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Personal Statement

Dr. Juan Chiachío-Ruano is a Research Associate in the newly created Offshore Engineering Institute at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (UK). He holds a PhD in Structural Engineering by the University of Granada (Spain), an MSc in Structural Engineering, and an MSc in Civil Engineering, both by University of Granada. His research is focused on translating prognostics and reliability methods into the life-cycle analysis of structural and infrastructural systems subjected to in-service degradation using condition monitoring data. Previously to start his academic career in 2010, Dr Juan Chiachío-Ruano worked for four years as a structural engineer and structures team lead in the top consultancy companies in Spain (SENER, and AYESA). In 2010, he started his academic career after being awarded one of the FPU Research Fellowships granted by the Spanish Ministry of Science, the most competitive pre-doctoral research fellowship in Spain. During this time, he has made significant contributions to research areas including Reliability Engineering, Prognostics and Health Management, and Bayesian inverse problems. According to his SciVal data, 80% of his publications are published in the top 10% international journals, 31% of his papers are between the top 10% most cited worldwide, and 69% of his research output is co-authored by researchers in other countries, which reflects his international reputation and the relevance of his research work. In fact, his work has attracted the interest of world-class institutions for collaborative research, like the Prognostics Centre of Excellence of NASA (USA), the California Institute of Technology (Caltech, USA), and the Hamburg University of Technology (Germany).  In his current position at the University of Strathclyde, Dr. Chiachío is extending his previous research background in prognostics and asset management from component/subsystem level to whole-life whole-system level in application to offshore engineering applications.

Research Interests

Reliability and Risk Engineering, Prognostics and Health Management, Structural Health Monitoring, Maintenance Modelling and Asset Management, Bayesian inverse problems, Uncertainty Quantification

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Granada

Master of Science, University of Granada

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University of Granada

External positions

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Reliability Engineering and Asset Management, University of Nottingham

Dec 2015Aug 2018

UGR Postdoctoral Fellow, Universidad de Granada

Nov 2014Nov 2015

Visiting Researcher , NASA Ames Research Center

Sep 2012Sep 2013

Visiting Researcher, California Institute of Technology

Apr 2012Aug 2012

FPU Research Fellow, Universidad de Granada

Oct 2010Oct 2014

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Fatigue damage Engineering & Materials Science
Composite materials Engineering & Materials Science
Inverse problems Engineering & Materials Science
Petri nets Engineering & Materials Science
Laminates Engineering & Materials Science
Fatigue of materials Engineering & Materials Science
Fatigue Damage Mathematics
Composite Mathematics

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Research Output 2008 2019

A Bayesian assessment for railway track geometry degradation prognostics

Chiachio-Ruano, J., Chiachio Ruano, M., Prescott, D. & Andrews, J., 30 Jun 2018, Proceedings of the European Conference of the PHM Society. Kulkarni, C. S. & Tinga, T. (eds.). New York, Vol. 4. 7 p. (PHM Society European Conference).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Test facilities
1 Citations (Scopus)

A Bayesian assessment of an approximate model for unconfined water flow in sloping layered porous media

Chiachío, J., Chiachío, M., Sankararaman, S. & Prescott, D., 9 Jun 2018, In : Transport in Porous Media. 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Approximate Model
Porous Media
Porous materials


Best Paper Award

Juan Chiachio-Ruano (Recipient), Jul 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Doctor Europeaus (with "Summa Cum Laude" in PhD defense)

Juan Chiachio-Ruano (Recipient), 2014

Prize: National/international honour