Jean Sebastian Giudice Vilar

GiudiceJean Sebastian Giudice Vilar
Graduate Research Assistant, Ph.D. Student | 434.297.8028

Sebastian is a second-year PhD student at UVA’s Center for Applied Biomechanics. As a member of the Computational Team at the CAB, Sebastian is working on developing the pelvis and lower extremities for the 5th percentile female GHBMC Finite Element (FE) model. His other projects involve assessing Achilles tendon injury risk using Shear Wave Elastography as well as using inverse Finite Element methods to create constitutive models for biological tissues. Sebastian’s other research interests include sports injuries and injury mitigation systems.






  • B.S. in Biomedical Engineering – Duke University, ‘14
  • Minor in Neuroscience


Research Interests

  • Lower extremity biomechanics
  • Human body modelling
  • Sports injury
  • Injury mitigation



  • Margaret H. Hines Award – 11th Anual Injury Biomechanics Symposium (Ohio State University, 2015)


Selected Publications

  • Evaluation of the GHBMC 5th Female Pelvis and Lower Extremity (Presentation). 1st GHBMC Users’ Workshop. Detroit, MI. 2016
  • A multi-stage inverse Finite Element method for determining the constitutive model for human heel pad under high rate axial loading (Poster). 11th Annual Injury Biomechanics Symposium. Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. 2015.
  • Evaluation of the NHTSA THOR finite element model (Invited Presentation). The 2015 Society of Automotive Engineering Government/Industry Meeting. Washington, DC. 2014.


Other Interests

  • Watching and playing sports
  • Cooking
  • Photography
  • Music