Andreas Archenti is chair professor in Industrial Dependability focusing on Precision Engineering, Metrology and Analytics at KTH. He received his M.S. (2007) in Mechanical Engineering focusing on Mechatronics, and PhD (2011) in Machine and Process technology, and was appointed docent (2014) in Precision Manufacturing and Metrology at KTH.
As director of center for Design and Management of Manufacturing Systems (DMMS) at KTH, Dr Archenti is responsible for coordination of activities in research, education, and information dissemination between academia and manufacturing industry.
- 2011 - Phd in Machine and Process Technology
- 2007 - MSc (Civilingejör) in Mechanical engineering focusing on Mechatronics
During the Renaissance, renowned universal geniuses like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci created art with a unique level of detail and precision. They developed, among other things, new manufacturing methods and tools based on technical principles that have inspired today's engineering and precision technology. Their interdisciplinary approaches, along with precision principles, are now fundamental in technology development. They are a natural part of our everyday lives, present when we launch rockets and satellite systems, produce energy or components, or, in the future, operate autonomous vehicles.
Our ability to design tomorrow's high-performance systems is closely linked to the renewal of precision and reliability concepts. Continuous improvements in the physical properties of systems and components ensure operational performance, which, combined with digitization, leads to sustainable societal development.
Today, the strategic research in reliability and performance utilizing precision engineering principles focuses on a wide variety of application areas such as systems and components from aerospace and nuclear industries to automotive, electronic, medical and optical parts. The demand for high precision dependable systems is driven by the need to achieve technical, economic and environmental goals. Technical goals are related to: (i) improving the mechanical and physical characteristics related to the physical properties of the components; (ii) improving operational performance and safety of systems and components working in harsh environments; (iii) the integration of ICT to implement cyber physical systems. Economic goals are aiming at reducing the design and production costs as well as keeping the products flexible and adaptable. A joint economic and environmental goal is the reduction of waste to increase the sustainability. A Further environmental goal is related to reducing the mass of components, which leads to lower energy consumptions and reduced carbon footprints.
Professor Archenti´s research primarily focuses on creating new knowledge that can be used in the development of methods and measurement instruments for characterizing and controlling the physical properties of complex mechanical systems. He has demonstrated that it is possible to increase robustness and precision by measuring and optimizing properties such as static, dynamic, geometric, and thermal characteristics.
Degree Project in Sustainable Production Development, Second Cycle (ML230X), examiner, teacher | Course web