Graduate assistantships available in 2017!

The NSERC-UNENE Industrial Research Chair program in Risk-Based Life Cycle Management of Engineering Systems at the University of Waterloo was funded for a third five year term starting in March 2015. The program is chaired by Dr. Mahesh Pandey in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and involves both interdisciplinary research within the university community, as well as close collaboration with the major industrial stakeholders and other UNENE research chairs.

Graduate assistantships are available in 2017 for students with specific interests in risk and reliability analysis, life cycle management, and/or structural, materials & nuclear engineering. Current research areas include:

  • 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, and
  • Cost-benefit analysis of risk management programs.

Refer to our Research Program page for more information.

Our engineering team is currently looking for a few highly qualified Post Doctoral Fellows, as well as a number of PhD and MASc level students. Financial assistance is available and allocated as:

Post Doctoral Fellow Salary: $35,000 - 45,000 per year
Graduate Assistantships: $16,500 per year (MASc)
$18,000 per year (PhD)

Students who are candidates for, or hold NSERC scholarships are also encouraged to inquire at anytime about graduate student opportunities within the research program.

Admission inquiries should be directed to:

    Dr. Mikko Jyrkama
    Research Associate
    NSERC-UNENE Industrial Research Chair
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    University of Waterloo
    Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1, Canada

    Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 38222
    Fax: (519) 888-4349
    E-mail: mjyrkama@uwaterloo.ca
 

Please provide with your application:

  • a current Curriculum Vitae,
  • unofficial transcripts from all previous academic institutions, and
  • a brief statement of your research interests.

Thank you for taking an interest in our research program!