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Reed receives U.S. government award at ESV 2015

June 9, 2015

Research professor Matthew Reed, head of the UMTRI Biosciences Group, received a U.S. Government Special Award of Appreciation at the International Technical Conference on Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV) 2015 in Gothenburg, Sweden, June 8-11. UMTRI colleague Jonathan Rupp accepted the award on behalf of Reed.

The International Technical Conference on Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV) is supported by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and many other participating governments across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific regions.

During the opening session of the 24th ESV conference on June 8, twelve experts were awarded the U.S. Government Awards. Five awardees received the U.S. Government Special Awards of Appreciation, which is in recognition of and appreciation for outstanding leadership and special contributions in the field of motor vehicle safety. Seven awardees received the U.S. Government Awards for Safety Engineering Excellence, in recognition of and appreciation for exceptional scientific contributions in the field of motor vehicle safety engineering and for distinguished service to the motoring public.

The awards, presented by NHTSA, are among the most prestigious awards in the automotive field.

U.S. Government Special Awards of Appreciation were presented to the following five people:

  • Matthew Reed, Research Professor and Head of Biosciences Group, UMTRI, and Research Professor, University of Michigan, Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, United States    
  • Robert Zobel, Head of Accident Research (retired), Volkswagen Group, Germany  
  • Sadayuki Ujihashi, Professor, Nippon Bunri University, Japan
  • Jonas Ekmark, Section Manager, Innovation, Active Safety & Chassis, R&D, Volvo Car Corporation, Sweden
  • Farid Ahmed-Zaid, Senior Research Scientists, Advanced Engineering Group, Ford Motor Company, United States

Read the full ESV news release.

Photo: Twelve people received U.S. Government awards at ESV 2015. Jonathan Rupp (eighth from left) accepts the award on behalf of Matthew Reed. Credit: ESV 2015.