After a period as an operational scientist in industry, Martin joined Bradford University as a lecturer in Industrial Technology and later lecturer in Operational Research and Statistics. From 1988 to 1995 he was associate professor of industrial engineering in the Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, in the Netherlands. In 1995 he moved to City University as Professor of Statistical Science. He has been involved in many joint projects between the universities and industrial partners. Most of the projects are in the area of quality or safety and reliability and their impact on commercial operations. He is also active in national and international professional bodies in statistics and reliability and he is adviser to the Committee on Defence Equipment Reliability and Maintenance in the UK. He has published more than 70 papers on reliability and related topics.
His research has changed over the last years to accommodate the changing role of reliability and quality. The emphasis is now on their role within a commercial context to reflect the current desire for flexibility, efficiency, cost reduction, shorter cycle times, and concern for the environment. His research is now directed towards reliability as one of the key determinants of the lifecycle performance of any product or system and the link between user requirements for trustworthy, economic continuity of service and requirements for reliability, monitoring and updating of maintenance strategies.
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Martin Newby is available.