- Inverse methods for uncertainty quantification, including interval techniques as well as Bayesian model updating schemes
- Advanced numerical propagation schemes for uncertainty analysis and quantification
- Reliability analysis and reliability based design optimization under scarce data
- Imprecise probabilistic concepts for robust uncertainty quantification
2009 - 2012: Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology - Manufacturing Engineering (finished magna cum laude) at the Lessius University of Applied Sciences, St.-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium.
2012 - 2013: Master of Science in Engineering Technology - Manufacturing Engineering (finished summa cum laude) at the Thomas More University of Applied Sciences. St.-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium. Dissertation title: Extrusion based Additive Manufacturing of ceramic components
2013 - 2017: Research Associate, doctoral student in Engineering Technology at the KU Leuven, Department of Mechanical Engineering (graduated 10.2017).
Since 02.2022: Full Professor in Reliability Engineering at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, TU Dortmund University
Editorial work and representation
2021 - now: Editor at Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing (link)
2021 - now: Associate Editor at the ASME Open Journal of Engineering (link)
2022 - now: Associate Editor at the ASCE/ASME Journal for Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering (link)
2022 - now: Associate Editor at the ASCE/ASME Journal for Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part B: Mechanical Engineering
2021 – now: Full member of the American Society of Civil Engineers
2022 – now: Full Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
2022: International Technical Committee Chair ISRERM 2022
2023: Scientific Committee member of UNCECOMP2023
2020 - Willy Asselman Foundation: Award for research excellence in honor of em. Prof. Willy Asselman, honoring excellent young researchers at Campus De Nayer of KU Leuven
2019 - SIPTA: IJAR Young Researcher Award for research excellence in imprecise probabilities (link)
2018 - ECCOMAS: ECCOMAS Award for the two best Ph.D. theses in 2017 on computational methods in applied sciences and engineering in Europe (link)
2018 - BNCTAM: Laureate of the Award for the Best PhD Thesis of 2017 by the Belgian National Committe for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
2016 - CIRP, JSEME: Excellent paper award and semi-plenary lecture during the ISEM XVIII conference on Electro Physical and Chemical Machining
- Faes M., Moens D. (2019). Recent Trends in the Modeling and Quantification of Non-probabilistic Uncertainty. Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering 1-39. doi: 10.1007/s11831-019-09327-x.
- Faes, M., Broggi, M., Patelli, E., Govers, Y., Mottershead, J., Beer, M., Moens, D. (2019). A multivariate interval approach for inverse uncertainty quantification with limited experimental data. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 118, 534-548. doi: 10.1016/j.ymssp.2018.08.050
- Faes, M., Valdebenito, M. (2020). Fully Decoupled Reliability-Based Design Optimization of Structural Systems Subject to Uncertain Loads. Computer Methods In Applied Mechanics And Engineering, 371, Art.No. 113313. doi: 10.1016/j.cma.2020.113313
- Faes, M., Daub, M., Marelli, S., Patelli, E., Beer, M. (2021). Engineering analysis with probability boxes: a review on computational methods. Structural Safety, Art.No. 102092. doi: 10.1016/j.strusafe.2021.102092
- Faes, M., Valdebenito, M.A., Moens, D., Beer, M. (2021). Operator norm theory as an efficient tool to propagate hybrid uncertainties and calculate imprecise probabilities. Mechanical Systems And Signal Processing, 152, Art.No. 107482. doi: 10.1016/j.ymssp.2020.107482
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The campus of TU Dortmund University is located close to interstate junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dortmund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dortmund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dortmund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the university are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dortmund.
To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.
TU Dortmund University has its own train station (“Dortmund Universität”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dortmund main station (“Dortmund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The university is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.
You can also take the bus or subway train from Dortmund city to the university: From Dortmund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dortmund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dortmund main station to the stop “Dortmund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dortmund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dortmund Universität S”.
Dortmund Airport offers flights to several destinations in Central Europe. There are regular connections to Katowice, Kraków, London and Munich. For the approximately 20km-trip from Dortmund Airport to TU Dortmund University, you can use a shuttle bus to the railway Station "Bahnhof Holzwickede", from which trains depart to Dortmund main station (please visit Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr for more information). Normally, the fastest way is to catch a taxi at Dortmund Airport.
The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dortmund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dortmund Universität S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the university directly with the city of Dortmund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.
The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.