Johan Wall (JWL) is assistant professor and head of the department of Mechanical Engineering. JWL got his PhD at Blekinge Institute of Technology in 2007 within the area of simulation-driven design within a product development context.
JWL’s research interest are abilities supporting more effective decisions in product development. More specific interests are simulation-driven design, design automation and decision support systems. The common thread is how support can be developed, implemented and integrated into the product innovation process and thereby radically changing the economics of experimentation. This change enables a possibility to significantly increase experimentation and thereby improving the organisations ability to make well informed design decisions.
JWL’s teaching efforts includes university courses at basic and advanced level, mainly with analysis focus, such as machine design, modelling, simulation and optimisation. JWL is a firm advocator of “thinking by doing” and pushes making as vital part of engineering education. JWL is heavily involved in Karlskrona Makerspace.