Adjunct Instructional Faculty
Engineering Management & Systems Engineering

Polinho Katina

NORFOLK, 23529

Polinpapilinho F. Katina is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the National Centers for System of Systems Engineering and serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering and Systems Engineering at Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Virginia, USA).

Dr. Katina holds a B.Sc. in Engineering Technology with a minor in Engineering Management, a M.Eng. in Systems Engineering and a Ph.D. in Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, all from Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Virginia, USA). He received additional training from, among others, Environmental Systems Research Institute (Redlands, California), University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, UK), and Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy).

His areas of research include critical infrastructure protection, energy systems (Smart Grids), engineering management, decision-making under uncertainty, complex system governance, infranomics, systems engineering, systems of systems engineering, and systems theory.
Dr. Katina has co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed papers to international journals including, International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection, International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, Requirements Engineering, and INCOSE’s Insight and conferences, including ASEM, IEEE, IISE, and WEFTEC. Dr. Katina served as a Guest Editor for the International Journal of Critical Infrastructures (2014) and International Journal of System of Systems Engineering (2015).

His profile includes two books: Infranomics: Sustainability, Engineering Design and Governance (Springer, 2014) and Critical Infrastructures: Risk and Vulnerability Assessment in Transportation of Dangerous Goods - Transportation by Road and Rail (Springer, 2016).

Ph.D. in Engineering Management, Old Dominion University, (2015)


Stumpe, F. and Katina, P. F. (2017). A cybernetic ontology for project management. International Journal of System of Systems Engineering 8 (1) , pp. 42-73.
Katina, P. F., Keating, C. B. and Magpili, L. M. (2017). A systems-based framework for design and analysis of an R and D structure. Systems 5 (3) , pp. 15.
Katina, P. F., Keating, C. B., Gheorghe, A. V. and Masera, M. (2017). Complex system governance for critical cyber-physical systems. International Journal of Critical Infrastructures 13 (2-3) , pp. 168-183.


Gheorghe, A. V., Vamanu, D. V., Katina, P. F. and Pulfer, R. (2018). Critical Infrastructures, Key Resources, Key Assets: Risk, Vulnerability, Resilience, Fragility, and Perception Governance. Springer.

Conference Proceeding

Ra'ed, M. and Katina, P. F. (2017). Systemic intervention for complex system governance development Proceedings of the International Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management. (pp. 1--10).
Keating, C. B., Katina, P. F., Jaradat, R., Bradley, J. and Gheorghe, A. V. (2017). Acquisition system development: A complex system governance perspective Adelaide: 27th Annual INCOSE International Symposium.