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Christophe Bastien worked for Matra Datavision, MSX and Corus as a CAE technical specialist for 13 years. He has contributed to the development of the Jaguar X-Type for interior head impact protection (FMVSS201), as well as for the design and analysis of the Jaguar XK for pedestrian legislation. When he joined Corus, he continued to focus on pedestrian safety and developed new skills in highway engineering design and analysis. During his career, he filed 19 patents in the area of safety engineering. In 2007, he joined Coventry University and is now a principal lecturer in engineering simulations. In 2013 he was awarded a PhD in biomechanics and safety. His current work is focussed in predicting the human pedestrian injury trauma as well as studying the multi-disciplinary and multi-physics optimisation of transport architectures.

Research Interests

Lightweighting; Automotive Safety; Optimisation and Human Trauma Predictions

Vision Statement

I aspire to research and develop advanced computer tools and techniques in the field of transportation to prevent or mitigate trauma and injuries sustained to vehicle occupants and pedestrians. Through working to bridge the gap between the current legal safety protocols and the future needs of transportation safety, I intend to personalise safety systems to improve human protection. I believe that reducing our need for natural resources as well as decreasing the environmental impact is critical, therefore I will research computer optimisation algorithms and techniques for vehicle design architectures.

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Projects 2011 2020

Research Output 2002 2019

A Method to Calculate the AIS Trauma Score from a Finite Element Model

Bastien, C., Sturgess, C. N., Christensen, J. & Wen, L., 21 Nov 2019, (Unpublished) In : Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


A Minimum Area Discrepancy Method (MADM) for Force Displacement Response Correlation

Peres, J., Bastien, C., Christensen, J. & Asgharpour, Z., 18 Aug 2019, In : Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. 22, 11, p. 981-996 16 p., GCMB-2018-045.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Numerical models
Correlation methods
Computer aided engineering

Body optimization approach of sedan structure for improving small overlap impact rating

Liu, X., Liang, R., Hu, Y., Jiang, C., Tang, X. & Bastien, C., 14 Dec 2019, In : International Journal of Crashworthiness. (In-Press), p. (In-Press) 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Deployment of HyperWorks for Undergraduate Teaching

Bastien, C. & Christensen, J., 4 Oct 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

post-graduate studies
studies (academic)

Activities 2006 2019

  • 11 Oral presentation
  • 10 Participation in conference
  • 2 Visiting an external academic institution
  • 1 Invited talk

Deployment of HyperWorks for Undergraduate Teaching

Jesper Christensen (Speaker), Christophe Bastien (Speaker)
9 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

2nd Annual Automotive Safety Summit

Christophe Bastien (Speaker), Huw Davies (Speaker)
18 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

An indicator for Head Trauma Response under impact as a function of age

Christophe Bastien (Speaker), Huw Davies (Speaker)
19 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

An Engineering Indicator for Human Head Trauma Prediction

Christophe Bastien (Speaker)
19 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Ethical and Procedural challenges to study Pedestrian Trauma in UK Road Traffic Collisions

Christophe Bastien (Speaker), Huw Davies (Speaker)
18 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Press / Media

Open Source Human Body Development

Christophe Bastien


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

People Move on

Christophe Bastien


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Shell Eco Marathon ITV Interview in 2009

Christophe Bastien


1 item of media coverage, 1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities