Research project

Supporting Early Concept Assessment in Evolutionary Engineering Design

Research interests

  • Systems engineering
  • Engineering change processes  
  • Design methods for conceptual design­
  • Concept modelling and assessment



  • Swinburne University Postgraduate Research Award (Swinburne 2017)
  • Best Paper Award (Design Conference 2018)


Wichmann R., Gericke K. & Eisenbart B. (2021) Analysing risk to function fulfilment: applying the function integrity diagnosis and documentation method, Journal of Engineering Design, doi: 10.1080/09544828.2021.1913485

Wichmann R., Eisenbart B., Gericke K, Lux. B.: Concept comparison: A function integrity indicator, in Proceedings of the International Design conference DESIGN'20, Cavtat Croatia,

Wichmann R., Eisenbart B., Gericke K.: The Direction of Industry: A Literature Review on Industry 4.0, Proceedings of 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design, Delft, 2019

Wichmann R., Gericke K., Eisenbart B. Moser H.: A method for function integrity diagnosis and documentation: FIDD, in Proceedings of the International Design Conference - DESIGN 2018, Dubrovnik, 2018


Robert Wichmann


external PhD student