Hector Reyes Campana
Head of Engineering and R&D, Chilean Army, Maintenance Division
Thesis title: Generalised Fleet Maintenance Modelling
As an officer of the Chilean Army, to be part of the Resilience Research Group (RERG) at the University of Nottingham (UoN) has been one of the most important professional and academic opportunities in my life. My meetings with my supervisor, Professor John Andrews and knowledge acquired through the doctorate process allowed me to develop new maintenance strategies for the defence assets of the Chilean Army based on minimal global costs.
Currently, by achieving the highest academic qualification in engineering and my research experience at RERG has allowed me to work at the Maintenance Division of the Chilean Army (DIVMAN) as a head of the Department of Engineering, Research and Development (DI2D). We provide logistical and technical support for the entire military land fleet looking for a high availability level, and also complete research in the defence industry in order to improve the key technical capabilities of our logistical units. In addition, I have had the opportunity to be an active part of the University of Santiago of Chile and the Military Polytechnic Academy of the Chilean Army as a lecture of maintenance engineering.
Due to the high research level in risk, reliability, and resilience of my colleagues, research staff and supervisors, I consider that doing a PhD in RERG is an excellent academic option.
Lieutenant-colonel (Lt Col) Héctor R. Reyes Campaña, Head of the Engineering, Research, and Development Department (DI2D) of the Maintenance Division in the Chilean Army (DIVMAN). Lecture of maintenance engineering at the University of Santiago (USACH) and the Polytechnic Military Academy (ACAPOMIL) of the Chilean Army.