Emeritus Professor Raphael Grzebieta
Emeritus Professor
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About Raphael


Raphael Grzebieta currently is professor of Road Safety at the Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research unit. He was the President of the Australasian College of Road Safety for over four years and Chairman of its Sydney Chapter for two years. He has over 30 years of research and practical experience in crashworthiness and road safety. Raphael has published over 200 publications and supervised numerous PhD and Masters students in the areas of vehicle crashworthiness, occupant protection, roadside barriers and impact loading. Research teams he has led and been involved with have carried out numerous crash tests, computer modelling and theoretical studies investigating and mitigating injuries in a variety of vehicle road crash related scenarios. Raphael has also carried out numerous crash reconstruction analyses. He is a member of a number of road safety, editorial, journal and standards committees. He has also chaired a number of international conferences and given numerous invited public lectures and keynote papers. His international network in vehicle and roadside crashworthiness is extensive. Raphael is regularly interviewed by radio and TV media and has appeared in science programs in relation to road safety and crash testing. Raphael was awarded the 2003 Warren Medal by the Institution of Engineers Australia, as co-author of the papers "Crashworthiness Systems - A Paradigm Shift in Road Safety Design", Parts I & II. He was also awarded Fellow of the Australasian College of Road Safety for his internationally recognised expertise in improving road safety. His Fellowship was presented by the past Governor General of Australia Major (Ret) Jeffrey and Dr. Job of the NSW Centre for Road Safety at the NSW Road Traffic Authority.