Prof. Steven Hoffenson on “Product Design in the Face of Complexity and Sustainability Challenges”
From Edmund Fogarty II
Presented on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 for the SSE Dean’s Virtual Seminar Series: The Future of Systems, featuring Prof. Steven Hoffenson on "Product Design in the Face of Complexity and Sustainability Challenges."
In this talk, Prof. Hoffenson will discuss ongoing research in the areas of design for market systems and multidisciplinary design optimization. He will explore new methods and approaches through analyses of automobile safety and fuel efficiency, consumer electronics and appliance efficiency, and multidisciplinary aircraft performance.
Dr. Hoffenson is an assistant professor in the School of Systems and Enterprises. He earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan. His research brings systems thinking into interdisciplinary approaches to design, with an emphasis on sustainability. This combines engineering models, decision theory models, economic models and a systems framework to build an understanding of how different decisions with respect to product development and adoption will affect the economic, environmental, and social sustainability of the surrounding world.
The "SSE Dean’s Virtual Seminar Series: The Future of Systems" is presented by Dean Yehia Massoud and offers weekly lectures each Wednesday at noon for Stevens undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, administration and guests. At each session, SSE faculty present a 20-minute lecture, followed by a five-to-ten minute Q&A session.
The series has been created to keep students informed on the advances of faculty research, and the mission of the School of Systems and Enterprises as a leader in systems science and engineering. Each lecture will be recorded and made available on the School of Systems and Enterprises Kaltura channel for those who are unable to attend the live Zoom sessions.