dr. A. Martinetti MSc (Alberto)

Associate Professor in Maintenance Engineering || Humanitarian Engineering

About Me

Alberto Martinetti (1985) is an Associate Professor in the chair of Maintenance Engineering within the department of Design, Production and Management at the University of Twente. He is a member of the maintenance research centre TIME - Twente is Maintenance Excellence. He has worked for the Polytechnic of Turin and for the University of Turin. He holds a Master’s degree in Geo-resources and Geo-technologies Engineering and a PhD degree in Safety and Health at the Polytechnic of Turin in 2013 on the Prevention through Design approach in mining activities. He has co-chaired and organised the Maintenance Research Day for Dutch and Flemish Researchers in 2016-2017-2018 and chaired the 10th Thtough-life Engineering Services Conference (TESconf2021)

He is supervising the following PhD/PDeng students:

- ir. Yawar Abbas (SIRA project), University of Twente (graduated in 2022)

- ir. Sara Scheffer (AMICO project), University of Twente.

- ir. Ashrith Jain (Maintenance Electric Aviation-DEAC), University of Twente.

- ir. Arno Kok (AMICO project), University of Twente.

- Rober Houghton, Imperial College of London, Uk.

- Alessandro Giacotto, ITA, Brazil.

Alberto is coordinating the Master's specialization (MEO) Maintenance Engineering & Operations in for Mechanical Engineering. He is responsible for the projects AMICO on new maintenance solutions for rolling stock and Nuffic Grant on trainings for refugees and host communities.

Togerther with Dr. Peter Chemweno and Eva Blokhuis, Alberto is the quarter maker team of the initiative "Humanitarian Engineering" at the UT for developing a MSc 120 EC programme for improving people's lives with appropriate and sustainable technology. He is also chairman of the NGO "Edubox", a self-contained container for underserved communities education and training.



Maintenance engineering || Occupational Safety & Health || Risk Analysis || Hazard Identification Techniques ||  Antifragility Engineering || Augmented and Virtual Reality || Humanitarian Engineering


Alberto’s educational researches focus also on Student-driven Learning (SUTQ), Adaptive Learning (Comenius Teaching Grant) and on Cooperative eLearning for Higher Education in Industrial Innovation (Erasmus+ KA2 CEPHEI).


Kok, A. , Martinetti, A. , & Braaksma, J. (2023). RAMS never dies! Applying the approach to IT/OT converged systems. In Proceedings of the 33rd European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2023) (pp. 3181-3187). Article P286 Research Publishing. https://doi.org/10.3850/978-981-18-8071-1_P286-cd
Jakubeit, N., Richards, C. , & Martinetti, A. (2023). Designing a problem analysis toolkit in the context of humanitarian engineering. In A. Liu, & S. Kara (Eds.), 33rd CIRP Design Conference (Vol. 119, pp. 1065-1070). (Procedia CIRP; Vol. 119). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2023.02.180
Martinetti, A. , Chemweno, P., de Wit, E., Steendam, J., & Nashwan, A. (2022). EDUBOX: A Self-Contained Engineering Learning Environment for Underserved Communities. In M. S. Gudjonsdottir, H. Audunsson, A. M. Donoso, G. Kristjansson, I. Saemundsdottir, J. T. Foley, M. Kyas, A. Sripakagorn, J. Roslof, J. Bennedsen, K. Edstrom, N. Kuptasthien, & R. Lyng (Eds.), Proceedings of the 18th International CDIO Conference (pp. 703-713). (Proceedings of the International CDIO Conference). http://www.cdio.org/knowledge-library/documents/edubox-self-contained-engineering-learning-environment-underserved
Jain, A., Giacotto, A., Costa Marques, H. , & Martinetti, A. (2022). Integrating the maintenance process: a framework to bridge design for maintenance to prescriptive maintenance. Paper presented at Air Transportation Symposium, SITRAER 2022, São José dos Campos, Brazil. https://www.sitraer.ita.br/sitraer2022/Proceedings/SIT187.html
Jain, A. , Martinetti, A. , & van Dongen, L. A. M. (2022). Improving maintainability of the battery storage system in electric aircrafts. In 11th International Conference on Through- life Engineering Services – TESConf2022, 8-9 November 2022, Cranfield, UK Article 8176 https://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/18674

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