The following lecturers will be present and give workshops during the WCM Summer School 2020:

  • Prof. dr. ing. Willem van Groenendaal (University of Tilburg)
  • Prof. dr. ir. Leo van Dongen (University of Twente)
  • Prof. dr. Henk Akkermans (University of Tilburg)
  • Prof. dr. ir. Marielle Stoelinga (Radboud University of Nijmegen)
  • Dr. ir. Rob Basten (Eindhoven University of Technology)
  • Dr. Jan Braaksma (WCM Summer School/ University of Twente)
  • Dr. Wieger Tiddens (Royal Netherlands Navy)
  • Dr. C. Rijsdijk (Royal Netherlands Navy)

Prof. dr. ing. Willem van Groenendaal (University of Tilburg)

Prof.dr.ing. Willem van Groenendaal

Willem van Groenendaal is an expert policy support analysis in the field of project management, decision making,investment analysis and policy evaluation. He combines his academic research on policy support with applied work in projects all over the world (Bangladesh, Costa Rica, China, Indonesia, etc.).

Prof. dr. ir. Leo van Dongen (University of Twente)

Leo A.M. van Dongen (1954) has worked for the Netherlands Railways (NS, 100% state owned) for over 30 years and retired in 2019 as a director of NedTrain/NS, the full subsidiary company of NS which is responsible for maintaining rolling stock.

Prof.dr.ir. Leo van Dongen

Since 2010, he has been a part-time professor in Maintenance Engineering at the faculty of Engineering Technology, in the department of Design, Production and Management of the University of Twente.

After his studies in mechanical engineering, he completed his doctoral research at Eindhoven University of Technology on energy efficiency of drive trains for electric vehicles. At DAF Trucks he was active in the development of diesel engines. His career within NS has concentrated mainly on technological functions. These include project manager of electric locomotives, secretary to the executive board, fleet manager at NS Reizigers, and now, within Ned Train, he is responsible for technical fleet management, maintenance systems, spare parts purchase, maintenance management and construction of new capital goods: workshops and other maintenance equipment.

Prof. dr. Henk Akkermans (University of Tilburg / World Class Maintenance)

Prof. dr. Henk Akkermans

Henk Akkermans holds the chair on Supply Network Dynamics at Tilburg University, Tilburg School of Economics and Management and is the Director of World Class Maintenance. His research in maintenance focuses on how to organize effective outsourcing arrangements in maintenance settings, on how to organize effective processing of sensor data in Condition-Based Maintenance settings and on improving behavioral decision-making in dynamically complex maintenance settings. His academic background is in information management (TiU) and industrial engineering (TUe).

Prof.dr. Marielle Stoelinga (Radboud University Nijmegen/ University of Twente)

Prof.dr. Marielle Stoelinga

Prof. Dr. Mariëlle Stoelinga is a professor of risk management, both at the Radboud University Nijmegen, and the University of Twente, in the Netherlands. Stoelinga is the project coordinator on the PrimaVera, a large collaborative project on Predictive Maintenance in the Dutch National Science Agenda NWA. She also received a prestigious ERC consolidator grant Stoelinga is the scientific program leader of the Risk Management Master, a part-time MSc program for professionals.She holds an MSc and a PhD degree from Radboud University Nijmegen, and has spent several years as a post-doc at the University of California at Santa Cruz, USA.

Dr. ir. Rob Basten (Eindhoven University of Technology)

Rob Basten
Dr. ir. Rob Basten

Rob Basten is an Associate Professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) where he is primarily occupied with maintenance and service logistics and its interfaces. Most of his research focuses on after sales services for capital goods: maintenance policies and maintenance optimization, spare parts inventory control, and design of after sales service supply chains. He is especially interested in using new technologies to improve after sales services. For example, 3D printing of spare parts on location and using improved sensoring and communication technology to perform ‘just in time’ maintenance. He is further active in behavioral operations management, trying to understand how people can use decision support systems in such a way that they actually improve decisions and add value. Many research projects are interdisciplinary in order to carry out high quality research and solve problems in practice. For the latter reason, research is typically performed in cooperation with high-tech industry: companies such as ASML, Océ, Vanderlande and Marel Stork. Experience with industry is also used in teaching, for example in the course Maintenance & Service Logistics.

Dr. Jan Braaksma (Director WCM Summer School / University of Twente)

Dr. Jan Braaksma

Jan Braaksma is the director of the WCM Summer School part of World Class Maintenance and is Associate Professor in the chair of Maintenance Engineering at the University of Twente He has worked for the University of Groningen (RuG) and the Dutch Defense Academy (NLDA). He holds a Master’s degree in Business and ICT and a PhD degree in Economics and Business. Jan’s research focuses on Asset Management with a special attention for  Asset Life Cycle Planning, Maintenance Engineering and Design for Maintenance. A significant part of his research is in cooperation with companies and organisations such as Liander, Strukton Rail, Netherlands Railways (NS), Prorail, Heineken, AkzoNobel, Sitech, Huntsman, Heijmans, Sabic, TataSteel and the Ministry of Defense. Jan is responsible for the Master Class on Maintenance Engineering & Management provided by the University of Twente.

Dr. Wieger Tiddens (Royal Netherlands Navy)

Dr. Wieger Tiddens

Wieger Tiddens is working for the Royal Netherlands Navy as innovator Smart Maintenance. He has obtained his PhD in the field of maintenance technology at the University of Twente and the Netherlands Defence Academy.

After his studies in Technology Management at the University of Groningen, he gained professional experience in the application and development of maintenance concepts and techniques within industry. In his PhD research, with his dissertation entitled “Setting Sail Towards Predictive Maintenance”, he focused on the organizational, as well as the technical aspects of the application of Predictive Maintenance to support informed maintenance decision making.
In his current role, he works within the ‘Data for Maintenance’ group on developing smart maintenance at the Royal Netherlands Navy. He especially concentrates on the application of maintenance analytics (i.e. Data Science) to improve the operational readiness of the Navy.

Dr. Chris Rijsdijk (Royal Netherlands Navy)

Dr. Chris Rijsdijk

Chris Rijsdijk is an assistant professor at the Netherlands Defence Academy. His main research interest has been directed towards “data driven decision support”.
Working in a military context, most of his case studies confine to maintenance decisions that may be supported by sensor data, but he has also been working at cases from industry.