Specialized in protecting the human body during accidents
In 2008 Prof. Dr. Jac Wismans founded SAFETEQ, a consulting company in automotive safety in the Netherlands. Since Sept. 2007 he is visiting Professor in vehicle safety at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. He is a member of the IRCOBI Council and member of the Stapp Car Crash Conference Advisory Board. He is Chairman of EEVC WG 12 "Crash Dummies" and coordinator of the FISITA 2014 World Congress in Maastricht.
From 1978-2008 he was employed by TNO in the Netherlands in several research and management positions. At TNO he was amongst others responsible for the development of the crash analyses software package MADYMO and the set-up of TNO offices in Japan, Korea and the USA. He was research manager of the Safety department of TNO Automotive in Delft and from 2005 on manager of the Competence Centre for automotive research (CCAR). He was also co-ordinator of the European Passive Safety Network and senior-research fellow at TNO. He was Chairman of the Core group of the EU Integrated Project APROSYS and member of the Commission Road Transport of the Dutch Traffic Safety Board.
From 1989-2007 he was part-time professor at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands and from 2008-2009 Privat Dozent at the Graz University of Technology in Austria. He is author of numerous publications in the field of vehicle safety and received several awards including the US Government Award for Safety Engineering Excellence in 1991.