Jason S. Kiddy, PhD Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Additional States: Pennsylvania
  • Company: Beacon Scientific
  • Phone: (443) 440-5839
  • Cell: (301) 741-2483
  • Website: www.bcnsci.com
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Mechanical Engineering and Products Liability

Specialty Focus: Intellectual Property, Sensors, Energy, Oil and Gas, Construction, Premise Liability, Hunting Equipment, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Plumbing, Codes and Standards, Pressure Vessels

Education: Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park; M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park; B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park; B.S. Physics, Frostburg State University

Years in Practice: 22


Additional Information

Dr. Kiddy is a principle at Beacon Scientific, LLC, a forensics consulting firm located in Annapolis, Maryland. Dr. Kiddy spent over 15 years in various industries prior to becoming a full-time expert witness. Dr. Kiddy has a broad experience base from which to draw extensive knowledge on a wide variety of topics. Dr. Kiddy's work experience includes the fields of aircraft and helicopter design, marine structures, wind turbines, civil structures, telecommunications and the oil and gas industry. From a product design standpoint, Dr. Kiddy's experience includes all aspects of a product life cycle such as early stage R&D, product development and qualification, manufacturing, quality control, and failure analysis. Dr. Kiddy's also has substantial experience in intellectual property matters ranging from invention disclosures, patent prosecution, and continuing through IP disputes. From a technical perspective, Dr. Kiddy has experience in mechanical design, strength analysis, engineering materials, structural health monitoring, shock and vibrations, optical systems, fiber optics, transducer design, telecommunications, codes and standards, pressure vessels and plumbing systems, sporting and hunting equipment, vehicle damper systems, rotorcraft, unmanned air vehicles, and military systems. As an expert witness, Dr. Kiddy has supported dozens of matters including opining on such topics as product liability, construction defects, premise maintenance and liability (e.g. slips, trips, and falls), and the installation and handling of heavy equipment.