UMR chancellor earns award for roadside safety research

UMR Chancellor John F. Carney III received the 2007 Kenneth A. Stonex National Roadside Safety Award from the Transportation Research Board, a part of the National Academy of Sciences, at the Transportation Research Board’s 86th Annual Meeting in Washington D.C.


An international expert on impact attenuation devices, Carney holds 10 patents in this area of research and has authored more than 140 technical publications in the structural mechanics area. He designed one of the first truck-mounted attenuators.
Carney also developed reusable, maintenance-free crash cushions that can collapse, dissipate kinetic energy and then regain their original shape. Many of these patented devices can be found lining highways all around the country, including in St. Louis.

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