Heavy Haul Sessions Speaker:
Dr. Andrew Kish
Kandrew Inc. Consulting Services
Biography: Dr. Kish received his Ph.D. from New York University in Applied Mechanics and Mathematics in 1974. He has been at the US DOT’s Volpe Research Center for over 30 years where as a senior technical expert on track structures and mechanics managed a multitude of research programs in the field of track mechanics including track stability, CWR maintenance, track buckling prevention, and high speed rail safety. On the international front, from 1992–1998 he served as the US DOT’s representative to the European Rail Research Institute’s (ERRI) Committee on track stability where he was instrumental in developing new CWR safety codes for the Union of International Railways (UIC).
His work has resulted in over 100 publications on CWR safety, stability, and related track mechanics topics. Over the years he has conducted many Track Buckling Workshops and Seminars, has developed Training Courses for the industry, and is a recognized international expert in the field of track stability, CWR maintenance, and track buckling prevention. Dr. Kish retired from the Volpe Center in 2004 to form his consulting company Kandrew Inc. Consulting Services, and remains active in providing rail technology consulting services to the industry and the research community.