Dr. Dinesh Mohan has been on the faculty of IITD from 1979 to 2010. From 2010 to 2015 he held the Emeritus Volvo Chair for Transportation Planning & Safety. He was Head Centre for Biomedical Engineering (1991-1996), Coordinator of the Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme (1998-2010) and Head, W.H.O. Collaborating Centre for Research andTraining in Safety Technology (1991-2010).
He is among the world's leading experts on traffic safety issues and human tolerance to injury. His work has significantly advanced motorcycle helmet design, pedestrian and bicyclist safety and child restraint regulations and has helped in helped in developing safer ways for various modes of transportation to share the road space. He deserves the greater of credit for bringing to the world's attention the importance of safety of pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists, and for fostering public awareness about 'vulnerable road users'. His contribution to an important set of public policies has been vast and valuable.