Lecturers

The following lecturers will give workshops during the WCM Summer School 2018 :

  • Prof. dr. ing. Willem van Groenendaal (University of Tilburg)
  • Prof. dr. ir. Leo van Dongen (University of Twente)
  • Prof. dr. ir. Hans Wortmann (University of Groningen)
  • Prof. dr. Mariëlle Stoelinga (University of Twente/ University of Nijmegen)
  • Dr. ir. Rob Basten (Eindhoven University of Technology)
  • Dr. Jan Braaksma (University of Twente / WCM Summer School)
  • Wieger Tiddens, MSc (Defense Academy / University of Twente) 


Prof. dr. ing. Willem van Groenendaal (University of Tilburg)

Willem van Groenendaal is an expert policy support analysis in the field of project management, decision making,investment analysis and policy evaluation. He combines his academic research on policy support with applied work in projects all over the world (Bangladesh, Costa Rica, China, Indonesia, etc.).

Prof. dr. ir. Leo van Dongen (University of Twente)

Leo A.M. van Dongen (1954) has worked for the Netherlands Railways (NS, 100% state owned) for over 30 years and since 2003 has been a director of NedTrain/NS, the full subsidiary company of NS which is responsible for maintaining rolling stock.

Since 2010, he has been a part-time professor in Maintenance Engineering at the faculty of Engineering Technology, in the department of Design, Production and Management of the University of Twente.

After his studies in mechanical engineering, he completed his doctoral research at Eindhoven University of Technology on energy efficiency of drive trains for electric vehicles. At DAF Trucks he was active in the development of diesel engines. His career within NS has concentrated mainly on technological functions. These include project manager of electric locomotives, secretary to the executive board, fleet manager at NS Reizigers, and now, within Ned Train, he is responsible for technical fleet management, maintenance systems, spare parts purchase, maintenance management and construction of new capital goods: workshops and other maintenance equipment.

Prof. dr. ir Hans Wortmann (University of Groningen)
prof. dr. ir. J.C. WortmannHans Wortmann is a full professor in information management, works at the Faculty of Organization and Management, at the University of Groningen. His special field of interest is in enterprise information systems. Moreover, he fills the position of Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal Computers in Industry. Before, he was employed by a leading vendor of standard enterprise software, Baan Company, as Vice President of research and development. Hans worked with Baan in several other functions, such as the overall architect of Baan’s application suite. Before joining Baan, Hans served as a full professor in industrial information systems at Eindhoven University of Technology. In this capability, Hans gained much experience with enterprise resource planning systems and enterprise modelling for production and logistics. He advised companies in

Dr. ir. Rob Basten (Eindhoven University of Technology)
Rob Basten has been assistant professor at the EindhovenRob Basten University of Technology (TU/e) since 2014. His research focusses on after sales service for capital goods:  maintenance policies and maintenance optimisation, spare parts inventory control, and design of after sales service supply chains. The research is typically performed in cooperation with industry. Rob received his Master’s degrees in Industrial Engineering and Management in 2004 and in Computer Science in 2005, both from the University of Twente (UT). In 2010, he received his PhD degree in Operations Research from the same university. After graduating, Rob became a postdoc at the TU/e, and a little later he also became a part-time consultant at Gordian Logistic Experts, before going back full-time to the UT in 2011. Rob has been a visiting scholar at the University of Texas at Austin in 2008 and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2014. He has published articles in journals such as Reliabilty Engineering & System Safety, the European Journal of Operational Research, Annals of Operations Research, and the International Journal of Production Economics.”

Prof. dr. Mariëlle Stoelinga (University of Twente/ University of Nijmegen)
Marielle Stoelinga is hoogleraar risicomanagement van high tech systemen. Zij werkt aan de Universiteit Twente en de Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen is een erkend expert op het gebied van methoden voor kwantitatieve risicoanalyse. Stoelinga leidt diverse onderzoeksprojecten, onder andere het EU project SUCCESS over security voor Internet-of-Things en SamSam over het combineren van veiligheid en cybersecurity risico’s, en schreef meer dan 100 wetenschappelijke publicaties op dit gebied. Stoelinga werkt veel samen met industrieel partners en is tevens programmaleider van de professionele Master risicomanagement aan de Universiteit Twente, een wetenschappelijke opleiding die door risk professionals in deeltijd wordt gevolgd.

Dr. Jan Braaksma (University of Twente/ Director WCM Summer School)

Jan Braaksma is an assistant professor in the chair of Maintenance Engineering at the University of Twente and is the director of the WCM Summer School part of World Class Maintenance. He has worked for the University of Groningen (RuG) and the Dutch Defense Academy (NLDA). He holds a Master’s degree in Business and ICT and a PhD degree in Economics and Business. Jan’s research focuses on Asset Management with a special attention for  Asset Life Cycle Planning, Maintenance Engineering and Design for Maintenance. A significant part of his research is in cooperation with companies such as Liander, Strukton Rail, Netherlands Railways (NS), Heineken, AkzoNobel, Sitech, Huntsman, Sabic and TataSteel. Jan is responsible for the Master Class on Maintenance Engineering & Management provided by the University of Twente.

Wieger Tiddens, MSc (Defense Academy / University of Twente)

Wieger Tiddens is a PhD candidate in the field of maintenance technology at the University of Twente and the Netherlands Defence Academy. He holds a Master’s degree in Technology Management obtained at the University of Groningen. He has professional experience in the application and development of maintenance concepts and techniques within industry.

His research interests include the support of informed maintenance decision making and the application of maintenance techniques (e.g. condition-based maintenance techniques) within companies.

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