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Dr. ir. Rob (R.J.I.) Basten
E-mail: rob[at]robbasten[dot]eu

Eindhoven University of Technology
Paviljoen - OPAC
P.O. Box 513
5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands

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My Resume and Research Statement.

Curriculum Vitae

Rob Basten (1981) is an associate professor in the group Operations, Planning, Accounting & Control at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TUe). He has been there since October 2014, first as an assistant professor.

His research focusses on after sales service for capital goods: maintenance policies and maintenance optimisation, spare parts inventory control, and design of after sales service supply chains. He further works on behavioral operations management.

He received his Master's degrees in Industrial Engineering and Management in December 2004 and in Computer Science in August 2005, both from the University of Twente (UT). On January 8, 2010, Rob defended his PhD thesis and received his PhD degree in Operations Management from the same university (promotor: prof. dr. Henk (W.H.M.) Zijm). As a PhD student, he also visited the Operations Research and Industrial Engineering (ORIE) graduate program in the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. For more information on his PhD work, go here.

After graduating, Rob became a postdoc at the Eindhoven University of Technology. In November 2010, he also became a part-time consultant at Gordian Logistic Experts, before going back full-time to his alma mater in September 2011 to work as assistant professor in the chair of Maintenance Engineering in the faculty of Engineering Technology of the University of Twente, where he stayed until September 2014. From October 2014 through February 2015, Rob visited the department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Rob has supervised graduation projects of many Bachelor and Master students (lists can be found below). He is currently supervising two PhD students:

Three PhD students obtained their PhD degrees: He further supervises two PDEng candidates: He is project leader and work package leader in the ProSeLoNext project (see the announcement) and work package leader in the SINTAS project. He was project leader of and still is participating in the OCPROM project. All three projects have been funded by NWO. He is further organizer of the Maintenance Research Day.

Rob has published journal papers in, and he has acted as a reviewer for, journals such as Operations Research, Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, IIE Transactions, Reliability Engineering & System Safety, Naval Research Logistics, and the European Journal of Operational Research. For a full list of publications, see below.

Journal publications

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PhD thesis


List of presentations that I have given.


List of students that I am or will be supervising or that I have supervised.


List of courses that I am or will be teaching or that I have taught.