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Durham University

Department of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Cuong Dao

Research Associate in the Department of Engineering
Room number: E215 (Christopherson)

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Cuong Dao obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Alberta, Canada in 2016. Prior to joining the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, Durham University, he was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Twente, The Netherlands. He also served as a Mechanical Engineer at Canon Vietnam Ltd. (2006-2007) and Reliability Engineer at Enmax Generation Canada (2014-2015). 

Dr Cuong Dao research focuses on reliability modelling and maintenance management of engineering systems. His past research includes the reliability modelling and selective maintenance optimisation of wind energy and engineering systems with interactions between components in the system. He has papers published in Reliability Engineering & System Safety, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Wind Energy, Journal of Infrastructure Systems, and Journal of Transportation Engineering. He is also interested in helping the industry on critical failures identification and preventive/predictive maintenance strategies development using reliability-centred maintenance (RCM) approach. He is currently a Post-Doctoral Research Associate (PDRA) in the EPSRC HOME-Offshore project.

Research Interests

  • Offshore wind farms and wind turbines
  • Reliability modelling
  • Maintenance optimisation
  • Operation simulation
  • Engineering asset management
  • Power, infrastructure, and manufacturing systems

Selected Publications

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