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Expert in Reliability Engineering; Robot & Medical Device Reliability & Safety; Human Reliability

Expert ID: 721883 Canada

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Expert S. Expert has worked for a number of years in this industry. Over the years, he has developed many techniques and models to predict the reliability and safety of engineering systems including computers, mechanical equipment, robotic systems, and electrical equipment. Various chapters in his books are concerned with the reliability prediction of engineering systems. He is also quite familiar with reliability prediction documents.

Expert has published extensively in the area of reliability improvement through redundancy and other means for various types of systems including computers, mechanical, and electrical systems. A number of chapters in his books are concerned with the reliability improvement of engineering systems. He has also supervised many doctoral and master theses in the area. One of his books is specifically devoted to computer systems covering areas such as reliability improvement, prediction, cost analysis, fault tolerant, failure analysis, and Markov modeling.

Expert has conducted various studies concerning life cycle costing in the industrial sector and the academic world. In the industrial sector, his cost related analytical studies were mainly concerned with power systems and equipment. In the academic world, he has published many articles and chapters on life cycle costing. In 1989, he wrote a book on life cycle costing and another one in 2009.

Expert has conducted many studies concerning reliability and failure analysis of mechanical equipment, particularly aerospace and power generation systems. Over the years, he has also written many articles on mechanical reliability. About 20 years ago, he wrote a book on mechanical reliability, which was published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Over the years Expert has performed many studies concerning failure data analysis and collection for the industrial sector. He has also written many articles and book chapters on failure data concerning electronic, mechanical, electrical, robotic,health care systems, and humans.

Since 1974, Expert has executed many projects concerning failure modes and effect analysis and fault tree analysis, Markov modeling, Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF), and failure rate calculations. He has written a vast number of articles on these areas and a total of 35 books, many of which have been translated into various languages.

Expert has been involved with various aspects of safety including analysis, data collection, safety systems, human error in engineering systems, and robotic and medical device safety. He has also written many articles, chapters, and books on the subject since 1983.

Expert has regularly participated in the design reviews of artificial hearts with respect to reliability and safety.He participated in the reliability design reviews of telecommunication, health care, and other systems in US and Canada.Expert participated in many NATO workshops regarding the Space Shuttle Challenger debacle. These workshops dealt with power systems, robot systems, and mechanical materials.He has reviewed the promotion cases for many people within various organizations around the world. Expert has reviewed design and research proposals for many organizations in US and other countries.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1975 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Industrial Engineering Institution: University of Windsor, Canada
Year: 1973 Degree: M.S. Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: University of Wales, UK
Year: 1972 Degree: B.S. Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: University of Wales, UK

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1980 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department: Mechanical Engineering Responsibilities: Expert's responsibilities include teaching reliability, maintainability, safety, and engineering management related courses. He also conducts research on various areas of reliability engineering.
Years: 1993 to 1997 Employer: University of Ottawa Title: Chairman and Professor Department: Mechanical Engineering Responsibilities: He managed the Mechanical Engineering department, taught, and conducted research on reliability engineering.
Years: 1988 to 1995 Employer: University of Ottawa Title: Director and Professor Department: Engineering Management Program Responsibilities: Expert managed the engineering management program, taught, and conducted research on various areas of reliability engineering.
Years: 1977 to 1980 Employer: Ontario Hydro, Toronto, ON Title: Assistant Technical Supervisor and Design Engineer Department: Central Thermal Services and Design and Development Responsibilities: He performed reliabilitiy studies on various power generation systems.
Years: 1976 to 1977 Employer: CAE Electronics Ltd, Montreal, PQ Title: Reliability Engineer Department: Reliability Engineering Responsibilities: Expert performed reliability studies on aerospace, defense, and avionic systems.
Years: 1975 to 1976 Employer: University of Windsor Title: Post Doctoral Fellow Department: Industrial Engineering Responsibilities: He conducted research on various areas of reliability engineering.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1977 to 1980 Agency: Ontario Hydro, Canada Role: Full time employee Description: Expert performed various reliability related studies concerning nuclear systems, human reliability, common cause failures, robot reliability, and safety.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the Society of Reliability Engineers (SRE) and the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario.
Licenses / Certifications
He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario.
Professional Appointments
Expert has served on, or is serving on, the editorial boards of ten international scientific journals. They include: Microelectronics and Reliability; Reliability Engineering and System Safety; Reliability, Quality, and Safety Engineering; International Journal of Energy Systems; and the Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering. He has also served on the organizing committees of over 40 international conferences.
Awards / Recognition
During his career, he has received many awards including the Austin J. Bonis award from the American Society for Quality Control, the Galinski award from the faculty of engineering, and the Merit award from the Society of Reliability Engineers. Expert has lectured in over 50 countries including keynote addresses at various scientific conferences held in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. He has many appreciation certificates from societies such as ASME and ASQC. He is also listed in over 10 Who's Who publications.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has written 35 books, many of which have been translated into languages such as Russian, Chinese, German, and Persian(Iranian). He has written over 348 (i.e., 201 journal + 147 conference proceedings) articles, and 19 chapters in handbooks. Most of these publications cover areas directly or indirectly related to the reliability engineering field.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Expert has given over 150 professional level courses, seminars, and conference presentations around the world.
Other Relevant Experience
He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses for over 30 years and has served as a judge for various business-related competitions.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French Expert is able to read French at an acceptable level.

Fields of Expertise

computer reliability prediction, computer system reliability improvement, concurrent engineering, electrical product reliability improvement, electronic device reliability improvement, fault-tolerant computer system, cost evaluation, design for cost, life-cycle cost, equipment failure, equipment failure analysis, failure analysis, machine failure analysis, mechanical reliability, data, electrical equipment failure analysis, electronic equipment failure analysis, failure distribution, failure process, materials failure analysis, design engineering, failure modes and effects analysis, failure rate, fault tree analysis, human error rate, maintainability engineering, Markov chain, Markov matrix, Markov process, mean time between failure, medical device hazard analysis, medical safety, safety analysis, safety data collection, systems safety engineering, human reliability, heat exchanger failure, computer system failure, computer hardware design, aircraft safety, electric motor failure, hidden Markov model, electrical burnout, American Society for Quality Control, electric circuit safety, equipment maintenance, durable medical equipment, hospital equipment safety, medical ergonomics, medical device safety, electronic assembled device reliability, mechanical product reliability improvement, microelectronic device reliability improvement, microcomputer system reliability improvement, minicomputer system reliability improvement, machinery reliability improvement, machinery reliability, fault-tolerant computer, design cost control estimation, design-for-quality, electronic component product design, electronic-device-component life-prediction methodology, maintenance engineering, chemical process safety engineering, computer system electrical reliability, software design, chemical processing system safety, biomedical instrumentation, aircraft design, biomedical product development, machine component failure analysis, electronics-industry concurrent engineering, electronic fault diagnosis, computer design engineering, electronics design engineering, maintenance safety, mechanical product safety, electrical product safety, chemical safety management, machinery-related failure, electronic device quality assurance, design review, electrical product development, product safety design, machinery-related accident, machine safety, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, human factors, aircraft accident, safety, new product development, safety management, medical device design, electronics fault testing, fault-tolerant architecture, product design, optimum design, process safety, industrial safety, process safety management, design process, innovation, biomedical device, human, medical instrument, accident, occupational safety, industrial engineering, software safety, safety engineering, product safety, nuclear reactor safety, medical device, man-machine system, human factors engineering, ergonomics, electronic device reliability, electrical safety, durability, cost engineering

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