Ann-Louise Andersen

Ph.D., M.Sc. (Engineering)

  • Fibigerstræde 16, 4125

    9220 Aalborg Ø

    Denmark

20142023

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Ann-Louise Andersen is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Science at Aalborg University, Department of Materials and Production. She holds a MSc in Management Engineering with specialisation in Operations and Supply Chain Management from Aalborg University. She received a PhD in 2017 from Aalborg University with a thesis about development of changeable and reconfigurable manufacturing systems. The thesis was done in collaboration with the world’s largest pump manufacturer and a manufacturer of construction equipment. After this, she was employed as tenure track Assistant Professor from 2017-2021 at the Faculty of Engineering and Science at Aalborg University, Department of Materials and Production. She quickly advanced and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2021. From 2018-2023 she was Guest Assistant Professor at the Department of Industrial Product Development, Production and Design, School of Engineering, Jönköping University. From 2018-2023 she was Research Affiliate in CIRP (The International Academy for Production Engineering).

Ann-Louise Andersen has extensive experience in research on changeable, reconfigurable, modular, platform-based, sustainable, and circular production. Her research is characterized by high industry relevance and close collaboration with industry, e.g., leading automotive enterprises, the world’s largest pump manufacturer, the world-leading enterprise providing sustainable energy solutions, and numerous SMEs. She has broad experience with national and international research projects, recently the REKON project (Development of Reconfigurable Manufacturing) with collaboration with more than 70 manufacturing companies funded by the Danish Industry Foundation and the REFUSE project (Resource Efficient Use and Development of Reconfigurable Machining Systems) funded by Vinnova Sweden. Ann-Louise Andersen was the chair of the CARV2021 conference hosted at Aalborg University in conjunction to the MCPC2021 conference.

Teaching profile

Ann-Louise Andersen has extensive experience in supervision, teaching, development of teaching material, and study administration in a range of engineering fields and on different levels, most recently:

  • Supervision: B.Sc. Global Business Engineering, M.Sc. Management Engineering, and Ph.D. projects.
  • Courses: Flexible Manufacturing (M.Sc.), Manufacturing and Supply Chain Systems (M.Sc.), Manufacturing Processes (M.Sc.), Production Development (MSc.), Product and Production Platforms (Ph.D.), Production Development (Ph.D.), Development of Changeable Production (CEE)
  • Study administration: Member of Study Board of Production, Study Program Coordinator, Course Coordinator.
  • University Pedagogy for Assistant Professors, Aalborg University 2018
  • Digitalization of education: Development of Microcredentials (AAU Micro), Moodle exams, ENG Faculty E-learning.
  • Material: YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@rekon_aau), Books (https://vbn.aau.dk/en/publications/paving-the-way-for-changeable-and-reconfigurable-production-funda)

PhD Supervision

Filip Skärin, Thesis: “Circular production systems”, Jönköping University, 2021-2025

Stefan Kjeldgaard, Thesis: “Enabling Adaptability and Resilience of a Global Production Network”, Aalborg University, 2020-2023

Morten Skogstad Nielsen, Thesis: “Modular Product and Manufacturing System Portfolio”, Aalborg University, 2019-2022

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Development of Changeable and Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems

Award Date: 20 Sept 2017

External positions

Guest Assistant Professor, Jönköping University

20202023

External Researcher, Jönköping University

20182020

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