Professor / NSERC-UNENE Chair 

Mahesh Pandey
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1, Canada
Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 35858
Fax: (519) 888-4349
E-mail: mdpandey@uwaterloo.ca
Office: CPH-2369B

Research Interests

  • Reliability of engineering systems
  • Structural dynamics and passive control
  • Estimation of the life-time distribution of an asset using inspection and surveillance data
  • Optimum asset replacement/retirement scheduling
  • Modelling of deterioration as a random process to predict failure probability over time
  • Derivation of information from a small sample of data
  • Maintenance scheduling given the life-time distribution of an asset
  • Cost-benefit analysis of risk management programs

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, 1992
  • Master of Applied Science, Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, 1988
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Civil Engineering, Bhopal University, Bhopal, India, 1986

Work Experience

Professor 2004 - Present Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo
Associate Professor 2001 - 2004 Department of Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo
Assistant Professor 1996 - 2001 Department of Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo
Research Engineer 1994 - 1996 Centre for Engineering Research Inc., Edmonton, Alberta
Research Associate 1993 - 1994 Institute for Risk Research, University of Waterloo, Waterloo
Research Fellow 1992 - 1993 Institute of Mechanics, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Major Awards

  • Outstanding Performance Award, University of Waterloo, 2004
  • Premier's Research Excellence Award, Province of Ontario, 2003
  • Distinguished Performance Award, Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2002 
  • Distinguished Performance Award, Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo, 1999
  • Outstanding Achievement Award (Ph.D.), University of Waterloo, Waterloo, 1992
  • Teaching Assistantship Award, the Sandford Fleming Foundation, Waterloo, 1991
  • Henry Adams Award (Diploma), Institution of Structural Engineers, UK, 1989
  • Governor General of Canada's Gold Medal (Graduate), University of Waterloo, 1988
  • Outstanding M.A.Sc. Thesis Award in Engineering, University of Waterloo, 1988

Research Fellowships

  • Visiting Research Fellowship, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands, 1998-1999
  • NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, successful in the year 1994 competition
  • Visiting Research Fellowship, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria, 1992
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Province of Ontario, 1988-1991

Professional Affiliations

  • Editor, Journal of Reliability Engineering & System Safety
  • Member, CSA N290.9 Technical Subcommittee (TSC) on Reliability and Maintenance Programs for Nuclear Power Plants
  • Member, Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)
  • Member, Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS)
  • Member, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)

Teaching Experience

Undergraduate Courses

  • GenE 121 - Digital Computation
  • CivE 265 - Structure and Properties of Materials
  • CivE 313 - Structural Concrete Design 1
  • CivE 400 - Civil Engineering Project 1
  • CivE 403 - Structural Analysis 2

Graduate Courses

  • CivE 601 - Engineering Risk and Reliability
  • CivE 613 - Structural Stability
  • CivE 715 - Reliability-Based Design of Engineering Systems

Publications

For the most recent publications, please refer to the separate Publications page.