Tim van Erp

Senior Lecturer (Advanced Manufacturing and Design)

College of Science and Engineering

place Bedford Park (5.15)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Tim is a Senior Lecturer in Advanced Manufacturing and Design at Flinders University in South Australia. While working in various positions in academia and industry across Europe, he gained over 10 years of manufacturing experience. Tim has a background in industrial engineering and obtained his PhD from Technische Universität Berlin. His research centres around designing and managing complex manufacturing systems, with a particular emphasis on current global trends such as sustainability or digitalization.

Tim is the Chief Investigator for establishing a Danish-Australian Partnership on Green Hydrogen Value Chains in cooperation with the University of Southern Denmark, the University of Adelaide, Energy Cluster Denmark, and SA-H2H Hydrogen Technology Cluster supported by the Innovation Fund Denmark’s program for Global Innovation Networks.

Tim is further involved in the design and implementation of a mobile Industry 4.0 learning factory at Flinders University's Tonsley campus.

Qualifications

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-van-erp-203538146/

  • 2023 - Lecturer Certificate in Higher Education (University of Southern Denmark) 
  • 2018 - Doctor of Engineering/PhD (Technische Universität Berlin)
  • 2012 - Diploma in Industrial Engineering (Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg)
Honours, awards and grants

Recent grants:

  • 2024 - "Danish Australian Partnership on Green Hydrogen Value Chains" supported by the Innovation Fund Denmark’s program for Global Innovation Networks" in cooperation with 3 universities and 2 industry organisations; the partnership project aims at researching new digital solutions for green hydrogen value chains while strengthening the collaboration between Australia and Denmark; funded with 783.000 DKK (ca. 170.000 AUD) by the Innovation Fund Denmark’s program for Global Innovation Networks.
  • 2022 - “Green H2 and MeOH in DK - realizing cost leadership and scalability (GREMEOH)” in cooperation with Green Hydrogen Systems (GHS) and European Energy; the project aims to accelerate cost-efficient scaling of manufacturing and assembly of H2O-electrolysis and H2- and CO2-based methanol processing units; funded with 7.500.000 DKK (ca. 1.650.000 AUD) by Innovation Fund Denmark; Link: https://missiongreenfuels.dk/gremeoh/.
  • 2021 - “Design of an automated and digital additive manufacturing system embedded in an Industry 4.0 manufacturing environment” funded with 120.000 DKK (ca. 26.000 AUD) by the Fabrikant Mads Clausen Fond.
Teaching interests
  • Management of complex industrial projects
  • Industry 4.0
  • Sustainable manufacturing
Topic coordinator
ENGR9704 Engineering Management
COMP9035 ICT Management and Professional Standards
ENGR1027 Complex Project Management
Topic lecturer
ENGR1722 Engineering Materials and Systems
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Associate supervisor: Digital Transformation (1)
Expert for media contact
Sustainability
Technology
Advanced Manufacturing
Digital Twins
Green Hydrogen Value Chains
Industry 4.0
Innovation
Sustainable Manufacturing
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Media expertise
  • Sustainability
  • Technology
Interests
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Digital Twins
  • Green Hydrogen Value Chains
  • Industry 4.0
  • Innovation
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
Further information

A selection of recent publications:

van Erp, T; Rytter, N.G.M.: Design and operations framework for the Twin Transition of manufacturing systems, 2023, Advances in Production Engineering & Management (APEM), 2023. Link: https://apem-journal.org/Archives/2023/Abstract-APEM18-1_092-103.html

van Erp, T; Haskins, C.; Visser, W.; Rytter, N.G.M; Kohl, H: Designing sustainable innovations in manufacturing: A systems engineering approach, 2023, Sustainable Production and Consumption, Elsevier, 2023. Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352550923000301

Gladysz, B.; Tran, T. A.; Romero, D.; van Erp, T.; Abonyi, J.; Ruppert, T.: Current development on the Operator 4.0 and transition towards the Operator 5.0: A systematic literature review in light of Industry 5.0, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Elsevier, 2023. Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278612523001401

van Erp, T.; Goncalves, R.; Rytter, N. G. M.: Design of matrix production systems: A skill-based systems engineering approach, Procedia CIRP, 56th CIRP International Conference on Manufacturing Systems, 2023. Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212827123008764