The chair of Maintenance Engineering focusses on maintenance engineering and design for maintenance: developing a maintenance program for a given capital asset (e.g., a train, radar system, or chemical plant) and developing capital assets such that they can be maintained cost effectively throughout their useful life. This is closely related to asset management.
The chair’s research has initially funded with the support of The Lloyd's Register Foundation and NedTrain-NS’s Rolling Stock Life-Cycle Logistics applied R&D-programme; for publications see each researcher’s individual website.
(MEO) Maintenance Engineering & Operations in (ME, IDE and IE);
(MEM) Maintenance engineering & management (ME, IDE and IE);
(DfM) Design for Maintenance Operations (ME, IDE and IE);
(ME) Capita Selecta Maintenance engineering & design-for-maintenance (ME);
Supervision of graduating Master students;
Maintenance Engineering & Management for PDEng (201500454);
Design for Maintenance for PDEng (201500453);
Master Class Maintenance Engineering & Management (contact Jan Braaksma for more information).
At a national level, the chair is involved in a maintenance master that is being developed by a consortium of research groups under the flag of the Dutch Institute World Class Maintenance. This consortium also organizes a successful summer school which is held every year and very interesting for both Master students and young professionals. Lastly, the chair is organizing professional education.
- Prof. dr. ir. Leo van Dongen
- Dr. Jan Braaksma
- Dr. ir. Alberto Martinetti
- Dr. ir. Mohammad Rajabali Nejad
- Dr. Mohsen Jafari Songhori
- Jan-Jaap Moerman, M.Sc.
- Sukon Wu, M.Sc.
- Willem Haanstra, M.Sc.
- Nina Jakubeit, M.Sc.
- Merishna Ramtahalsing, M.Sc.
- Yawar Abbas, M.Sc.
Students looking for an assignment (Master’s graduation assignment, vrije minor, vrije opdracht, capita selecta, stage) at the chair are encouraged to contact Jan Braaksma and Alberto Martinetti (also have a look at our list of assignments).
We refer to other websites for the master specialization (MEO) Maintenance Engineering & Operations, our cooperation with other chairs, Twente Is Maintenance Excellence (TIME), WCM Summer School and our list of open (graduation) projects.
Companies that are interested in the chair of Maintenance Engineering are also very much encouraged to contact Jan Braaksma. We are interested in possibilities to do research at/with companies and to give professional education.
PhD Position Available on Digitalised Trains (2020)
Van korte termijn naar toekomstbestendig - Richard Ruitenburg, on iMaintain News, 24th August 2017
"INRICHTING KETEN CRUCIAAL VOOR PUNCTUALITEIT" - NS-CTO LEO VAN DONGEN HOUDT VAST AAN ZELF ONDERHOUD DOEN, on Link, Issue July 2017.
"Maintenance and Supply chain - Transparante Keten Verlaagt Levensduurkosten" on iMaintain, Issue March 2017.