dr. A. Martinetti MSc (Alberto)

Associate Professor in Maintenance Engineering || Humanitarian Engineering

About Me

Alberto (1985) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Design, Production and Management at the University of Twente.

He leads the group of Humanitarian Engineering positioned in the chair of Asset Management and Maintenance Engineering.

"We aspire to shape a world where every individual has access to necessities, essential services and developmental opportunities regardless of their socio-economic background or geographic location through the implementation of Humanitarian Engineering principles and fostering a culture of innovation, inclusivity and long-term sustainability."

Alberto holds an MSc in Geo-resources and Geo-technologies Engineering (2009) and a PhD in Safety and Health (2013) on the Prevention through Design approach in mining activities both achieved at the Polytechnic of Turin.

Alberto focused his research for years on Maintenance Technology before moving forward with the new challenge in Humanitarian Engineering Design (appropriate and sustainable technological interventions for short- and long-term scenarios). Alberto started together with Dr. Peter Chemweno the Humanitarian Engieering action that led to course, minor and MSc Programme in Humanitarian Engineering.

He is also chairman of the NGO "Edubox", a self-contained container for underserved communities' education and training. In January 2024 he was selected as a member of the IRDR Young Scientist Programme of UN DRR.

Alberto has published more than 70 publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences, and he has co-chaired and organised several conferences and guest-edited several special issues in scientific journals. 



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


Alberto’s educational researches focus also on Student-driven Learning (SUTQ), Adaptive Learning (Comenius Teaching Grant)


Damgrave, R. G. J. , & Martinetti, A. (2024). Applications of Different Forms of Mixed Reality in the Maintenance of Railway Infrastructures. In D. Ribeiro, P. A. Montenegro, A. Andersson, & M. D. Martínez-Rodrigo (Eds.), Digital Railway Infrastructure (pp. 197-209). (Digital Innovations in Architecture, Engineering and Construction). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-49589-2_10
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

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room W233
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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