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Dña. Carmen María Vives Torres

Current position:
Research Assistant
Research Area:
Association date:
SM26. P-513


Carmen María Vives Torres studied a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering for Industrial Technologies at Comillas Pontifical University (ICAI). She completed her fourth year in the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (USA). She then obtained her Official Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering and her Master of Engineering in Mobility and Safety from Comillas Pontifical University (ICAI). She carried out an internship at Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG in the Vehicle Body Safety Department in Stuttgart (Germany).

Areas of interest:

Biomechanics. Injury prevention. Vehicle safety. Data analysis. Numerical simulations.


Internship at Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG in the Vehicle Body Safety Department (Stuttgart, Germany) (March-August 2022). Analysis of traumatic brain injuries in vehicle occupants using real-world crash data.
Research Scholarship at the Institute for Research in Technology (IIT) in collaboration with Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG (Summer 2021). Analysis of real-world crash and crash test databases.
Research Scholarships at the Institute for Research in Technology (IIT) and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at ICAI (2018-2022). Estimation of subject-specific head inertial parameters. Comparison of upper neck loading in young adult and elderly volunteers during low-speed frontal impacts using anthropomorphic parameters and inverse dynamics. Study of occupant kinematics and injuries when riding e-scooters.


Languages: Spanish (native), English (C2), French (B2 DELF), German (A2)
Software: MATLAB, R, LS-DYNA, ANSYS, Solid Edge, Autocad, C++, LaTex

Current research interests:

Biomechanics. Data analysis and computer simulations regarding occupant vehicle safety.