Allan Mark Zarembski

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Phone: (302) 831-7002


Office: 301 Dupont Hall

Journalists: Andrea Boyle Tippett (UD Media Relations) can assist with interview requests for this expert. 302-831-1421,
  • Has specific expertise in railroad track engineering, derailment analysis, wheel-rail interaction, rail problems and maintenance including rail inspection and grinding.
  • Research interests include safety and derailment prevention, improved track inspection technology and applications, and track maintenance planning.
  • <p>Authored or co-authored over 170 technical papers, over 120 technical articles, and two books &ldquo;The Art and Science of Rail Grinding&rdquo; and "Tracking R&amp;D" both published by Simmons Boardman Books.</p>
  • Former president of ZETA-TECH, a railroad technical consulting company, which was established by Zarembski.

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Director of Railroad Engineering and Safety Program
Professor, Practice, Civil & Environmental Engineer

In The News:
Our view: New Jersey's public rail service needs a full overhaul (Press of Atlantic City)
LIRR restores full service after derailment; delays reported (News 12 Long Island)
Hoboken train crash sparks safety debate ahead of transportation vote (Press of Atlantic City)
Federal investigators launch investigation into fatal New Jersey train crash (Washington Post)
Despite tragedy, trains are getting safer (CNN)
NJ Transit train that crashed into Hoboken did not have emergency braking system (Record & Herald News)
Germany's NASA Crashes a Train to Keep You Safe
SEPTA slowdown on regional rail
Amtrak deaths preventable if safety rules followed (The News Journal)
Amtrak Crash Shows U.S. Anti Rail-Collision System May Have Gaps (New York Times)
Amtrak Trying to Determine if Workers Were Authorized to Be on Tracks (New York Times)
NTSB: Train was traveling more than twice speed limit before crash (WBAL-TV)
Two Workers Die as Amtrak Train Strikes Backhoe (NBC10)

UDaily Articles:
Converting 'mountain' of data into railroad maintenance planning information
Railroad Engineering and Safety Program to host international conference on big data, railway maintenance

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