Dr. Matthew P. Reed Earns SAE International’s Arnold W. Siegel International Transportation Safety Award

Dr. Matthew P. Reed, Don B. Chaffin Collegiate Research Professor and head of the Biosciences Group of the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, has won the SAE International Arnold W. Siegel International Transportation Safety Award. The award was presented at the annual Awards Ceremony during the SAE International WCX World Congress Experience, recently held in Detroit.
The award recognizes individuals whose accomplishments include outstanding international research, innovation and contributions to crash injury protection, crash injury biomechanics and crash injury design for all mobility vehicles: land, air, sea and space. Arnold W. Siegel, who was an SAE Fellow and SAE Medal of Honor Recipient, and his wife Steffi generously provided the funding to establish this award.
At the University of Michigan College of Engineering, Dr. Reed also has appointments in Integrative Systems and Design, where he is acting director of the Design Science program, and Industrial and Operations Engineering, leading the Human Motion Simulation Laboratory in the Center for Ergonomics. Dr. Reed’s research focuses on vehicle safety, engineering anthropometry, and ergonomics.  He has conducted research on occupant restraint systems optimization, crash dummy development, and computational modeling of vehicle occupants. He has developed tools for the ergonomic design of vehicle interiors, including widely used posture prediction and motion simulation algorithms for use with digital human figure models.
Dr. Reed, who is an SAE International Fellow and member of the SAE Human Accommodation and Design Devices Committee, Driver Vision Standards Committee, and Truck and Bus Human Factors Committee, has authored more than 220 publications relating to humans in engineered systems, and has been recognized by SAE International and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with numerous awards (Arch T. Colwell Merit Award, Isbrandt Award, Myers Award and U.S. Department of Transportation Special Award of Appreciation)
SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 127,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our charitable arm, the SAE Foundation, which helps fund programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.
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