Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Professor Jørn Vatn (Ph.D) holds a PhD in Maintenance Optimization from NTNU and is currently Professor in maintenance optimization, at the Department of Production and Quality Engineering, NTNU. In his research he covers the entire RAMS field (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety). Main focus within maintenance is mathematical and probabilistic modeling relevant for condition monitoring, optimization of maintenance, opportunity based maintenance and grouping of maintenance activities. Main application areas are offshore oil and gas production, offshore wind energy and the railway industry. More about Prof. Jørn Vatn 


Professor Ingrid Bouwer Utne (Ph.D) is a Professor of Marine Operation and Maintenance Engineering at Department of Marine Technology, NTNU. Utne earned her PhD degree in Safety, Reliability, and Maintenance at NTNU in 2007. In 1995-1997 Utne attended the Officer Candidate School in the Norwegian Navy and worked onboard two frigates. Utne has worked as a Research Fellow in SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture and as a Research Scientist in SINTEF Safety Research. She has also worked part time as a Researcher on production efficiency/integrated operations in Statoil ASA. From June-December 2010 Utne was a Visiting Scholar in the Ocean Engineering Group at University of California, Berkeley, where she became a member of the Deepwater Horizon Study Group (DHSG) at the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management, working on issues related to the Macondo blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. Utne has co-authored the book “Risk analysis. Theory and methods” (2009) (In Norwegian) and published more than 35 scientific articles on risk assessment, safety indicators, system safety engineering, and environmental analyses related to offshore oil and gas installations, offshore wind turbines, fisheries, and aquaculture. More about Prof. Ingrid Bouwer Utne