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Dr. Mahesh Pandey Mahesh D. Pandey  PhD PEng
Professor / NSERC-UNENE Chair

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1, Canada
Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 35858
Fax: (519) 888-4349
E-mail: mdpandey@uwaterloo.ca
Office: CPH-2369B

[Education] [Work Experience] [Major Awards] [Research Fellowships] [Research Interests] [Professional Affiliations] [Teaching Experience] [Selected Publications]


Since September 2004, Dr. Pandey has been Professor and NSERC-UNENE Industrial Research Chair in Risk-Based Life Cycle Management of Engineering Systems in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo. The five-year chair program, currently in it's second five year term, is one of the seven university professorships established by UNENE in Ontario. Funding for the professorship is provided jointly by the National Sciences and Engineering Resource Council of Canada (NSERC) and partners from the Canadian nuclear industry.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Civil Engineering, Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, 1992
Master of Applied Science, Civil Engineering, Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, 1988
Bachelor of Engineering, Civil Engineering, Bhopal University, Bhopal, India, 1986

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Work Experience

Professor 2004 - present Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Waterloo, Waterloo
Associate Professor 2001 - 2004 Department of Civil Engineering
University of Waterloo, Waterloo
Assistant Professor 1996 - 2001 Department of Civil Engineering
University of Waterloo, Waterloo
Research Engineer 1994 - 1996 Centre for Engineering Research Inc.
Edmonton, Alberta
Research Associate 1993 - 1994 Institute for Risk Research
University of Waterloo, Waterloo
Research Fellow 1992 - 1993 Institute of Mechanics
University of Innsbruck, Austria

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Major Awards

  • Outstanding Performance Award, Univ. of Waterloo, 2004
  • Premier's Research Excellence Award, Province of Ontario, 2003
  • Distinguished Performance Award, Faculty of Engineering, Univ. of Waterloo, 2002
  • Distinguished Performance Award, Faculty of Engineering, Univ. of Waterloo, 1999
  • Outstanding Achievement Award (Ph.D.), Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, 1992
  • Teaching Assistantship Award, the Sandford Fleming Foundation, Waterloo, 1991
  • Henry Adams Award (Diploma), Institution of Structural Engineers, UK, 1989
  • Governor General of Canada's Gold Medal (Graduate), Univ. of Waterloo, 1988
  • Outstanding M.A.Sc. Thesis Award in Engineering, Univ. of Waterloo, 1988

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Research Fellowships

  • Visiting Research Fellowship, Tech. Univ. of Delft, The Netherlands, 1998-1999
  • NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, successful in the year 1994 competition
  • Visiting Research Fellowship, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria, 1992
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Prov. of Ontario, 1988-1991

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Research Interests

  • Reliability of engineering systems
  • Structural dynamics and passive control
  • Estimation of the life-time distribution of an asset using inspection and surveillance data
  • Optimum asset replacement/retirement scheduling
  • Modelling of deterioration as a random process to predict failure probability over time
  • Derivation of information from a small sample of data
  • Maintenance scheduling given the life-time distribution of an asset
  • Cost-benefit analysis of risk management programs

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Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)
  • Member, Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS)
  • Member, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)

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Teaching Experience

Undergraduate Courses
Graduate Courses
  • CivE 601 - Engineering Risk and Reliability
  • CivE 613 - Structural Stability
  • CivE 715 - Reliability-Based Design of Engineering Systems
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Selected Publications

For the most recent publications, please refer to the separate Publications page.

Earlier Articles

  • Pandey, M.D., Ho. V., Bedi, S. and Woodward, S. (2005). Development of a Condition Assessment Model for Transmission Line In-Service Wood Cross-Arms. Canadian J. Civil Engineering, 32(3), 480-489.

  • Pandey, M.D., Van Gelder, P.H. and Vrijling, J.K. (2004). Dutch case studies of the estimation of extreme quantiles and associated uncertainty by bootstrap simulations. Environmetrics, 15, 687-699.

  • Goel, N.K., Burn, D.H., Pandey, M.D. and An, Y. (2004). Wind Quantile Estimation using a Pooled Frequency Analysis Approach. J. Wind Eng. & Industrial Aerodynamics, 92, 509-528.

  • Pandey, M.D. and Sutherland, H.J. (2003). Probabilistic Analysis of LIST Data for the Estimation of Extreme Design Loads for Wind Turbine Components. ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 125(4), 531-540.

  • Pandey, M.D. and Nathwani, J.S. (2003). Canada Wide Standard for Particulate Matter and Ozone: Cost-Benefit Analysis using a Life-Quality Index. Int. J. of Risk Analysis, 23(1), 55-67.

  • Pandey, M.D. and Nathwani, J.S. (2003). A Conceptual Approach to the Estimation of Societal Willingness-to-Pay for Nuclear Safety Programs. Nuclear Engineering and Design, 224(1), 65-77.

  • Maes, M.A., Pandey, M.D. and Nathwani, J.S. (2003). Harmonizing Structural Safety Levels with Life Quality Objectives. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 30(3), 500-510.

  • Pandey, M.D. and Nathwani, J.S. (2003). Life-Quality Index for the Estimation of Societal Willingness-to-Pay for Safety. J. Structural Safety, 26(2), 181-199.

  • Pandey, M.D., Van Gelder, P.H. and Vrijling, J.K. (2003). Bootstrap Simulations for Evaluating the Uncertainty with POT Estimates of Extreme Wind Velocity. Environmetrics, 14(1), 27-43.

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