SAFER Seminar: Overview of Road Safety Research at TARS
Raphael Grzebieta is Professor of Road Safety at the Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research unit at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney Australia. Raphael has around 30 years of research and professional experience in road safety, road and vehicle crashworthiness, crash investigations and reconstruction, and injury biomechanics related to road vehicles. He has published and co-authored over 300 papers and 100 research and expert reports. Research teams he has led and been involved with have carried out numerous laboratory and field tests on ATVs, road vehicles, and road safety barriers. His work has also includes studies in impact and blast load laboratory testing, computer and theoretical analysis modelling, and road injury biomechanics.
Raphael has supervised numerous PhD and Masters students, received several major federal, state and industry grant funds, and received awards for his work. He has also provided expert evidence in Coronial inquests, criminal prosecutions, and civil cases. Together with his associates and research colleagues, he has influenced policy in the areas of Safe System Approach to road safety, Quad bike (ATV) safety, motorcycle safety, motorcyclists impacting roadside barriers, installation of wire-rope barrier systems, roadside barrier crashworthiness, rollover crashworthiness focussing on roof strength and dynamic testing, heavy vehicle safety, bicycle safety focussing on helmets and cycling infrastructure, concessional go-karts and hire race tracks, and vehicle occupant crashworthiness. He is currently leading the Australian Naturalist Driver Study monitoring 360 instrumented vehicles over a three year period.
Speaker: Prof. Raphael Grzebieta
Host: Marco Dozza
The seminar is open for everybody!