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Dr Michael Cholette
Senior Lecturer
Science and Engineering Faculty,
School of Mechanical Medical & Process Engineering
Discipline *
Interdisciplinary Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
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PhD (University of Texas at Austin)

Professional memberships
and associations

International Society of Engineering Asset Management (Member)

Engineers Australia (Member)


Reliability Engineering, Maintenance Optimisation, Predictive Control, Engineering Optimisation

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Michael E. Cholette obtained his B.S. degree from the University of Michigan in 2007. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012, where his research focus was fault detection and diagnosis for complex systems, with applications in automotive systems and semiconductor manufacturing. He joined the CRC for Infrastructure and Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM) in Brisbane, Australia as a postdoctoral research fellow, focusing on reliability modelling and asset management. He joined QUT as a Lecturer in 2013 and became a Senior Lecturer in 2017.

Michael has broad experience in a number of engineering disciplines related to dynamic systems, reliability, and applied optimisation. His primary expertise lies in asset management, particularly in in reliability modelling, Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM), and maintenance optimisation. He has also contributed to a number of other fields, including condition monitoring, control, autonomous vehicles, and building optimisation. His research has been supported by a variety of industrial and government bodies, such as Powerlink Queensland, Wilmar Sugar, Delta Electricity, the Australian Research Council, and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. He also participates in a number of academic and professional societies, including co-chairing the Scientific Committee for the 2017 World Congress on Engineering Asset Management and as a member of the International Society of Engineering Asset Management.

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EGB432 Engineering Asset Management and Maintenance

EGH421 Vibration & Control

EGH413 Advanced Dynamics


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For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Condition-based Maintenance Optimisation for Australian Sugar Industry
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
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Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative (ASTRI) - Node 4
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
Start year
Energy Efficiency; Solar Chemistry; Solar Thermal; Thermal Storage; Value To The Grid