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dr.ir. W. Haanstra (Willem)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Willem is an Assistant Professor in the chair of Asset Management & Maintenance Engineering at the Engineering Technology faculty of the University of Twente.

Willem’s research broadly focuses on Life Cycle Engineering, an engineering perspective that can best be described as the assessment and improvement of the entire life cycle of products and physical systems, to make them more sustainable concerning people, planet, and profit.

Relevant research areas include Sustainable product and capital asset design; Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for evaluating environmental and social impacts; Life Cycle Costing and Life Cycle Valuation (LCC and LCV) for assessing financial viability and value creation; Maintenance Engineering methods for optimizing reliability, availability, functionality and extending lifespans; The Circular Economy for organizing closed material and re-use cycles and supply chains at the end-of-life; And strategic decision-making as part of Asset Management. 

As a researcher with a background in Industrial Design Engineering, Willem likes to bridge the worlds of theory and practice by asking and answering ‘how can?’ type questions, often in close collaboration with partners from industry. Previous collaborations include partners from the manufacturing, energy, and transportation sectors.


Other roles:

Expertise

Business & Economics
Asset Management
Assets
Life Cycle
Life Cycle Assessment
Life Cycle Thinking
Engineering & Materials Science
Life Cycle
Sustainable Development
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Life Cycle

Publications

Recent
Ramtahalsing, M. M. , Haanstra, W. , Braaksma, J. , Rajabalinejad, M. , & van Dongen, L. A. M. (2021). Systems Control in Railway Transport, Challenges Towards Managing Integration. In 10th International Conference on Through-life Engineering Service Social Science Research Network (SSRN).
Ramtahalsing, M. M., Kuiper-Hutten, L. , Haanstra, W. , Braaksma, J. , Rajabalinejad, M. , & van Dongen, L. A. M. (2021). Climate Change in Dutch Railway Infrastructure: Towards a Framework for Adaptation Strategies. In 10th International Conference on Through-life Engineering Service Social Science Research Network (SSRN).
Haanstra, W., Gelpke, R. , Braaksma, A. J. J., Karakoc, I., & Den Hartog, C. (Accepted/In press). Integrating sustainability in asset management decision making: A case study on streamlined life cycle assessment in asset procurement. Paper presented at 25th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution, CIRED 2019, Madrid, Spain.

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.
 

Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room W245
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  W245
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands