Mark Goudswaard

Mark Goudswaard PhD MEng FHEA

Dr Mark Goudswaard is a lecturer in digital and data driven engineering with specialisation in the area of design and manufacture at the University of Bristol.

His research falls into three overarching streams: i) people-led engineering; ii) data-driven product development; and, iii) advanced manufacturing and production systems.

While each of these research streams have core engineering science foci, there is also recognition that they are part of wider socio-technical systems that require input from a variety of disciplines to be adequately understood. Because of this, both research approaches and collaborations are typically transdisciplinary in nature.

His teaching is focussed on design and manufacture as unit director for Principles of Mechanical Engineering and also includes a course on AI applications in mechanical engineering.


Recent Posts

  • Smart Human Centred Design - The DMF lab are excited to be embarking on research in the new application area of Smart human-centred design.  Work in this area seeks to couple physiological and neuroscientific measures with monitoring of designers in order to enable optimisation of the performance of individual designers and design teams.    Engineering projects… Read More
  • DMF lab hosts Dr Tripp Shealy for invited talk on Design Cognition - In November the DMF lab hosted Dr Tripp Shealy - an associate Professor from Virginia Tech currently undertaking a visiting position at the University of Strathclyde. The visit gave us the opportunity to hear an invited talk by Tripp and also discuss potential collaboration opportunities, especially around the design cognition… Read More
  • Visit to University of Strathclyde to present the Physical Digital Affordance Index - In late November I travelled up to the University of Strathclyde to give a talk on the Physical Digital Affordance Index - a project I'm currently working on in collaboration with the Digital Catapult. In addition to giving the talk, the purpose of the visit was to connect up with… Read More
  • The physical-digital affordance index @ cross-catapult design event - In Spring 2023 I found out that I was successful in my application to the Researcher in Residence programme to develop the Physical-Digital Affordance Index (PDAI) in collaboration with the Digital Catapult (DC).  As technology develops, we are increasing moving many aspects of our lives, both design specifically and more… Read More
  • UK-Colombia collaboration and WUN bid submission - I returned to visit la Universidad de Los Andes (Uniandes) in August this year after a pandemic induced hiatus. Prior to 2020, we had been working with Uniandes to develop proposals to do with agritech and transdisciplinary engineering. During the pandemic we were able to manage some collaboration through project… Read More
  • IDEA challenge 2023 - The IDEA challenge returned in May 2023 for its third iteration! This time it was hosted by the University of Zagreb and building on the success of the the challenge's first two iterations was set to be bigger and better than ever! The challenge saw teams working fully virtually to… Read More
  • Research visit to NTNU for FNIRS design cognition experiments - In April, thanks to Pump Priming funding from the faculty and the Research Staff Development Fund, Mark and Adam travelled to the Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology (NTNU) to receive training on a Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (FNIRS) headset and to run participants through a collaborative design cognition experiment.… Read More
  • DMF Host TrollLabs from NTNU - We at the DMF lab hosted TrollLabs - a research group from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) at the end of November. We've worked closely with NTNU for a number of years but unfortunately haven't been able to host in person due travel restrictions during the pandemic.… Read More
  • BAM @ CIRP CMS in Lugano, Switzerland - BAM research associates Lorenzo Giunto and Mark Goudswaard are in Lugano this week presenting their work at the 55th CIRP annual conference of manufacturing systems. This marks a first return to in person conferences since 2019, and it's been a great opportunity to get out and share the exciting work… Read More
  • The International Design Engineering Annual (IDEA) Challenge 2022 - The second iteration of the IDEA challenge took place in April 2022 featuring teams from Blekinge Technical University (Sweden), Aalto University (Finland), NTNU (Norway) the University of Zagreb (Croatia) and the University of Bristol (UK). It was co-hosted by us at the DMF lab and Daniel Ege - a reigning… Read More