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UMTRI publication awarded best paper

August 13, 2015

Several members of UMTRI’s Biosciences Group received a Best Paper Award at the Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium (GVSETS), held August 4-6 in Novi, Michigan. The paper was awarded one of two best papers out of fifty-three accepted at the symposium.  

The title of the paper is “Effects of occupant size, military gear, seatbelt type, and advanced seatbelt features on occupant kinematics in tactical vehicles during frontal crashes.” Authors were UMTRI associate research scientist Jingwen Hu, Rebekah Gruber, Lauren Wood, UMTRI’s Nichole Orton, Cong Chen, UMTRI research associate professor Jonathan Rupp, UMTRI researcher professor Matthew Reed, and Risa Scherer.

GVSETS and the Advanced Planning Briefings for Industry (APBI) are the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Michigan Chapter’s key industry-government-academia event.

GVSETS brings together leaders from the Army staff; Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC); Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), Program Executive Offices (PEOs) for Army and United States Marine Corps (USMC) ground system portfolios; as well as industry and academia leaders.

Photo: UMTRI research professor Matthew Reed (second from left) and UMTRI associate research scientist Jingwen Hu accept the Best Paper Award at GVSETS 2015.