Gerrit Muller

Fakultet for teknologi, naturvitenskap og maritime fag
Institutt for realfag og industrisystemer
Campus Kongsberg (5370)
Passionate teacher, researcher and practitioner in Systems Engineering with 20 years of industry experience and 20 years in research/academics. INCOSE fellow since 2020, and Merittert underviser ("Excellent Educator") at USN since 2020. The industry master program in System Engineering won the Utdanningskvalitetsprisen for høyere utdanning 2019. Cor to all these achievements is the connection of Practice, Research and Education.


  • Systems Engineering
  • Professor Systems engineering
  • Program coordinator industry master
  • Teacher SEMA (Conceptual Modeling for Architectural Reasoning), SESA (Systems Architecting, How to Apply in Practice), SERP (Reflective Practice), SERM (Research Methods)
  • Coordinator Master Projects for Systems Engineering and Innovation and Technology Management
  • Facilitator of Systems Engineering Study Group and Architecture Forum
  • Creator of the Gaudisite


My research and education interests are

  • Systems Engineering, Systems architecting, Systems design, and Conceptual modeling
  • The pedagogics of Systems Engineering, how to help people to develop their systems engineering competence. Active learning, facilitation, coaing, and reflection play a crucial role.
  • The research methodology for the systems engineering field


Gerrit Muller

MSc in Physics, University of Amsterdam (1979)

PhD in Technology and Policy management from the Technical University Delft (2004)

Research Experience

Professor Systems Engineering; January 2008 to Present

University of South-Eastern Norway, Kongsberg, Norway

Senior Research Fellow; January 2008 to present

Embedded Systems Institute, since 2013 TNO-ESI Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Senior Research Fellow; January 2003 to January 2008

Embedded Systems Institute and Philips Research, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Senior Research Fellow and Architect; May 1999 to December 2002

Philips Research, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Industrial Experience

Manager System Engineering,  March 1997 to  May 1999

ASML, Veldhoven, The Netherlands

Senior system architect, System architect and group-leader system architecture, 1980 to 1997

Philips Medical Systems, Best, The Netherlands