Distinguished Academic Visitor – John Woodrooffe


The SRF is delighted to welcome John Woodrooffe from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute as a distinguished academic visitor.

John is a Research Scientist Emeritus at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. He has over 35 years of experience in vehicle-related research and with expertise in large vehicle stability and control, transport safety, and efficiency, including, vehicle productivity, fuel use, and environmental impact. John is a member of the ITS America Coordinating Council, and is Chair of ITS America’s Commercial Vehicle and Freight Mobility Forum. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Committee on Fuel Economy of Medium and Heavy-Duty Trucks, and a member of the National Academy’s Review of the 21st Century Truck Partnership, Phase 3. He is Chair of Transportation Research Board Committee on truck Size and Weight. His current research focuses on the performance characterization of large vehicles in the context of societal value.

John will be visiting periodically over the next two years.  He will be working on several projects including SRF project 3E1 ‘50 Tonne Vehicles and 53 Feet Containers’ and the FALCON project on High Capacity Vehicles.