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John Andrews

Professor of Infrastructure Asset Management, Faculty of Engineering

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John Andrews: is The Royal Academy of Engineering and Network Rail Professor of Asset Management in the Nottingham Transport Engineering Centre (NTEC) at the University of Nottingham. He is also the Director of the Centre for Risk and Reliability Engineering. Prior to this he worked for 20 years at Loughborough University where his final post was Professor of Systems Risk and Reliability

The prime focus of his research has been on methods for predicting system availability and reliability. Much of this work has concentrated on the Fault Tree analysis technique and the use of Binary Decision Diagrams (BDDs) as an efficient and accurate solution method. Recently attention has turned more the degradation modelling and the effects of maintenance, inspection and renewal on asset performance.

In 2005, John founded the Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part O: Journal of Risk and Reliability of which he is the Editor-in-chief. He is also a member of the Editorial Boards for: Reliability Engineering and System Safety, International Journal on Performability Engineering, Quality and Reliability Engineering International , Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part F: Rail and Rapid Transit, International Journal of Reliability and Quality Performance, and the International Journal of Comadem. He is a joint author, along with the late Bob Moss, of the text Reliability and Risk Assessment, the second edition of which was published in 2002 by Professional Engineering Publications Limited (IMechE). More recently he, along with Christophe Berenguer and Lisa Jackson Edited a text on Maintenance Modelling and Applications, published by ESReDA (European Safety Reliability and Data Association).

In 1999 John was the recipient of theMoss Prize from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers for "Optimal Safety System Design Using Fault Tree Analysis" published in the Proceedings, Vol. 208, No E2. In 2004 he (with Lisa Bartlett)was awarded the Ludwig Mond Prize again by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers for "Using Statistically Designed Experiments for Safety System Optimization", published in the Proceedings, Vol 218, pp53-63. At the 26th International System Safety Conference in Vancouver 2008 he and Rasa Remenyte-Prescott received the Best paper award for "Reliability Analysis in Responsive Mission Planning for Autonomous Vehicles" and more recently in 2009 these same authors received the Donald Julius Groen Prize for the ''Analysis of Non-coherent Fault Trees Using Ternary Decision Diagrams'', In the same year "Multiplatform Phased Mission Reliability Modelling for Mission Planning" authored with Darren Prescott was awarded the PE Publishers Award,

John has over 200 publications in the field of Risk, Reliability and Maintainability Engineering. He is a member of the Safety and Reliability Group of the IMechE, the Advisory Group for Railway Research and Innovation (AGRRI) and Chairs the ESRA (European Safety and Reliability Association) Technical Committee on Mathematical Models in Reliability and Safety.

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