MSc. Cencen, A.

PhD candidate 
Design Engineering


Argun Cencen obtained a BSc and an MSc degree from the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering of Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. His MSc graduation project was focused on 3D-Printing of electronic products. His report contains an extensive analysis of available technologies and their potential for enabling on-demand manufacturing of electronic products. The result of the project was a concept named Embedables. This concept outlined the complete procedure from the embedding of purpose made electronic components in CAD software, automated generation of conductive layers and production of the products using 3Dprintes and robots.

Following his interest in digital manufacturing, he gained real life experience on the subject during his work as Industrial Engineer at Shapeways, one of the forerunners in the field of 3D-Printing.During this time, he was responsible for analyzing various 3D-Printing technologies in detail and developing a reliable production system that was based on these technologies.

Currently, he is a PhD candidate at Delft University of Technology. His research focuses on human-robot interactions in manufacturing systems. The aim of this research is to support the modelling and simulation procedures of designers of such systems so that they can quickly iterate between various designs and select a viable configuration in a matter of hours. To achieve this, he works with various industrial and academic partners, as well as new industrial robots such as the UR5 and Baxter.

This research is funded by the 7th European Framework Programme, through the Factory in a Day (FiaD) project. FiaD aims at developing rapidly deployable manufacturing systems based on robots in order to support Small to Medium sized Enterprizes (SME’s) in their operations. His research contributes to this project through developing knowledge on the conceptual design and operation phases of manufacturing systems consisting of a mix of humans/robots/machines. 


  • 2010 - 2012
    MSc, Integrated Product design, Delft University of Technology
  • 2005 - 2010
    BSc, Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology


  • 2013
    Industrial Engineer, Shapeways, Eindhoven, NL
  • 2012 - 2013
    Teaching assistant, StudioLab - Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft, NL
  • 2009 - 2010
    Freelance designer & Marketing Intern, VANMOOF, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2009 - 2012
    Student Coach for International Students, Introduction Programme, TU Delft, NL 

Specialisation / field of research

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Interactive Technologies
  • Digital fabrication
  • 3D-Printing 


  • IO-Mi-135 Minor Advanced Prototyping
  • ID5451 Modeling and Prototyping Free Form Product Shapes
  • Graduation Projects
"There is no substitute for hard work." - Thomas A. Edison


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