Dr. Subhash Rakheja received a PhD in mechanical engineering from Concordia University. He joined the National Research Council soon after graduation and faculty in Concordia as a Research Assistant Professor. He became Associate Professor in 1989 and Professor in 1994. He is a research chair in Vehicular Ergo-dynamics in Concordia University. He was also honored with the title of the University Research Fellow in 2005. Dr. Rakheja is a fellow of the CSME and of the ASME. He is the editor of the International Journal of Industrial ergonomics and International Journal of Vehicle Performance and associate editor of the SAE Journal of Commercial Vehicles and the International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems. He continues to serve in the Canadian Advisory Council on International Standards. He has won the SAE Arch T. Colwell Merit Award, Alice Hamilton Award from Center for Disease Control (USA) and Liberty Mutual Award.
His research expertise includes advanced transportation systems and highway safety, human responses to workplace vibration and driver-vehicle interactions.