L. Daniel Metz, PhD Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Metz Engineering and Racing, LLC
  • Phone: 217-351-6070
  • Cell: 217-351-6070
  • Fax: n/a
  • Website: www.metzengandracing.com
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Accident Reconstruction and Automotive Engineering

Specialty Focus: vehicle dynamics, human factors, vehicle aerodynamics, vehicle handling and control, computer-based accident reconstruction

Education: B.S. in mechanical engineering, University of Cincinnati; M.S. in mechanical engineering, University of Detroit; PhD in mechanical engineering, Cornell University

Years in Practice: 50

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 10


Additional Information

Past Clients have included nearly every manufacturer, insurance company and racing organization in the World. Past Clients include the Illinois State Police, Indiana State Police, California Highway Patrol, Wisconsin State Patrol, The City of Chicago, the Illinois, California, Wisconsin & Michigan Departments of Transportation (IDOT, CALTRANS, MDOT, WDOT), The County of Los Angeles, the U.S. Department of Justice, The Transportation Research Board, The National Academy of Engineering, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (CART), Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Team Green Racing, Inc., the Indy Racing League (IRL), the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), General Motors, Corp., Ford Motor Co., Daimler-Chrysler, Toyota Motor Co., Yamaha Motor Corporation USA, ITT Automotive, Continental-General Tire and many racing teams. Developer & Instructor of 3-day seminar in Automobile Vehicle Dynamics presented by the Society of Automotive Engineers; instructor in vehicle dynamics for Engineering Dynamics Corporation (EDC); design consultant for the design of the Walt Disney World IRL oval track and the Grand Prix of the United States track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Fellow, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)