Adam K Aleksander, PhD, PE, CSP Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

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  • Company: Aleksander & Associates P.A.
  • Phone: 208 321 0200
  • Cell: 208 890 0530
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Human Factors and Products Liability

Keywords/Search Terms:

Mechanical, Industrial, Safety Engineering, Forensic Engineering, Human Factors, Product Liability, Warnings, Labels, Defects, Visibility, Reconstruction, Failure Analysis, OSHA, Construction, Equipment Failures, Industrial Accidents, Power Utility Accidents, Insurance Claims, Photogrammetry,


PhD, Texas A&M University; ME, University of Colorado; BSME, San Jose State University, CA

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Additional Information

Dr. Aleksander has a diversified Engineering background with specific experience (50 years) in Manufacturing, Cost Analysis, Consulting Engineering, Engineering Sales, Project Management, Product Development, Research, Lecturing, and Technical / Litigation Forensic Engineering Investigations of accidents and equipment failures. He has worked extensively in heavy industry (conveyors, biomass boilers, electric utilities) as well as the Forensic Engineering practice. Dr. Aleksander was the founding chair of the ASTM committee E58 on Forensic Engineering. He worked overseas on some 40 occasions in multiple South East Asia locations, and was involved in innovative efforts in international plastics mitigation. His academic credentials (Ph.D. Human Factors and Safety Engineering) bring a solid foundation to issues regarding product liability, warnings, labels, and use, based on a decades of development and research, and standards. This training also compliments Dr. Aleksander's experience in real world industrial environments which assists attorneys in understanding the technical and compliance issues. Although cases involve many different types of mechanical or industrial or consumer equipment or situations, the application of human factors principles provides a sound means of basic analysis, and integration with applicable standards and statutes. Dr. Aleksander is also an active National Ski Patrol Senior member with over 18 years as an instructor, and ski safety advocate, and served as Medical Services Ski Patrol, Vancouver Olympic Games 2010. Specific Forensic Cases and Investigations include: Go cart nip point fatality, washing machine amputation, amputations in punch presses, hydro-pneumatic tank explosion, agricultural truck amputation, airport conveyors, biscuit cutter, amusement rides, water-jet fatality, slips & trips, lead rope snap, exercise machine failures and injuries, document burn injuries, folding chair collapse, concrete anchor system, nail gun injury, prosthesis bolt failure, steam iron electrocution, pool light burn, design of warnings and instructions, ATV rollover, automotive failures and crash related phenomena, measurement of ECDs (TASER®) Farm equipment, failed engines, mining conveyors, power plant systems, belt conveyors, potato processing system, sewer line, tire shredder processing analysis, failed brake die, failed conveyor bearing, RV axle repair failure, trailer suspension system failure, trailer separation, dump truck telescoping cylinder failure, brake system, headlight filament analysis, service station gasoline tank leak, bicycle tube failures, Tub Grinder track defect, hay press system dual amputation, hay press system hydraulic system, Steam Turbine Generator building fire C&O, Heat Exchanger System failure, Potato Piler Hydraulics, Tub Grinder Fire, Highway visibility, night visibility, bicycle accidents, Plant OSHA Safety Analysis, Human Factors and Safety Analysis of Peroxide Facility, Five part plant wide Ergonomics Program, Skier tree hit fatality, ECD Warnings development (TASER®) , ECD Warnings, Dual fatality auto pedestrian crash (criminal). Mining Scoop Backing Fatality, Truck v. Pedestrian collision, Truck v. child collision, Motorcycle visibility crash, Dual fatality pickup into truck crash, Looming and Tau events, Falling loads, construction crushing accident, tank cleanout confined space injury, ladder falls, construction claims, compactor fatality, roof collapse fatality, forklift fatality, Lock Out Tag Out Failure, falling object, 13.8KV Arc Flash, 19.9KV Arc Flash Irrigation Pipe, Truck Backing Crush, Conveyor Belts, Chlorine system, Collapsed Silos, Wartsila Engine Failures, Limestone sorbent, Steam Turbine Generator Failure, Gasifier Failure, Biomass Systems, Farm Construction Electrocution, Log Process Conveyor Fatality, Elevator crush fatality, Ash storage silo implosion, Bucket Truck Lift fatality, Trailer Hitch Fatality, Fuel Oil Screw pumps, Bucket boom fatality.