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Dr Cuong Dao

Assistant Professor

Faculty/Dept/School Faculty of Eng & Digital Technologies
Telephone +441274 233040


Dr Cuong Dao (BSc '06, MSc '09, & PhD '16) obtained his PhD in Reliability and Maintenance Engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada. Prior to joining Bradford University, he was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Department Engineering, Durham University (2018-2020) and a Postdoc Researcher at the University of Twente, The Netherlands (2016-2018). He also served as a Mechanical Engineer at Canon Vietnam Ltd. and Reliability Engineer at Enmax Generation Canada. 

I am currently a Programme Leader (UG/MEng) in Mechanical Engineering and an active researcher in the reliability, asset management, operation and maintenance management of mechanical engineering and sustainable energy systems. If you are passionate about doing research in this area or having any questions related to our programmes, you can always reach me at


Dr Cuong Dao research focuses on reliability modelling and maintenance management of mechanical engineering and renewable energy systems. He has rich experience in working with industry and bringing academic research to practice through his current and previous research projects as well as his past role as an engineer. He has involved in several interdisciplinary research projects in offshore wind energy, power system maintenance, asset lifecycle management, AI and reliability-based optimisation of automotive components. He has papers published in Reliability Engineering & System Safety, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Wind Energy, Journal of Infrastructure Systems, and Journal of Transportation Engineering and is a reviewer for several journals & academic conferences in the field of Mechanical, Reliability, Maintenance, and Renewable Energy Engineering.

Research Interests:

  • Offshore renewable energy
  • Reliability modelling and analysis 
  • Maintenance management 
  • Operation simulation 
  • Engineering asset management
  • Power, infrastructure, automotive and manufacturing systems
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Teaching highlights

MAE3002 B - Foundation Physics

ENB4002 B - Computer Aided Engineering

ENB6009-B - Reliability and Safety Engineering

ENG6005 B - Sustainable Energy

ENG7011-D - Team Project

ENG6003 B & ENG7002 E - Individual & MSc Research Project

Year Module code Title Subject
MAE3002-BFoundation Physics
ENB6009-BReliability and Safety Engineering

Professional activities

  • Programme Leader (UG/MEng)
  • Bradford Fellowship Mentor


TitleIntegrated condition-based maintenance modelling and optimisation for offshore wind turbines (2021)
AuthorsDao C.D.;Kazemtabrizi B.;Crabtree C.J.;Tavner P.J.
JournalWind Energy
TitleOffshore Wind Turbine Reliability and Operational Simulation under Uncertainties (2020)
AuthorsCuong Dao, Behzad Kazemtabrizi, Christopher Crabtree
JournalWind Energy
TitleScheduling Infrastructure Renewal for Railway Networks (2019)
AuthorsDao C.;Hartmann A.;Lamper A.;Herbert P.
JournalJournal of Infrastructure Systems
TitleWind turbine reliability data review and impacts on levelised cost of energy (2019)
AuthorsCuong Dao, Behzad Kazemtabrizi, Christopher Crabtree
JournalWind Energy
TitleMaintenance scheduling for railway tracks under limited possession time (2018)
AuthorsDao C.;Basten R.;Hartmann A.
JournalJournal Of Transportation Engineering Part A: Systems
TitleSelective maintenance of multi-state systems with structural dependence (2017)
AuthorsDao C.;Zuo M.
JournalReliability Engineering and System Safety
TitleOptimal selective maintenance for multi-state systems in variable loading conditions (2017)
AuthorsDao C.;Zuo M.
JournalReliability Engineering and System Safety
TitleSelective Maintenance for Multistate Series Systems with S-Dependent Components (2016)
AuthorsDao C.;Zuo M.
JournalIeee Transactions On Reliability
TitleSelective maintenance for multi-state series-parallel systems under economic dependence (2014)
AuthorsDao C.;Zuo M.;Pandey M.
JournalReliability Engineering and System Safety
TitleSelective maintenance for multi-state systems considering the benefits of repairing multiple components simultaneously (2015)
AuthorsDao C.;Zuo M.
JournalLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
Title Author(s)
Analytical Reliability-based Investment and Operation Model for Post-Failure Network Reconfiguration (2022)J. A. Marquez, M. A. A. Al-Ja’Afreh, G. Mokryani, S. Kabir, F. Campean, C. Dao, and S. Riaz
Challenges with Providing Reliability Assurance for Self-Adaptive Cyber-Physical Systems (2022)S. Riaz, S. Kabir, F. Campean, G. Mokryani, C. Dao, J. A. Marquez, and M. A. A. Al-Ja’Afreh
Towards a resilience assurance model for robotic autonomous systems (2021)Campean F.;Kabir S.;Dao C.;Zhang Q.;Eckert C.
Optimisation of large offshore wind farm layout considering system reliability and cost (2020)X Li, CD Dao, B Kazemtabrizi, CJ Crabtree
Modelling the effects of reliability and maintenance on levelised cost of wind energy (2019)Dao C.D.;Kazemtabrizi B.;Crabtree C.J.
Reliability and Economic Evaluation of High Voltage Direct Current interconnectors for large-scale renewable energy integration and transmission (2019)A Thompson, B Kazemtabrizi, CJ Crabtree, C Dao, Fatemeh Dinmohamadi, David Flynn
Impacts of reliability on operational performance and cost of energy evaluation of multi-megawatt, far-offshore wind turbines (2019)Dao C.;Kazemtabrizi B.;Crabtree C.
Impacts of Reliability and Cost Uncertainties in Offshore Wind Turbine Operational Simulation and Cost of Energy Estimation (2019)Dao C. D., Kazemtabrizi. B., Crabtree C.J., and Yu X.
Availability Analysis for Different Offshore Wind Farm Electrical Connection Topologies (2019)Li X., Dao C. D., Kazemtabrizi. B., and Crabtree C.J.
A maintenance model for equipment subject to varying loading conditions (2016)Cuong D Dao, Ming J Zuo
Reliability analysis of multi-state systems with s-dependent components (2015)Dao C.;Zuo M.
Selective maintenance for a multi-component system with two types of failure modes under age-based imperfect maintenance (2013)M Pandey, MJ Zuo, DD Cuong