Professor Melinda Hodkiewicz

Started at UWA: 1998

Highly awarded asset management leader

My passion is to work with others to solve interesting problems and develop innovative ways to do things differently, cheaper and faster.

Professor Melinda Hodkiewicz

Professor Melinda Hodkiewicz has impressive experience in both industry and academia. Completing a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in Metallurgy and Science of Materials at Oxford University in the 1980s, Professor Hodkiewicz began her career in the mining sector.

After working in operations and maintenance roles in both the US and Australia, Professor Hodkiewicz joined UWA in 2005 after completing her PhD, but has kept close ties to her industry contacts.

Professor Hodkiewicz was Australia’s nominated representative on the ISO 55000 Asset Management System Standard committee between 2010 and 2014. In 2016, she was awarded the MESA Medal, a lifetime award for services to the Asset Management community.

In 2015, Professor Hodkiewicz became the BHP Billiton Fellow for Engineering for Remote Operations at UWA. In 2016, she was appointed to the METS Ignited Advisory Council, and the following year she joined the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority Advisory Board. In 2018, Professor Hodkiewicz was awarded a Visiting Fellowship at the Alan Turing Institute in London with the Data Centric Engineering group to work on the ‘Siri for Maintenance’ project.

Her other research projects include ‘Maintainer of the Future’, ‘Prognostics validation’ and various MEMs-IOT and startups supporting student-led projects through the UWA System Health Lab. Professor Hodkiewicz is known for teaching award-winning Open and In-company programs in Asset Management for Government and Industry.

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Alan Turing Institute Visiting Fellowship, 2018

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Finalist UWA IQ Award, 2018

MESA Medal, 2016

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BHP Fellowship for Engineering for Remote Operations, 2015

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics Individual Teaching Award, 2014



METS Ignited, UWA Facilities Management, CORE Innovation, Living Lab@UWA


Shell, Lloyds Register, Australian Research Council, Woodside Energy and Bureau Veritas Marine, ARC ITRH for Offshore Floating Facilities

BHP, Artificial Intelligence for use in Logistics Automated Systems


Rio Tinto, Linking maintenance practices to business outcomes

CRC Mining ‘Maintainer of the Future’

More grants and publications

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