Paul S. Fancher, Jr.
Mr. Paul Fancher is a senior research scientist emeritus in UMTRI's Vehicle Systems and Control Group. His research interests include the measurement and simulation of vehicle dynamics; modeling, simulation, analysis, and experimental procedures for studying the properties of driver-vehicle-highway systems; and using advanced technology and control concepts to create intelligent systems for aiding drivers in controlling the motions of cars and trucks.
Mr. Fancher received the National Award for the Advancement of Motor Vehicle Research and Development, established by the U.S. Congress, in recognition of, and appreciation for, his significant contributions in expanding the knowledge and understanding of motor vehicle safety crash avoidance research in 1997. He is a fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers and holds a B.S. in engineering mechanics, an M.S.E. in instrumentation, and a professional degree in instrumentation engineering from the University of Michigan.