian Institute of Systems Engineering in Kongsberg. He studied electronic engineering, completed a technical systems designer course, and was awarded a PhD in FunKey architecting by the University of Twente in 2008. Dr. Bonnema worked as a systems engineer at ASML and contributed to the TwinScan system design. He was involved in designing a wafer stepper at MAPPER Lithography. As a member of the new multidisciplinary systems design group at the University of Twente, he focuses on supporting system designers and improving multidisciplinary communications to achieve better conceptual and mechatronic designs. In Norway his main research interest is electric mobility from a systems engineering view. His teaching experience spans design in general, industrial design engineering, and systems engineering, and he participates in student projects as a tutor. An overview of his publications is available here.