Dinesh Mohan completed his M.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from University of Delaware followed by Ph.D and M.S. is Bioengineering from the University of Michigan (1972 – 1975).
During the period 1967 – 1975 he did various assistantships at the University of Delaware and the University of Michigan. From 1976 to 1978 Prof. Dinesh Mohan was senior Bioengineer Research Department, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Washington D.C. Responsibilities included development and management of research projects of biological and biomechanical nature and evaluation of U.S. Governments motor-vehicle manufacturers standards, concerning safety.
At present Prof. Mohan is Henry Ford Professor for Biomechanics and Transportation Safety, IIT Delhi. He is also coordinator, Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme and Head, WHO Collaboration Centre for Research and Training in safety Technology.
Dinesh Mohan has been the recipient of number of awards and distinctions including the 2001 Bertil Aldman Award for outstanding contributions to impact biomechanics by the International Research Council on Biomechanics of Impacts; ” International Distinguished Career Award” instituted by the American Public Health Association.; the IAATM Medal for outstanding achievement in the field of traffic medicine from the International Association for Accidents and Traffic Medicine, and the international 1991 Award of Merit from the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, USA.
Prof. Mohan has been consultant to leading national and international organisations and institutions and the automobile industry. He is a member of a number of Professional Organisations, International and national committees and Boards and on Editorial Boards.
He has co-coauthored 3 books, produced over 23 reports / monographs and published over 116 technical papers. He also has to his credit, a vast body of articles on general topics, published in newspapers or magazines or presented at symposia.