Mechanical Engineering

Reliability Engineering, Standards, and Safety Engineering

The research area of Reliability Engineering, Standards, and Safety Engineering is a unique area that deals with the estimation, prevention, and management of high levels of uncertainty and risks of failure over the lifetime of engineering systems and products, produces standards that ensures quality and minimizes risk, and proposes safety protocols that prevents the adverse outcomes of risk.

Departmental research activities in this field include, but are not limited to, operations research on the reliability of mechanical systems and telecommunications networks; quality and standards; modeling and simulation of technological systems to identify inefficiencies and failure mechanisms and to test solutions; sustainability of large industrial operations; risk evaluation for unconventional energy systems and carbon capture systems; and design information standards.


 John Doucette

John Doucette

Professor & Chair

Phone: 780-492-0909
Phone: 780-492-2651
Office: 10-237 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: John.doucette@ualberta.ca

Network Design, Network Reliability and Availability, Operations Research and Optimization, Railway Operations, Resource Optimization.

Other Research Areas:
Engineering Management

 Stanislav Karapetrovic

Stanislav Karapetrovic

Professor

Phone: 780-492-9734
Office: 10-279 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: S.Karapetrovic@ualberta.ca

Quality Systems, Quality Assurance, Quality Auditing, Management System Standards, Integrated Management Systems.

Other Research Areas:
Energy and Environment
Engineering Management

 Michael Lipsett

Michael Lipsett

Professor

Phone: 780-492-9494
Office: 10-273 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: michael.lipsett@ualberta.ca

Sensors and Embedded Systems for Machinery Diagnostics, Robotics for Condition Monitoring, Engineering Management, Reliability Engineering, Systems Reliability, Machinery Diagnostics and Prognostics, Mining & Process Equipment, Rail System Reliability, Industrial Environmental Monitoring.

Other Research Areas:
Engineering Management

 Zhigang Will Tian

Zhigang (Will) Tian

Associate Professor

Phone: 780-492-2822
Office: 10-356 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: ztian@ualberta.ca

Renewable and Alternate Energy, Pipelines and Pipeline Transport, Reliability Engineering, Safety and Risk Management, Engineering Management, Prognostics, Condition Based Maintenance.

Other Research Areas:
Engineering Management

 Ming Zuo

Ming Zuo

Professor

Phone: 780-492-4466
Office: 10-233 Donadeo ICE
Website: Website
Email: ming.zuo@ualberta.ca

Safety and Risk Management, Structural Health Monitoring, Image and Signal Processing, Rail Hazards and Safety, Reliability Engineering and Analysis, Maintenance Optimization, Condition Monitoring, Prognosis and Health Management, Diagnostics and Prognostics.

Other Research Areas:
Engineering Management