Work with thought leaders and academic experts in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

Companies can benefit from collaborating with academic researchers in Safety, Risk, Reliability, and Quality in several ways. These experts can help enhance safety protocols, identify and mitigate risks, improve reliability of systems and processes, and ensure adherence to quality standards. They bring a deep understanding of industry best practices, advanced analytical techniques, and cutting-edge technologies. By partnering with academic researchers, companies can gain access to valuable insights, innovative solutions, and evidence-based strategies to optimize their operations, reduce costs, and enhance overall performance.

Researchers on NotedSource with backgrounds in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality include Christos Makridis, Jerry Schnepp, Ph.D., Sarafa A. Akeem, Rosani Matoso Silva, Ph.D., Tim Osswald, Maurice O'Sullivan, Dr. Aalok Thakkar, Dr. KEHINDE ADEWALE ADESINA, Ph.D, Steve Efe, and Luke Connelly.

Christos Makridis

Nashville, TN
Web3 and Labor Economist in Academia, Entrepreneurship, and Policy
Research Expertise (16)
Economics and Econometrics
Pharmacology (medical)
And 11 more
Christos A. Makridis holds academic appointments at Columbia Business School, Stanford University, Baylor University, University of Nicosia, and Arizona State University. He is also an adjunct scholar at the Manhattan Institute, senior adviser at Gallup, and senior adviser at the National AI Institute in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Christos is the CEO/co-founder of [Dainamic](, a technology startup working to democratize the use and application of data science and AI techniques for small and mid sized organizations, and CTO/co-founder of [Living Opera](, a web3 startup working to bridge classical music and blockchain technologies. Christos previously served on the White House Council of Economic Advisers managing the cybersecurity, technology, and space activities, as a Non-resident Fellow at the Cyber Security Project in the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, as a Digital Fellow at the Initiative at the Digital Economy in the MIT Sloan School of Management, a a Non-resident Research Scientist at Datacamp, and as a Visiting Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Christos’ primary academic research focuses on labor economics, the digital economy, and personal finance and well-being. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed research papers in academic journals and over 170 news articles in the press. Christos earned a Bachelor’s in Economics and Minor in Mathematics at Arizona State University, as well a dual Masters and PhDs in Economics and Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University.

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Rosani Matoso Silva, Ph.D.

Fulbrigther Humphrey Fellow 2023-2024 from Brazil
Research Expertise (8)
Food Animals
Animal Science and Zoology
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
Food Science
And 3 more
Rosani Matoso Silva is a scientific researcher and activist committed to advancing diversity and black and indigenous leadership in the fields of science and technology (S&T). Her passion and dedication to these causes led her to establish the Mancala Institute, where she serves as the director of research, spearheading innovative projects aimed at developing technological solutions to address social and racial disparities across Brazil. Rosani’s research is deeply influenced by her belief in the need for innovative methods to effectively monitor food insecurity, a critical issue affecting countless vulnerable communities. Rosani was selected for the prestigious Humphrey Fellowship program for 2023-2024, an opportunity that reflects her exceptional commitment and leadership potential. During the program, she seeks to enhance her leadership development, networking, and negotiation skills. Her goal is to build a supportive network with American organizations focused on achieving food security and sovereignty for vulnerable communities, thus expanding the impact of her work and contributing to the creation of a more just and inclusive future. Rosani Matoso Silva is a driving force in the fight for inclusion and social justice in the fields of science and technology, with an unwavering dedication to creating a world where diversity is not only recognized but valued and promoted.

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Maurice O'Sullivan

University College Cork, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences
Research Expertise (34)
Food Science
And 29 more
Dr. Maurice O’ Sullivan is a sensory scientist and senior lecturer in food science working in the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, UCC. In the past Maurice has worked in the food industry as a sensory scientist and flavour chemist for Diageo Baileys and Guinness. He has worked as a food technologist and process/product development scientist for the processed foods sector in the 1990’s as well as more recently a product development consultant to the dairy, meat and beverage industries. He has a Ph.D. in Sensory and Consumer science from the Department of Food Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark as well as MSc. and BSc. Degrees in Food Science and Technology from University College Cork (UCC). Currently Maurice works in the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University College Cork as a senior lecturer and sensory and product reformulation project coordinator on large scale multi-million euro research projects. For many years he has also managed the “Sensory Unit” at UCC working on sensory and flavour based projects involving a diverse selection of products. This sensory science based service (at UCC) includes testing the difference, affective and descriptive analysis of foods and beverages as well as assessing shelf-life and comparing sensory results to microbiological and analytical (instrumental, physic-chemical) data using multivariate data analysis (MVA). Sensory testing is critical for new product development/optimisation, ingredient substitution and devising appropriate packaging and comparing foods or beverages to competitor’s products. Again, the key to unlocking the hidden secrets of this multimodal data is with MVA (Multivariate Data Analysis). To date Maurice has secured significant research funding of €5,300,000 Gross, €3,843,329.30 to UCC. He has worked in the area of targeted ingredient (salt, fat, sugar) reduction in foods since 1997. The focus of this research has been reduction of negative ingredients linked to civilisation diseases (Diabetes, Obesity, Heart Disease, Anaemia) while maintaining sensory properties, but also improving nutritional quality of developed products. To date this research has produced numerous publications with many more in development. Other research areas include Cross Cultural Sensory Perception of Irish Dairy Products in Asia, Europe and North America as well as Foods for the Elderly, Packaging and Meat optimisation. Maurice has published more than 200 sensory or consumer research based articles (papers, book chapters, proceedings etc.).

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Assistant Professor in engineering (food, industrial and process) with quantitative and qualitative research in food processing, safefy, efficiency management, optimization and data analysis
Research Expertise (19)
Artificial Intelligence
Management Science and Operations Research
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
Information Systems
And 14 more
Dr. KEHINDE ADEWALE ADESINA, Ph.D is a highly educated and experienced individual in the field of Industrial Engineering, Process, and Food Engineering. He obtained his PhD in Industrial Engineering from Eastern Mediterranean University in 2018, where he focused on research related to optimization and process improvement in manufacturing industries. Prior to his PhD, Dr. Adesina completed his Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University in 2011 and his Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology in 2003. Dr. Adesina has also gained valuable teaching experience as an Assistant Professor at Near East University Nicosia/KKTC and as a Lecturer at Rufus Giwa Polytechnic. He has taught a variety of courses related to industrial engineering, food engineering, chemical engineering, and research methodology. In addition to his teaching experience, Dr. Adesina has also worked as a Research Assistant at Eastern Mediterranean University, where he conducted research on various industrial engineering topics. Through his education and experience, Dr. Adesina has developed a strong understanding of industrial engineering principles and techniques, as well as a passion for research and teaching. He continues to contribute to the field through his academic work and is dedicated to helping students and industries improve their processes and operations.

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Luke Connelly

Professor of Health Economics, The University of Queensland, CBEH
Research Expertise (43)
Health economics
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
Human Factors and Ergonomics
And 38 more
Luke Connelly is Professor of Health Economics at the Centre for the Business and Economics of Health. He also holds a Professorial appointment (part-time) at The University of Bologna, to which he was appointed in 2017 via the Italian “Direct Call” ([link]( process. In 2019 he was appointed as Honorary Professor at The University of Sydney. His main interests are in health economics and insurance economics and the effects of institutions (including legal constructs) on incentives and behaviour. He has also worked in other fields of applied microeconomics, including education economics and transport economics. His publications include papers in *Review of Income and Wealth*, *Health Economics*, *Journal of Health Economics*, *Journal of Risk and Insurance*, *Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance*, *Accident Analysis and Prevention*, *Journal of Law and Medicine*, *Journal of Clinical Epidemiology*, *European Journal of Health Economics*, *International Journal of Health Economics and Finance*, *Social Science and Medicine*, *Economic Papers*, *Economic Analysis and Policy*, *Journal of Transport Economics and Policy*, *Labour Economics*, *Economics and Human Biology* as well as in a range of clinical journals, including *Lancet*. Luke has served on a number of public committees including the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC), which advises the Australian Minister for Health on the safety, efficacy, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of new and extant listings on Australia's Medicare Benefits Schedule. He has extensive service on other public committees and taskforces as well as extensive teaching and consulting engagements with industry. Over his career he has been a chief investigator on research grants and contracts totalling more than $67m. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of European Journal of Health Economics and the International Journal on Environmental Research and Public Health. He is a member of the International Health Economics Association's Arrow Awards Committee, which awards an annual prize in honour of Nobel Laureate Kenneth Arrow for the best paper in the field. He is currently Guest Editor (with Christophe Courbage) on a Special Issue of the Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance on Insurance and Emerging Health Risks. His current research interests include health service innovations to improve the health of people with chronic kidney disease(CKD). Ongoing interests include the economics of disability and insurance, compensable injury compensation schemes, and the determinants of health. Luke enjoys and has considerable experience teaching economics and health economics at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. In 2014 he was awarded the School of Economics Distinguished Teaching Award for his teaching on UQ's Master of Health Economics Program. In July 2016 and July 2019 he also taught summer schools in Health Economics and the Economics of Insurance at The University of Lucerne, Switzerland. Over the past 10 years he has been a chief investigator on grants totalling more than $70m.

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Example Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality projects

How can companies collaborate more effectively with researchers, experts, and thought leaders to make progress on Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality?

Development of Safety Management System

An academic researcher can collaborate with a company to develop a comprehensive safety management system tailored to their specific industry and organizational needs. This system would include risk assessment methodologies, safety protocols, incident reporting mechanisms, and employee training programs.

Reliability Analysis of Critical Systems

By working with an academic researcher, a company can conduct reliability analysis of critical systems such as manufacturing processes, transportation networks, or power grids. This analysis would identify potential failure points, assess the impact of failures, and propose strategies to improve system reliability and minimize downtime.

Quality Assurance and Control

An academic researcher specializing in quality assurance and control can collaborate with a company to develop and implement robust quality management systems. This would involve designing quality control processes, conducting statistical analysis of product or service quality, and implementing continuous improvement initiatives.

Risk Assessment and Mitigation

Companies can benefit from collaborating with academic researchers to conduct comprehensive risk assessments and develop effective risk mitigation strategies. These researchers can apply advanced risk assessment techniques, such as fault tree analysis or failure mode and effects analysis, to identify potential risks, evaluate their likelihood and impact, and propose risk mitigation measures.

Process Optimization and Efficiency

Academic researchers in Safety, Risk, Reliability, and Quality can assist companies in optimizing their processes and improving operational efficiency. By analyzing data, identifying bottlenecks, and applying lean principles, these researchers can help streamline workflows, reduce waste, and enhance overall productivity.