Anja Maier

Anja Maier

Professor, Group Leader

Building: 424, 119


Phone: 45256045

Anja M Maier, Ph.D. is Professor at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).  Her research focuses on engineering systems design, with a particular emphasis on complexity and human behaviour.  This includes design communication, design in networks, and design cognition.  She leads the Engineering Systems Group, conducting interdisciplinary research into designing, building, and operating engineering systems.  Dr Maier serves on the Advisory Board of The Design Society, is a member of the International Council on Systems Engineering, and a Fellow of the Cambridge Philosophical Society.  She has worked as a technical consultant in the manufacturing and software industries.



2003 - 2007 Engineering Design - University of Cambridge, UK
1999 - 2000 International Relations, Political Thought - University Toronto, Canada
1997 - 2002 Political Science, Philosophy, Communication Science - Universität Münster, Germany

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2007 - 2009 Research Associate - University of Cambridge, UK, Engineering Design Centre
2002 - 2003 Technical Consultant - IBM, Storage Systems; Integrated Technology Services


German, English, Danish, French


Engineering Systems Design
Human Behaviour in Design
Design Communication
Network Analysis
Interface Management in Product Development
Organisational Capability Assessment
Management of Change

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  • Journal of Engineering Design

    ISSNs: 0954-4828

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1466-1837

    Taylor & Francis Ltd., United Kingdom

    BFI (2015): BFI-level 1, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

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  • Journal of Cleaner Production

    ISSNs: 0959-6526, 09596526

    Elsevier BV, Netherlands

    BFI (2015): BFI-level 2, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

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  • International Journal of Design

    ISSNs: 1991-3761

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1994-036X

    National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Graduate Institute of Design, Taiwan, Province of China

    BFI (2015): BFI-level 2, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

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