Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Speakers

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Dr. Karin Brolin

Dr. Karin Brolin
Lightness by Design AB

Vita

Karin Brolin has worked in the field of impact biomechanics throughout her career. Karin 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. The past 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 has worked as an independent consultant and researcher.

Dr. Matthew L. Davis

Dr. Matthew L. Davis
VP of Technology & Development
Elemance, LLC

Vita

Dr. Davis earned his BS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He earned his MS and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering.  During his time at VT-WFU, Dr. Davis was 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 dissertation work was focused on the development of a human body FE model of a small female.  His interests span multiple areas in injury biomechanics including the development of computational human body models.

Dr.-Ing. Dirk Freßmann

Dr.-Ing. Dirk Freßmann
DYNAmore GmbH - Gesellschaft für FEM Ingenieurdienstleistungen

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.

Kai Ikels

Kai Ikels
IAT Ingenieurgesellschaft für Automobiltechnik mbH

Vita

Kai Ikels studied automotive engineering at the Technical University of Berlin. As a student he worked in the research project “Protection criteria for the human head” funded by the German federal highway research institute (BASt). He works as CAE Engineer in the field of occupant protection simulation using multibody and finite element simulation tools. Working with human Body model THUMS as a tool to evaluate new occupant restraint systems became part of his daily work. In 2016 he joined the “ProHMSiG” team at IAT focussing on a positioning tool for human models for automotive safety applications.

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.

Emma Larsson

Emma Larsson
Chalmers University of Technology

Vita

Emma Larsson earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in 2016. After graduating she worked as a CAE engineer in the automotive industry, before returning to Chalmers as a PhD student in 2018. Her research topic is on the development of active human body models, with the aim of allowing for simulation of vehicle occupant response to omni-directional pre-crash events.

Christoph Leo

Christoph Leo
University Project Assistant
Graz University of Technology

Vita

Christoph Leo has been 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. His research is focussed on integrated vulnerable road user safety, which is also the topic of his dissertation.

Athanasios Lioras

Athanasios Lioras
BETA CAE Systems S.A.

Prof. Dr. Bengt Pipkorn

Prof. Dr. Bengt Pipkorn
Director of Simulation and Active Structure
Autoliv Development AB

Vita

Bengt Pipkorn is director of simulation and active structure at Autoliv Research where he is globally responsible for the Autoliv human body modelling activities. Since 2016 he is adjunct professor at Chalmers University of Technology. He earned his PhD in injury prevention at Chalmers University of Technology in 1996. He has a solid experience in impact biomechanics and in developing systems to protect people both inside and outside the vehicle in crashes. His main research interests are human body modelling, injury mechanisms and tolerances.

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.

Thomas Unger

Thomas Unger
Head of Data Analysis and Simulation
Verkehrsunfallforschung an der TU Dresden GmbH

Vita

Thomas Unger studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Dresden from 2000-2006 and graduated with a degree in automotive engineering. As a student, he worked as part of the GIDAS project, where he assisted in the collection and recording of accident data, photogrammetric accident site surveys, and reconstruction of pedestrian accidents. From 2005 to 2018, he managed the ADAC accident research at the Technical Center Landsberg am Lech. Since July 2018, he is head of data analysis and simulation in Verkehrsunfallforschung an der TU Dresden GmbH.

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