Välkommen, welcome, willkommen!

Let me start by introducing myself, my name is Mikael Palo and I was born in 1980 in Mariestad, Sweden.  At the moment I live in Kreuzlingen in Switzerland, just on the border with Germany. Since November of 2014 I have worked at Stadler Rail as a RAM and LCC Manager.

I have pursued  a PhD in Operation and Maintenance Engineering at Luleå University of Technology and Luleå Railway Research Center (JVTC) within the area of railway vehicle maintenance. My main area of research is on condition monitoring and maintenance management of rolling stock wheels in heavy haul operations.

I defended my thesis on the 3rd of February of 2014 and the title for my thesis is “Condition-based maintenance for effective and efficient rolling stock capacity assurance“. My presentation was recorded and is now available on Youtube: http://youtu.be/UnHc4PKiAsg.