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Dr. Francisco José López Valdés

Current position:
Associate Professor
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Association date:
15/Sep/2017
Location:
AA25. D-317
Phone extension 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 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

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Projects

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Conference Papers

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Invited Conferences and Seminars

  • Conference "Assessing the mechanical response of the cervical spine of the PIPER model" Seminar «Child occupant protection: Latest knowledge and future opportunities». SAFER. Gothenburg (Sweden). May 2024.
  • Round table "Powering the electric ecosystem: batteries, security and digital currency payments" GBO Electric Mobility Day. GBO; Armatura Capital; y Culpass. Madrid (Spain). Jun 2023.
  • Seminar "Injury prevention" 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 "The role of Engineering in post COVID-19 society". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jun 2020.
  • Seminar "Cars and «accidents»: always joined?" X Noche Europea de los Investigadores de Madrid. Fundación madri+d; Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Sep 2019.
  • Round table "Main guidelines of 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.
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Organization of Scientific Meetings

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External Relevant Positions

  • Member of Editorial Board of the journal «Accident Analysis and Prevention» Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd. Oxford (United Kingdom). Oct 2022 - Today.
  • Editor at "Injury Epidemiology" Springer. London (United Kingdom). Jan 2022 - Today.
  • President Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM). Chicago (United States of America). Oct 2021 - Oct 2023.
  • 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 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 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 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 «Injury Epidemiology» journal Springer. London (United Kingdom). Aug 2013 - Jan 2022.
  • Member of Editorial Board of the «Injury Prevention» journal BMJ Publishing Group. London (United Kingdom). Jan 2011 - Dec 2020.
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Media and research dissemination

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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.
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Other Activities

  • Organization of "3rd Edition Advanced technical course in child retention systems". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Sep 2022.
  • Organization of "2nd Edition Advanced technical course in child retention systems". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Oct 2021.
  • Organization of "1st Edition Advanced technical course in child retention systems". 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 Inc. - 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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