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Robert N. Anderson, PhD, PE, PI RNA Consulting, Inc.

Los Altos Hills, California
Metallurgy Expert Witness, Failure Analysis Expert Witness - Metallurgy, Materials, Failure Analysis, Engineering, Sciences, Accident Analysis, Thermodynamics, Corrosion, Design Failures, Asbestos, Industrial, Welds, Medical Device Failures, Electrical Fire Source, Firearms, Ballistics, Metals, Composites, Polymers, Wood, Ceramics, Building Materials, Pipes.
Dr. Anderson is president of RNA Consulting, Inc., a forensic engineering consulting corporation that specializes in materials and metallurgical engineering and sciences. Dr. Anderson is a testifying expert in materials and metallurgical engineering, with 35+ years of experience serving courts in the U.S. and Canada. His specialties include failure analysis, corrosion, thermodynamics, engineering design failure, electrical fires, ballistics, and accident analysis. His expertise is the analysis of the behavior of materials, such as metals, plastics, glass, wood, and ceramics, in their related environments. Case areas include: • Failure of materials - metals, wood, glass, ceramic, rubber, composites, plastics. • Systems and product design failure analysis, and reliability evaluation. • Investigations involving paint, adhesives, chemicals, and asbestos. • Failures due to construction accidents or building materials failures including system design, materials selection, m...

Herbert H. DeFriez, P.E. Innovative Design Eng. Inc.

Carpinteria, California
Engineering Expert Witness, Failure Analysis Expert Witness - Corrosion evaluation, Environmental testing, Industrial Hygiene, Origin & cause investigations, Construction defects, Instrument design, Test Equip. manufacturing, Patent assistance, Design of eng. experiments, Effective expert testimony
Mr. DeFriez is president of IDE, Inc. a company that developed testing equipment. He also consults in corrosion and engineering failures as a court tested expert witness. He has a Cal P.E. in corrosion (CR462) His most noticeable attribute is his ability to connect diverse data to reveal causes of failure not anticipated through normal thinking. Since this is simply the scientific method, he evaluates the raw failure data, researches and applies the collected facts to the problem and devises a cause that matches the available information. Typically, he then experimentally reproduces the failure, thus removing need for “expert opinion”, allowing the collected test data alone to prove his case. Case areas include: • Plating, painting, coatin...

Scott Friesen, P.E. Ivey Engineering, Inc.

San Diego, California
Engineering Expert Witness, Plumbing Expert Witness - HVAC, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, piping, fire sprinkler, fire alarms, defects, claims, injury, mechanical, design, construction, energy management, HVAC, design, plumbing design, construction defects, design errors, failure analysis, design, fire suppression, life safety.
Ivey Engineering, Inc. (IEI) is an HVAC, plumbing, process piping, fire sprinkler and energy management consulting firm. The firm performs design work, forensic analysis, expert witness consulting, product liability, and construction claims consulting. The staff is comprised of professional engineers, former construction executives and service and repair professionals. We are licensed engineers and licensed contractors. We know what it takes to design, bid and construct projects. Contact Rush Porter, Director of Business Development, for information.

Christopher A. Gayner, MSME Expert Reconstruction Company LLC

Santa Barbara, California
Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness, Biomechanics Expert Witness - Human Factors, Occupant Dynamics, Automotive Safety, Seat Belts, Airbags, Failure Analysis, Restraint Systems, Crashworthiness, Collision Analysis, Accident Causation, Accident Avoidance, Transportation, Crash Data Retrieval, Total Station Surveys, Animation, Simulation, Transportation, Vehicle
Expert Reconstruction Company LLC offers complete traffic accident reconstruction consulting and expert witness services. We provide high quality scientifically based accident analyses to the litigation community on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants throughout California and the United States. We consult on matters involving automobiles, trucks, tractor-trailers, buses, trains, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians. We are retained for both civil and criminal matters. Our loyal client base banks on our 30 years of professional experience to address a wide variety of technical accident issues. CEO and Senior Engineer, Christopher Gayner, holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and he is an ACTAR certified accident reconstructionist. Please Call 888-687-1334 for an initial consultation.

Jose J. Granda, PhD, PE Cadsim Engineering

Sacramento, California
Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - 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
Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the California State University in Sacramento, CA with 35+ 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...

Geoffrey Hichborn, Sr., PE Building Forensics International

Anaheim, California
Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Concrete, Foundations, Civil, Failure Analysis, Forensics, Experts, Building, Materials, Cement
Forensic investigations of concrete work and concrete products, concrete, cement and related materials evaluation, repair recommendations, construction observation, public works/residential/commercial/industrial, specially designed tests of distressed materials

Anthony G Micale, Aerospace Engineer, BSME, MBA Micale Partners

Solvang, California
Aviation & Aerospace Expert Witness, Automotive Expert Witness - Aerospace Engineer, Aircraft Engineer, Failure Investigation, Failure Analysis, Aircraft Safety Risk Assessment, Flight controls systems design, Human Factors, Hazardous Operations, DOD Secret Top Secret eligible, Space Vehicle Design, Fact Finding Event Reconstruction, Throttle Control, ABS
Anthony Micale brings over 32 years of aerospace and automotive engineering experience, including rigorous failure analysis. He is part of the Micale Partners expert witness team. He is currently employed at a Federally Funded Research and Development Corporation where he contributes to US space flight mission assurance. He has specialized in aerospace design and operation of flight and space vehicles with an emphasis on flight safety and mission assurance. Anthony is a past technical leader of an aircraft accident and incident investigation board comprised of engineers, pilots and legal counsel for a major commercial aircraft manufacturer. In this role he has studied, understood, created reports and defined design changes to resolve aircraft safety issues. Over his career he has conducted numerous analyses for root cause to determine failures attributed to design flaws, human error, human workload, improper manufacturing and inadequate maintenance. He has designed aircraft sys...

T. Kim Parnell, PhD, PE Parnell Engineering & Consulting (PEC)

Sunnyvale, California
Medical Devices Expert Witness, Intellectual Property Expert Witness - Mechanical Engineering, Forensic, Medical Device, Nitinol, Biomedical, Patent, IP, Consumer Product, Failure Analysis, Fracture, Fatigue, Truck Rollover, Crashworthiness, Finite Element, FEA, Reliability, Smart Phone, Composite, Pressure Vessel, Piping, Equipment, \Machinery, Personal Injury, Food Processing
T. Kim Parnell, PhD, PE is Principal & Founder of Parnell Engineering & Consulting (PEC). Dr. Parnell holds PhD and MSME degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, a BES from Georgia Tech, and is a registered Professional Mechanical Engineer (PE) in the State of California. He is an ASME Fellow, an IEEE Senior Member, and a Member of ASM and SAE. Dr. Parnell was 2011 Chair of the IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section (IEEE-SCV) (over 12,000 members) and Past-Chair/Board Member of the IEEE Consultants' Network (IEEE-CNSV). Dr. Parnell brings both breadth and depth of experience to clients. He has over 34 years of professional consulting experience, has taught both graduate and undergraduate University classes (Visiting Professor at Stanford University & Adjunct Professor at Santa Clara University), and has also worked in industry. His industrial positions include sectors such as software, hardware, medical devices, and telecommunications equipment. Dr.Parnell has ext...

Joseph Quinn, M.S., P.E. Materials FACT

Los Angeles, California
Failure Analysis Expert Witness, Metallurgy Expert Witness - Automobile Components, Aircraft/Aerospace Components, Fasteners, Equipment & Machinery, Handheld Tools, Fire Sprinkler Systems, Household Appliances & Consumer Products, Plumbing Pipe & Valve Leaks, Fracture Surface Analysis, Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Corrosion/Environmental interaction
Joseph Quinn, M.S., P.E., is a Forensic Metallurgy and Metallurgical Engineering consultant. Mr. Quinn is a Registered Professional Engineer in 5 states and has provided over 1,000 Failure Analysis investigations on metallic and non-metallic (glass, plastic, rubber, and composite) materials or products. Mr. Quinn provides metallurgical and materials consultation, expert witness testimony, and forensic failure analysis for civil litigation with retentions by defendants and plaintiffs. He has received awards in the International Metallographic Contest and has conducted several presentations on metallurgical engineering and failure analysis subjects at universities, ASM meetings, and industry events. He has taught metallurgical engineering course topics in Principals and Applications of Steel Alloy Design at the University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering. He was awarded outstanding graduate, presidents’ list, graduate with distinction, and high honors; his education was focused i...

John J Rohosky, AIA

San Francisco, California
Architecture Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Failure Analysis, Slip, Trip & Fall, Accident Reconstruction, Building Codes, ADA, Construction Defects, Water Intrusion, Cost to Repair, Standard of Care (architects, contractors), Construction Administration, Remedial Construction Documents, Life Safety Issues
Construction litigation consulting; court appearance, testimony and detailed site investigations, remedial cost estimates, detailed reports, deposition and declarations (MSJ), construction scenario reconstruction, damage assessment due to fire, flood, wind or earthquake, visual presentation, models and videos. Construction documents and contract administration services for any remedial work upon request.

Irving U. Ojalvo, ScD, PE Technology Associates, LLC

Stamford, Connecticut
Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness - Accident Reconstruction, Biomechanics, Human Factors, Engineering, Failure Analysis, Warnings & Labels, Slip, Trip, Falls, Safety, Automotive, Forensic Science
We maintain a full staff of mechanical, biomechanical, electrical, and civil engineers, allowing us to handle a large variety of cases for attorneys working for both Plaintiffs and Defendants. Most of our engineers have advanced degrees and are licensed professional engineers. To-date, we have helped over 2,000 attorneys and insurance agents settle or try their cases. Our staff has published hundreds of papers, and remains active in publications in the areas of accident reconstruction and safety. We also have engineering staff members serving on national ANSI standards committees, and several of our engineers are active in safety and accident prevention research.

Gerard J. Rauth, PE Landmark Facilities Group, Inc.

Norwalk, Connecticut
Engineering Expert Witness, Failure Analysis Expert Witness - Air Conditioning, Building Inspections, Building Code Analysis, Design Errors & Omissions, Damage Assessments, Fire Suppression Detection & Alarm, HVAC, Heating, Indoor Air Quality, Insurance Investigations, Plumbing, Ventilation
Mr. Rauth is a principal of Landmark Facilities Group, Inc., a Professional Engineering corporation in Connecticut. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in both Mechanical and Fire Protection Engineering and is registered in NY, NJ, CT, DE, PA, VT, ME, & NC. He has 25 years of consulting, design and construction administration experience in mechanical, HVAC, plumbing and fire protection systems for commercial, institutional and high end residential buildings. He is the author of system assessment, failure analysis and damage assessment investigation reports for property owners and insurance companies. He was a member of the NYC Department of Buildings Fire Protection Systems Technical Committee, writing the fire protection section (Chapter 9) of the 2014 NYC Building Code. He has a MS in Fire Protection Engineering with an emphasis in performance based design, forensic engineering, failure analysis, and fire origin and cause investigations using NFPA 921 – Guide for Fire and Explo...

Gregory J Cahanin, CP Cahanin Fire & Code Consultingflorfl

St. Petersburg, Florida
Fire Expert Witness, Failure Analysis Expert Witness - Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems, Fire Sprinkler System Failure, CPVC sprinkler pipe failure, Fire Walls, Life Safety Egress, Fire Codes, Fire Hazard Analysis, Explosion Analysis and Cause, Fire Alarms, Walking Surface Slip Trip & Fall, Fire Origin and Cause Investigation, Fire Construction Defects
Fire expert witness performing origin and cause investigations nationally. Gregory J. Cahanin meets the professional qualifications of NFPA 1033, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator as documented in a Florida declaratory statement held by no other fire expert in the state. Investigations include the Station Nightclub Fire in 2003 with 100 fatalities. In Wyatt v. Security Alarms Co., Inc. key testimony on the failure of a Viking automatic fire sprinkler established a product liability that resulted in a $1.4M dollar jury award for Wyatt in Oklahoma. Specialty areas of forensic expertise include kitchen fire suppression systems, fire sprinklers, and fire alarm failures. Fire and Building Code construction defect findings are supported by 40 years of working with national codes and standards. Gregory Cahanin also performs code compliance and development for property owners and manufacturers. At the National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA, Mr. Ca...

Adam K Aleksander, PhD, PE, CSP Aleksander & Associates P.A.

Boise, Idaho
Human Factors Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness - Warnings, Labels, Reconstruction, Visibility, Failure Analysis, Forensic Engineering, Defects, Photogrammetry, Metallurgy, Human Factors, Ergonomics, Construction, OSHA, Safety Engineering, Product Liability, Equipment Failures, Industrial Accidents, Power Utility Accidents, Insurance Claims
Specific Cases: 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, b...

Kenneth H Brown, PhD KHB CONSULTING SERVICES

Evanston, Illinois
Premises Liability Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness - Paint & Coatings, Chemicals & Chemistry, Household Chemical Products, Hazardous Materials, Labels & Warnings, Aerosols & Spray Products, Laboratory Testing & Analysis, Accident Reconstruction, Failure Analysis, Intellectual Property, Chemical Exposure, Chemical Fires & Explosions, Chemical Accidents
Dr. Brown is an experienced expert witness that provides file review, research, site visits, evidence gathering, failure analysis, laboratory testing & analysis, verbal reports, written reports of opinion, testifying at deposition, and testifying at trial. We act as your translator of technical jargon into easy-to-understand language for attorney and juries. Dr. Brown has published in the fields of organic chemistry, polymers, resins, paint & coatings and ultraviolet light curing of coatings; he also has several patents in these fields. Dr. Brown is a former Assistant Professor, Instructor and Adjunct Faculty Member at Loyola University, Roosevelt University and Elmhurst College.

Timothy J Dickson, PE, SE Dickson-Schaefer, Ltd.

Indianapolis, Indiana
Engineering Expert Witness, Failure Analysis Expert Witness - Construction defects, water infiltration, storm damage, fire damage, explosion damage, structural collapse, failure of temporary shoring, construction site accidents, roofing failure, windows, handrail failures, masonry, concrete, steel, failure analysis, façade failure
I strive to perform impartial forensic investigations in an efficient manner to help my Clients assess their issue. I prepare concise written reports that provide a solid understanding of the technical aspects of the issue so my Client can make informed decisions. My expert witness experience includes cases dealing with issues such as defective construction, water infiltration, storm/fire/explosion damage assessment, structural collapse, failure of temporary shoring, construction site accidents, roofing failure, improper design and manfacture of windows and handrail failures.

Mari S Truman, MS, PE OrthoBioMech LLC

Warsaw, Indiana
Biomechanics Expert Witness, Medical Devices Expert Witness - Occupant Motion, Injury Biomechanics, Orthopedics, Medical Product Liability, Duties of Manufacturer, Design, Testing, Manufacturing, Warnings, Instructions for Use, Injury Event Reconstruction, Failure Analysis, Injury Pattern, Soft Tissue Injury, Low Speed Collisions, Falls, Impacts, Sports
Licensed Professional Engineer Medical Device Design & Development  38+ years orthopaedic device development  12 patents Testified in State and Federal Courts , Injury Biomechanics and Medical Device Litigation  20+ trials  100+ depositions 38 years of experience in the biomechanics and orthopedics fields, 16 years forensic case analyses. I routinely deal with forces that are applied to the human body during many activities, including impact and injury scenarios. To assure the safety and efficacy of new medical devices, we define clinically relevant performance requirements for their installation and use, and then test to define the product specific performance characteristics. The physical principles and methods used in orthopedic biomechanics are the same as those used to reconstruct injury events. I am familiar with forces and loads applied to the hips, knees, wrist, shoulder, head, neck, lower back and skeleton in many typical activities, including sitting, walking, jumpin...

Jeffrey Gladstone, PhD, PE Gladstone Engineering, Inc.

Sioux Center, Iowa
Failure Analysis Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Finite element analysis (FEA), materials, failed hardware, metals, composites, rubber, elastomers, adhesives, marine, sporting goods, industrial products, defense, rockets, aerospace, spacecraft, mechanical structures, pressure vessels, joints, vibration, stress, metal fatigue, collapse, metallurgy
Award winning specialist in structural design development and failure analysis using finite element analysis (FEA). FEA is a computer-aided engineering tool which provides a powerful means to determine why a component or piece of hardware bent, broke, collapsed or otherwise failed. FEA also allows one to virtually stress test a component of a design without need of a physical prototype. 30 years of hands-on experience as a rocket scientist working with NASA on deep space probes, on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo and on the Atlas V Solid Rocket Booster. Inventor of patented rocket component. Experience working with structures made from metals and non-metallics including composites, elastomers, and adhesives. Projects have involved aerospace hardware as well as the development of industrial, marine, electronics, and sporting goods products. Experienced public speaker.

Brian K Bramel, SE, PE, Ph.D. Bramel Engineering

Tracys Landing, Maryland
Structural Engineering Expert Witness, Construction Defects Expert Witness - Construction, construction site safety, concrete, open web joist, light gage steel, underpinning, mechanical engineering, product defects, failure analysis, finite elements, design build
Dr. Bramel has over 30 years of broad Engineering experience in all aspects of the construction process: from design through construction and service. Dr. Bramel has effectively served as an Expert Witness and a litigation advisor on hundreds of cases in the past 10 years. He has advised in Construction Defect, Building and Material Failures, Product Liability, Personal Injury, Construction Work Site Injuries, Multi-Employer Worksite Matters, as well as building code compliance and insurance claims throughout the mid-Atlantic region. His expertise in Civil, Mechanical, and Structural Engineering allows a broad perspective of potential matters beyond the traditional Engineering solutions. Dr. Bramel is a practicing Licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and Delaware, a practicing Licensed Structural Engineer in Washington, D.C., and a Model PE NCEES record holder. He is a current member of the New York City Building Code R...

Thomas Bowman, PE Bowman Engineering, Inc.

Greenfield, Massachusetts
HVAC Expert Witness, Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness - Mechanical, HVAC, Heating, Plumbing, Building Systems, Failure Analysis, Forensic Engineering, Arbitrator, Energy, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Nuclear
Licensed Professional Engineer: MA, CT, RI, ME, NH, VT, PA. U.S. Patent: 7,631,820 B2 Experienced Arbitrator for FINRA and Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. Provided Forensic Engineering Services on hundreds of cases with a specific focus in the areas of Building Systems and Equipment, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Failure Analysis of Mechanical Systems and Components, Failure Modes & Effects Analysis, Energy Systems, Industrial Process Systems. Substantial experience in the Design and Manufacturing of Mechanical Systems and Components. Design and Operation of Energy Systems and Power Plants, including Nuclear, Fossil and Renewable Energy. Also provide services in the areas of Project Management and Construction Administration for the entire duration of a project or on an interim basis, or for the purposes of Claim Damage Mitigation. Detailed knowledge of Construction Management Processes and Organizational Structure.

Steven W Opolski, MS Atlantic Engineering, Inc.

Ipswich, Massachusetts
Medical Devices Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Stent, Septal Occluder, Medical Devices, Vena Cava, Filter, heart, brain, colon, valve, mitral valve, finite element, FEA, AAA, disposables, nitinol, expert, percutaneous, inventor, failure analysis, surgical instrument, clip, aneurysm clip, stroke, ASTM, cable, strain relief, balloon, wire, EVAR

Robert P. Schifiliti, P.E., FSFPE R.P. Schifiliti Associates, Inc.

Reading, Massachusetts
Fire Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Fire, Smoke & Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detection, Alarms & Signaling Systems, Fire Protection Engineering, Life Safety, Failure Analysis, Fire Prevention, Litigation Support, Audibility, Central Station Reporting, Building & Fire Codes, NFPA Codes & Standards, Inspection, Testing, Maintenance.
Robert P. Schifiliti, P.E., FSFPE, is a licensed fire protection engineer, holds a Master of Science degree in Fire Protection Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and is Board Certified in Forensic Engineering by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE). He has worked in fire protection and prevention since 1979 and has developed expertise and focused his international practice on the design, analysis, and forensic investigation of fire detection, alarm, and signaling systems. Practice areas include: Fire investigation and failure analysis of fire protection systems; Analysis of existing or proposed buildings, sites and systems; Fire protection and prevention educational seminars and programs; Planning and design of fire prevention and protection systems and Emergency Communications Systems. Mr. Schifiliti is a current member and past chair (2006 – 2016) of the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code (NFPA 72) Signaling Systems for the Protection of Life and P...

Stephen A. Batzer, PhD, PE Batzer Engineering

Fife Lake, Michigan
Intellectual Property Expert Witness, Failure Analysis Expert Witness - Intellectual property, patent infringement, forensic engineering, material failure analysis, mechanical technology, manufacturing, product liability, firearms, expert witness standard of care.
Retired Lieutenant Colonel, US Army. Adjunct professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Arkansas. 65+ Peer reviewed publications. Dr. Batzer has given short courses and invited lectures at universities, private companies and internationally.

Robert E. Burnham, PE Burnham Engineering Associates, LLC

Lathrup Village, Michigan
Engineering Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness - Failure Analysis, Automotive Design Analysis, Hazard Communication, OSHA Compliance/Industry Standards, Warning Labels, Machine Guarding, Safety of Robotic Installations, Stamping Presses, Injection Molding Presses, Backhoes and Loaders, Industrial Accidents, Industrial and Appliance Fluid Leaks
Robert Burnham, MSE, PE, has 30+ yrs. experience in engineering analysis supporting more than 200 litigation cases. State Licensed Professional Engineer since 1980. Product Design senior engineer and senior manager for design and test of automotive body, electrical, and mechanical components and complete vehicles. In-plant quality manager, Senior Manufacturing Engineer and in-plant Senior Engineer of Manufacturing Process Analysis, including metal stamping presses, assembly processing and robotic welding equipment, injection molding presses, and plastic mold designs. 11 patents. 27 years Adjunct Professor in Manufacturing Engineering, Schoolcraft College. Investigation of mechanical design defects, product and design failure analysis, patent disputes, products liability, product defects. Vice President of Design and Manufacturing Engineering for 3 major corporations. Analysis of machine guarding provisions, operator safeguarding, OSHA compliance, compliance with industry-st...

Bradley T Cook, PE J.M. Miller Engineering, Inc.

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Automotive Expert Witness, Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness - Auto Accident, Accident Causation, Automotive Safety, Black Box Technology, Car Accident, Collision Analysis, Crash Data Retrieval, Failure Analysis, Forensic Engineering, Human Factors, Motorcycle, Occupational Safety, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Safety Engineering, Slip, Trip & Fall
Bradley is a registered professional engineer and consultant with extensive experience in accident reconstruction. He specializes in vehicular accident reconstruction and has investigated hundreds of vehicle accidents involving cars, trucks, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcycles, etc. The investigations have involved issues of nighttime visibility, downloading of crash data (black box data), reaction time, and blind spots. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Engineering with a concentration in Biomedical from Purdue University. Bradley has recently co-authored a chapter titled Occupational Health and Safety Management in the Handbook of Human Factors & Ergonomics. He is also currently a committee member of the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Standards Technical Panel (STP) 2201: Engine, Generator Requirements and the ASTM Technical Committee E58 on Forensic Engineering. Br...

Andrew C Kolbert, PhD, MTM Avomeen Analytical Services

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Chemistry & Chemicals Expert Witness, Laboratories & Testing Expert Witness - Patent Infringement, Pharmaceuticals, Failure Analysis, Deformulation, Contaminant Analysis, Analytical Chemistry, Polymers, Supplements, Cosmetics, Material Characterization, Environmental, Intellectual Property

David M Hallman, MS, PE Hallman Engineering LLC

Maple Grove, Minnesota
Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness, Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness - Automotive, Vehicle Fires, Crash Data, Failure Analysis, Water Loss, Metallurgy, Origin and Cause, Vehicle Mechanical, Farm Equipment, Expert Witness, CDR, EDR
David Hallman is a Licensed Professional Engineer in six states and has over twenty five years combined experience in materials research, mechanical engineering and design, crash testing research and crash investigation / reconstruction, vehicle fire research and investigation, automotive mechanics and forensic mechanical and materials investigation . He holds degrees in mechanical engineering and materials science. His extensive hands-on experience as a mechanic coupled with his two degrees makes him ideally suited for all types of failure investigations. These investigations have included but are not limited to an elevator failure involving materials and design issues, a personal injury involving a paper shredder, multiple cases involving farm equipment and personal injuries, machine guarding cases, chair collapse cases, bolted joint failures, patient lifter failures, vehicle hand control issues, and tipped telehandler and boom crane cases. David's automotive background couple...

Christopher E. Janson, MS, CSP, CHMM Haines, Janson & Associates LLC

St. Louis, Missouri
Safety Expert Witness, Premises Liability Expert Witness - Engineering, Products Liability, Slip, Trip & Fall, Retail Safety, Equipment & Machinery, Human Factors, Slip Resistance, Accident Investigation/Reconstruction, OSHA, Guarding, Failure Analysis, Construction, Industrial & Premises Accidents
Haines, Janson & Associates provides safety and risk management consulting services. Christopher E. Janson, Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP); Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM); Certified User of the English XL slip resistance measuring device (CXLT). Mr. Janson has held safety management positions with several Fortune 500 companies. He has also worked with a variety of firms as a consultant for the insurance industry. Mr. Janson is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

Jay H Daily JHD Product Liability Consulting

Plattsmouth, Nebraska
Products Liability Expert Witness, Industrial Design Expert Witness - Testing, Failure Analysis, Ergonomics, Product Design, Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Premises Liability, Structural Engineering, Warnings and Labels, Slip, Trip & Fall, Metallurgy, Machinery/Equipment
I have 32 years of engineering design experience in multiple industries. I have developed designs for aerospace, consumer products, industrial machinery and products for use in retail environments. Strong manufacturing background and familiarity with all types of manufacturing equipment and processes. These include CNC cutting equipment, roll forming, stamping and progressive dies, Mig, Tig, and high frequency welding, robotics and automated manufacturing processes, assembly, finishing and packaging systems. I have the ability and resources to do physical testing of products, materials, including destructive and non-destructive testing. Strong analytical skills to assess product design and performance empirically and theoretically relative to specific industry standards. I am well versed in safety warnings and labels, and the responsibilities these requirements place on manufacturers of products and equipment.

Thomas W. Caldwell, PE Summit Associates of Bedford, LLC

Bedford, New Hampshire
Metallurgy Expert Witness, Failure Analysis Expert Witness - Design Defects, Material Selection, Engineering, Manufacturing Defects, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Mechanical Failure, Corrosion, Fitness for Use, Equipment Operation, Equipment Maintenance, Trade Secrets
Testifying and consulting expert for both plaintiff and defense counsel. Cases have involved hand tools, recreational and exercise equipment, fire fighting apparatus, rotating machinery, construction hardware, fasteners, joints, piping, tubing, lighting fixtures. 40+ yrs designing, manufacturing and quality assurance of components for consumer & industrial products including safety and performance-critical applications for aircraft, automotive safety systems, medical products, construction machinery, defense arms and munitions. Mr. Caldwell has testified in patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation cases. He has lectured in the USA, Europe and India on manufacturing premium quality metal products. He has published in the areas of batteries, materials selection and materials processing. Licensed Professional Engineer, Ohio. US Patent holder.

David H Darnel, CCE, JD MedProductsLaw, Inc.

Middletown, New York
Medical Devices Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Patient Safety, Medical Devices, Accident Investigations, Failure Analysis, Preventive Maintenance, Biomedical Engineering, Clinical Engineering, , Joint Commission Compliance, Medical Equipment Repair, Surgical Equipment, Patient Monitors, Defibrillators, Anesthesia Machines
30 years in-Hospital, hands-on, experience investigating medical device incidents in academic medical centers. Certified Clinical Engineer consulting in medical equipment management, patient safety, FDA, Joint Commission compliance audits. Perform accident investigations involving patient injuries, equipment defects, maintenance and operator error. Lectured at National Meetings. 20 years teaching experience. Expert Witness.

Barry Formisano Formisano & Associates, Inc.

Gardiner, New York
Failure Analysis Expert Witness, Metallurgy Expert Witness - Weld Failures, Welding Safety, Welding Processes, Weld Inspection and testing, Weld Engineering, Weld Metallurgy, Brazing and soldering, Manufacturing Weld Defects, Weld Structural Fabrication, Pipeline Weld Failures, Welding Codes Compliance, Construction Weld Failures, Welding Consulting
I have been an independent welding consultant since 1992, with 30+ years experience in the welding industry involving research and development and industrial applications of welding procedure qualifications of record, welding procedure specifications, welding fabrication, welder performance qualifications, nondestructive and destructive inspection and testing of welds, and weld failure analysis. As a consulting and testifying expert witness I have been qualified by Courts in several states; and has been retained by both plaintiffs and defendants for lawsuits involving product liability, manufacturing defects, personal injury and code compliance. I hold degrees in Welding Technology, Mathematics and Science, in addition to college level teaching credentials in the field of welding. Previous employment includes positions with the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Laboratory; these positions required a high level security "Q" clearance. I...

Steven Pietropaolo, MS, P.E., CFEI, CFII, FACFEI, CFC, CFPE LGI Forensic Engineering, PC

North White Plains, New York
Engineering Expert Witness, Forensic Science Expert Witness - Forensic Engineering, Explosions, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Product Liability, Fires, Fire Protection, Appliances, Construction, Building Defects, Failure Analysis, Laboratories & Testing, Building Defects, Plumbing
Steven Pietropaolo has a Bachelor Degree of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College. Mr. Pietropaolo is a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of New York, amongst many others. He is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, a Certified Fire Investigator Instructor, a Certified Forensic Consultant and Certified Forensic Professional Engineer. He is a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute. He is Board Certified in Forensic Engineering by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. He has 29 years of hands on engineering experience including electrical, mechanical, materials, safety, human factors, fire protection, and construction. He has knowledge of codes and standards used in construction and industry including building codes and safety codes. He is an expert in investigating and opining on New York State Labor Law cases (§200, §240(1) and §241(6)) involvi...

Thomas A. Zimmerman, FAIA, CCS, NCARB Z2 Architecture, PLLC

Canandaigua, New York
Architecture Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Failure analysis, building forensics, design professional standard of care, construction contract documents

Ryan Wackerly, PE Summit Engineering Group, LLC

Norton, Ohio
Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness, Failure Analysis Expert Witness - Product Liability, Design Review, Fluid Systems, Heat Transfer, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Pumps, Heat Exchangers, Process Piping, Pressure Vessels, Simulation, Steam Systems, Thermal Analysis
I am an experienced professional engineer with a background in product design, manufacturing, reliability, and maintenance. I have expertise in the analysis of thermal and hydraulic systems, through the use of analytical methods including hand calculations, numerical methods, and computer simulations. I am experienced in single phase and two phase fluid systems including pumps, process piping, condensers, heat exchangers, boilers, pressure vessels, separators, and high temperature furnaces. I have experience in experimental testing of two phase flow with a focus on product design and risk mitigation. I engage in problem solving and root cause failure analysis in critical shop floor and in the field scenarios. I provide cross-functional training and mentor engineers to ensure methodologies and requirements are learned and understood. I currently maintain a Department of Energy security clearance, and formerly held a Department of Defense security clearance.

Robert A Durham, PhD, PE THEWAY Labs

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Failure Analysis Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Fire, Engineering Mechanical, Engineering Electrical, Building Inspection, Construction, Electricity, Electronics, Laboratories & Testing, Investigation, Products Liability, Plumbing, Forensic Science

Martine Simard-Normandin, PhD MuAnalysis Inc.

Ottawa, Ontario
Electronics Expert Witness, Failure Analysis Expert Witness - LEDs, Semiconductors, Power Transistors, Gallium Nitride, Semiconductor Lasers, Integrated Circuits, Reverse Engineering, Electronic Packaging, Microelectronics, Device Analysis, Electronic Materials, Materials Analysis
Dr Martine Simard-Normandin has more than 35 years’ experience in semiconductor device analysis with unique expertise in LEDs (light emitting diodes) and other discrete active semiconductor devices. Martine Simard-Normandin founded MuAnalysis Inc. in 2002 where she holds the position of President. Located in Ottawa, MuAnalysis is a laboratory facility offering Reverse Engineering, Failure Analysis, Materials Analysis and Reliability Testing Services to electronics manufacturers as well as the microelectronics and photonics markets. MuAnalysis was acquired by Grafoid in 2015. Martine’s background also includes nearly 20 years at Nortel Networks followed by 2 years at STMicroelectronics where Martine held the position of Manager, Materials and Device Analysis in the Centre for Microanalysis.

Thomas R Shellenbarger, PE, MBA

Erie, Pennsylvania
Products Liability Expert Witness, Equipment & Machinery Expert Witness - NY & PA PE License, Mechanical Engineer, Failure Analysis, Product Liability, Safety Signs/Labels, Control Valves, Valves, Pressure vessels, Piping, Pipe Couplings, Tanks, High Pressure, Elastomers, Composites, Equipment & Machinery, Fluid Leaks, Design & Manufacturing Defects, Patent Infringement.
Mr. Thomas Shellenbarger, PE is an engineering consultant with over 35 years of Mechanical Engineering experience. Licensed Professional Engineer in NY and PA. Services include consulting and expert witness in the following areas: Product Safety Signs and Labels, Guards and Barriers, Mechanical Engineering & Design, Forensic Engineering, Structural Engineering, Materials Engineering, Safety Engineering, Pipeline Safety, Valve Sealing, Hydraulic Components, Pressure Vessels, Tanks, Piping Systems, Pipe Joining, Failure Analysis, Patent Disputes, Product Liability including Failure to Warn, Machinery Defects, Stress & Stability Analysis, Testing, Calculations, Oilfield, Industrial, Construction, Mining, & Power Plant Equipment Failure, Valves including Control, Safety, Relief, Globe, Gate, Ball, Check. Experienced Using Metallic Materials including Carbon and Stainless Steels, Alloy Steels, Aluminum, Titanium, Bronze, Brass, Ductile Iron Types and Grades, Metal Matrix Design and C...

James J Shields, PE J&J Associates

Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness, Equipment & Machinery Expert Witness - Fuels, Piping, Hose, Pumps, Compressors, Storage Tanks, Trucks (Fuel), Boilers, Concrete Handling, Fired Heaters, Controls, Appliances, Explosions, Failure Analysis
BIOGRAPHY ENGINEERING & CONSULTING SERVICES based on over 45 years experience in the design, startup, and trouble-shooting of: piping systems, fluid machinery and auxiliary equipment (pumps, compressors, storage tanks, heat exchangers, filters, separators, valves) instrumentation, & controls in utility and industrial power plants. EXPERT WITNESS Investigations/Reports/Testimony on: Gaseous & Liquid fuels; Fuel Delivery Trucks; Natural Gas & Propane Systems & Storage Tanks ; Residential/Commercial Oil & Gas-fired: Boilers, Furnaces, Heaters; Air Conditioning Plants; Electric Generators; Concrete Pumping Apparatus & Hoses; Domestic & Commercial Appliances. FAILURE ANALYSIS of: Natural Gas/Propane Explosions; Boilers; Furnaces; Hot Water Heaters; Pumps; Piping/Hoses/Plumbing; Automatic Control Devices; Appliances (Gas Ranges, Washers, Dryers, Water Chillers).

Timothy J. McCoy, PhD, PE McCoy Consulting, LLC

Box Elder, South Dakota
Engineering Expert Witness, Maritime Expert Witness - Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, Ship, Boat, Systems Engineering, Control Systems, Electric Power, Propulsion, Shipyard, Shipbuilding, Failure Analysis, Intellectual Property
I provide technical expertise to the marine, naval and power systems industries. With over 33 years experience working in government, industry and academia, my knowledge includes ship design, shipbuilding, power systems, control systems, marine engineering, ship repair, ship operations, program management as well as education and training. I have worked on several shipbuilding programs in various stages from concept level design through detail design and lead ship construction. I am also experienced with technology development from academic research through prototyping, system integration and test, and fleet introduction. I have completed root cause analyses for failed equipment and ship damage events. I served in the US Navy for 22 years and was also on the faculty at MIT where I taught graduate courses in ship design and systems engineering. An honorably discharged disabled veteran, I am Fellow of the IEEE, member of ASNE, SNAME, a Licensed Professional Engineer and have pub...

Roger W. Griffith, P.E. Griffith Engineering & Consulting, Inc.

Jefferson City, Tennessee
Plumbing Expert Witness, HVAC Expert Witness - Plumbing, plumbing systems, plumbing codes, plumbing design, plumbing engineering, piping, hot water systems, scalding, Legionella, fuel gas systems, gas appliances, gas venting, carbon monoxide poisoning, HVAC, HVAC design, fire protection, sprinkler systems, construction defects, failure analysis
Roger W. Griffith, P.E. is a licensed, professional mechanical engineer in 18 states and has over 34 years of experience as a mechanical engineer. . He is the founder and principal of Griffith Engineering & Consulting. His experience includes plumbing, HVAC, and sprinkler system design, forensic analysis, and expert witness consulting. For the past 15 years, Mr. Griffith has provided expert witness services, including deposition and trial testimony. In addition to plumbing, HVAC and sprinkler systems, his areas of specialty include hot water system design, hot water scalding, legionella, and venting of gas appliances as it relates to carbon monoxide poisoning. Mr. Griffith is a Board Certified Diplomate Forensic Engineer (DFE) of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE). Prior to founding Griffith Engineering in 1997, Mr. Griffith worked at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), an electric utility, as a nuclear piping analyst, valve and heat exchanger specialist, ma...

Reza A Mirshams, PhD, PE Materials Engineering Services, LLC

Frisco, Texas
Metallurgy Expert Witness, Failure Analysis Expert Witness - Corrosion, Failure Analysis, Products Defect, Products Liability, Galvanized Steel, Welding, Materials Selection for Design, Forensic Engineering, Accident Investigation, Manufacturing, Tubular Products, Oil and Gas, Pipeline, Vehicle, Construction, Equipment and Machinery, Failure Inspection.
Dr. Reza Mirshams has Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Industrial Metallurgy and Metallurgical Engineering and is a Licensed Professional Engineer with 40 years combined industrial and academic experience. Dr. Mirshams is a tenured full professor in engineering technology and has taught courses in the areas of mechanical metallurgy, manufacturing processes of materials, corrosion, galvanized steel, failure analysis of materials, fatigue, creep, engineering product design and development, materials selection in engineering design, and mechanical behavior and fracture mechanisms. His research interests include mechanical metallurgy, fracture analysis, corrosion assessment and mitigation for construction industry and energy industry, heat treatments of steel, mechanical behavior of materials-microstructure relations, fracture mechanics, fatigue and creep of metals, nano and micro scales properties, and the study of advanced materials for structural applications in design of mechanical systems...

Jahan Rasty, PhD, PE, MBA Real-World Forensic Engineering, LLC

Lubbock, Texas
Engineering Expert Witness, Metallurgy Expert Witness - Failure Analysis, Accident Reconstruction, Slip, Trip & Fall, Products Liability, Human Factors, Intellectual Property, Forensic Science, Fire, Equipment & Machinery, Electricity, Biomechanics, Premises Liability
Jahan Rasty, PhD, PE, MBA is a tenured full professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas Tech University (since 1988) where he also serves as the Director of newly established post-graduate Forensic Engineering Certificate Program, as well as the director of Materials Performance Characterization and Failure Analysis Laboratory. Dr. Rasty is also the founding president of Real-World Forensic Engineering, LLC, which is a boutique-style engineering consulting firm. He is an experienced engineering expert and has successfully testified in more than 250 cases and has conducted over 1,000 engineering investigations in the areas of consumer products and industrial machinery failures involving design, manufacturing and marketing defect issues. Professor Rasty is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas, and holds various forensic certifications in the fields of fire and explosion investigation (CFEI, CFII), as well as vehicle Crash Data Retrieval (CDR). He received his BS,...

Johnie P. Spruiell, P.E. Integrity Forensics and Engineering, LLC

Sanger, Texas
Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness, Forensic Science Expert Witness - Chemistry & Chemicals, Electrical Engineering, Energy, Equipment & Machinery, Failure Analysis, Fire, Laboratories & Testing, Oil and Gas, Products Liability, Product, Plumbing, Leak, Warnings & Labels, Guarding, CSST, Gas Explosions, Natural Gas, Propane, LPG, Forensic Engineering, Expert Witness
LICENSURE: -Texas Professional Engineer License #57023 -Colorado Professional Engineer License #24555 -Alabama Professional Engineer License #35693 -Mississippi Professional Engineer License #17888 EDUCATION: -BSME, University of Texas at Arlington, 1978 AFFILIATIONS: -MEMBER, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) -MEMBER, NCEES - National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying -MEMBER, National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) -MEMBER, Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) -Pi Tau Sigma -Tau Beta Pi PRIMARY AREAS OF EXPERTISE: -Fire and Explosion Analysis Fuel Gas Fires and Explosions Residential, Commercial, Industrial Gas-Fired Equipment and Household Appliances Engineering Assistance for Fire Investigators -General Products and Equipment - Mechanical and Electrical Determination of Cause of Failure and Accidents Evaluation of Safety, Guarding, Warnings Compliance with Standards Analysis/Evaluation - ...

Scott W. Beckwith, PhD BTG Composites, Inc.

Taylorsville, Utah
Failure Analysis Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness - Composite Materials, Plastic Materials, Composite Manufacturing, Composites Design & Analysis, Composites Test Methods, Impact Damage, Environmental Effects, Pressure Vessels, Adhesives/Joining Methods, Sports/Recreating Products, Structural Composites, Failure Criteria
Over 45 years technical experience with composites and plastic materials. Numerous technical publications (325+). Recognized international technology expert. Appointed to US Government, industry committees and professional society advisory boards. Experience in over 40 litigation and insurance cases. International Technical Director of SAMPE (Society for Advance of Material & Process Engineering).

Daniel Foster, PhD, PE Expert Welding Engineering and Inspection

Norfolk, Virginia
Failure Analysis Expert Witness, Metallurgy Expert Witness - Welding Engineering, Weld Failures, Welding Design, Engineering Education, 3D Printing of Metals, Welding Safety, Inspection, Welding Metallurgy, Welding Defects, Welding Fabrication, Polymer Welding, Codes Compliance, Non-Destructive Testing, Manufacturing, Marine, Navy, Aerospace, Military
Dr. Daniel Foster is the Principal Engineer at Expert Welding Engineering and Inspection, where he focuses on welding engineering consulting, inspection, and the training of engineers and technicians. Dr. Foster is an expert in regard to the design, manufacture, testing, and safety associated with welded structures. In addition to Dr. Foster’s significant experience in the field of welding engineering in both academia and industry, Dr. Foster possesses a BS, MS, and PhD in Welding Engineering. Strongly dedicated to his craft, Dr. Foster has earned multiple certifications related to fields of welding engineering and inspection. These certifications include Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), Certified Welding Educator (CWE), and Licensed Professional Engineer (PE), all of which have prepared Dr. Foster exceptionally well to properly analyze failures and other welding problems that are the subject of litigation. Dr. Foster is a former National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NA...

Brandon W. Erickson, PE, SE Erickson Structural Consulting Engineers, PC

Vancouver, Washington
Engineering Expert Witness, Failure Analysis Expert Witness - Structural engineering, Structural forensics, Construction defects evaluation/repair, Structural design errors assessment, Structural code review, Seismic evaluation/upgrades, Building collapse/failures, Structural repair design, Structural condition assessments, Fire & deterioration assessments
Mr. Erickson’s practice focuses upon: forensic investigations of building structures; assessment of structural construction defects and design errors; assessment and remediation design of distressed building structures; structural analyses of existing buildings; evaluation of insurance claims involving structural loss; design of structural renovations and modifications to existing buildings; seismic evaluation and rehabilitation of existing structures. Mr. Erickson also maintains an office in Kihei, Hawaii.

Mark R Webster, PE, MSME, MBA Webster Engineering, LLC

Hubertus, Wisconsin
Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness, Equipment & Machinery Expert Witness - Conveyors and Systems, Elevators, Material Lifts, Industrial Controls, Dynamic Analysis, Animations, Forensic Engineering, Intellectual Property, Freight Lifts, ASME B20.1 Standard, ASME Safety Standards, Equipment and Machinery, Failure Analysis, Hydraulics, Manufacturing, Products Liability
Licensed Professional Engineer with 32 years of experience with conveyors, and a wide range of industrial machinery and control systems. conveyor systems, material handling systems, elevators, material lifts, vertical conveyors, shopping cart conveyors (adjacent to escalators), automated car parking systems, custom engineered machinery and systems. Board Certified Forensic Engineer. Vice Chair of ASME B20.1 Safety Standards for Conveyors and Related Equipment, Vice Chair of ASME Board on Safety Codes and Standards, member of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. Engineering specialties include machine design, dynamic system analysis and animation (multi-body physics, motion analysis), hydraulic lifts and systems, heavy mechanical drives for and lifting and other material handling applications, finite element analysis. Very active in ASME safety codes and standards.
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