Ajith Kumar Parlikad is a University Senior Lecturer at Cambridge University Engineering Department. He is based at the Institute for Manufacturing, where he is the Head of the Asset Management research group. He is also the MET IIB course director.


Ajith leads research activities on engineering asset management and maintenance. His particular focus is examining how asset information can be used to improve asset performance through effective decision-making. He actively engages with industry through research and consulting projects. He is also a member of the steering committee of the IFAC Working Group on "Advanced Maintenance Engineering, Services and Technology". 


Ajith joined Cambridge University to read for his PhD degree, which he successfully completed in August 2006. For his PhD, he developed a methodology for quantifying the benefits of improving product information availability and quality on the effectiveness of product recovery processes. 


Current funded projects

  • Next Generation Converged Digital Infrastructure (NG-CDI) - funded by EPSRC and 
  • Smart Manufacturing - funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering Newton Fund
  • Sustainable Design and Manufacturing through Total Cost and Value of Ownership - funded by EU H2020. 
  • Infrastructure asset management - funded by the EPSRC (CSIC).
  • BIM and Data driven engineering for asset management - funded by Costain and CSIC

Courses taught


  • 3P5: Industrial Engineering (2016- )
  • 3P2: Production Machines and Systems (2007- )
  • 3P7: Managing Business and People (2011-16)
  • 3P4: Operations Management (2007-11, 2016) 


MET IIB (Course Director, 2016- )

  • Industrial Operations Management (2017- )
  • Industrial Systems Operations and Services (2012-16) 
  • Managing People (2011-14)
  • Asset Management (2010-11)

PhD students

  • James Heaton (2016- ): Data driven engineering for infrastructure asset management 
  • Adria Salvador (2016- ): Industrial Internet of Things and asset Management
  • Hao Li (2015- ): Maintenance of systems using industrial internet of things
  • Joel Adams (2015- ): Criticality-based Maintenance
  • Jiaqiang Wang (2012-16): Performance measurement for asset management systems
  • Zhenglin Liang (2011-15): Maintenance optimisation of complex systems
  • Nipat Rasmekomen (2010-14): Condition-based maintenance of complex systems
  • Alexander Borek (2009-12): Risk-based approach for measuring the impact of data quality
  • Raj Srinivasan (2008-11): Value of Information for maintenance decisions




Click here for a dynamic list of my publications on the departmental system.

Click here for the list of my publications on Google Scholar.

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