yan zhang

Ph.D Mechanical Engineering

Distributed Innovation Enginnering


My research will focus “Distributed Innovation Engineering Systems” that will support the development and deployment of sustainable product-service systems for circular economy.

The research work during the past two year was consist of literature studies into white spot of PSS (Product-Service System) innovation. I have built DRM to launch reference tree in order to well support a solid research scope. At same time, I am providing a clear scope include with research questions and hypothesis, and research baseline, within the field of “distributed innovation engineering systems” with relation to product-service systems. Then, this together with research method planning will establish the success factors of the research together with a plan for cases to study and work within auto mobility and living industry. Collaboration studies based on knowledge and access to leading industry player in the Chinese market will be contextually compared with western company studies within the MD3S+ project.