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Professor Emeritus Andrew K.S. Jardine (centre) is presented his fellowship at the IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2013 by IIE past president, Doug Rabeneck (left) and IIE president elect, Dennis Oates (right).

Professor Emeritus Andrew K.S. Jardine (MIE) has been made a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), joining an elite group of only 10 IIE fellows in Canada.

The title of Fellow is awarded to someone who has made significant, nationally recognized contributions to the profession. It is the highest classification of IIE membership.

Professor Jardine is a prolific researcher and advocate of optimal solutions for engineering asset management. He explains his research as follows: “Similar to a blood test in a doctor’s office, a sample of oil can be taken from machines to establish the health of the equipment. Preventive maintenance can then be undertaken to ensure greater reliability.” His research also involves investigating the frequency needed to check protective devices, such as pressure safety valves, and determining the life-cycle cost of equipment and when it should be replaced.

He is the author of two reliability optimization software programs licensed to organizations in transportation, mining, electrical utilities, and process industries. As the director of the Centre for Maintenance Optimization & Reliability Engineering (C-MORE), his group applies real-world research in engineering asset management in the areas including condition-based maintenance, spares management, and maintenance and repair contracts.

Professor Jardine is also an accomplished author. His first book, Maintenance, Replacement and Reliability (1973), is in its sixth printing, while the bestsellingMaintenance, Replacement & Reliability: Theory and Applications (2006), co-authored with A.H.C. Tsang, is now in its second edition (2013).

“Congratulations to Professor Jardine for this notable recognition by the Institute of Industrial Engineers,” said Professor Jean Zu, Chair of the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering. “Professor Jardine and the C-MORE research group are highly regarded and sought by industry for their expertise. On behalf of the Faculty, I congratulate him on this momentous honour.”

IIE is the world’s largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. Founded in 1948, IIE is an international, nonprofit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research, and development of industrial engineering.

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