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 Expert  721883

Expert in Reliability Engineering; Robot & Medical Device Reliability & Safety; Human Reliability

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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has worked for a number of years in this industry. Over the years, he has developed many techniques and models to predict the reliability and safety of engineering systems including computers, mechanical equipment, robotic systems, and electrical equipment. Various chapters in his books are concerned with the reliability prediction of engineering systems. He is also quite familiar with reliability prediction documents such as the military handbook for "Reliability Prediction of Electronic Equipment” (MIL-HDBK-217).

Expert has published extensively in the area of reliability improvement through redundancy and other means for various types of systems including computers, mechanical, and electrical systems. A number of chapters in his books are concerned with the reliability improvement of engineering systems. He has also supervised many doctoral and master theses in the area. One of his books is specifically devoted to computer systems covering areas such as reliability improvement, prediction, cost analysis, fault tolerant, failure analysis, and Markov modeling.

Expert has conducted various studies concerning life cycle costing in the industrial sector and the academic world. In the industrial sector, his cost related analytical studies were mainly concerned with power systems and equipment. In the academic world, he has published many articles and chapters on life cycle costing. In 1989, he wrote a book on life cycle costing and another one in 2009.

Expert has conducted many studies concerning reliability and failure analysis of mechanical equipment, particularly aerospace and power generation systems. Over the years, he has also written many articles on mechanical reliability. About 20 years ago, he wrote a book on mechanical reliability, which was published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Over the years Expert has performed many studies concerning failure data analysis and collection for the industrial sector. He has also written many articles and book chapters on failure data concerning electronic, mechanical, electrical, robotic,health care systems, and humans.

Since 1974, Expert has executed many projects concerning failure modes and effect analysis and fault tree analysis, Markov modeling, Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF), and failure rate calculations. He has written a vast number of articles on these areas and a total of 35 books, many of which have been translated into various languages.

Expert has been involved with various aspects of safety including analysis, data collection, safety systems, human error in engineering systems, and robotic and medical device safety. He has also written many articles, chapters, and books on the subject since 1983.


computer reliability prediction


computer system reliability improvement


concurrent engineering


electrical product reliability improvement


electronic device reliability improvement


fault-tolerant computer system


cost evaluation


design for cost


life-cycle cost


equipment failure


equipment failure analysis


failure analysis


machine failure analysis


mechanical reliability




electrical equipment failure analysis


electronic equipment failure analysis


failure distribution


failure process


materials failure analysis


design engineering


failure modes and effects analysis


failure rate


fault tree analysis


human error rate


maintainability engineering


Markov chain


Markov matrix


Markov process


mean time between failure


medical device hazard analysis


medical safety


safety analysis


safety data collection


systems safety engineering

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1975   Ph.D.   Industrial Engineering   University of Windsor, Canada  
1973   M.S.   Mechanical Engineering   University of Wales, UK  
1972   B.S.   Electrical Engineering   University of Wales, UK  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1980 to


(Undisclosed University)


Mechanical Engineering




Expert's responsibilities include teaching reliability, maintainability, safety, and engineering management related courses. He also conducts research on various areas of reliability engineering.

1993 to 1997


(Undisclosed University)


Mechanical Engineering


Chairman and Professor


He managed the Mechanical Engineering department, taught, and conducted research on reliability engineering.

1988 to 1995


(Undisclosed University)


Engineering Management Program


Director and Professor


Expert managed the engineering management program, taught, and conducted research on various areas of reliability engineering.

1977 to 1980


Ontario Hydro, Toronto, ON


Central Thermal Services and Design and Development


Assistant Technical Supervisor and Design Engineer


He performed reliabilitiy studies on various power generation systems.

1976 to 1977


CAE Electronics Ltd, Montreal, PQ


Reliability Engineering


Reliability Engineer


Expert performed reliability studies on aerospace, defense, and avionic systems.

1975 to 1976


University of Windsor


Industrial Engineering


Post Doctoral Fellow


He conducted research on various areas of reliability engineering.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the Society of Reliability Engineers (SRE) and the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario.


He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario.

Professional Appointments

Expert has served on, or is serving on, the editorial boards of ten international scientific journals. They include: Microelectronics and Reliability; Reliability Engineering and System Safety; Reliability, Quality, and Safety Engineering; International Journal of Energy Systems; and the Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering. He has also served on the organizing committees of over 40 international conferences.


During his career, he has received many awards including the Austin J. Bonis award from the American Society for Quality Control, the Galinski award from the faculty of engineering, and the Merit award from the Society of Reliability Engineers. Expert has lectured in over 50 countries including keynote addresses at various scientific conferences held in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. He has many appreciation certificates from societies such as ASME and ASQC. He is also listed in over 10 Who's Who publications.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has written 35 books, many of which have been translated into languages such as Russian, Chinese, German, and Persian(Iranian). He has written over 348 (i.e., 201 journal + 147 conference proceedings) articles, and 19 chapters in handbooks. Most of these publications cover areas directly or indirectly related to the reliability engineering field.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - CRC Press  
 - Springer Inc.  
 - John Wiley and Sons  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1977 to 1980   Ontario Hydro, Canada   Full time employee   Expert performed various reliability related studies concerning nuclear systems, human reliability, common cause failures, robot reliability, and safety.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has regularly participated in the design reviews of artificial hearts with respect to reliability and safety.
  • He participated in the reliability design reviews of telecommunication, health care, and other systems in US and Canada.
  • Expert participated in many NATO workshops regarding the Space Shuttle Challenger debacle. These workshops dealt with power systems, robot systems, and mechanical materials.
  • He has reviewed the promotion cases for many people within various organizations around the world.
  • Expert has reviewed design and research proposals for many organizations in US and other countries.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Human reliability expert for consulting on issues involved in the operation of a hazardous waste handling system, determine probabilities of human error in certain operations.
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Expert Witness:
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Expert is able to read French at an acceptable level.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert has given over 150 professional level courses, seminars, and conference presentations around the world.

Other Skills and Services

He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses for over 30 years and has served as a judge for various business-related competitions.


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