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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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Research Output

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    Bastien, C., Sturgess, C. N., Christensen, J. & Wen, L., 21 Nov 2019, (Unpublished) In : Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology.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

  • 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

  • Activities

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

    2nd Annual Automotive Safety Summit

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

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Deployment of HyperWorks for Undergraduate Teaching

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

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Challenges and Opportunities for Improving the Safety of Occupants in Lightweight Vehicles

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

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Numerical Investigation Into Pedestrian Crossing Collisions

    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

    Press / Media

    Crash testing: how will crash testing evolve over the next 20 years?

    Christophe Bastien


    1 media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    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