Research and Consulting Engineer specializing in accident reconstruction and analysis. Consulting activities include the engineering analysis, reconstruction, and computer simulation of automobile collisions, as well as industrial and slip/trip and fall accidents. Activities also include vehicle crash and performance analysis and testing, occupant kinematics analysis as it relates to accident reconstruction, as well as the testing of vehicle components, including seats, door latches, restraint systems and other vehicle safety systems.
Collision Research & Analysis, Inc., Research and Consulting Engineer - 2001 to present. Has participated in the analysis and reconstruction of hundreds of automobile collisions, including single- and multiple-vehicle impacts, rollovers, and pedestrian and bicycle impacts involving passenger cars, motorcycles, buses, and light, medium, and heavy trucks. Additional activites include the computer simulation and reconstruction of vehicle dynamics and occupant kinematics, the documentation and analysis of accident scenes, vehicles, and various vehicle subcomponents, and offering deposition and trial testimony.
Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Consulting/Test Engineer - 1993 to 2001.
Conducted hundreds of full-scale static and dynamic tests on automobiles, as well as automotive and non-automotive components, designed to evaluate the collision performance of safety-related components. Full-scale tests on vehicles included single- and multiple-vehicle impact, sled deceleration, rollover, roof crush, and inverted drop tests. Components analyzed included fuel systems, doors and door latch systems, seat systems (including child safety seats), and restraint systems. Performed various FMVSS standardized testing of automobiles and their components. Documented and analyzed vehicle tests, vehicles, accident scenes, and hundreds of automotive components using still photography, including macro-photography and microscopy.
Conducted hundreds of dynamic aircraft seat development and certification tests. Analyzed occupant kinematics using film analysis techniques. Performed static and dynamic tests on bicycles and race car components to determine compliance with federal and international standards.
Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer in the states of Alabama (#28555), Arizona (#32868), Mississippi (#19634LTD), and Washington (#42151).
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ - 1993
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with Honors - University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ - 1991