Dr.ir. Martine van den Boomen MBA


Martine van den Boomen is a principal researcher in infrastructure life cycle management in the section Integral Design and Management. She obtained her PhD on replacement optimisation under uncertainty for public infrastructure assets in 2020. Martine graduated cum laude at the Delft University of Technology in 1996. In parallel, Martine has been appointed as applied research professor in asset management at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Her other activity involves asset management consultancy. Martine is well known with the practical challenges of infrastructure life cycle management.


My research addresses the time-variant economic optimisation of replacement and maintenance decisions. It deals with uncertainties on structural integrity, failure rates, external events, price increases and discount rates and acknowledges the managerial flexibility to optimise future decision as more information becomes available.

  • Course CEE5003 Asset Management for Designers.
  • Supervision of students doing their master thesis research.
  • Supervision of students doing their internships.
  • Teaching subjects: ISO 55000 standards, life cycle costing analysis, real options analysis, reliability and availability analysis, reliability centred maintenance, multi objective optimisation modelling, decision making under uncertainty
  • Course CEE5001 Research Design
  • M. van den Boomen, H.M.L. Bakker, D.F.J. Schraven & M.J.C.M. Hertogh (2022). Probabilistic life cycle cash flow forecasting with price uncertainty following a geometric Brownian motion. https://doi.org/10.1080/15732479.2020.1832540
  • M. van den Boomen (2020). Replacement optimisation for public infrastructure assets: Quantitative optimisation modelling taking typical public infrastructure related features into account. Dissertation. doi.org/10.4233/uuid:3cef9da8-d432-4d6a-8805-4c094440bd56
  • M. van den Boomen, M.T.J. Spaan, Y. Shang and A.R.M. Wolfert (2019). Infrastructure maintenance and replacement optimization under multiple uncertainties and managerial flexibility. Construction Management and Economics. https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2019.1674450
  • M. van den Boomen, G. Leontaris and A.R.M. Wolfert (2019). Replacement optimisation of ageing infrastructure under differential inflation. Construction Management and Economics. https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2019.1574977
  • M. van den Boomen, M.T.J. Spaan, R. Schoenmaker & A.R.M. Wolfert (2018). Untangling decision tree and real options analyses: a public infrastructure case study dealing with political decisions, structural integrity and price uncertainty. Construction Management and Economics, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2018.1486510
  • M. van den Boomen, P.L. van den Berg & A.R.M. Wolfert (2018). A dynamic programming approach for economic optimisation of lifetime-extending maintenance, renovation, and replacement of public infrastructure assets under differential inflation. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1080/15732479.2018.1504803
  • M. van den Boomen, R. Schoenmaker & A.R.M. Wolfert (2017). A life cycle costing approach for discounting in age and interval replacement optimisation models for civil infrastructure assets. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1080/15732479.2017.1329843

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
Professor in asset management and responsible for the applied research agenda in this domain. Major themes are resilient and adaptive infrastructures contributing to a sustainable, save and prosperous port city and its surroundings. Bridging research, education and practice. 

Asset management consultancy
Over 20 years of experience in asset management consultancy including policy development, process implementation and decision support analyses among which establishing the long-term asset planning (CAPEX, OPEX), reliability analyses and LCC analyses. Martine reviews tender documents and verifies whether proposed system designs meet the clients’ performance requirements.


Martine van den Boomen

Principal Researcher – Infrastructure Life Cycle Management

Materials, Mechanics, Management & Design (3Md)

Integral Design & Management

Projects & People

Sandra Schuchmann

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