MUARC congratulates Peter Vulcan AM for prestigious ITE award

Peter Vulcan

The Monash University Accident Research Centre congratulates Adjunct Professor Peter Vulcan AM on the prestigious award announced by the Institute of Transportation Engineers last Tuesday night, honouring Peter’s "Contribution to the Transport Profession".

The award, presented at the Institute of Transportation Engineers’ annual President’s Dinner, is bestowed upon individuals who have made a significant contribution to the development of the transport/traffic engineering profession over a sustained period.

Professor Vulcan has had a long and distinguished career in road safety policy and research over many decades. He was Founding Director of MUARC until his retirement in 1998, marking 11 years of outstanding service to the University. Amongst his many leadership roles, Peter was Director, Road Safety Research Section, at the Commonwealth Department of Transport in the early 1970s, where he established and managed the section responsible for Road Safety; policy and research. In the early-to-mid 80s, he served as Chief General Manager, Road Traffic Authority.

As an Adjunct Professor at MUARC, Peter remains actively engaged in the academic and research activities of the Centre through participation in research seminars, student events, Best Paper Awards, grant reviewing, and from time-to-time, discussions with the Director and senior staff on strategic partnerships advice and technical/research matters.

Congratulations Peter from all of your MUARC colleagues. A well-deserved accolade.