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General Specialties:

Accident Reconstruction and Engineering

Specialty Focus:

Mechanical Engineering, Auto Accidents, Accident Biomechanics, Occupational Accidents, Failure Analysis, Computer Simulation, Finite Element Modeling (FEA), Motorcycle Accidents, Truck Accidents, Human Factors, Work Place Accidents, Vehicle Dynamics, Heavy Vehicles, Mechanical Design


PhD, University of California, Davis; MS, University of California, Berkeley

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Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the California State University in Sacramento, CA with 39+ yrs. experience. Professional Registered Mechanical Engineer (PE License, CA). An expert in accident reconstruction using computer simulations of accidents involving vehicles, trucks, motorcycles, biomechanics, occupational, workplace, failure analysis impact forces & industrial accidents. EDR (Event Data Recorder) analysis, patents. EW Experience: Written reports, depositions & trial experience. Specialized training: Vehicle Dynamics and Design, Vehicle Safety & Crash Reconstruction, Accident Biomechanics, Finite Element Modeling in Computer Aided Design, Advanced Mechanical Design and Failure Analysis, CSUS. Motorcycle Accident reconstruction, Northwestern University; EDR Certification, Tech 1, Tech II, EDR Analysis Certification, Collision Safety Institute; Applying Automotive EDR Data to Traffic Crash Reconstruction, SAE Society of Automotive Engineers International; Expert witness training, SEAK Inc.; Advanced Accident Reconstruction Utilizing Human Factors course, Northwestern University; Photogrammetry for Collision Reconstruction, Lightpoint Data. Honors/Awards: Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award, University of California, Davis. Outstanding Research Award, California State University. NASA Faculty Fellow. Chairman of the Technical Committee on Bond Graph Modeling & Simulation. SCS Society for Modeling and Simulation International. Chairman of the ICBGM’2018 International Conference on Bond Graph Modeling & Simulation. International Keynote Speaker in Germany, Italy, France, Belgium, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico. Editor of 12 books & author of 65 technical research papers. Research & Teaching areas: Computer Modeling & Simulation, Vehicle Dynamics & Design, Accident Biomechanics. System Dynamics & Controls, Finite Element Modeling, Multi Body Dynamics, Accident Biomechanics, Failure Analysis, Vibrations, Systems Engineering