Michiel van Ratigen


Michiel van Ratingen, PhD., PDEng., Msc. (1966) studied at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands and completed his PhD at Eindhoven and the Medical University of Maastricht.

Michiel joined TNO Automotive in 1995 where he first got involved in vehicle crash safety research and development. In 2005 he joined First Technology Safety Systems (now Humanetics Innovative Solutions) as Technical Director. At FTSS he was responsible for global engineering activities, including design and validation of crash test dummies, dummy sensors and computer models. Since 2007 Michiel is acting Secretary General of the European New Car Assessment Program Euro NCAP in Brussels, Belgium. He implemented the organisations’ strategic planning process, the overall rating scheme and the recent rating scheme updates including the introduction of active safety testing.

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