Professor Hassan Abdalla

Professor Hassan Abdalla
Design Management and Communication
Product Design & Innovation Research
Faculty of Art & Design,
De Montfort University
The Gateway

Tel: +44 (0)116 257 7571 Fax: +44 (0)116 257 7574


Professor Abdalla is currently the head of Department of Design Management and communication. He is the winner of the IMS Medal for Innovation in Design for Manufacturing for the 21st century from the Centre for Intelligent Manufacture which operates under the auspices of the Japanese Government, Professor Abdalla has extensive expertise in a number of inter-related subject areas, including responsive manufacturing, design for automation, agile organisations, and global concurrent engineering. Professor Abdalla is the founder of the Product Development and Concurrent Engineering research group at De Montfort University, which has a high reputation, both on a national and international level. It has links with British Telecom, Ericsson Mobile Communication Ltd., SIPA Group, Unipart, BICC, Cranfield University, UMIST, the Fraunhofer Institute, the University of Central Florida, the University of Tokyo, the Kajima Corporation and Nissan Motors.

For a number of years, Professor Abdalla worked in industry before joining academia. He is author and co-author of more than 80 research papers published in international journals and refereed conferences. He has been invited as keynote speaker to several conferences and currently serves on the technical reviewing committee of a number of journals. Professor Abdalla has experience in managing multi-national projects and was the European Consortium technical manager of both projects the IMS-test Case 3, "Concurrent Engineering for Global Manufacturing" and the Autonomous and Metamorphic Manufacturing Systems for the 21st century. He is also involved in consultancy and joint projects with leading orgasnisations in the United Kingdom and overseas. He is at present writing two books and serving on the international technical committee of several international journals and conferences.

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