The event takes place:

Trial lecture for appointment as a docent

Sophie Hallstedt, Senior Lecturer and researcher at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), will give her trial lecture for appointment as a docent the 28 of April.

The title of the lecture: "Sustainable Product Development"

Date: Tuesday 28 of April at 11:00 – 12:00,

Venue: room J1650, House J, Floor 1, BTH, Campus Gräsvik, Karlskrona.
The lecture is open to the public.

The lecture will be held in English.



The purpose is to give an introduction to the field of Sustainable Product Development (SPD) and briefly tell the story of my research from PhD exam up until now, and some insights into future research directions in my continued research at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH).  The participants will get a better understanding of SPD and why this area will increase in importance in the future. The purpose is also to give some concrete examples of how SPD can be applied in industry.



The lecture contains two parts. The first part is about Sustainable Product Development with a focus on how to integrate sustainability in the early technology– and product development phases. The lecture will give answers to following questions:

What does sustainable product development mean?

Why is it of importance to industry?

When and how to do it? Who should be involved?

The second part describes some concrete examples of on-going work and how SPD can be applied in industry. This will also give a view of my research journey and how my research has developed over the years. The lecture will end with a description of future plans and projects.



Sophie Hallstedt holds a Ph.D. Degree in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis on Sustainable Product Innovation from Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden. She leads a research track with focus on Sustainability Integration in Conceptual Design.  She has industrial experience from the steel industry, biological monitoring area and aero industry. Her work and research interest concern how a strategic sustainability perspective can be integrated and implemented into product innovation process with focus on the early phases.

For more information, please contact Senior Lecturer Sophie Hallstedt,  , +46 455 38 55 11

To sign up for the lecture and the following lunch, please reply to this email or contact the Vice-Chancellor’s Office at  , no later than April 24.

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