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Dr. Christophe Bastien

Dr. Christophe Bastien
Coventry University

Vita

Christophe Bastien worked for Matra Datavision, MSX and Corus Automotive as a CAE technical specialist for 13 years, contributing to the development of the Jaguar X-Type interior head impact protection (FMVSS201), including the design of the Jaguar XK for pedestrian legislation. When he joined Corus Automotive, he continued to focus on pedestrian safety and developed new skills in highway engineering design and analysis. During his career, he filed 21 patents in the area of safety engineering. In 2007, he joined Coventry University and is now an Associate Professor leading the Transport Safety and Simulations Group. In 2014 he was awarded a PhD in biomechanics and safety. His current work, with the collaboration of local hospitals and the Police forces, is focused in predicting trauma severity.

Dr. Daniel Baumgartner

Dr. Daniel Baumgartner
University of Strasbourg

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Daniel Baumgartner is since 2002 an Associate Professor at the University of Strasbourg. He is Head of the Biomedical Engineering Department at Telecom Physique Strasbourg, a French Engineering School of Higher Education. His teaching activity, as well as his research activity is focused on digital modeling and simulation in biomechanics, using mainly the finite element method. He focuses on head trauma, injury mechanisms and biological tissues tolerance limits identification. And more recently, he specialized in the investigation of balance problems, namely after a head trauma.

Julian Becker

Julian Becker
Institute for Automotive Engineering - RWTH Aachen University

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Julian Becker studied Product Development in Mechanical Engineering at FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences and graduated as M.Eng. in 2018. Since May 2018 he has been working as scientific employee in the research area Vehicle Structures at the Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika) at RWTH Aachen University. Within the EU funded research project OSCCAR (Horizon 2020) he is currently working on innovative restraint principles for automated vehicles.

Prof. Dr. Manuela Boin

Prof. Dr. Manuela Boin
Ulm University of Applied Sciences

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Prof. Dr. Manuela Boin studied physics at Technical University of Chemnitz and received her PhD at the University of Hamburg. She joined Takata-Petri AG (now Joyson Safety Systems) in Ulm in 1994, establishing 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. She is educating students of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering and Computational Science and Engineering in Physics, Mathematics, Vehicle Safety and Crash and Occupant Simulation. Her research areas are occupant restraint in the environment of increasing level of automated driving and the optimization of rowing seats with respect to ergonomics.

Dominik Breitfuss

Dominik Breitfuss
VIRTUAL VEHICLE Research GmbH

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Dominik Breitfuß studied Mechanical Engineering and Business Economics at Graz University of Technology from 2013 to 2020. Since 2018 he works at Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH in Graz. His fields of work are simulation methods for human body models, pedestrian protection and occupant protection.

Özgür Cebeci

Özgür Cebeci
IAT Ingenieurgesellschaft für Automobiltechnik mbH

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Özgür Cebeci has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Istanbul Technical University, 2011) with a specialization in structural mechanics. He worked for 2 years as a Project and Support Engineer in BIAS Engineering (Istanbul/Turkey). Later on, he received a Master’s Degree in Computational Mechanics of Materials and Structures (COMMAS) at the University of Stuttgart. Since 2015, he has been employed as a Project Engineer by IAT Ingenieurgesellschaft für Automobiltechnik mbH. Until the summer of 2019, he worked on active and passive safety concepts in which human models (HBMs) are widely used. Currently, he is working on Peri-Prosthetic Femur Fractures for his Ph.D. project in cooperation with IAT mbH, Julius Wolf Institute, University of Waterloo, and TU-Berlin. He is also actively supporting the development of tools and processes that enable greater ease of use for HBMs.

Karan Devane

Karan Devane
Virginia Tech - Wake Forest University

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Mr. Karan Devane is a Ph.D. candidate at the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering. He earned his MTech. in Design of Mechanical Equipment from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India, and BE in mechanical engineering from Shivaji University, India. Mr. Devane is a member of the Full Body Models Center of Expertise of the GHBMC, an industry-sponsored and government-supported effort to develop a suite of industry-standard FE human body models for crash injury prediction and prevention. His work is focused on the development and validation of a family of simplified human body FE models with active musculatures. His interests span multiple areas in injury biomechanics, including the development of computational human body models.

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.

apl. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Fehr

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

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Apl.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Fehr studied Mechatronics in Stuttgart and Mechanical Engineering in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. 2006. From 2006 till 2011 he was a research assistant and doctoral student with 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.

Martin Fleischer

Martin Fleischer
Technische Universität München

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Martin Fleischer works as a research associate at the Chair of Ergonomics of the Technical University of Munich. In the Project INSAA he works with Human Solutions to upgrade the digital human model RAMSIS for the interieur design in highly automated vehicles.

Maria González-García

Maria González-García
Volkswagen AG

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María González-García earned a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Oviedo (Spain). In the last year of the master’s degree, she was granted a one-year stay at the Technical University Munich, where she was enrolled in the Master’s degree of Computational Mechanics. In parallel, she wrote her master’s thesis at Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich (LMU), where she studied the age-related material changes in the human thoracic region. Since 2018 she is a PhD candidate at the Group Innovation of Volkswagen AG and doing her research on Active Human Body Models, supervised at the LMU.

Daniel Hintze

Daniel Hintze
IAT Ingenieurgesellschaft für Automobiltechnik mbH

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Until September 2017, Daniel Hintze studied Mechatronics (B.Eng.) at the Technische Hochschule Brandenburg, Germany. In the ensuing Mechanical Engineering study, he specialized on numerical simulation especially on Finite Elements Method. He received his Master’s Degree in 2019. During his student job and Master Thesis, he worked on different occupant safety projects in which human models (HBMs) are used. Since October 2019, he has been employed as a Project Engineer by IAT Ingenieurgesellschaft für Automobiltechnik mbH and is still working on occupant safety projects.

Rainer Hoffmann

Rainer Hoffmann
Managing Director
carhs.training gmbh

Vita

Rainer Hoffmann has been involved in automotive safety throughout his career. After graduating from Wayne State University, he joined Porsche as a research associate in passive safety. Mr. Hoffmann advanced safety simulation during his subsequent tenure at ESI Group where he introduced new techniques like airbag simulation, numerical airbag folding and FE dummy modeling. As the head of the simulation department of PARS (now Continental Safety Engineering), Mr. Hoffmann led the R&D efforts for some of the first series production side airbag developments. In 1994 Mr. Hoffmann founded EASi Engineering GmbH, which in 2006 was renamed to carhs GmbH. He has authored numerous technical papers and has been granted German and international patents in the automotive safety field.

Fabian Kempter

Fabian Kempter
University of Stuttgart

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Fabian Kempter completed his studies at the University of Stuttgart with a master's degree in mechanical engineering. Since 2017 he is working as a research assistant at the Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics (ITM). In his research he focuses on validation approaches of active human models formulated as finite element models or multibody systems.

Stefan Kirschbichler

Stefan Kirschbichler
Head of Occupant and VRU Safety
VIRTUAL VEHICLE Research GmbH

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Stefan Kirschbichler has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Economics of Graz University of Technology since 2008. Since January 2017 he is the teamleader of Occupant and VRU Safety group. He is working in the field of biomechanics, accident research and integrated safety. He has experience in project management of several funded projects with international and national projects.

Dr. Corina Klug

Dr. Corina Klug
University Project Assistant
Graz University of Technology

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Corina Klug works as post-doc researcher at the vehicle safety institute at Graz University of Technology. She studied mechanical engineering and has obtained a 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. She is involved in several projects in the field of Human Body Models.

Desiree Kofler

Desiree Kofler
Graz University of Technology

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Desiree Kofler is a research associate at the Vehicle Safety Institute at Graz University of Technology since 2017. She studied mechanical engineering and is now working on projects in different fields of vehicle safety, such as vulnerable road users, occupant safety and road restraint systems.

Hemanth Kumar G

Hemanth Kumar G
Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India Private Limited

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Hemanth Kumar_G, has done his MSc [Eng.] in Automotive product design. He has been working in automobile industry for eight years. He is currently working with Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India, since 2016, in Occupant safety as a senior CAE analyst. The focus of his work is on integrated safety evaluations using Human body models.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Math. Yordan Kyosev

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Math. Yordan Kyosev
Technische Universität Dresden

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Yordan Kyosev studied mechanical engineering with specialization on textile and clothing technology and machines at TU-Sofia Bulgaria (Dipl.-Ing) and after that M.Sc. course in applied mathematics in the same university. During 2002 he defended his PhD in Sofia and in 2018 his habilitation in the area of modelling of textile structures and assemblies at TU Chemnitz. From 2006 to 2019 he was professor for textile technology at HS Niederrhein, Mönchengladbach. Since August 2019 he is the head of the chair of assembly technology for textile products at ITM, TU Dresden. Parallel to his research and teaching activities Prof. Kyosev develops CAD software for textile structures and assemblies as owner of TexMind UG.

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). He currently he is a senior researcher and the deputy head of the ITWM department “Mathematical Methods in Dynamics and Durability” (MDF), where he leads a group working in Computational Mechanics, with a topical focus on nonlinear structural dynamics and biomechanical multibody system simulation. The topic of his presentation is related to the recent work of his group in the Fraunhofer research project EMMA-CC (Jan. 2015 – June 2018), where about 20 researchers from 6 Fraunhofer institutes have worked together to develop new ideas, methods and algorithms in the application of digital human models in assembly simulation and ergonomic workplace design.

Dr. Oleksandr Martynenko

Dr. Oleksandr Martynenko
University of Stuttgart

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Oleksandr Martynenko, PhD is Research Associate at the Institute for Modelling and Simulation of Biomechanical Systems at the University of Stuttgart. He previously worked in different aerospace, marine and engineering projects as a mechanical engineer. Currently, the focus of his work is finite element Active Human Body Models with applications in different fields.

Dr. Frank Meyer

Dr. Frank Meyer
University of Strasbourg

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Frank Meyer obtained his Ph.D in biomechanics in 2004. Since 2004 he has a permanent research position in Biomechanics at Strasbourg University. He is specialized in finite element modeling of the human neck for adult and child: i.e. development of model as well as neck injury criteria elaboration for whiplash injury but also in multidirectional configuration.

Krystoffer Mroz

Krystoffer Mroz
Autoliv Research AB

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Krystoffer Mroz is a senior researcher at Autoliv Research in Sweden. He studied mechanical engineering at Lund University and biomechanics at Chalmers University of Technology. Since 2006, he has been working in the field of biomechanics using computational human body models to develop new safety systems for improved protection of occupants, recently for elderly occupants in the SENIORS project and currently for occupants in future vehicles within the OSCCAR project.

Gavin Newlands

Gavin Newlands
Product Manager
Arup

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Gavin Newlands has almost 20 years’ experience in using and supporting LS-DYNA at Arup. He’s worked on many automotive design projects using LS-DYNA, in the UK and USA. Gavin is the Product Manager for the Oasys Suite – the advanced pre- and post-processing software for LS-DYNA. He's worked on the development of many tools and features including those for occupant positioning and human body modelling.

Prof. Dr. Steffen Peldschus

Prof. Dr. Steffen Peldschus
LMU University of Munich

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Steffen Peldschus graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Aachen Technical University and obtained his PhD in Biomechanics from the University of Munich LMU. In 2011 he was appointed Professor of Applied Mechanics, and since 2017 he is Professor of Forensic Biomechanics and leading the Biomechanics and Accident Analysis group at LMU.

Dr.-Ing. Michael Roller

Dr.-Ing. Michael Roller
Fraunhofer-Institut für Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik ITWM

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Dr.-Ing Michael Roller obtained his diploma in Technomathematics at TU Kaiserslautern in 2011. He finished his doctoral degree in 2016 at Karlsruhe of Technologies in the field of structural mechanics with focus on tire simulation. From 2011 until now he is working as a researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics in Kaiserslautern with focus on structural mechanics and biomechanics The focus of research in in the field of digital human models is to generate physically reliable and realistic human motion without any motion capture data. For his work in this arear he together with his coauthors won the best paper award at the ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics 2017 in Prague.

Andre Rückert

Andre Rückert
ESI Group

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André is a leading innovation manager for the human centric Virtual Reality platform IC.IDO from ESI. With more than 18 years VR experience and working as a worldwide operating Senior Consultant, he is responsible for the innovation management within automotive industry to drive new innovations through real-time virtual technologies into the IC.IDO solution. He built up a profound and comprehensive knowledge about the underlying technology itself as well as market trends, needs and forces. André holds a diploma in medical informatics.

Prof. Alessandro Scattina

Prof. Alessandro Scattina
Politecnico di Torino

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Alessandro Scattina has always worked at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of the Politecnico di Torino in the research group “Vehicle structure and safety: design, simulation, optimization”. He took Ph.D. in Mechanics in 2009 then he covered research fellow and assistant professor positions. Now he is an associate professor.

Matthias Schießler

Matthias Schießler
German Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt)

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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.

Dr. Jan Vychytil

Dr. Jan Vychytil
University of West Bohemia

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Jan Vychytil obtained his master degree in physics in 2005. He finished his PhD at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen in Czech Republic in 2009 in the field of applied mechanics. In 2012, he joined the team of Biomechanical human body models at the university and he is leading this team since 2017. His main concern is the development of biomechanical models of the human body for industrial and medical applications.

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.

Prof. Dr. Jac Wismans

Prof. Dr. Jac Wismans
SAFETEQ- Automotive Safety Consulting

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Jac Wismans is since 2008 owner of the company SAFETEQ in Son, The Netherlands, working as an independent consultant in the field of road safety. From 2007-2018 he was visiting Professor at Chalmers University, working in the field of computational human body models, safety of future vehicles and global road safety. From 1978-2008 he worked at TNO in the Netherlands in different positions and was part-time professor in vehicle safety at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. At TNO he was amongst others responsible for the development of the crash analyses software package MADYMO and crash dummy research.

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