Application of the IUMSS methodology in an R&D-oriented nanotechnology setting

  • Author / Creator
    Law, Norman M
  • The purpose of this research was to study the applicability of management system standards (MSSs) in a research and development (R&D)-oriented nanotechnology setting. Since multiple quality and R&D-specific standards were found to be relevant in such environments, a methodology for the integration of MSS requirements into an organization’s management system (MS), found in the recently published “Integrated Use of Management System Standards” (IUMSS) Handbook, was also tested in the study. The steps within the IUMSS methodology were applied to integrate the requirements of two R&D MSSs (UNE 166002:2006 and EARTO:2000) into the existing ISO 9001-based quality management system (QMS) within a Case Study Organization (CSO). Recommendations for achieving full compliance with the standards were also provided to the CSO. This research provides significant contributions for any organization using or intending to use the IUMSS methodology for building and integrating standardized management systems in an R&D-oriented setting such as nanotechnology.

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    Master of Science
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    University of Alberta
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    • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Karapetrovic, Stanislav (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Musilek, Petr (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    • Ma, Yongsheng (Mechanical Engineering)