PhD projects

 

Radical Improvements in Sustainable Building: Renovation Based on New Forms of Collaboration and Business Models

Jakob Brinkø Berg

This project will show strategic partnerships can be structured in the building industry to facilitate a building renovation process which is faster, generates less waste and produces more energy efficient buildings. It will also show which business models will bes support and enhance these partnerships.

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Designing Systems Visualisations for Decision Support

Agzam Idrissov

This PhD project aims to explore how to design data-driven, interactive visualisations to improve communication between stakeholders and design participants of complex engineering systems.

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Using Systems Visualisations for Decision Support

Andrea Bravo

This PhD project explores how immersive visualisations impact decision making in engineering systems design.

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Listen Care-Fully: Healthcare Design on Listening Effort and Cognitive Functioning

Alix Feldman

This project uses new technology to determine whether increased listening effort is associated with cognitive function, and to investigate how to integrate this new tool at point-of-care in dementia and hearing care. Read more here.setti

 

Designing sustainable behaviour change to prevent spread of contagious diseases in nursing homes

Carolina Falcao Duarte

This project aims to design behaviour change interventions to promote behaviour paths that reduce the risk of infection and contagion or to add barriers to the performance of infection and contagion risk-related behaviours in the context of nursing homes. Read more here.

 

Behavioural Design: From analysis to intervention to real world impact

Camilla Bay Brix Nielsen

There is an undeniable increase of behaviour related challenges in society rooted in poor choice of behaviour, and the inability of conventional approaches to tackle them. Two examples are: the increase of diabetes in Denmark and continuous poor compliance of medicine. To tackle challenges like these, technology alone is not enough, as they need to be approached from a behavioural perspective as well; both to understand how and why the undesired behaviour exists, and how it might be changed. Behavioural design has shown to be a promising way of improving solutions dealing with behavioural challenges in society. The project combines designing thinking, together with social and cognitive psychology to develop design methods that support the design phases of behavioural design. Read more here.

 

AR/VR Interface Design for Rehabilitation with Exoskeleton

Maximilian Wittmann

This project uses VR, AR, and XR to create interactive human-machine interfaces for home-based stroke rehabilitation. It sets out to investigate the potential of digital twins and immersive technologies for sustained behaviour change over time. Read more here.

 

Innovation in Danish energy companies

Eva Sass Lauritsen

The project is a collaboration between DTU and SEAS-NVE.

 

Cost Risk Management in Public Construction Projects

Andreas Claus Hansen

The project is a collaboration between DTU and the Danish Building and Property Agency with the aim of developing improved methods for managing cost risk of large construction projects in the context of professional public clients primarily for state governed construction projects. The project focus on tailoring methods of identification, assessment and management of risk for the specific context of the large construction projects. Read more here.

 

 

Completed PhD projects:

Sidsel Ernstsen

Nelson Humberto Carreras Guzman

Bzhwen A Kadir

Morten Wied

Pelle Willumsen

Agata Wróbel

Sarah Lasso

Kamilla Kunrath

Nina Koch Ørvad

Verena Stingl

Emil Andersen

Sebastiano Piccolo

Julia Thorpe

Miroslava Tegeltija

Baris Bekdik

Simone Nyholm

Poul Ebbesen

Pedro Parraguez

 

 

A Networked Perspective on the Engineering Design Process: At the intersection of process and organisation architectures

Pedro Parraguez; concluded August 2015

 

 

Adding Value to Facility Management through IT 

Poul Ebbesen; concluded April 2016

Summary of work in Danish

 

Participatory Simulation: Ergonomics evaluation in design of healthcare work systems 

Simone Nyholm; concluded December 2016

Involvement of workers in simulation and design of their own future work system has the potential of revealing future ergonomics problems before the work system design is implemented.

Poster - Video Pitch

 

Improving Quality and Productivity in Construction by Reusing Similarities in Products, Processes and Organizations

Baris Bekdik; concluded March 2017

This research project seeks to improve quality and productivity in the fragmented project based environment of the construction industry, by exploring how similarities (e.g. modularity) in products, processes and project organizations can be leveraged in construction projects.

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Assessing the Capabilities of Advanced Risk Methods for Engineering Systems Management

Miroslava Tegeltija

This project aims to support decision making under uncertainty in large-scale engineering systems. Advanced risk management methods that can better deal with uncertainty that exists due to a lack of knowledge are explored. 

Poster - Video Pitch 

 

Engineering Systems Design in Healthcare

Julia Rosemary Thorpe

Smart wearables are capable of both supporting people with dementia and generating data about their behaviour. This project explores how this could be leveraged in a connected care system to enable active ageing. Read more here

Poster - Video Pitch

 

 

Visual Modelling of Complex Engineering Systems

Sebastiano Piccolo

This project will shed light on the design process describing the emerging patterns of communication between designers emerging social communities in the companies, and relations between working activities.

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Visual Communication Design for Decision Making in Emergency Situations

Emil Andersen

The purpose of this project is to map the psychological mechanisms that are crucial for decision making in emergency situations and to translate them to guidelines for researchers, operators and designers alike.

Poster - Video Pitch 

Deciding under uncertainty: improving risk management practices in engineering projects

Verena Stingl

Decisions are influenced by numerous effects known to cognitive and behavioural science. This project explores how these effects impact decision behaviour in real world engineering projects.

Poster Video Pitch  

 

 

Radical Innovation in Sustainable Building: Opportunities in the Built Environment due to the Need for Sustainable Transitions

Nina Koch-Ørvad

This project will contribute to the societal sustainable transition with a specific focus on construction by developing a collection of sense making tools that enable the actors within the built environment to create radically more innovative and sustainable buildings

Poster - Video Pitch

 

Analysis of the role of designers' self identity and behaviour of design teams for performance improvement

Kamila Kunrath

 

Uncertainty perception in product innovation projects

Sarah Venturi Lasso

 

Creativity workshop facilitation in the business context

Agata Wróbel 

 

Lean Risk Management in Engineering Projects

Pelle Lundquist Willumsen

Risk management became a victim of its own success and is often implemented as a ‘tick-the-box’ exercise even though it is crucial for project success. This PhD project researches how to re-conceptualize risk management from a stakeholder value perspective to make it value adding, efficient and effective. 

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Robust Decision Making for the Management of Large Engineering Projects 

Morten Wied

Many large engineering projects underperform or fail. This project seeks to increase success rates by making projects more robust and adaptable to unpredictable events. The project extends the concept of resilience from the operation of technical systems to their design and implementation.

Poster

 

Designing New Ways of Working in Industry 4.0

Bzwhen A Kadir 

The purpose of this project is to investigate how technology, organisation, and human behaviour can be aligned in the design of Industry 4.0 production systems in order to enhance collaboration between production and product development.

Poster

 

Healthcare Design for Collaborative Care

Julie Falck Valentin-Hjorth

With a starting point in hypertension, this research project aims to investigate how technology and services in collaborative healthcare can be designed in such a way that digital and human-centered treatment models can ensure better and more effective treatment. Read more here

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Identification of Safety and Security Cascading Risks in Cyber-Physical Systems

Nelson Humberto Carreras Guzman

This research project will provide a methodology to identify and analyse potential cascading failures in Cyber-Physical Systems, enhancing the risk assessment process with a holistic framework integrating accidents and malicious attacks.

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Disruptive Technologies in Design

Sidsel Katrine Ernstsen

This project explores how disruptive technologies may affect the construction industry. This includes a cross-industrial assessment of new technologies and the development of business models to utilize the potential of applying disruptive technologies in design.

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Agzam Idrissov
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Andrea Bravo
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Alix Feldman
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Eva Sass Lauritsen
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Andreas Claus Hansen
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Carolina Falcão Duarte
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Ali Shafqat
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Jin Zhang
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