The Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research, otherwise known as MIROS, has a new director-general. Associate Professor Dr Wong Shaw Voon, director of the Vehicle Safety and Biomechanics (VSB) Research Centre of MIROS has been appointed to the post of director-general of the institute with effect from August 1.

Dr Wong succeeds Professor Ahmad Farhan Mohd Sadullah, who has ended his secondment to MIROS after a tenure of three years and returns to Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Dr Wong, who has a PhD in mechanical mngineering from Dublin City University, has served as the director of VSB since the establishment of MIROS in 2007. He is currently on secondment to MIROS from Universiti Putra Malaysia.