John Reid

Contact Information:

City Campus (Lincoln)
W342 NH

Professor Emeritus

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., 1990 Michigan State University
  • M.S., 1983 Michigan State University
  • B.S., 1981 Michigan State University

Areas of Research and Professional Interest

Dr. Reid was an active member of the Midwest Roadside Safety Facility (MwRSF)  The MwRSF designs, analyzes, and crash tests roadside safety devices, as well as race track protection barriers.

About John D. Reid

Dr. Reid joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1993. Prior to UNL, he had eight years of experience at General Motors, and four years teaching experience at GMI Engineering & Management Institute (now Kettering University). Dr. Reid specialized in nonlinear finite element analysis applications with a special interest in roadside safety and automotive crashworthiness. While at UNL, he had more than $40 million in research funding, published 149 technical papers (82 of which were refereed journal papers) and awarded 28 U.S. patents. Dr. Reid retired in August 2021.