Professor Anja Maier

Head Of Department

Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management

Personal statement

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 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 member of the International Council on Systems Engineering, a fellow of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, a Board member of the Copenhagen Center for Health Technology (Cachet), 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.


Different networks for different purposes : a network science perspective on collaboration and communication in an engineering design project
Piccolo Sebastiano A, Lehmann Sune, Maier Anja M
Computers in Industry Vol 142 (2022)
Associations between primary care electrocardiography and non-Alzheimer dementia
Isaksen Jonas L, Ghouse Jonas, Skov Morten W, Olsen Morten S, Holst Anders G, Pietersen Adrian, Nielsen Jonas B, Maier Anja, Graff Claus, Frikke-Schmidt Ruth, Kanters Jørgen
Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases Vol 31 (2022)
Walking the managerial tightrope : executive involvement in product innovation projects
Felekoglu Burcu, Durmusoglu Serdar S, Maier Anja, Moultrie James
European Journal of Innovation Management (2022)
Dynamism in complex engineering : explaining uncertainty growth through uncertainty masking
Kreye Melanie E, Cash Philip J, Parraguez Ruiz Pedro, Maier Anja
IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management Vol 69, pp. 1552-1564 (2022)
Engineering systems design : a look to the future
Maier Anja, Oehmen Josef, Vermaas Pieter E
Handbook of Engineering Systems Design (2022) (2022)
Engineering systems interventions in practice : cases from healthcare and transport
Thuesen Christian, Kozine Igor, Maier Anja, Oehmen Josef
Handbook of Engineering Systems Design (2022) (2022)

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Professional activities

Annual Design Society Board of Management and Advisory Board Meeting
Designing for Health: Dementia support and monitoring
Design Computing and Cognition '22
Health Systems Design Workshop at DESIGN 2022 by Design Society Special Interest Group
17th International Design Conference (DESIGN2022)
CACHET Spring Seminar 2022

More professional activities


DCC'22 Tenth International Conference On Design Computing Cognition
Maier, Anja (Principal Investigator) Hay, Laura (Co-investigator) Hay, Laura (Research Co-investigator)
31-Jan-2022 - 06-Jan-2022

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Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management
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