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 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.

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Walking the managerial tightrope : top management involvement in product innovation projects
Felekoglu Burcu, Durmusoglu Serdar S, Maier Anja M, Moultrie James
European Journal of Innovation Management Vol 27, pp. 742-774 (2024)
Mapping the journeys of atrial fibrillation patients and citizens using wearable devices for remote cardiac monitoring
Suresh Kumar Sagar, Andreaku Eva, Marianna Tzachsan, Maier Anja M
Proceedings of the Design Society Vol 3, pp. 2575-2584 (2023)
Understanding long-term behaviour change techniques : a mixed methods study
Cash Philip, Wrobel Agata, Maier Anja, Hansen John Paulin
Journal of Engineering Design Vol 34, pp. 383-410 (2023)
Technology Cards : a design game for navigating in a future of digital technologies
Nymark Ernstsen Sidsel K, Thuesen Christian, Mossing Christian H, Brinck Stig, Maier Anja
International Journal of Design Vol 17, pp. 37-53 (2023)
Association between primary care electrocardiogram markers and Alzheimer's disease
Isaksen Jonas L, Ghouse Jonas, Skov Morten W, Olsen Morten S, Holst Anders G, Pietersen Adrian, Nielsen Jonas B, Maier Anja, Graff Claus, Gerds Thomas A, Frikke-Schmidt Ruth, Kanters Jørgen K
Journal of the Neurological Sciences Vol 447 (2023)
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)

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Professional Activities

18th International Design Conference (DESIGN2024)
Royal Society Industry College and University of Edinburgh networking dinner
Launch Event FutureForge
Highlights of Strathclyde's Innovation Ecosystem
The Design Society - Rigi Meeting 2024
The Coronation Challenge (Event)

More professional activities


KTP - Glenrath Farms Ltd. Development of an intelligent collaborative robot system for smart farm manufacturing (iCoBOTS).
Yang, Erfu (Principal Investigator) Maier, Anja (Co-investigator) Masood, Tariq (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2024 - 31-Jan-2026
22/145 Systems Engineering Innovation hubs for Multiple longterm Conditions - Devlopment phase
Maier, Anja (Principal Investigator) Connolly, Patricia (Co-investigator) Gray, Louise (Co-investigator) Inns, Tom (Co-investigator) Kurdi, Amanj (Co-investigator) Maguire, Roma (Co-investigator) Mehnen, Jorn (Co-investigator) Michie, Craig (Co-investigator) Mueller, Tanja (Co-investigator) Picanco Rodrigues, Vinicius (Co-investigator) Tachtatzis, Christos (Co-investigator) Whitfield, Ian (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2024
Designing Cycling Engagement
Maier, Anja (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 30-Jan-2024
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
Made Smarter Innovation - Research Centre for Smart, Collaborative Industrial
Maier, Anja (Principal Investigator) Mehnen, Jorn (Co-investigator) Yan, Xiu (Co-investigator)
30-Jan-2021 - 29-Jan-2025

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Professor Anja Maier
Head Of Department
Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management

Tel: 548 3005