Dr. Roland Moser – Chair

Roland Moser, 48-year-old from Basel (Switzerland), with a master and PhD degree in engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. He was appointed in January 2021 as Head of Technology Office of the Swiss Federal Railways SBB and serves on various national and international boards of the railway sector.Prior to his assignment with SBB, Roland held international technology management positions with ALSTOM and General Electric (GE). He is well travelled, lived and worked in the United States and Japan and speaks fluently German, French and English and is able to communicate in Italian and Spanish. Roland is a business savvy technology manager and strategist with a 20 years’ experience in corporate research, innovation management, data- and IP management, change management and lean product service value chains. Roland was successful in corporate venturing and building up new technology initiatives for big corporations and medium enterprises alike. He won various corporate, industry and venture awards for innovation and is author and co-author of numerous peer reviewed journal papers and conference publications and over 20 patents in the field of non-destructive testing, robotics, machine tools and magnetic levitation.

Dr. Ralf Kaminsky – Vice-Chair

Ralf studied Civil Engineering with focus on railway operation and construction and achieved graduation Diploma (Dipl.-Ing.) in 1994. In 2001 he achieved PHD (Dr.-Ing) in the field of railway timetabling and simulation of railway operation.

From 1994 until 2000 Ralf worked as scientific researcher at the Institute of Railway Construction and Operation, University of Hannover and worked in several projects on operational planning and timetabling.

 In 2001 he joined Siemens Mobility and held different positions mainly in the field of mainline signaling. Among others he led the strategy department for the business in Germany, was responsible for the business with on-board equipment and was Director for Mainline Regulation & Standards within the Product and Portfolio Management. Currently he is heading the group for Technology Collaborations in the CTO department.

All along he represents Siemens in different Committees (UNIFE, UNISIG; VDB, ERRAC) and EU funded projects. Recently Ralf was intensively involved in the set up of the ERJU especially in the newly build System Pillar.

Dr. Marion Berbineau – PAG Chair

Marion Berbineau is a full-time Research Director at Université Gustave Eiffel in France. Her extensive experience in collaborative work with different partners from around 30 European projects and 18 national and regional projects (7 as project leader) will help her in coordinating the ERRAC PAG. Marion received her engineer degree from Polytech’Lille (France) and Ph.D. degree from the University of Lille, both in electrical engineering. Her primary research interest is Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and she is an expert in the fields of radio wave propagation and signal processing in transport environments, electromagnetic modeling, channel characterization and modeling, amongst others.

Marion plans to contribute to strengthening the participation of academics in railways and major European programs, such as ERJU, promoting a cross-fertilization approach. She also plans to define specific actions within the ERRAC PAG, such as student competitions, to actively promote the involvement of young researchers and women in railway research.