Jingwen Hu is an associate research scientist in the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Biosciences Group. He earned a PhD in biomedical engineering from Wayne State University and an MS and a BS in automotive engineering from Tsinghua University.
Dr. Hu's research interests focus on injury biomechanics in motor-vehicle crashes by a multidisciplinary approach using a combination of experimental, numerical, 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. His recent research primarily focused on computational investigations on injury mechanism and restraint-system optimization for various vulnerable populations, including children, elderly, pregnant occupants, wheelchair users, and obese occupants.