Andrew K.S. Jardine

Director, Centre for Maintenance Optimization and Reliability Engineering

University of Toronto 

Andrew K.S. Jardine is Director of the Centre for Maintenance Optimization and Reliability Engineering (C-MORE) at the University of Toronto where  where the focus is on real-world research in engineering asset management in the areas of condition-based maintenance, spares management, protective devices, maintenance and repair contracts, failure finding intervals for protective devices and life-cycle costing. Details can be found at www.mie.utoronto.ca/cmore Dr. Jardine is also Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto

Dr. Jardine is the author of the life cycle costing 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.  Professor Jardine wrote the book, “Maintenance, Replacement and Reliability”, first published in 1973 and now in its 6thprinting.  He is the co-editor with J.D. Campbell of the 2001 published book Maintenance Excellence: Optimizing Equipment Life Cycle Decisions. His book “Maintenance, Replacement & Reliability: Theory and Applications”, co-authored with Dr. A.H.C. Tsang, was published by CRC Press, 2006. Chapter 3 in the book is devoted primarily to life cycle costing decisions. His most recent book was published in 2011 by CRC Press: Asset Management Excellence: Optimizing Life Cycle Costs, edited by J D Campbell, A K S Jardine and J. McGlynn.

Besides writing, researching and teaching, Dr. Jardine has,for years, been in high demand as an independent advisor to corporations and governments the world over, in matters related to the optimum use of their physical assets.

Dr. Jardine has garnered an impressive array of awards, honours and tributes, including having been the Eminent Speaker to the Maintenance Engineering Society of Australia, as

well as 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 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. He is listed in Who’s Who in Canada.

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