Jingwen Hu

(734) 763-6398

Relevant Projects:

NHTSA, NSF, NIJ, Ford, GM, Toyota

Jingwen Hu

Research Professor

Transportation Research Institute
Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

Research Associate Professor, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Research Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Adjunct Lecturer in Integrative Systems and Design, College of Engineering

Jingwen Hu, PhD, is Associate Research Scientist in the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) with a secondary appointment as Associate Research Scientist in Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

The primary goal of Prof. Hu’s 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.