About RAMS group

RAMS is the acronym for Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety. The RAMS group  has existed in more than 20 years, and is focusing on generic and application directed research in the fields of:

  • Reliability assessment of barriers and safety systems
  • Employment of reliability analysis techniques and methods in development of new systems
  • Risk assessment of complex systems
  • Risk-based maintenance panning, including condition-based maintenance and prognostics

The group carries out research and give master education in all of these areas. In addition, we provide education in programming and in project risk management. In education, we are involved in three main study programs:

Group members

The group members have various scientific foundation: cybernetics, statistics, management, computer science, mechanical engineering, systems engineering, and chemical engineering. Common for us all is that we complemented this foundation with theories and methods in the area of risk, reliability, and maintenance modeling and analysis. We have recruited internationally and in the industry for new members of the group, and the group is therefore characterized by having strong academic background combined with industry experience.

Permanent Academic Staff

Associated Academic Staff

  • Stein Haugen, Professor of Risk Assessment and Technical Safety (sponsored by Stiftelsen KGJ) - [Position transferred to the Department of Marine Technology]

Temporary Academic Staff

PhD students:


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Meaning of RAMS

RAMS is an acronym for reliability, availability, maintainability, and safety.