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Roush, Marvin Ph.D.

Marvin Roush
Professor Emeritus
Mechanical Engineering
2174 Glenn L. Martin Hall

Research Interests 

  • Probabilistic risk assessment
  • System reliability and availability


  • Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 1964

Professional Memberships 

  • 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 and 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 

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