Dr. Francisco J. Lopez-Valdes is Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Spain). He is the director of MOBIOS, the laboratory of Mobility, Biomechanics and Health Studies of Comillas. Dr. Lopez-Valdes’ research focuses on occupant protection and biomechanics. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Virginia (Center for Applied Biomechanics) and is a former Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow. Dr. Lopez-Valdes is the secretary of the IRCOBI Council and currently serves as President of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM).