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.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Vehicle Safety, Vehicle HMI, Intelligent Braking Systems, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Driver modelling, System Simulation