Welcome to NSERC-UNENE Chair in Risk-Based Life Cycle Management of Engineering Systems

The University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering (UNENE) in partnership with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) established the Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in Risk-Based Life Cycle Management of Engineering Systems at the University of Waterloo in 2004.

The research program, currently in it's third five year term, is chaired by Dr. Mahesh Pandey in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The chair program is one of eight university professorships established by UNENE in Ontario.

The main goal of the research program is to enhance existing risk assessment and life cycle management capabilities and to provide the nuclear industry with practical solutions for improving plant efficiency. The program is also responsible for creating a pool of highly skilled scientists and engineers to satisfy the industry's demand for workforce renewal.

We invite you to explore our site to learn more about our exciting research program, and the valuable contributions it has made to the nuclear industry in Canada and beyond!

  1. May 5, 2017Launch of our new website

    Our new website was launched today using the Waterloo Content Management System (UWCS) in the uwaterloo.ca domain.  

  2. Mar. 23, 2017Attendance at the upcoming CNS conference

    We will be presenting two papers at the upcoming Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS) conference on June 4-7, 2017 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The papers are entitled:

    • "Uncertainty, Sample Size and the 95/95 Tolerance Limit" by M. Jyrkama and M. Pandey
    • "Quantifying Probe Coverage Error in Feeder Thinning Assessment" by M. Jyrkama and M. Pandey

    We hope to see you at the conference!

  3. Feb. 1, 2017UN 0701 offered this term (Winter 2017)

    The UN 0701 - Engineering Risk and Reliability course will be offered this winter term, starting on February 25th, 2017.

    Details of the course can be found on the course web page.  Updates will be posted as they become available.

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