Rajabalinejad, M.

Dr.ir. M. Rajabali Nejad (Mohammad)

Assistant Professor System Design and System Safety





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I was born in Tehran, Iran, and completed my education there up to the master level at Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST). The subject of my graduation was the safety of civil infrastructures. After the graduation, I worked in several national projects in design, system control and later on inspection for about 6 years. In 2006, I started my research on the use of prior information for reliability of infrastructures and accomplished a PhD from TUDelft in 3 years. I continued with this research during my postdoc at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada and conducted studies on European and American pilot sites. Then I started as an assistant professor in TUDelft focusing on the use of information to manage uncertainties in the course of product design. Moving to UTwente, my research attained focus on infrastructures and their engineering. I am serving two journals as associate editor, and I have organized or chaired special sessions in different conferences. As educator I am interested in design of smart products, system design, engineering and safety.



Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Reliability of Infrastructures, from Delft University of Technology


Master of Science (MSC) in Safety Assessment of Infrastructures, from Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST)



2013 – present
Assistant professor in the Department of Design, Production and Management, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente, Netherlands

Assistant professor in the Department of Design Engineering, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Postdoctoral fellow, School of Engineering, University of Montreal, Canada

Working at various national projects, owning a consultant firm, founding the journal of “Roads and Tunnels”.

Editorial Experience

2016 - present
Associate Editor for Journal of Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing

2014 – present
Associate Editor for Journal of Ocean Engineering and Marine Energy



“Case Studies in Advanced Engineering Design” (2013), C. Spitas, M. Rajabalinejad, IOS Press, Amsterdam, Netherlands

“Reliability Methods for Finite Element Models” (2009), M. Rajabalinejad, IOS Press, Amsterdam, Netherlands

A list of publications is available here (
http://doc.utwente.nl/view/author/304106542.html )

Research interests

System Design and Safety, Systems Engineering and Modelling, Sensor Applications, Machine Learning, Probabilistic Methods and Reasoning, Quality and Reliability Engineering, Risk analysis and Management, Decision Support Systems

Current research projects

Safe and Available For European Transportation Entity (SAFETE), Project leader, €k 570

Automatic Generation of Control Software for Mechatronic Systems for IOP-IPCR, Project manager


Design of Smart Products for bachelor students

Systems engineering for Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PhD and post master students)