SCI award for Siavash Khajavi’s doctoral dissertation
Siavash Khajavi’s doctoral dissertation “Improving additive manufacturing enabled operations – A forward-looking empirical study” won the Aalto University School of Science dissertation award in 2018. The interdisciplinary thesis was conducted at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, and supervised by Professor Jan Holmström, while the thesis advisor was Professor Jouni Partanen, from the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
The dissertation has particular scientific merits, as it contributes to the literature on additive manufacturing as part of the digitalization of industrial operations. Moreover, it contributes to the international business literature on harnessing technology to support business operations in different contexts. All articles in the thesis have been published in recognized international scientific journals of high standards.
The work has great practical relevance because how digital operations of manufacturing firms are managed, is increasingly important for survival and growth in global markets.
Prof. Christopher Tuck, University of Nottingham, UK, and Prof. Juha-Matti Lehtonen, National Defence University, Finland acted as the opponents in the public examination of the thesis.
Dr. Siavash Khajavi