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Anja Maier is Professor of Engineering Systems Design and Head of Department Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management (DMEM) at the University of Strathclyde. She is also Professor at the DTU – Technical University of Denmark, where she has led the Engineering Systems Design research division, conducting interdisciplinary research into designing, building, and operating engineering systems and has been directly involved in all levels of teaching of design and systems from bachelor, to master, to PhD, through to continuing education. 

Linking the human and engineering sides in systems design with a focus on studying and supporting human behaviour, Prof. Maier’s research results have had direct impact on the design and development of automobile and aero engines, healthcare services, medical devices, and cleantech networks.  In particular, her work on system design process maturity and capability maturity assessment methods is frequently cited. 

Prof. Maier is an editor of the Springer Handbook of Engineering Systems Design, serves as Vice President and Treasurer on the Board of Management of the worldwide Design Society, on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Engineering Design, as Associate Editor of the journal Design Science, is a Board member of the Copenhagen Center for Health Technology (Cachet), a fellow of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, a fellow of the International Council on Systems Engineering, a fellow of acatech - the National Academy of Science and Engineering, Germany, and a fellow of ATV – the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences, Denmark.  She has worked as a technical consultant in the manufacturing and software industries.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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