William Brace

Senior Scientist, DSc. Tech.

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Expertise area

Scientific Research, Engineering Design Research Methodologies, Digital Engineering, Machine and Product Design, Product Development, Model-based Engineering, Design Research Methodologies and Innovation, Systems thinking and Systems Engineering, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, Requirements Engineering, Project Management

Short bio

DSc, Machine Design, field- Mechanical Engineering: worked for over 25 years in highly skilled Finnish technology industries Academia, and research institutes. Senior Scientist at VTT for almost 5 years, carrying out several projects in addition to work-related to Fusion for Energy (F4E) in ITER and DEMO projects with skills and experience in the design of remote handling (RH) tools and equipment and systems engineering activities. Member of the VTT Digital Engineering - Agile Intelligent Production Systems team participated in several R&D technology research. Work in the industry includes mechanical engineering on deployment and transport systems. Highly skilled with experience in the full lifecycle engineering of complex systems.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

Engineering, Doctorate, Dissertation A model-based approach to requirements analysis for complex products in engineering design , Aalto University, School of Engineering

Aug 2008Dec 2012

Award Date: 18 Dec 2012

Engineering, Master, Major Subject: Mechatronic design; Minor Subject: CAD – Technology; Thesis Design of Piezo Actuating Valve , Aalto University, School of Engineering

Jul 2001Jan 2007

Award Date: 24 Nov 2006

Engineering, Master, Thesis: Modernization of Horizontal Basket Press machine, Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies (Onaft)

Jun 1988Jun 1993

Award Date: 30 Jun 1993

Skills and expertise

  • Digital engineering
  • Systems thinking
  • product development
  • mechatronics
  • engineering design
  • Design research
  • Modelling
  • Scientific Publishing
  • Remote maintenance


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