Lecturers

The following lecturers will give workshops during the WCM Summer School 2019 :

  • Prof. dr. ing. Willem van Groenendaal (University of Tilburg)
  • Prof. dr. ir. Leo van Dongen (University of Twente)
  • Prof. dr. ir. Hans Wortmann (University of Groningen)
  • Prof. dr. Ira Helsloot ( 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.ir. C. Rijsdijk (Royal Netherlands Navy)


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

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 since 2003 has been a director of NedTrain/NS, the full subsidiary company of NS which is responsible for maintaining rolling stock.

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. ir Hans Wortmann (University of Groningen)
prof. dr. ir. J.C. WortmannHans Wortmann is a full professor in information management, works at the Faculty of Organization and Management, at the University of Groningen. His special field of interest is in enterprise information systems. Moreover, he fills the position of Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal Computers in Industry. Before, he was employed by a leading vendor of standard enterprise software, Baan Company, as Vice President of research and development. Hans worked with Baan in several other functions, such as the overall architect of Baan’s application suite. Before joining Baan, Hans served as a full professor in industrial information systems at Eindhoven University of Technology. In this capability, Hans gained much experience with enterprise resource planning systems and enterprise modelling for production and logistics. He advised companies in

Prof. dr. Ira Helsloot (University of Nijmegen)
Prof. Dr. Ira Helsloot is professor of the Governance of Safety and Security at the Radboud University and editor for the Joural of Contingencies and Crisis Management. Originally promoted as a mathematician, he is engaged in research on disaster management, crisis management and physical safety since 1994. He was professor of Crisis Management and Physical Security at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam from 2006 to 2011.

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

Jan Braaksma is the director of the WCM Summer School part of World Class Maintenance and is an assistant 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 such as Liander, Strukton Rail, Netherlands Railways (NS), Heineken, AkzoNobel, Sitech, Huntsman, Sabic and TataSteel. Jan is responsible for the Master Class on Maintenance Engineering & Management provided by the University of Twente.

Dr. Wieger Tiddens (Royal Netherlands Navy)

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)

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