Marco Bertoni

Marco Bertoni


Department of Mechanical Engineering, Room J3413

+46 (0) 455-385533

Marco Bertoni - Bio

I am Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Deputy Head of Department for the Mechanical Engineering subject. I am member of the Design Society and I co-chair the Special Interest Group in ‘Design of Product-Service Systems’.

I graduated in Management Engineering at the University of Bergamo (UniBG) in Italy in 2004, and I earned a Doctoral Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Politecnico of Milano (PoliMI) in 2008. The same year I joined Luleå University of Technology as postdoctoral fellow, becoming Associate Professor (Docent) in Product Innovation in 2012. Since April 2013 I work at Blekinge Institute of Technology,

My research focuses on model-driven decision making for product/service design. I have experience with:

  • Methods and tools for engineering product design, design thinking and need finding techniques.
  • Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Engineering and Computer Aided Innovation tools.
  • Enterprise Collaboration, Knowledge Management and Knowledge Engineering approaches.
  • Systems Engineering and requirements elicitation practices.
  • Multi Attribute Decision Making models for design concept selection.
  • Monetary assessment models for investment analysis (cost/value models).
  • Business Process Reengineering and associated models for process representation.

I am member of the Scientific Committee for:

  • International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED)
  • CIRP Industrial Product Service Systems (CIRP IPSS) conference.
  • International CAD Conference (CAD)
  • International Conference on Research into Design (ICORD)
  • International DESIGN conference
  • APMS Conference
  • ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE)
  • International Conference Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS)

My experience as course coordinator include:

  • BTH: Value Innovation (current)
  • BTH: Knowledge Enabled Engineering (current)
  • BTH: Product Service Systems Extreme Innovation (2013)
  • BTH: Design Research Methodology (2013)
  • LTU: Product Development processes (2009-2010)
  • LTU: Theory and methodology for engineering product development (2009-2010)
  • POLIMI: Process modelling in product development (2008)

I am teacher and supervisor for:

  • Product-Service Systems Design Research (English)
  • Extreme Product-Service Innovation (English)
  • Systems Engineering (English)
  • Innovativ och hållbar produktutveckling 1 (Swedish)
  • Innovativ och hållbar produktutveckling 2 (Swedish)
  • Innovativ och hållbar produktutveckling introduktion (Swedish)
  • Innovativ och hållbar Produktutveckling – DISTANS (Swedish)
  • Project course for exchange students (English)

I am currently Deputy Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, as west as Departmental Coordinator for the ERASMUS + agreement with the University of Bergamo (UniBG).

Awards and recognitions

    • ‘Service Lion’ award at the CIRP IPSS conference 2011.
    • Nominated by Luleå University of Technology for the Tage-Erlander Prize 2011.
    • Finalist at ForskarGrandPrix 2013 in Stockholm,
    • Best Reviewer’ at the CIRP IPSS conference 2016
    • ‘10% Reviewer Favourite’ at the International Conference on Engineering Design 2017
    • ‘5% Reviewer Favourite’ at the International DESIGN conference 2021

Selected publications
Bertoni, M., & Bertoni, A. (2022). Designing solutions with the product-service systems digital twin: What is now and what is next?. Computers in Industry, 138, 103629.
Machchhar, R. J., Toller, C. N. K., Bertoni, A., & Bertoni, M. (2022). Data-driven value creation in Smart Product-Service System design: State-of-the-art and research directions. Computers in Industry, 137, 103606.
Scurati, G. W., Nylander, J. W., Ferrise, F., & Bertoni, M. (2022). Sustainability awareness in engineering design through serious gaming. Design Science, 8.
Sala, R., Bertoni, M., Pirola, F., & Pezzotta, G. (2021). Data-based decision-making in maintenance service delivery: the D3M framework. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management. Vol. 32 No. 9, pp. 122-141.
Gaiardelli, P., Pezzotta, G., Rondini, A., Romero, D., Jarrahi, F., Bertoni, M., Wiesner S, Wuest T, Larsson T, Zaki M, Jussen P. & Cavalieri, S. (2021). Product-service systems evolution in the era of Industry 4.0. Service Business, 1-31.
Scurati, G. W., Bertoni, M., Graziosi, S., & Ferrise, F. (2021). Exploring the Use of Virtual Reality to Support Environmentally Sustainable Behavior: A Framework to Design Experiences. Sustainability, 13(2), 943. Chicago
Wall, J., Bertoni, M., & Larsson, T. (2020). The model-driven decision arena: Augmented decision-making for product-service systems design. Systems, 8(2), 22. Chicago
Bertoni M. and Bertoni A. (2020) Measuring Experiential Learning: An Approach Based on Lessons Learned Mapping. Education Sciences. Vol. 1, No. 1, 11p
Bertoni A. & Bertoni M. (2020) PSS cost engineering: A model-based approach for concept design. CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology, Vol. 29, Part B, pp. 176-190.
Rondini, A., Bertoni, M., Pezzotta, G. (2020) At the origins of Product Service Systems: supporting the concept assessment with the EVA method. CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology, Vol. 29, Part B., pp. 157-175.
Bertoni, M. and Bertoni, A. (2019) Iterative value models generation in the engineering design process, Design Science, Vol. 5, No. 18, 22p.
Bertoni, M. (2019) Multi-Criteria Decision Making for Sustainability and Value Assessment in Early PSS Design. Sustainability, Vol. 11, Is. 7, 1952. doi: 10.3390/su11071952
Bertoni, M. (2017) Introducing Sustainability in Value Models to Support Design Decision Making: A Systematic Review, Sustainability, Vol. 9, no 6, 1-31 p.
Bertoni M, Bertoni A, Isaksson O. (2016) EVOKE: A Value-Driven Concept Selection Matrix for Early System Design. Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering. doi:10.1007/s11518-016-5324-2.
Bertoni M, Hallstedt S, Isaksson O (2015) A Model-Based approach for sustainability and value assessment in the aerospace value chain. Advances In Mechanical Engineering, 7(6), pp. 1–19.
Eres H, Bertoni M, Kossmann M, Scanlan J (2014) Mapping customer needs to engineering characteristics: an aerospace perspective for conceptual design. Journal of Engineering Design, 25 (1-3), pp. 64-87.
Bertoni, M., Larsson, A., Ericson, Å., Chirumalla K., Larsson T., Isaksson, O. and Randall, D. (2012) The rise of social product development. International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organizations, Vol. 11 No. 2, pp. 188-207.

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