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Roush, Dr. Marvin

Drs. Fourney and Roush
Professor Emeritus of Reliability Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
2174 Glenn L. Martin Hall, Building 088
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Research Interests 

  • Probabilistic risk assessment
  • System reliability and availability¬†


Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1964

Professional Memberships and Service 

  • Vice-President, IEEE Reliability Society
  • Member; Editorial Board, Reliability Engineering and System Safety Journal
  • Advisory Committee of the IEEE Reliability Society, IEEE Reliability Society Education Committee
  • Member, The Aerospace Industries Association Taskforce on Ultra-Reliable Electronic Systems, The ASQC Reliability Division Scholarship Committee, The Working Group 12 on Risk Assessment of the United States Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission
  • Member-at-Large of the Management Committee of ANSI ASC Z1, which is the organization designated to coordinate development of U.S. standards on quality assurance, reliability and statistics

Selected Publications 

  • J.X. Wang and M.L. Roush, "Risk Engineering and Management," Marcel Dekker Inc, 2000.
  • M.L. Roush and W.M. Webb, "Applied Reliability Engineering," Vols. 1 and 2, Beacon Press, 2000.
  • K.P. LaSala and M.L. Roush, "System engineering for human performance reliability with REHMS-D,"¬† Communications in Reliability, Maintainability and Supportability, July 1994, pp 34-39.
  • M. Modarres, M.L. Roush and F. Nouri, "A probabilistic cost based method for evaluation of operational improvements in nuclear reactors," IEEE Transactions on Reliability R-34(1985)5.

Related News 

UMD Celebrates 25 Years of Excellence in Reliability Engineering
The Center for Risk and Reliability hosted a 25th Anniversary Celebration of the University of Maryland's Reliability Engineering Education Program on April 2, 2014. April 25, 2014

Alumna Zahra Mohaghegh Becomes Assistant Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mohaghegh will help further develop reliability engineering program at the university. December 18, 2012

Gift Supplements Reliability Fellowship
$250,000 bequest supports women and minority graduate students, aids Great Expectations campaign. July 18, 2007

Mechanical Engineering Recognizes Faculty Accomplishments
Edward B. Magrab honored at reception recognizing distinguished service to campus and department. May 16, 2007

Holloway & Roush Clark School Among Honorees
Professors Emeritus David Holloway and Marvin Roush were honored among ten engineering faculty September 27, 2006

Faculty and Staff Honored at Outstanding Commitment Award Ceremony
Holloway and Roush Among Clark School Honorees. September 15, 2006

Reliability Engineering Program Joins ME Department
On April 16, 2003, the Reliability Engineering Program was integrated into the Department of ME. April 16, 2003