Systems Engineering Design

Core competence 


The research team in Systems Engineering Design is an internationally well recognized and nationally leading research group with strong networks in both academia and industry. The group’s core competence is design theory and methodology, product modelling and product data management within the Platform Based Development, Value Driven Design, Systems Engineering, Multidisciplinary Engineering and Product Lifecycle Management.



Research group leader:
Professor Ola Isaksson​, Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Chalmers University of Technology.

The group consists of 2 chair professors, 1 adjunct professor, 4 additional senior researchers and 8 PhD students.

Industrial and scientific challenges

  1. Theoretical and methodological framework: Development of new powerful methods for integrated multi-technological system product development requires a common theoretical framework.
  2. Generic architecture for integrated multi-technological platforms: For integrated multi-technological platforms, the key to efficient reuse of knowledge is a generic architecture​, that can describe the platform throughout its lifecycle with its contained design rationale and its configurable integrated multi-technological hardware and software sub-systems solutions.
  3. Integrate development of methodology and IT support: Future development methods and IT tools need to be developed in close interaction in order to effectively support complete integrated multi-technological platform development processes.

Published: Fri 25 Apr 2014. Modified: Sat 10 Mar 2018