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Dr. Francisco José López Valdés

Current position:
Assistant Professor
Research Area:
Association date:
15/Sep/2017
Location:
AA25. D-317
Phone Number:
+34 91 542-2800 ext. 2402
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Biography:

Francisco López-Valdés obtained a degree on Mechanical Engineer from the University of Valladolid (Spain) in 2002. After graduation, he participated in the development of the Crash Analysis department of the CIDAUT Foundation. In 2006, he joined the European Center for Injury Prevention of the University of Navarra (Spain). In 2007, Francisco was granted a postgraduate fellowship from «La Caixa» Foundation and he moved to the University of Virginia (USA) where he completed a PhD. His doctoral dissertation focused on pediatric impact biomechanics. Francisco returned to Spain in 2012 thanks to a Marie Curie European Union fellowship (Bio-Advance project). At the University of Zaragoza, he coordinated the establishment of the first crash test laboratory with capabilities for Post Mortem Human Surrogate tests in Spain. His current research focuses on injury biomechanics and injury prevention, with a focus on road traffic injuries. In 2017, Francisco joined the faculty of the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Engineering School (ICAI) of the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas and became Associate Member of IIT. Francisco is a council member of the International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury (IRCOBI) and member of the Board of the Association for the Advancement of the Automotive Medicine. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the journals Injury Prevention, Injury Epidemiology and Journal of Healthcare Engineering.


Areas of interest:

Biomechanics, Injury prevention, biological tissue characterization, injury thresholds, automotive safety

Journal Publications

Conference Papers

Invited Conferences and Seminars

  • Seminar "Prevención de lesiones" Curso de Seguridad Vial Infantil. Fundación Gonzalo Rodríguez; Agencia Nacional de Seguridad Vial; y Ministerio de Transporte de la Nación Argentina. Montevideo (Uruguay). Sep 2020.
  • Round table "El papel de la Ingeniería en la sociedad post COVID-19". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jun 2020.
  • Seminar "Automóviles y «Accidentes»: ¿siempre unidos?" X Noche Europea de los Investigadores de Madrid. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Sep 2019.
  • Round table "Principales líneas de I+D+I" Reunión anual de la Plataforma de la Movilidad Conectada. ITS. Madrid (Spain). Jun 2019.
  • Chair in 8th World Congress of Biomechanics. Session: Automotive Injury Biomechanics. European Society of Biomechanics; y The World Council for Biomechanics. Dublin (Ireland). Jul 2018.
  • Chair in 2016 Annual Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM). Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM). Honolulu (United States of America). Sep 2016.

Organization of Scientific Meetings

  • Organization of "63rd AAAM's Annual Conference - Safety Without Borders". https://bit.ly/2mQ2pTv. Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM); y Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Oct 2019.
  • Organization of "2016 IRCOBI Conference". https://goo.gl/8itVfA. International Research council on Biomechanics of Injury (IRCOBI). Malaga (Spain). Sep 2016.

External Relevant Positions

  • Editor at "Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. Special Issue "Understanding Age and Sex-Related Differences in the Biomechanics of Road Traffic Associated Injuries Through Population Diversity Analyses"" Frontiers Media S.A.. Lausanne (Switzerland). Jan 2021.
  • Member at large, Executive Committee, Board of Directors of AAAM Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM). Chicago (United States of America). Sep 2017 - Today.
  • Editor at "Journal of Healthcare Engineering" Hindawi Ltd.. London (United Kingdom). Jan 2016 - Today.
  • Editor at "Traffic Injury Prevention" Taylor & Francis Inc.. Philadelphia (United States of America). Jan - Sep 2016.
  • Member of Cost Action Management Committee TU1407 European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST). Brussels (Belgium). Jan 2016 - Today.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of AAAM Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM). Chicago (United States of America). Sep 2015 - Today.
  • Editor at "Applied Bionics and Biomechanics" Hindawi Ltd.. London (United Kingdom). Jan 2015 - Mar 2017.
  • Editor at "Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. Biomechanics" Frontiers Editorial. Lausanne (Switzerland). Nov 2014 - Today.
  • Member of IRCOBI Council International Research council on Biomechanics of Injury (IRCOBI). Zurich (Switzerland). Sep 2014 - Today.
  • Member of AAAM Scientific Program Committee Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM). Chicago (United States of America). Oct 2013 - Oct 2019.
  • Member of Editorial Board of the journal «Injury Epidemiology» Springer. London (United Kingdom). Aug 2013 - Today.
  • Member of Editorial Board of the journal «Injury Prevention» BMJ Publishing Group. London (United Kingdom). Jan 2011 - Dec 2020.

Media and Research Dissemination

Fellowships and Awards

  • Best Paper Prize on «62nd AAAM Annual Scientific Conference - AAAM 2018». Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM). Oct 2019.
  • Elaine Wodzin Young Achiever Award. Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM). Oct 2019.

Other Activities

  • Organization of "1ª Edición Curso técnico avanzado en sistemas de retención infantil". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Mar - May 2020.
  • Organization of "7th International Avance Course on Injury Biomechanics". Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica. Universidad Pontificia Comillas; University of Virginia. Madrid (Spain). Mar 2019.
  • Reviewer in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Piscataway (United States of America). Jan 2017 - Today.
  • Reviewer in Human Movement Science. Elsevier Science BV. Amsterdam (Netherlands). Jan 2016 - Today.
  • Reviewer in Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering. Springer-Verlag, GmbH. Heidelberg (Germany). Jan 2014 - Today.
  • Reviewer in Gaceta Sanitaria. Sociedad Española de Salud Pública y Administración Sanitaria (SESPAS). Mataró (Spain). Jan 2013 - Today.
  • Reviewer in Journal of Biomechanics. Elsevier SCI Ltd. Oxford (United Kingdom). Jan 2012 - Today.
  • Reviewer in Traffic Injury Prevention. Taylor & Francis Inc.. Philadelphia (United States of America). Jan 2012 - Today.
  • Reviewer in Accident Analysis and Prevention. Pergamon-Elsevier SCI Ltd. Oxford (United Kingdom). Jan 2012 - Today.
  • Reviewer in Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Troy (United States of America). Jan 2009 - Today.
  • Reviewer in Injury Prevention. BMJ Publishing Group. London (United Kingdom). Jan 2008 - Today.

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