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Claudia Fecarotti

I am Assistant Professor in Resilient Asset Management and Maintenance with the Operation, Planning, Accounting and Control Group (OPAC), Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Science, Eindhoven University of Technology since January 2019. After gaining my BSc and MSc in Civil Engineering – Transportation Systems and Infrastructures, I obtained my PhD in Reliability Engineering and Infrastructure Asset Management from the Resilience Engineering Research Group, The University of Nottingham (UK). While pursuing my PhD, I also worked as a research associate on a number of research projects applying reliability and maintenance modelling approaches to the railway, energy and oil/gas domains.

The wellbeing of modern societies is dependent upon the functioning of infrastructure systems which must contribute to the sustainable socio-economic development of communities by providing a safe, reliable and sustainable movement of people and goods.

As member of the 4TU Centre for Resilience Engineering, I contribute to the sustainable development of resilience infrastructure systems from an asset management and maintenance perspective. My research focuses on designing new methodologies to support the design, operation and maintenance of safety-critical infrastructures for seamless performance and lower total costs. I work in the field of Infrastructure Asset Management and I conduct multi-disciplinary research at the intersection between reliability engineering, process modelling and operations research. My research is motivated by the need to support the resilient and sustainable operation of aging infrastructures which are subject to increasingly higher performance requirements and consequently higher vulnerability to disruptions. I develop integrated planning methods embedding diagnostic, predictive and optimization tools which support decisions to prevent, tolerate and respond to system’s failures.