Khadija Tahera


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Currently working as Lecturer in University of Huddersfield and has completed her PhD in Engineering design process in the department of Engineering and Innovation at The Open University. During her PhD, she has worked as a consultant at the University of the Arts London. Before starting her PhD, she has worked as a research assistant in the Knowledge Media Institute (KMi), at The Open University, on a European project. She has also worked on an EADS Astrium project in Cranfield University just after finishing her MSc degree in Astronautics and Space Engineering. She did a Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Integrating design and testing
  • Improving product development process
  • Optimising overlapping in product development process
  • Project management
  • Production management
  • Lean manufacturing and Quality control

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Research Output 2013 2018

  • 4 Article
  • 3 Conference contribution
  • 1 Chapter

Testing and PLM: Connecting Process and Product Models in Product Development

Tahera, K. & Earl, C., 2 Nov 2018, Product Lifecycle Management : Terminology and Applications. Udroiu, R. & Bere, P. (eds.).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
Management process
Product development
Product lifecycle management
1 Citation (Scopus)

Testing in the incremental design and development of complex products

Tahera, K., Wynn, D., Earl, C. & Eckert, C., 6 Aug 2018, In : Research in Engineering Design - Theory, Applications, and Concurrent Engineering. 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Product development
3 Citations (Scopus)

A Method for Improving Overlapping of Testing and Design

Tahera, K., Earl, C. & Eckert, C., May 2017, In : IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. 64, 2, p. 179-192 14 p., 7852529.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Product development
10 Citations (Scopus)

Framework for continuous improvement of production processes

Sahno, J., Shevtshenko, E., Karaulova, T. & Tahera, K., 2015, In : Engineering Economics. 26, 2, p. 169-180 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Failure modes

Highlighting the importance of testing in the product development process

Tahera, K., Eckert, C. & Earl, C., 2015, DS 80-6 Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 15) Vol 6: Design Methods and Tools - Part 2 Milan, Italy, 27-30.07.15. Weber, C., Husung, S., Cantamessa, M., Cascini, G., Marjanovic, D. & Graziosi, S. (eds.). The Design Society, Vol. 6. p. 21-30 10 p. (ICED).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Product Development
Product development
Development Process
Linear Process