About Dr. Andrew Jardine

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Dr. Andrew K.S. Jardine
Ph.D, C.Eng., M.I.Mech.E., M.I.E.E., P.Eng. has been actively involved — for over 25 years — with teaching, research and the application of scientific techniques to real-world decisions in equipment maintenance, replacement and reliability.

Andrew K.S. Jardine is a Professor and Director of the Centre for Maintenance Optimization and Reliability Engineering (C-MORE) at the University of Toronto, Canada where the EXAKT software for CBM optimization and the SMS software for the optimization for emergency spares have been developed. C-MORE is funded by the following 12 organizations. From Canada: ABB, ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Barrick Gold, Enmax Power Corporation, Hydro One Networks, CVRD Inco, Irving Pulp and Paper, Manitoba Hydro, Teck Cominco, Trans Canada; and, internationally: the Ministry of Defence (U.K.) and XEROX (USA) along with support from NSERC and OCE.

His Ph.D was awarded at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. Throughout his career, he has served as Head of the Department of Engineering Management at the Royal Military College of Canada; Chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto; and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Information Systems at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong.

Dr. Jardine is a part-time advisory consultant with IBM Global Business Services. He studied at the Royal College of Science and Technology, Scotland and obtained his undergraduate and master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. He was awarded his PhD in Engineering Production by the University of Birmingham, England.

Dr. Jardine is the author of the economic life software AGE/CON and PERDEC that is licensed to organizations including transportation, mining, electrical utilities, and process industries and is author of the OREST software used for optimizing component preventive replacement decisions and forecasting demand for spare parts. His software is licensed to organizations such as Canada Post, British Airways, the Hong Kong Mass Transit Authority, and the Israeli Electric Authority.

For over 25 years, Dr. Jardine has been committed to the ongoing process of research, teaching and consultation regarding advances in maintenance decision-making, with an aim to combining academic theory with the real world of decisions made in the maintenance field. He is the author of several publications, including the book Maintenance, Replacement and Reliability, first published in 1973 and now in its 6th printing.

He is the co-editor with J.D. Campbell of the 2001 published book Maintenance Excellence: Optimizing Equipment Life Cycle Decisions. His new book Maintenance, Replacement & Reliability: Theory and Applications, co-authored with Dr. A.H.C. Tsang, was published by CRC Press, 2006.

Dr. Jardine was the 1993 Eminent Speaker to the Maintenance Engineering Society of Australia. In 1998 he was the first recipient of the Sergio Guy Memorial Award from the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Maintenance profession.

In April, 2008 Dr. Jardine received the award for The Best Paper, presented in the category of Academic Developments, and sponsored by the Salvetti Foundation, at the bi-annual conference of the European Federation of National Maintenance Societies, in Brussels. The title of his paper was Optimizing Condition Based Maintenance Decisions.

Dr. Jardine is listed in Who’s Who in Canada.