- Ph.D., 1990 Michigan State University
- M.S., 1983 Michigan State University
- B.S., 1981 Michigan State University
- 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
- Dr. Reid's focus is on simulation support of these projects
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 specializes in nonlinear finite element analysis applications with a special interest in roadside safety and automotive crashworthiness. He has had more than $34 million in research funding while at UNL, has published 141 technical papers (81 of which are refereed journal papers) and has 24 U.S. patents.