Transdisciplinary engineering design (TREND): Towards a transdisciplinary engineering index

Linda Newnes*, Susan Lattanzio, Emily Carey, Ben Hicks, Aydin Nassehi, Glenn Parry

*Corresponding author for this work

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Manufacturing is undergoing rapid change. Whether through the creation of smart materials and products, or utilising data, information and knowledge, the requirement for different ways of working is increasing. To meet future manufacturing needs, design and manufacturing skills and tools must transcend disciplines and industrial sectors. Transdisciplinary Engineering Design (TREND) aims to enable the rapid uptake of emerging technologies across manufacturing sectors and the constitute disciplines. Within this paper, we provide an overview of the TREND research group and their preliminary research towards a Transdisciplinary Engineering Index.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransdisciplinary Engineering for Complex Socio-Technical Systems - Real-Life Applications - Proceedings of the 27th ISTE International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering
EditorsJerzy Pokojski, Maciej Gil, Linda Newnes, Josip Stjepandic, Nel Wognum
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781614994398
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sept 2020
Event27th ISTE International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering, TE 2020 - Virtual, Online, Poland
Duration: 1 Jul 202010 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Transdisciplinary Engineering


Conference27th ISTE International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering, TE 2020
CityVirtual, Online

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The work reported in this paper was undertaken as part of the Designing the Future: Resilient Trans-Disciplinary Design Engineers Project, at the Universities of Bath, Bristol and Surrey . The project is funded by the Engineering and Phy sical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Grant EP/R013179/1.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 The authors and IOS Press.

Copyright 2020 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.


  • Trans-disciplinary
  • Transdisciplinary
  • Transdisciplinary Engineering
  • Transdisciplinary Engineering Research


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