Resilience Engineering Research Group


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Professor Anne Barros


Title: Professor in Reliability and Maintenance Modelling at Ecole CentraleSupélec, University of Paris Saclay

Anne Barros is Professor in reliability and maintenance modelling at Ecole CentraleSupélec, University of Paris Saclay, France. She got a PHD then a professorship position at University of Technology of Troyes, France (2003-2014) and spent five years as a full-time professor at NTNU, Norway (2014 – 2019). She is currently heading the research group Safety and Risk, the industrial chair Risk and Resilience of Complex Systems, and the department of Industrial Engineering and Operations at CentraleSupelec. Her research focus is on data driven degradation modelling, model based reliability assessment resilience analysis and maintenance optimization (publications:

Christophe Berenguer

Professor Christophe Berenguer

Title: Professor of Reliability & Maintenance, Systems Monitoring and Control Systems,Université Grenoble Alpes


Christophe BERENGUER is a Professor of Reliability & Maintenance, Systems Monitoring and Control Systems at Université Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble INP (Inst. of Engineering and Management of Univ. Grenoble Alpes) and CNRS, France, since 2011. He is member of the Direction Board of the Engineering School of Energy, Water and Environmental Sciences (Grenoble INP - Ense3) (in charge of Research and Research Informed Teaching). From 1995 to 2011, he was a Professor at Troyes University of Technology, France (Head of the Industrial & Systems Engineering program (2004-2009) – Chairman of the Systems Safety and Optimization PhD program (2001-2011) – Head of the Systems Modelling and Dependability Laboratory (2010-2011)). He graduated from Compiègne University of Technology (Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering and Master of Sciences in Control Systems Theory, 1990) and University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis (PhD, 1994).

He develops his research work at GIPSA-lab, in the group working on “Safe, Controlled and Monitored Systems” (SAFE Team). His research interests include stochastic modelling of systems and structures deterioration and lifetime, performance assessment models of condition-based and predictive maintenance policies, prognosis and health management of systems, RUL prognosis and control, systems health monitoring, reliability models for probabilistic safety assessment (CCF, reliability importance measures, ….) and reliability of safety instrumented systems. He is involved in several collaborative research projects both with academics and industry partners. He is in the Board of Directors of the French national CNRS research network on control and automation (GDR MACS), and has served as co-chair of its Working Group S3 (“Sûreté, Surveillance, Supervision” – Systems Safety, Monitoring and Supervision). He has been an officer (treasurer) of the European Safety and Reliability Association – ESRA and he is co-chair of the ESRA Technical Committee on Maintenance Modelling. He is Associate Editor for the Journal of Risk and Reliability and has been member of the Editorial Board of Reliability Engineering and System Safety (2003-2016). He has supervised 30 PhD students and has been examiner of 70 PhD dissertations.


Associate Professor Juan Chiachio Ruano

Title: Associate Professor of Structural Engineering, University of Granada 


Juan is an associate professor in Structural Engineering at University of Granada and Lead Area of the Civil Engineering Applications of AI at the Andalusian Research Institute of Data Science and Computational Intelligence (DaSCI). He has devoted his research career to the study and development of Bayesian methods in application to a wide range of engineering problems. He has published over 25 high impact journal papers, 50 conference papers, one book and 5 book chapters accruing more than 800 citations. Prior to join University of Granada as a research fellow, Juan worked as structural engineer for four years in the top engineering consultancies in Spain (AYESA and SENER). During his academic career, Juan has worked and the collaborated with top international centres and institutions, such as NASA Ames Research Centre, California Institute of Technology, and The University of Nottingham, among others. Currently, Juan is the Co-I of ENhANCE ETN H2020 project ( and co-director of the iPMLab (


Associate Professor Manuel Chiachio Ruano

Title: Associate Professor, Department of Structural Mechancis and Hydraulic Engineering, University of Granada 


Manuel is an expert on artificial intelligence applications to mechanical and aerospace engineering. He has published more than 20 high impact papers accruing more than 700 citations. He obtained a Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering degree (5 years) by the University of Granada, a Master in Structural Engineering and a PhD by the same university. During his PhD, he worked as invited scientist at the California Institute of Technology (USA, 4 months), NASA Ames Research Center (USA, 6 months), and Hamburg University of Technology (Germany, 2 months) . After his Phd graduation, he worked as postdoctoral research associate at the Resilience Engineering Research Group, University of Nottingham since 2015 to 2018. In 2018, he won an Assistant professorship position at the University of Granada. Currently, Dr. M. Chiachio is Associate Professor (tenured), Coordinator of ENhANCE ETN H2020 project ( and co-founder and director of the iPMLab (

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Assistant Professor Claudia Fecarotti 

Title: Assistant Professor in Resilient Asset Management and Maintenance at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands


Claudia Fecarotti is Assistant Professor in Resilient Asset Management and Maintenance at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands, since January 2019. She is a member of the Operations, Planning, Accounting and Control Group (OPAC), Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Science (IE&IS). She is a member of the 4TU-programme DeSIRE, led by the 4TU Centre for Resilience Engineering and she also collaborates with the Eindhoven AI Systems Institute (EAISI) at TU/e focusing on decision making in manufacturing and maintenance using artificial intelligence techniques. Before joining TU/e and since 2013, she was a Research Associate within the Resilience Engineering Research Group (RERG) at the University of Nottingham, where she also obtained her PhD in Reliability Engineering and Infrastructure Asset Management in 2018 from the Dept. of Civil Engineering. She holds a BSc in Civil Engineering and a MSc in Transportation Systems and Infrastructures from the University of Palermo, Italy. Claudia’s research focuses on designing new methodologies to support the planning, operation and maintenance of complex engineering systems and resilient infrastructures for seamless performance and lower total costs. She conducts interdisciplinary research combining infrastructure asset management, risk and reliability engineering, systems performance modelling, maintenance modelling and optimisation. Main application domains for her research are both within the civil infrastructure and industrial engineering sector.


Professor Dan M Frangopol 

Title: Inaugural holder of the Fazlur R. Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture at Lehigh University. Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder


Dan M Frangopol is the inaugural holder of the Fazlur R. Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture at Lehigh University. Before joining Lehigh University in 2006, he was Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he is now Professor Emeritus. His main research interests are in the development and application of probabilistic concepts and methods to civil and marine engineering. He is recognized as a leader in the field of life-cycle engineering of civil and marine structures under various types of hazards. Dr. Frangopol is the Founding President of both the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS) and the International Association for Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE). He has authored/co-authored 3 books, more than 50 book chapters, and over 430 articles in archival journals including 11 prize winning papers. He is the Founding Editor of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering and of the Book Series Structures and Infrastructures. Dr. Frangopol is the recipient of several awards and honors from ASCE, IABSE, IASSAR, ISHMII, SAE and other professional organizations, such as the Newmark, Freudenthal, Housner, Lin, Khan, Mufti, and Croes Medals, the Ang, Howard, Moisseiff, Outstanding Paper (OPA), and Civil Engineer  of the Year Awards, the Munro, Noble, Reese and Wellington Prizes, and the Lifetime Achievement Award in Education (OPAL), to name a few.  He has served as technical consultant or advisor to companies, organizations and government agencies in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Dr. Frangopol delivered many plenary/keynote lectures at international conferences and several named lectures.  He holds 4 honorary doctorates and 14 honorary professorships from major universities. He is a Member of the US National Academy of Construction, a Foreign Member of the Academia Europaea, a Foreign Associate of the Engineering Academy of Japan, a Foreign Member of the Royal Academy of Belgium, an Honorary Member of the Romanian Academy, an Honorary Member of the Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences, and a Distinguished Member of ASCE.

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Ali Mosleh

Professor Ali Mosleh

Title: Distinguished University Professor and holder of the Evelyn Knight Chair in Engineering, Director of the B. John Garrick Institute for the Risk Sciences, UCLA


Ali Mosleh is a Distinguished University Professor and holder of the Evelyn Knight Chair in Engineering. He is also the Director of UCLA’s B. John Garrick Institute for the Risk Sciences. Previously he was the Nicole J. Kim Eminent Professor of Engineering and Director of the Center for Risk and Reliability at the University of Maryland. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2010 and is a Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis, and the American Nuclear Society, recipient of several scientific achievement awards, including the American Nuclear Society Tommy Thompson Award. He has been technical advisor to numerous national and international organizations. He conducts research on methods for probabilistic risk analysis and reliability of complex systems, holds several patents, and has authored or co-authored over 600 publications including books, guidebooks, and technical papers. 


Professor Antoine Rauzy

Title: Professor of Reliability Engineering and Systems Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim


Professor Antoine B. Rauzy is currently with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Trondheim, Norway).

During his career, he moved forth and back from academia to industry, being notably senior researcher at CNRS, associate professor at Universities of Bordeaux and Marseilles, professor at Ecole Polytechnique and CentraleSupélec, CEO of the start-up ARBoost Technologies, and director of the R&D department of Systems Engineering at Dassault Systemes (largest French software editor).

Professor Rauzy got his PhD in 1989 and his habilitation à diriger des recherches (tenure) in 1996, both in computer science. He works on the reliability engineering for more than 20 years and on systems engineering for about 10 years.

He published over 200 articles in international journals and conferences. He is on the advisory boards of several international conferences and journals and is regularly invited to deliver seminars and keynote talks.

He renewed mathematical foundations and designed state-of-the-art algorithms of probabilistic safety/risk assessment. He is also the main designer of the AltaRica language and proposed state-of-the-art concepts for model-based systems engineering.

He developed safety/risk assessment software that are daily used in industry and that are acknowledged as best-in-class tools.

Professor Rauzy teaches advanced programming methods, model-based systems engineering and reliability engineering. He has been the adviser of numerous master theses, about twenty PhD theses and several post-doctoral studies.

He managed numerous collaborations between academia and industry, in Europe, in the USA and in Japan. 

Tiedo Tinga

Professor Tiedo Tinga

Title: Professor of Life Cycle Management at the Netherlands Defence Academy (NLDA) in Den Helder, and Professor of Dynamics based Maintenance in the Engineering Technology Department of the University of Twente

Tiedo Tinga is full professor Life Cycle Management at the Netherlands Defence Academy (NLDA) in Den Helder, as well as full professor Dynamics based Maintenance at the Engineering Technology department of the University of Twente. He holds a MSc in Material Science from the University of Groningen, a PDEng in Materials Technology from TU Delft and a PhD in computational mechanics from Eindhoven University of Technology.

 Tinga has been working with the National Aerospace Laboratory NLR for 10 years as a senior scientist. He was involved in research projects on structural integrity, fracture mechanics, computational mechanics and life prediction. In 2007 he joined the Netherlands Defence Academy as associate professor Maintenance Technology. There he is involved in educating the future officers of the Dutch Air Force, Army and Navy, and also leads a number of research projects on predictive maintenance. Since 2012, he combines this position with the part-time full professorship at the University of Twente. Since 2020 he also leads the Knowledge Center Smart Maintenance at the Royal Netherlands Navy, aiming to apply new maintenance technologies in practical cases.

 His research focuses on improving the predictability of failures, aiming to improve preventive maintenance processes and to develop advanced predictive maintenance concepts. The research has a solid basis in understanding and modelling the physics of failure, which is combined with the development of advanced health and condition monitoring techniques and data analysis procedures. The research is applied to assets in various sectors of industry, including defence, transport, aerospace, maritime, process industry and infrastructure.

Tiedo now leads research programs on maintenance at both institutes and has been (co-) supervising 25 PhD and PDEng students in the past 8 years. Tiedo has published around 100 papers in international ISI journals and conferences. He has also been actively involved in the initiation (funding) and execution of many research projects, which are in close cooperation with industry and scientific partners.



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