Karl-Johan Larsson – a new SAFER doctor contributing with knowledge creation about a safe transport system

Jun, 01 2023

Yet another SAFER doctor has successfully defended his thesis; “Human Body Model Morphing for Assessment of Crash Rib Fracture Risk for the Population of Car Occupants”.

Karl-Johan Larsson is an industrial doctoral student from Autoliv and the Division of Vehicle Safety, Department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences at Chalmers University of Technology. His research concerns strengthening the understanding of how injuries occur in car accidents, with particular focus on rib injuries.

Karl-Johan’s work was made possible by the SAFER associated projects Assessment of Passenger Safety in Future Cars and Car Passenger Safety – to the next level, both sponsored by Vinnova within the FFI program. The opponent was Prof. Scott Gayzik,, Wake Forest Center for Injury Biomechanics, US.

We wish Karl-Johan all the best in his future career!

You can read more about Karl-Johan’s research and access the thesis here: