Jingwen Hu

Research Professor, Michigan Transportation Research Institute, University of Michigan

Dr. Hu is Associate Director of the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. His research interests primarily focus on impact/injury biomechanics in motor-vehicle crashes by a multidisciplinary approach using a combination of experimental, computational, and epidemiological procedures. He is also interested in human modeling for other applications, including pediatric head injuries in falls and child abuse cases, computer-aided surgery, and seating comfort. One of the highlights of his recent research is the development of parametric computational human models representing a diverse population. Such models have been used to study the injury mechanism and safety design optimizations for various vulnerable populations, such as children, elderly, obese occupants, pedestrians, pregnant women, and wheelchair users. Dr. Hu is an author of 140+ peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. His research has been funded by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Department of Defense (DoD), and Auto Industry (Ford, GM, Toyota, Honda, ZF TRW, Autoliv, Britax, JCI, etc.).

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