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. Jan. 12, 2018Conferences in 2018

    This is an early notification that our team has submitted a number of papers to the upcoming PVP 2018 (Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference) in Prague, Czech Republic on July 15-20, and the 26th ICONE (International Conference on Nuclear Engineering) in London, England on July 22-26, 2018.  We look forward to seeing you in Europe this coming summer!  More details to come...

  2. Oct. 24, 2017CNSC seminar on probabilistic methods

    Prof. Pandey will be speaking at the upcoming "2nd International Seminar on Probabilistic Methodologies for Nuclear Applications" hosted by the CNSC in Ottawa, October 25-26, 2017.

  3. Oct. 19, 2017CIVE 601 MCS example

    The CivE 601 in-class Excel Monte Carlo simulation (MCS) example is now posted under courses and workshops.

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