Associate Professor Saeema Ahmed
Saeema is an Associate Professor of Product Development in the Department of Engineering Management, Section of Engineering Design & Product Development since 2005.
Her Ph.D. research, funded by an EPSRC case award and Rolls-Royce Aerospace under the supervision of Prof. Ken Wallace and Prof. Luciënne Blessing, investigated the capture and reuse of experience in engineering design. A method to support designers in making design decisions, C-QuARK, was developed and transferred into industry in the form of training for new graduate recruits and to structure the Intranet.
- Ph.D. Engineering Design, University of Cambridge, 2001
- B.Sc (Hons.) Product Design 1st hons, Brunel University, 1996
Saeema Ahmed comes from England and was elected a Fellow and College Lecturer in Engineering and tutor at New Hall, Cambridge. She carried out research in the Engineering Design Centre (EDC). Her research was supported by the BAE SYSTEMS/Rolls-Royce University Technology Partnership for Design (UTP), where she was also the deputy co-Director. Before starting her Ph.D, she spent a year in a design consultancy working as an industrial designer.
Currently responsible and/or teaching: Product Development in Companies (masters course) , Industrial Design, PhD Course Research Objects and Methods.
Previous teaching whilst at Cambridge, included Design Cases, Technical Drawing and supervisions of Mechanics, Mechanical Vibrations and Structures.
More information on the Engineering Knowledge Management Research Group can be found here. Contributions include: product, process and function modelling, ontology development methodology and an approach to index knowledge
- Managing Design Knowledge, including Change Management, Ontology Development, integrating new technology for innovation.
- Emotional Design
- Design thinking
- Decision Making
- Research methodology employed during empirical research
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