Dr. Zarembski, who holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Civil Engineering from Princeton University, and an M.S. in Engineering Mechanics and a B.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from New York University, began his railway engineering career as a Research Associate in the Department of Civil Engineering at Princeton. He then spent five years at the Association of American Railroads, in the Track Research Division. He then worked at Pandrol Inc./Speno Rail Services Co. as Director Research & Development. He then founded ZETA-TECH, where he directed activities in track maintenance planning and planning software, vehicle-track dynamics and interaction, rail and track analyses, economic analyses of railroad operations, and railway costing. The company’s specialties include railroad track structure, vehicle-track dynamics, fatigue and failure analysis, safety, and risk management.
In addition to ZETA-TECH’s consulting work, Dr. Zarembski is well-known to Railway Age and Railway Track & Structures readers through his numerous articles and conference presentations, and through two books, Tracking R&D: Research and Development, and The Art and Science of Rail Grinding, both published by Simmons-Boardman Books. He contributed the “Track: Alignment and Structure” chapter to Simmons-Boardman’s The Railroad: What It Is, What It Does, Fifth Edition. An active AREMA member, Dr. Zarembski authored more than 150 papers on railroad track analysis and behavior, rail fatigue, and freight car design and analysis, and more than 130 articles on railway operations and maintenance, published in many major U.S. and international rail industry publications.
Dr. Zarembski’s appointment at the University of Delaware was effective Aug. 1.