Christophe Bastien

Christophe Bastien

Christophe Bastien is a Principal Lecturer in Engineering Simulations at Coventry University and holds a PhD in vehicle safety and biomechanics. He led the university’s Mechanical and Automotive Engineering MSc courses and taught Finite Element Analysis and crashworthiness simulations. He is also a chartered engineer from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Christophe has 13 years’ industrial experience in crashworthiness, testing and computer simulation. During this time, he has successfully led the design, testing and computational analysis of the Jaguar ‘X-Type’ for interior head injuries (FMVSS201), as well as the development and analysis of the first pedestrian deployable pyrotechnic bonnet for the Jaguar ‘XK’. Later on, during his employment at Corus Automotive, he developed further static pedestrian bonnet technologies, as well as engineered, analyzed and tested highway crash barriers for high speed vehicle containment. He joined Coventry University in 2007 and started his research in vehicle lightweighting optimisation, which included the design work for Jaguar and Land Rover (JLR) in the Premium Lightweight Architecture for Carbon Efficient Seating (PLACES) project, the optimisation of lightweight electric vehicle architectures for the £29m Low Carbon Vehicle Technology Project (LCVTP) and the multi-disciplinary / multiphysics optimisation of Virtual Exhaust Systems (VexPro). Christophe Bastien is a member of the Coventry University’s Mobility & Transport Research Centre, where he is focusing on Automotive Safety, Lightweighting, Optimisation and Human Trauma Predictions. He holds 19 patents in the field of safety engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Coventry University, UK


Authors: Jesper Christensen & Christophe Bastien Release Date: 11 Dec 2015
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