The Design Society Seminar Series: Tetsuo Tomiyama

Tuesday 23rd March 2021 at 12pm Noon (UK time)


Title of the talk: Good ideas and not so good ideas.

Summary: In this talk, first I would like to review my past research activities. Based on this reflection, I would like to find out what constitutes good research or, conversely, not so good research. This talk is meant to be a guide for young researchers who need to establish their research career.

Short bio: Professor Tetsuo Tomiyama has been Vice-President and Dean of the Faculty of Technology at the International Professional University of Technology in Tokyo since April 2020. Prior to this appointment, he was Professor of Life Cycle Engineering at Manufacturing Theme, School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, Cranfield University in the UK between September 2018 and October 2012, Professor at Delft University of Technology between July 2002 and September 2012, and Professor at the University of Tokyo between April 1998 and June 2002. He is an internationally well-known expert in design theory and methodology, function modeling, systems architecting, maintenance engineering, and service engineering. Professor Tomiyama was awarded Royal Society–Wolfson Research Merit Award Holder in 2012, Fellow of ASME (The American Association of Mechanical Engineers), CIRP (The International Academy for Production Engineering), and JSME (The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers). He holds a BSc, MSc and PhD all from the University of Tokyo.


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