Hongnan Lin

Hongnan Lin
Graduate Research Assistant, PhD Student
hl5df@virginia.edu | 434.297.8079

After working in Honda R&D for 1.5 years, Lin decided to pursued his PhD degree and joined the Center for Applied Biomechanics as a PhD student in August in 2016. He is currently working on the project sought to perform an initial evaluation of the usability, stability, and potential injury prediction capabilities for two human body models (GHBMC-M50-O and GHBMC-M50-OS) and the NHTSA THOR FE model in occupant postures that will become more possible with automated vehicles.



  • Wuhan University of Technology, BS
  • University of Florida, MS


Research Interests

  • Computational/Finite Element Modelling
  • Occupant safety in automated vehicles
  • Human body modelling


Selected Publications

  • Bio-fidelity Evaluation of GHBMC M50-OS against Laboratory Sled Tests (IBRC). 2016


Other Interests

  • Tennis, working out, badminton, and travel



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