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Nick Gkikas

Human Factors Engineer/Ergonomist
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Ergonomist/Human Factors Engineer specialised in vehicles and transportation systems. In other words, a boy intrigued by toys with wheels, wings or helices...

Biography

Nikolaos (Nick) Gkikas is a human factors engineer/ergonomist. He holds a PhD in ergonomics (2010) and an MSc in transportation human factors, both from Loughborough University. He is a certified European Ergonomist (Eur. Erg.), a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), a member of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (IEHF), and a founding member and coordinator of the Driving Ergonomics Special Interest Group (SIG). Dr Gkikas is also a member of the British Standards Institute committees AUE/11, AUE/12 and AUE/14. He has previously worked for the Vehicle Safety Research Group (VSRC) at Loughborough University, which received the Queen's Anniversary Award for Higher Education in 2008 for their contribution to road safety in the United Kingdom. Dr Gkikas has published original research in vehicle HMI, ergonomics and safety. He has also worked as an independent consultant, and as development engineer for Nissan in their European Technical Centre.

Education

    HMI, Ergonomics, Human Factors Integration, Design Ergonomics, Human Error and Accidents, Transportation Human Factors, Control Interface Design, Active Safety, Driver Behaviour

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Vehicle Safety, Vehicle HMI, Intelligent Braking Systems, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Driver modelling, System Simulation

Websites

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Automotive Ergonomics: Driver-Vehicle Interaction - 1st Edition book cover

Videos

Driving in the era of IVIS and ADAS

Published: Mar 16, 2013

This presentation discusses the effects of In-vehicle Information Systems (IVIS) and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to the driving task. Presented at International Conference on Driver Behaviour and Training (ICBT) 2011

Automotive ergonomics at 50

Published: Mar 16, 2013

A look at the evolution of ergonomics as these were applied in motorised vehicles. This is the material presented during the 2011 Conference of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors.