Mr. Daniel Sillivant Research Engineer I, RSESC Contact 301 Sparkman DriveVon Braun Research HallRoom C9Huntsville, AL 35899 Campus Map email@example.com Biography Daniel is a reliability engineer at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. He has worked in reliability engineering for over eight years on various industry, military, and NASA projects. He has developed system level reliability and maintainability models for a global network of systems, to include failure models from based upon OEM, historical, and operator data, reliability block diagrams and simulations for the optimization of system availability and the minimization of cost. He has developed FMEAs (Failure Modes, Effect, and Analysis) on several different systems ranging from electronics to ground vehicles. Other projects include reliability growth, Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Condition Based Maintenance (CBM), and 3-parameter Weibull. He recently began working in System Safety on a NASA project. His current research interests are developing a system reliability model that utilizes RCM, failure and repair models, maintenance and logistical costs, for the optimization of the life-cycle cost to an organization. Education Ph.D. in Industrial & Systems/Reliability Engineering, In Progress M.S.E. in Industrial & Systems/Reliability Engineering, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2011 B.S.E. in Chemical/Materials Engineering, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2008 CRE (Certified Reliability Engineer) Engineer Intern (EIT), February 03, 2009 Lean Concepts Training February 5, 2010 Six Sigma Green Belt Recent Publications Coauthored with Wessels, W. (April 2015). Affordable Reliability Engineering: Life-Cycle Cost Analysis for Sustainability & Logistical Support (p. 378). CRC Press. Boca Raton, FL Sillivant, D., Gholston, S., & Wessels, W. (2011). Optimizing Availability Analysis using a Lean Six Sigma Process. Journal of Management & Engineering Integration, 4(2), 19-24. Sillivant, D. (2015). Reliability Centered Maintenance Cost Modeling : Lost Opportunity Cost. RAMS 2015 Symposium, 106–110. Sillivant, D., & Farrington, S. (2012). Determining the availability on a system of systems network. In Reliability and Maintainability Symposium 2012 (pp. 1 –5). Reno, Nevada. doi:10.1109/RAMS.2012.6175435 Farrington, S., Sillivant, D., & Sautter, C. (2011). Reliability Centered Maintenance as Applied to Wind Turbine Power Plants. In ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2011. Denver, Colorado. Sillivant, D. (2015). Using FMEA to Address Warranty Duration. Huntsville, Alabama: RAM VIII Training Summit Sillivant, D. (2015). Increase Data Availability and Reduce Logistical Support Cost Through Maintenance Management Information Systems. Vienna, Austria: Science and Technology Conference 2015 Sillivant, D. (2014). Stress Directed Maintenance. Huntsville, Alabama: RAM VII Training Summit Sillivant, D. (2013). Elements of Cost Modeling: Lost Opportunity Costs. Huntsville, Alabama: RAM6 Workshop Sillivant, D., Hays, P., & Gholston, S. (2013). Applying Lean Six Sigma to Improve Safety in a Health Care Organization. Cocoa Beach, Florida: IEMS Conference.