LD Erasmus Research Areas
My research focuses on engineering and technology management in following four broad categories:
- Systems Engineering
- Energy Systems
- Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
- Healthcare Infrastructure and Technology (HIT)
Because of the transdisciplinary nature of my research, there cannot be hard lines drawn to distinguish between these four areas. This leads to very interesting topics for research where one or more areas overlaps, e.g.:
- Systems Engineering is underlying to all the other three areas. I expect from participating students in my research to apply systems thinking and concepts from systems engineering in their work. This includes concepts like architectures, life cycles, sustainability, safety, front-end loading/requirements engineering, trade-off studies, etc.
- Smart Grids is the overlapping of systems engineering, energy systems and ICT.
- e-Health is the overlap of systems engineering, ICT and HIT.
- Nuclear Medicine is the overlap between systems engineering, energy systems and Health Technology.
In my research, I also collaborate with other research groups and individuals, both locally and internationally. I also have an active group of students peforming research projects in these areas for the partial fulfilment of there studies in GSTM either for the Masters in Technolology Management (MTM), Masters in Engineering Management (MEM) and Masters in Project Management (MPM).
The full details for the research team, their topics, their experiences and results can be found on the SEICTH Group pages.