Who is involved

The IRCOBI Council consists of members from all over the world. Members are elected on their individual merits and not as representatives of specific countries, corporations, academic institutions or government agencies. Their expertise is in conducting and encouraging research on biomechanics and injury mechanisms, in leading debate on research findings and in encouraging publication of these findings in the IRCOBI proceedings as well as in other peer-reviewed scientific journals.

The IRCOBI Council members are recognised specialists in their field and have considerable experience in impact biomechanics, crash investigation, injury assessment and outcomes, blast and sports injuries, constitutive modelling and passive safety research. Using the research work submitted and presented at the annual conferences as well as through other peer-reviewed technical literature, they are in a unique position to identify the state of current knowledge. They also have a commanding position to identify areas where further basic and applied research can produce substantial improvements in road user safety.

During 2013 the IRCOBI Council established a Scientific Review Committee to increase the pool of researchers to participate in the technical manuscript review process. As with the Council, Committee members come from many countries around the world and are invited to serve on their individual merits.

Council Members

  • Ola BOSTROM, Sweden
  • Karin BROLIN, Sweden
  • Duane CRONIN, Canada, treasurer
  • Thomas GENNARELLI, USA
  • Lotta JAKOBSSON, Sweden
  • Heiko JOHANNSEN, Germany
  • Jason KERRIGAN, USA
  • Per LÖVSUND, Sweden
  • Francisco J. LOPEZ-VALDES, Spain
  • Elaine MACKAY, United Kingdom
  • Murray MACKAY, United Kingdom
  • Spyros MASOUROS, United Kingdom
  • Dinesh MOHAN, India
  • Barclay MORRISON III, USA, vice-president
  • Sudipto MUKHERJEE, India
  • Koshiro ONO, Japan
  • Dietmar OTTE, Germany
  • Ravishankar RAJARAMAN, India
  • Michiel van RATINGEN, Belgium
  • Stephen RIDELLA, USA
  • Matt REED, USA
  • Kai-Uwe SCHMITT, Switzerland, secretary
  • Ciaran SIMMS, Ireland, president
  • Damien SUBIT, France
  • Yukou TAKAHASHI, Japan
  • Pete THOMAS, United Kingdom
  • Philippe VEZIN, France
  • Jac WISMANS, The Netherlands
  • King YANG, USA
  • Qing ZHOU, China
  • Members of the Scientific Review Committee (SRC)

  • Amanda M. AGNEW, USA
  • Jacobo ANTONA-MAKOSHI, Japan
  • Kristy ARBOGAST, USA
  • Philippe BEILLAS, France
  • Kavi BHALLA, USA
  • Lynne BILSTON, Australia
  • Ulf BJÖRNSTIG, Sweden
  • Matt BRUMBELOW, USA
  • Peter CRIPTON, Canada
  • Kacy CULLEN, USA
  • Johan DAVIDSSON, Sweden
  • Mervyn EDWARDS, UK
  • Rikard FREDRIKSSON, Sweden
  • Scott GAYZIK, USA
  • Jingwen HU, USA
  • David HYND, United Kingdom
  • Masami IWAMOTO, Japan
  • Yuichi KITAGAWA, Japan
  • Svein KLEIVEN, Sweden
  • Kathleen KLINICH, USA
  • Anders KULLGREN, Sweden
  • Sébastien LAPORTE, France
  • David MITTON, France
  • Jean-Louis MARTIN, France
  • Andrew MORRIS, United Kingdom
  • Bingbing NIE, China
  • Mat PHILIPPENS, The Netherlands
  • Norbert PRAXL, Germany
  • Jonathan RUPP, USA
  • Robert SALZAR, USA
  • Thierry SERRE, France
  • Robert THOMSON, Sweden
  • Hideo TOHIRA, Australia
  • Lex VAN ROOIJ, The Netherlands
  • Past Council Members

  • Bertil ALDMAN (1971-90, deceased 1998)
  • Hermann APPEL (1975-99, deceased 2002)
  • Johannes BASTIAANSE (1971-85, deceased 2009)
  • Dominique CESARI (1983-2011)
  • Jean-Pierre COTTE (1971-83)
  • Jeff R. CRANDALL (1997-2016)
  • Bernd FRIEDEL (1982-99)
  • Klaus LANGWIEDER (1997-2010)
  • Jean LEROY (1971-2001, deceased 2016)
  • Jack MCLEAN (2000-08)
  • Hugo MELLANDER (2002-11)
  • Erik NORDENTOFT (1979-92, deceased)
  • Frederik VAN FAASSEN (1971-82, deceased 2001)
  • Felix H. WALZ (1984-2014)
  • Alain WISNER (1971-76, deceased 2004)
  • Narayan YOGANANDAN (2009-2014)