Michiel van Ratingen, PhD, PDEng, Msc (1966) studied at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands and completed his PhD at Eindhoven and the Medical University of Maastricht. Michiel joined the Crash Safety Research and Development unit at TNO Automotive in 1995. In 2005 he became Technical Director at First Technology Safety Systems (now Humanetics Innovative Solutions) in the USA. Since 2007 Michiel is the Secretary General of the European New Car Assessment Program Euro NCAP in Belgium. He is trustee of the Towards Zero Foundation, technical consultant to the Latin NCAP programme and is Council member of the International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury (IRCOBI).
He is the recipient of the TNO Crash Safety Award and the 2016 Bertil Aldman Award. In 2017 he received the U.S. Government Special Award of Appreciation. In 2018, he was awarded with the ASC Pathfinder Award, the highest award given by the Automotive Safety Council, the U.S. automotive safety supplier trade association.