A community for the international railway industry
International Collaborative Research Initiative
The International Collaborative Research Initiative (ICRI) on Rolling Contact Fatigue (RCF) and Wear of Rails and Wheels is an informal collection of academics, consultants, researchers, and engineers working in, or having significant involvement with, the international railway industry. The ICRI, formed in 2013, brings together roughly 350 people from over 160 organizations in 29 countries to collaborate on topics of mutual interest by leveraging current or future, already funded work.
The ICRI is currently managed by a steering committee consisting of members of the ICRI community from around the world. Eric Magel, the founding member of the ICRI is preparing for his first retirement from NRC in the fall of 2023. In June 2023, the ICRI steering committee elected Richard Stock (of Plasser American) and Stephen Lewis (of British Steel) for a one-year term to ICRI Leadership.