The research of the Design Engineering group focuses on udnerstanding and improving design processes. The groups' strategic goal is the development of methods and tools for (management of) product development against the background of the requirements and constraints of the entire product life cycle.
The mission of the group is to operate at the forefront of fundamental research and development in the integrated support of the product life cycle (from product and manufacturing facility design to product and production management, maintenance, packaging and recycling) by focusing on the integrative nature of this so-called horizontal discipline and to be part of the network of leading laboratories in this field, both in academia as well as in industry.
Chairholder: prof.dr.ir. F.J.A.M. van Houten
Packaging Design & Management
prof.dr.ir. R. ten Klooster
prof.dr.ir. L.A.M. van Dongen
prof.dr. M. Braungart