Matthew P. Reed

Don B. Chaffin Collegiate Research Professor



2901 Baxter Rd. Rm 421

Ann Arbor, MI 48109


(734) 936-1111

Primary Website

Dr. Reed’s Website



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Research Interests/Areas of Expertise/Responsibilities

Dr. Reed’s research focuses on vehicle safety, engineering anthropometry, and ergonomics. He has conducted research on occupant restraint systems, emphasizing restraint system optimization, crash dummy development, and computational modeling of vehicle occupants. He has developed tools for the ergonomic design of vehicle interiors, including widely used posture prediction and motion simulation algorithms for use with digital human figure models. He has conducted extensive research in engineering anthropometry and modeling of human anatomy. He is an author of more than 300 publications relating to humans in engineered systems. He has conducted research with a wide range of industry and government partners, including extensive work with major auto manufacturers and the U.S. Army.  



Student Engagement

Students interested in working with Dr. Reed should visit his website.

Additional Information

Dr. Reed’s Website

ORCID: 0000-0001-6650-0727

Scopus: 740180023

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