Philip Farrugia received the B. Eng. (Hons) degree from the University of Malta in 2001 with First Class Honours. He joined the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (DIME) at the University of Malta in 2001, as a Research Assistant. In February 2003, he was appointed as an Assistant Lecturer with the same department. In September 2008 Philip was appointed as a lecturer after completion of Ph.D. with research related to 'Computer-Aided Early Form Modelling'. Currently he is an Associate Professor with DIME. Prof. Ing. Farrugia coordinated the taught masters course in integrated product development for ten years. He has published over fifty peer reviewed research papers in fields related to product development. Furthermore, he has attracted ca. two million Euros in research funding from various programmes, including Horizon2020, over a period of 8 years. He is currently the regional coordinator of the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) UK.
A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy-Based Smart Patient-Centred System to Control Overactive Bladder (BEAT-DP) Sept'23 - Funding body: Malta Council For Science & Technology (MCST): Commercialisation Voucher Programme
Conformity and Usability Risk Assessment for SMARTCLAP Commercialisation (CuraCLAP) Mar'23 - Funding body & Project Value (FB&PV): MCST: FUSION R&I: Go-To-Market Accelerator Programme (Eur94,221)
A User-Centred Smart Platform for Designing and Manufacturing Self-Sanitising and Sustainable Packaging (SMARTSPACK) Jan'23 - FB&PV: MCST 2022 FUSION Technology Development Programme (TDP) (Eur319,274)
A User-Experiences Based Approach for Designing Connected Speech and Language Therapeutic Toys in a Smart City (SALTT-CITY) Jan'23 - FB&PV: MCST's Smart Cities Thematic Programme (Eur153,955)
A Smart User-Centred Product Service System for Evaluating and Developing Functional Hand Skills in Children with Cerebral Palsy (SMARTCLAP) Sept'20 - FB&PV: MCST 2020 FUSION TDP (Eur206,656) W: smartclaproject.com
Rider-Centred Product+Service System for Designing Safer Motorcycles (RIDE+SAFE) Sept'18 - Mar'22 FB&PV: MCST 2018 FUSION TDP (Eur211,078) W: rideandsafe.com
Development of a Device Supporting Children with Language Impairment (SPEECHIE) Jul'16 - Nov'19 FB&PV: MCST: 2016 FUSION R&I TDP (Eur211,221) W: speechieproject.com