Staff Profile

Dr Emmanuel Matsika

Research Associate


Dr. Emmanuel Matsika is a Research Associate at NewRail. He carries out research on EU Projects aimed at improving security of passenger railway vehicles, and enhancing the performance of railway freight vehicles. By profession, he is a mechanical engineer, holding an M.Eng and B. Eng.

In 2011, he obtained a PhD in railway vehicle crashworthiness focussing his research on ‘Modelling and Experimental Testing of a Wheelchair Occupant During a Railway Vehicle Crash’.

Previously, he was a lecturer in mechanical engineering in Zambia, specialising in applied mechanics, automobile and thermofluids engineering. He was also a consultant in global sustainability, specifically in the area of energy and environment working on EU, World Bank and UN projects.


Research interests: 

1. Vehicle structural/dynamics design and analysis

2. Design and analysis of vehicles for safety and security

3. Accessibility and Inclusive transport

4. Energy and Environment

Journal Reviewer:

- International Journal of Crashworthiness

- Assistive Technology - Official journal for RESNA

- Safety Journal

- Sustainability Journal

- Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering 

- Urban Rail Transit

Conference Reviewer

- EU Transport Research Arena (TRA)


Lecturer on MSc Rail Freight and Logistics:


MEC8038 - Rail Vehicles

MEC8040 - Safety & Security