Jingwen Hu

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The primary goal of my research is to reduce the incidence of injuries and fatalities in motor-vehicle crashes and other injurious events using a multidisciplinary approach.  It involves 1) collecting and analyzing large-scale injury data to identify the injury problems and assess the performance of safety designs, 2) performing physical tests and computational simulations to investigate human impact responses, injury mechanisms, and injury tolerances for various body regions under field-relevant loading conditions, and 3) developing tools for large-scale computational simulations to explore the best solutions for reducing impact-induced injuries.