September 17 - 18, 2019   |   Graz, Austria

Speakers 2018

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Mark Gevers
Mark Gevers
TECOSIM Technische Simulation GmbH

After studying mechanical enginnering at  RWTH Aachen Mark Gevers joined TECOSIM as a CAE Engineer in 2001. Since 2008 he has been General Manager of  TECOSIMs branch office in Cologne and has been in charge of TECOSIM's e-mobility activities. For four years he has been assistant professor for material simulations.

  

Kai Golowko
Kai Golowko
Bertrandt Ingenieurbüro GmbH

Kai Golowko has been working in the area of vehicle safety since 1999. He started his career as a test engineer for passive safety at ACTS. Since 2003 he has been working as senior engineer for occupant safety and pedestrian protection. Since 2005 he has managed the department vehicle safety at Bertrandt in Gaimersheim. In this position he is responsible for component development and validation and integrated safety.

  

Dr. Roland Kallweit
Dr. Roland Kallweit
IAV GmbH Ingenieurgesellschaft Auto und Verkehr

Dr. Roland Kallweit is Department Manager Predictive Safety within the department Automated Driving Systems at IAV. His responsibility includes system development, in-vehicle calibration as well as testing and validation of active safety functions. He joined IAV in 2015 after 12 years as a German Airforce Technical Officer. During this time he was part of the Eurofighter Typhoon in-service support program in the field of software maintenance. He graduated in aerospace sciences as well as technology and innovation management at University of Federal Armed Forces, Munich, where he also received his PhD.

  

Dr. Thomas Kinsky
Dr. Thomas Kinsky
Opel Automobile GmbH

Dr. Thomas Kinsky finalized his studies of Automotive Engineering at TU Dresden in 1991 and received his doctoral degree from TU Graz in 2015. From 1991 to 1995, he worked as a Certified Expert on Motor Vehicle Traffic at TUV Rheinland and afterwards took over the management of the department Vehicle Conversions in a small medium-sized company. Since 1999, he works for Opel Automobile GmbH in the area of future vehicle legislation. As Senior Expert, he is responsible for the development of passive vehicle safety legislation and he represents Opel Automobile GmbH in respective working groups at the VDA, ACEA and OICA.

  

Stefan Kirschbichler
Stefan Kirschbichler
VIRTUAL VEHICLE Research Center

Stefan Kirschbichler received a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Economics from Graz University of Technology in 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 in international and national research projects.

  

Christian Kurzböck
Christian Kurzböck
VIRTUAL VEHICLE Research Center

Christian Kurzböck studied Mechanical engineering  at Graz University of Technology from 2004 to 2012. Since 2011 he works as Development Engineer at Virtual Vehicle in Graz. His fields of work are simulation methods for reinforced and unreinforced materials, pedestrian protection and occupant protection.

  

Paul Lemmen
Paul Lemmen
Cellbond

Since March 2018 Paul Lemmen is ATD Business Development Manager at Cellbond. He has over 11 years of experience in dummy development, amongst others through participation in various Research projects sponsored by the European Commission. In his current role Paul is also representing Cellbond in various Euro NCAP and ISO Working Groups.

  

Raphael Murri
Raphael Murri
DTC Dynamic Test Center AG

Raphael Murri has been working in automotive safety since 1994. Initially as a test engineer he was involved in projects in the fields of active and passive safety. Since 2001 he has been head of the passive safety group of Dynamic Test Center AG (DTC) in Switzerland. He is in charge of planning and execution of dynamic tests. In addition to vehicle safety DTC also develops and tests systems for road safety and aviation.

  

Felix Ressi
Felix Ressi
Graz University of Technology

Felix Ressi has been a research assistant at the Vehicle Safety Institute of Graz University of Technology in Austria since 2016. He received his Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Business Economics in 2015 and is currently working on industry research projects and his PhD Thesis. His research is focussed on occupant safety – in particular regarding occupants of highly automated vehicles. 

  

Michael Roller
Michael Roller
Daimler AG

Michael Roller is a test engineer with Mercedes Benz Cars in the area of passive safety testing and is responsible for the operation of the entire sled test facility.

  

Volker Sandner
Volker Sandner
ADAC Technik Zentrum Landsberg

Since 2010 Volker Sander has been head of the Vehicle Safety Department of ADAC, which includes active safety, passive safety and accident research. Before that, from 1999-2007 he was in charge of the construction of  ADAC’s crash test lab as a team manager. From 2007-2010 he lead the Passive Safety Department of ADAC. At Euro NCAP he is a member of the Board of Directors and chairman of the frontal impact working group. In addition to that he is member of the side impact working group, the techincal working group and the ratings group of Euro NCAP. He is also lecturer for vehicle safety at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich.   

  

Direktor & Professor Andre Seeck
Direktor & Professor Andre Seeck
BASt - German Federal Highway Research Institute

Andre Seeck is head of the division "Vehicle Technology" with the German Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt). In this position he is responsible for the preparation of European Safety Regulations. Furthermore he represents the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure in the Board of Directors of Euro NCAP and he is the chairman of the strategy group on automated driving and of the rating system. These positions enable him to gain deep insight into current and future developments in vehicle safety. In 2017 NHTSA awarded him the U. S. Government Special Award of Appreciation.

  

Prof. Dr. Hermann Steffan
Prof. Dr. Hermann Steffan
Technical University Graz

Prof. Dr. Hermann Steffan ist Leiter des Instituts für Fahrzeugsicherheit an der TU Graz. Seit nunmehr mehr als 15 Jahren beschäftigt er sich mit der Entwicklung von Software für die Unfallrekonstruktion und der Entwicklung neuer Testmethoden. Er gilt als einer der international führenden Experten für Unfallrekonstruktion.

  

Oliver Zander
Oliver Zander
BASt - German Federal Highway Research Institute

Oliver Zander studied Safety Engineering at the University of Wuppertal and started his career as Safety Engineer at the JCI European Headquarters in Burscheid. Since 2002 he works as a scientist at the Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt), where since 2009 he is Deputy Head of the Section Passive Vehicle Safety, Biomechanics. His main responsibilities are pedestrian protection (amongst others german representative of the GRSP Informal Group GTR9 Phase 2, EEVC Working Group 17 “Pedestrian Safety”, and the Euro NCAP Technical Working Groups “Passive Safety” and “Pedestrian Protection”), the Euro NCAP crash and pedestrian testing and European Research Projects w.r.t. passive vehicle safety.

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