Martin Steinert

PhD, professor ved Institutt for maskinteknikk og produksjon, NTNU

I am Professor of Eng. Design and Innovation at the Department of Eng. Design and Materials at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and founder of TrollLABS (RCN project 236739). I mainly teach fuzzy front-end engineering for radical new product/service/system concepts and graduate research seminars for PhDs engaged in topics related to new product design and development. My various research projects are usually multidisciplinary (ME/CS/EE/ Neuro- and Cognitive Sc.) and often connected with industry or other academic units. The aim of our 9 PhD strong group is to uncover, understand and leverage early stage engineering design paradigms with a special focus onto human-machine/object interactions. To do so, we engage into extreme concept creation projects ourselves, based on concrete challenges from, for example, Kongsberg Technology Forum companies, Kavli Institute of Neuroscience, Novelda AS, or various companies incl. startups from the Molde and Trondheim region or we just do a technology push project ourselves. Recently we have published in Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Int. Journal of Product Development, Int. Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation, Journal of Eng. Design and Technology, Int. Journal of Design, Int. Journal of Eng. Education, Tech. Forecasting and Social Change, Energy Policy, Information Knowledge System Management Journal ... Ever since a short stint at MIT (also coaching the ME capstone course 2.009) and my time as Deputy Director at the Center for Design Research and at the d.research program (Hasso Plattner Design Thinking Research program) and Assistant Prof. (acting) ME at Stanford University, the overarching aim of my research and teaching is to always push the boundaries for Norwegian product development teams, so that they will ideate, more radical new concepts, faster.