November 16 – 17, 2022  |  Wiesbaden, Germany

Speakers & Chairmen

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Juan Manuel Asensio Gil

Juan Manuel Asensio Gil
Comillas Pontifical University & Siemens PLM Software

Vita

Juan M. Asensio-Gil is an Industrial, Mechanical, and Mobility and Safety Engineer with research background on human modelling, injury biomechanics, optimization, and High-Performance Computing. He has been an intern at Siemens Simcenter Madymo Safety and Comfort Modelling team for almost a year between 2021 and 2022, focusing on biofidelity and HBM modelling. From this experience, a study on the development of a multibody 50th percentile model for Euro NCAP’s Pedestrian Test Protocol was presented at IRCOBI 2022, and the development of the Female 50th percentile Active Human Model is set to be presented at CARHS Human Modelling 2022.

Prof. Dr. Manuela Boin

Prof. Dr. Manuela Boin
Ulm University of Applied Sciences

Vita

Prof. Dr. Manuela Boin studied physics at Technical University of Chemnitz and received her PhD at University of Hamburg. She joined Takata-Petri AG (now Joyson Safety Systems) in Ulm in 1994 and established the computer simulation department there. For 15 years she took different management positions within Takata-Petri in the area of development and production of occupant restraint systems. Since 2009 Dr. Boin is Professor at University of Applied Sciences in Ulm (Technische Hochschule Ulm). She is educating students of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering and Computational Science and Engineering. Her subjects are Physics, Mathematics, Vehicle Safety and Crash and Occupant Simulation. Her research areas are occupant restraint in the environment of highly automated driving and the optimization of rowing seats with respect to ergonomics.

Dr. Karin Brolin

Dr. Karin Brolin
Lightness by Design AB

Vita

Karin Brolin has worked in the field of impact biomechanics throughout her career. Brolin earned her Ph.D. in 2002 at the Royal Institute of Technology, and since then she has worked in both academia and industry on the topic of human body injury mechanisms and tolerances. For ten years she led a research group focusing on human body simulations for traffic safety and injury prevention, as Professor in Computational Impact Biomechanics at Chalmers University of Technology. Since, 2019 Dr. Brolin works as an independent consultant and researcher.

Clara Cabuti Ferrer

Clara Cabuti Ferrer
Applus IDIADA Group

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Ms. Clara Cabutí holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is finishing a second degree in Industrial Design and Product Development Engineering. She has been working in automotive engineering at Applus+ IDIADA for the last year and is part of the Human Factors team, working on development, testing and validation projects, as well as research and innovation projects, aimed at optimizing safety associated with human error and improving the user experience.

Özgür Cebeci

Özgür Cebeci
IAT Ingenieurgesellschaft für Automobiltechnik mbH

Vita

Özgür Cebeci has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He received a master’s degree in Computational Mechanics of Materials and Structures at the University of Stuttgart. Since 2015, he has been employed as a Project Engineer by IAT Ingenieurgesellschaft für Automobiltechnik mbH, where he worked on active and passive safety concepts using human models. Since 2020 he has been focusing on periprosthetic femur fractures within his Ph.D. project in cooperation with IAT mbH, Julius Wolf Institute, University of Waterloo. He is also actively supporting the development of models and tools used in biomechanics and human modeling.

Dr.-Ing. Andre Eggers

Dr.-Ing. Andre Eggers
German Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt)

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Andre Eggers is a researcher at BASt (German Federal Highway Research Institute) since 2006 working in the area of biomechanics, evaluation of dummies, human models and virtual testing. He studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Hamburg and Biomedical Engineering at Wayne State University. 2013 he completed his doctorate at the Technical University of Berlin. He contributed to several European research projects like IMVITER, THORAX, ASSESS, SENIORS and OSCCAR. He is representing BASt in Euro NCAP working groups related to injury criteria and virtual testing.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Fehr

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Fehr
University of Stuttgart

Vita

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Fehr studied Mechatronics in Stuttgart and Mechanical Engineering in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. From 2006 till 2011 he was a research assistant and doctoral student at the University of Stuttgart. Afterwards, as a simulation engineer at TRW Automotive GmbH, he was in charge of the development of new mechatronic vehicle safety systems. From 2014 to 2020 Jörg Fehr was a Junior Professor at the Institute for Engineering and Computational Mechanics and Cluster of Excellence Simulation Technology (SRC SimTech) of the University of Stuttgart. Since March 2020 he has a permanent position as a deputy head of the Institute for Engineering and Computational Mechanics. One goal of his current research is the development of validation and simulation strategies for active human body models for the simulation of new mobility solutions and the speedup of the simulations using linear and nonlinear model reduction methods.

Jörg Hofmann

Jörg Hofmann
Wölfel Engineering GmbH + Co. KG

Dr. Luděk Hynčík

Dr. Luděk Hynčík
Director of the New Technologies - Research Centre
University of West Bohemia

Vita

Luděk Hynčík is an associate professor and a senior researcher in the field of biomechanics with over 20 years of experience. He is the founder of biomechanical human body modelling at the University of West Bohemia, where he currently serves as a vice-rector for research and development. He is the Visiting Professor at the Tianjin University of Science and Technology in China, Education Advisor in FISITA, vice president of the Czech Automotive Society, vice president of the Czech Society of Biomechanics and member of SAE.

Dr. Johan Iraeus

Dr. Johan Iraeus
Chalmers University of Technology

Dr. Christoph Klein

Dr. Christoph Klein
VIRTUAL VEHICLE Research GmbH

Vita

Dr. Christoph Klein is a researcher at the Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH in Graz, Austria. He is working in the group of occupant and VRU safety and his research focus are Human Body Models. He obtained his PhD at the Vehicle Safety Institute at Graz University of Technology in 2017.

Dr. Corina Klug

Dr. Corina Klug
Assistant Professor
Graz University of Technology

Vita

Corina Klug is an assistant professor at the Vehicle Safety Institute at Graz University of Technology. She studied mechanical engineering and has obtained her PhD in December 2018. The focus of the doctoral thesis was the application of Human Body Models for the assessment of passive vehicle safety addressing pedestrians and bicyclists. Since then she aims to get the Human Body models, tools and protocols ready to be used in consumer information testing and regulations.

Christoph Leo

Christoph Leo
University Project Assistant
Graz University of Technology

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Christoph Leo is a research assistant at the Vehicle Safety Institute of Graz University of Technology in Austria since 2018. He received his Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2017 and is currently working on industry research projects as well as the EU-Project VIRTUAL. Within this EU-Project he is doing his PhD Thesis. His research is focused on vulnerable road user safety.

Dr.-Ing. Joachim Linn

Dr.-Ing. Joachim Linn
Fraunhofer-Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM

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Joachim Linn studied Theoretical Physics at TU Kaiserslautern (1985 – 1992). After finishing his diploma degree he continued with his PhD work (1992 - 1997) in the area of Computational Photonics. In 1996 he joined the newly founded “Fraunhofer-Institut für Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik” (ITWM). Currently he is a senior researcher and head of the department “Mathematics for the Digital Factory” (MDF) in the division “Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering” (MF). Most R&D work at the department MDF is in Computational Mechanics, with a topical focus on nonlinear structural dynamics and biomechanical multibody system simulation.

Steffen Maier

Steffen Maier
Research Associate and Doctoral Student
Universität Stuttgart

Vita

Steffen Maier is working as a research associate and doctoral student in the field of driving safety at the Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics (ITM) of the University of Stuttgart since 2018. He strives to improve computational modeling of powered two-wheelers and their riders as well as scientific methods to assess a rider's protection. Before, he completed master's studies at the University of Stuttgart in Mechanical Engineering and at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta in Engineering Science and Mechanics.

Dr.-Ing. Matthew Millard

Dr.-Ing. Matthew Millard
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Stuttgart

Vita

Matthew Millard has been working as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Stuttgart since 2021 and working on whiplash simulation and injury prediction. Before the University of Stuttgart, Dr Millard completed postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Heidelberg, the University of Duisburg, and Stanford University focusing on a range of topics such as the optimal control of musculoskeletal systems, muscle modelling, foot-ground contact modelling, and balance modelling. He received his doctorate in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada.

Marius Rees

Marius Rees
BMW Group & LMU

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Marius Rees is working as a PhD Candidate at BMW AG and the LMU Munich. He studied Biomechanics at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences and at the Biomechanical Engineering Institute at KTH Stockholm, mainly focusing on finite element simulations with Human Body Models (HBMs). After his thesis at Daimler AG, he joined at his current PhD position at the Passive Safety Department of BMW two years ago.

Lambros Rorris

Lambros Rorris
Manager of Crash and Safety Applications
BETA CAE Systems International AG

Vita

Lambros Rorris received his Diploma of Civil Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1993 and worked in the Dept. of Civil Eng. as a researcher till 1999. In 1999 he joined BETA CAE Systems as a developer for Crash pre-processing. During the last twenty years he developed along with his team many safety related tools for the ANSA pre-processor. He is currently the Manager of Crash and Safety applications.

Matthias Schießler

Matthias Schießler
German Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt)

Vita

Matthias Schießler studied mechanical engineering at the University of Stuttgart (2011-2018). In addition, he obtained a second master’s degree from George Mason University in applied and engineering physics (2015-2016). In 2018 Mr. Schießler joined the German Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) as a researcher on simulation-based topics; he is currently involved in the EU-funded project OSCCAR.

Ann-Malin Schmidt

Ann-Malin Schmidt
Research Associate
Technische Universität Dresden

Vita

Ms. Ann-Malin Schmidt has completed her B.Sc. degree in mechnical engineering (specialization in textile technology) and her M.Sc. degree in Textile Technology at RWTH Aachen University in 2019. Since the beginning of 2020 she started working with the structure and process simulation group of the Institute of Textile Machinery and High Performance Material Technology (ITM) of the TU Dresden. Since Oct. 2021 she is doing her PhD studies in the fields of 3D and 4D scanning, textile simulation and 3D-printing on textiles at the chair of “Development and assembly of textile products” (ITM, TU Dresden).

Dr.-Ing. Anurag Soni

Dr.-Ing. Anurag Soni
Autoliv B.V. & Co. KG

Vita

Dr. Anurag Soni has 14 years of experience in the automotive crash safety. Since 2015, he has been working with Autoliv, North Germany in the domain of virtual development of seatbelt restraint systems. He is currently working as Expert System Simulation Engineer, focusing on new restraint function development for seatbelts using simulations.

Dr. Abbas Talimian

Dr. Abbas Talimian
University of West Bohemia

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Dr. Abbas Talimian is a postdoctoral research fellow at the department of Biomechanical human body models, New Technology Research Center, University of West Bohemia. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Since 2019 his research has been focused on occupants' safety and developing passive safety tools for autonomous vehicles with non-standard seating configurations.

Michiel Unger

Michiel Unger
Siemens Digital Industry Software GmbH

Vita

Michiel Unger currently works for Siemens Industry Software as Business Development Manager. He is responsible to develop engineering solutions in the field of integrated safety for customers in the aviation, automotive and other industries. After his engineering degree in biomechanics at Technical University of Eindhoven, he started a simulation team for a safety restraints system supplier. Then he moved to TASS International, the developer of the occupant safety simulation software MADYMO, which was acquired by Siemens a few years ago. His main drive is to develop further the digital solutions to reach higher level of real live safety.

Prof. Dr. Rémy Willinger

Prof. Dr. Rémy Willinger
University of Strasbourg

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Remy Willinger has been leading a research group focusing on head & neck impact biomechanics at Strasbourg University, Strasbourg, France since 1990. The research activity of this lab focuses on experimental characterization of biological tissue, head and neck FE modeling and injury mechanisms investigation via accident simulation. Development of injury criteria and protection systems modeling and optimization are also part of his skills. This group contributed to ten EU projects and conducted no less than 100 contracts with public institutions and private companies.

Akira Yamaoka

Akira Yamaoka
Toyota Motor Corporation

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Ms. Akira Yamaoka has been working for Toyota Motor Corporation as passive safety engineer since 2009. She was responsible for passenger safety during side impact in accident research, performance planning, passive safety tests, and simulations. She has been working as assistant manager and responsible for development of human CAE model THUMS.

Prof. Dr. King-Hay Yang

Prof. Dr. King-Hay Yang
Wayne State University

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Prof. Dr. Yang earned his doctorate in Mechanical Engineering with special emphasis in spine and impact biomechanics from Wayne State in 1985. He was appointed assistant professor in 1988. In January 2004 he has been appointed director of the Wayne State University Bioengineering Center. Prof. Yang is recognized worldwide for his work on human models used in conjunction with crash injury research. He and his graduate students have developed many computer models simulating impact responses for various regions of the human body. Their brain model, for instance, gives doctors and auto designers critical information about the area and extent of closed-head injuries.

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