Xin Ye

YeXin Ye
Graduate Research Assistant, Masters Student

Xin Ye was a masters student at the Center for Applied Biomechanics, University of Virginia. Xin obtained his BS in mechanical engineering at Jiangsu University where he conducted simulation work for pedestrian protection and vehicle design of a bonnet-lifter system. His research at CAB focused on lower extremity injury risk analysis, lower extremity injury mechanism investigation, and the evaluation of knee airbag performance in vehicle motor crashes.

Xin graduated from UVa on August 14th, 2015 after defending his Master’s thesis entitled “Driver Lower Extremity Response and Injury with Knee Airbag Deployment.” After graduation Xin moved to North Carolina to pursue a PhD degree at the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest Center for Injury Biomechanics.




  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Virginia, USA
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Jiangsu University, China


Research Interests

  • Biomechanics of Lower Extremity Injury
  • Automobile Safety and Counter-Measure Evaluation
  • Finite Element Modeling
  • Statistical Analysis and Data Mining


Other Interests

  • Music, Basketball, Running


Selected Publications

  • Case Series Analysis of Hind-foot Injuries Sustained by Drivers in Motor Vehicle Crashes, 2014, Proceedings of International Conference of Crashworthiness, Kuching, Malaysia.
  • Driver Lower Extremity Response to Out of Position Knee Airbag Deployment, 2014, Proceedings of International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury, Berlin, Germany.
  • Longitudinal Trend in Lower Extremity Injuries Sustained in Frontal Motor Vehicle Crashes, 2014, Journal of Accident Analysis and Prevention (Under Peer Review).
  • Evaluation of Methods for Development of Representative Response and Corridors of Biomechanical Data using Mass-Spring-Damper Models, 2013, International Journal of Crashworthiness, 18(6): 633-646.