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Professor Jardine (right) is presented the award by ISEAM Chair, Professor Joseph Mathew, Queensland University of Technology.

Professor Emeritus Andrew K.S. Jardine (MIE) was honoured by the International Society of Engineering Asset Management (ISEAM) with the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award for his exceptional dedication and contributions to advancing the field of Engineering Asset Management. Professor Jardine is the second ever recipient of the award.

Professor Jardine’s research includes preventive maintenance on machinery to ensure reliable operation, 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.

As director of the Centre for Maintenance Optimization & Reliability Engineering (C-MORE), he and his team apply real-world research in engineering asset management in areas such as condition-based maintenance, spares management and maintenance and repair contracts.

In his acceptance speech, Professor Jardine remarked, “Today, organizations have become convinced that asset management decisions have to be based on evidence, as opposed to the view of the expert. To this end, I have been very fortunate to have collaborated over the years with many organizations throughout the world to ensure that their asset management decisions are based on evidence.”

Professor Jardine is also an accomplished author. His second 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). He is also the author of two reliability optimization software programs licensed to organizations in transportation, mining, electrical utilities and process industries. “

Congratulations to Professor Jardine for this significant recognition by the International Society of Engineering Asset Management,” said Professor Jean Zu, Chair of the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering. “Professor Jardine and the C-MORE research group, under his leadership, have contributed greatly to the field of Asset Management. On behalf of the Faculty, I congratulate him on this great distinction.”

ISEAM is a multidisciplinary professional learned society dedicated to the development and recognition of Asset Management as an integrated and important body of knowledge.

Professor Jardine was recognized October 31 during the 8th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM) held jointly with the 3rd International Conference on Utility Management & Safety (ICUMAS) in Hong Kong. For more information about Professor Jardine’s research, visit the C-MORE website.

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