The Research Group of Operation and Maintenance Engineering was established in the year 2001. Since then, the Division has progressed a long way towards establishing itself as a pioneer research group in the ﬁeld of operation and maintenance engineering.
With the increasing awareness that maintenance ensures safe and sustainable performance and creates added value in the business process, industries have started considering maintenance as an integral part of the business process while applying a holistic view of the asset engineering and management.
The Research Group of Operation, Maintenance works with the four zones railway, aviation, machinery and mining.
The Division has been successful in attracting research grant from EU leading to 7 projects with FP7 program. The Group has also launched an International Journal of System Assurance Engineering and Management with Springer. The establishment of SKF - University Technology Center for advanced condition monitoring has provided the Division with much needed platform for the development of prediction technology.
The Research Group of Operation and Maintenance Engineering during the 10 years of its existence has grown in size. By the end of the year 2012, the Division has 17 faculty members, 5 guest professors, 5 PostDocs and 23 PhD students (including
industrial and external PhD students).