Jon van Poppel

Jon van Poppel, P.E.

Senior Consultant

Mr. van Poppel has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the state of Texas and is an active member in SAE and ASME. His professional career includes 8 years experience in accident reconstruction, and 15 years experience in automotive restraint systems development and design. He also holds several patents in the field of restraint systems.

Mr. van Poppel has been involved in hundreds of tests, including component tests, sled tests with crash test dummies (ATD’s), and full vehicle crash tests for final product performance verifications and validations. He specializes in the investigation of seatbelt systems, airbag systems, crash reconstruction, rollover events, occupant kinematics, and biodynamics. Other specialties include vehicle dynamics, laboratory testing, and the analysis of dynamic events in general, with FEA or Rigid Body simulation software tools such as LS-Dyna and MADYMO.


  • Human Head and Neck Kinematics after Low Velocity Rear-end Impacts - Understanding Whiplash, SAE Paper, Stapp Conference, November 1995
  • Active Control of Space Structures Using Bonded Piezoelectric Film Actuators, AIAA/AAS Conference, August 1992

Home Office

Texas - Houston

18500 Trails End Road Conroe, TX 77385
  • Phone: (832) 403-2050
  • Fax: (832) 403-2051

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