"Don't wait for accidents to happen"




  • 09/04. Visiting Researcher at the Traffic Technique Dept. of Lund University (Sweden)
  • 09/03. “Doctoral Degree in Mechanical Engineering”, University of Zaragoza (Spain).
  • 12/00. Visiting Research Engineer at the Japan Automobile Research Institute (JARI).
  • 8/97 – 5/99. “Masters in Transportation Safety”, George Washington University (GWU) @ Washington, DC. Fulbright Fellow 97/99. Average GPA: 4.0.
  • 10/87 – 09/91, 10/92 – 12/93. BS in Mechanical Engineering. Ranked top 95%. University of Zaragoza, Spain. Several grants awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Education.
  • 10/91 – 07/92. Coursework at the Milan Polytechnic toward the BS degree, Italy. Sponsored by the European Union (Erasmus Student Exchange Program).

Other graduate-level degrees: “Aviation Safety and Security Certificate Program”, The George Washington University (Washington, USA); “Road Mobility Planning and Management Certificate Program”, Universidad Politécnica de Cataluńa y Universidad Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain), “Principles and Practice of Injury Prevention Summer Institute Certificate”, The Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, USA).

Professional activities

  • 9/03 -. Head of Crash Research & Vehicle Safety, FITSA Foundation.
  • 9/99 – 9/03. Head of Traffic Safety Dept., the Royal Automobile Club of Spain (RACE).
  • 3/98 – 8/99. Research Assistant. FHWA/NHTSA National Crash Analysis Center @ GWU. Project Manager: Development of a Detailed FEM Model of Dodge Grand Caravan.
  • 9/94 – 8/97. Traffic Accident Investigator at the Research Institute for Automobile Repairs, Zaragoza (Spain). Accomplishments: design, implementation and lecturing of the first course on “Advanced Topics in Crash Investigation” ever offered in Spain, technical reports and court depositions, braking and handling vehicle test programs.
  • 9/95 – 7/97. Vehicle Safety Journalist. for the newspaper Heraldo de Aragón (HdA), Zaragoza (Spain). Weekly articles on road safety.
  • 6/93 – 7/94. Scientific Journalist. HdA Newspaper, Zaragoza (Spain). The team of journalists was awarded with the Regional College of Mechanical Engineer’s Price 1994.


  • 6/04 -. Member of the European Commission’s Group of Experts on Transport Accidents. President of the Sub-Group on Road Transport.
  • 12/03 -. Member of the “Traffic Safety Policy Evaluation” Working Group of the European Transport Safety Council.

Main areas of interest

  • Child safety
  • Crash data collection
  • Global burden of crashes, with especial focus on traffic safety in developing and transitional countries
  • Sustainable mobility
  • Automobile and environment
  • International and inter-regional cooperation.


  • Royal Spanish Automobile Club (RACE) Journalism Award 1996
  • Royal Catalonian Automobile Club (RACC) Journalism Award 1996
  • Spanish Road Association Journalism 2nd Prize 2001 and 2003

Recent publications

  • SCENARIOS ON MOBILITY AND SAFETY IN THE ENLARGED EUROPE. Forecast study conducted by the Fondazione Caracciolo according to the Delphi Method. J. Monclus et al. Oct. 2004.
  • A PROPOSAL FOR AN IN-DEPTH CRASH INVESTIGATION PROGRAMME IN SPAIN. J. Monclus. Expert Symposium on Accident Research (ESAR). Hannover (Germany), Sept. 2004.
  • SPANISH CRS USE AND EFFECTIVENESS SURVEY RESULTS. Jesus Monclus-Gonzalez, Royal Automobile Club of Spain. 18th ESV International Technical Conference. Paper No 122. Nagoya (Japan), 2003.
  • AN INVESTIGATION OF SIDE IMPACT TEST METHODOLOGIES FOR CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS USING FINITE ELEMENT SIMULATIONS. Jesus Monclus-Gonzalez, Royal Automobile Club of Spain. Dhafer Marzougui, George Bahouth & Azim Eskandarian, FHWA/NHTSA National Crash Analysis Center. 18th ESV International Technical Conference. Paper No 121. Nagoya (Japan), 2003.
  • A CONFLICT-AVOIDING, ARTIFICIAL VISION BASED, INTELLIGENT TRAFFIC LIGHT CONTROLLER. Cristina Conde, Jorge Pérez, Pedro González, Jesús Silva & Enrique Cabello, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos – ESCET. Jesús Monclús & Tomás Santa Cecilia, Royal Automobile Club of Spain. 2003 ITS World Congress. Madrid (Spain), 2003
  • EuroRAP: VALORANDO LA SEGURIDAD DE LAS CARRETERAS EUROPEAS. Jesús Monclús, Real Automóvil Club de Espańa – RACE. Steve Lawson, Automobile Association -AA (Gran Bretańa). Sam Schouten, Real Automóvil Club Holandés – ANWB. Paper Presented at the Spanish Road Conference. Pamplona (Spain), 2002.
  • LA SEGURIDAD DE LAS CARRETERAS VISTA POR SUS USUARIOS. Jesús Monclús & Fernando Santamaría, Real Automóvil Club de Espańa – RACE. Paper Presented at the Spanish Road Conference. Oviedo (Spain), 2001.
  • DEVELOPMENT OF DETAILED FINITE ELEMENT MODELS OF CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS FOR OCCUPANT PROTECTION. Jesus Monclus-Gonzalez & Azim Eskandarian, FHWA/NHTSA National Crash Analysis Center. Osamu Takatori & Junya Morimoto, Japan Automobile Research Institute. 17th ESV International Technical Conference. Paper No 01-S9-O-126. Amsterdam (Netherlands), 2001.
  • Versatility and Limitations of a Fully Detailed Finite Element Model of a 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan for Crashworthiness Applications. Jesus Monclus-Gonzalez, Cing-Dao Kan and Nabih E. Bedewi, FHWA/NHTSA National Crash Analysis Center. The George Washington University. SAE World Congress Paper No 2000-01-0629. Detroit (USA), 2000.

Publications at ICTCT workshops

October 25 – 26. 2007. Valencia
How expensive are traffic casualties and Spain and why they are much cheaper than in other countries (lessons for other developing countries) Click to see abstract! ABSTR MONCLÚS, Jesús


Avda. Bruselas 38-B 2
28108 Alcobendas; Madrid-Spain
Phone: +34 91 484 1305
Fax: +34 91 484 1376
E-mail: j.monclus@fundacionfitsa.org