Mechanical Engineering Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of mechanical engineering expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on mechanical engineering and related issues. Mechanical engineering expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, and provide expert witness testimony at deposition and trial. The issues and subjects these mechanical engineering expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Mechanical Engineering, Failure Analysis, Electrical Engineering, Slip Trip & Fall, Construction, Forensic Engineering, Intellectual Property, Manufacturing, Plumbing, Products Liability, Hvac, Premises Liability, Automotive, Design, and Industrial Accidents.

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David Smith, MS, MBA, PE, CSP Alpine Engineering and Design, Inc.

Intellectual Property, Mechanical Engineering - Patents, intellectual property, aerial lift, boom lift, scissor lift, manufacturing equipment, agricultural equipment, oil and gas equipment, refuse equipment, garbage trucks, trailers, conveyors, exercise equipment, safety, consumer products, chairs, seating, furniture.
Experienced mechanical engineer (MS, PE) with six issued patents and multiple patents pending. Award winning inventor. Vice President of Alpine Engineering and Design, Inc., a mechanical engineering consulting company with clients around the United States ranging from individual inventors to Fortune 500 companies. Worked on the development of multiple successful products including among other things: aerial lifts, garbage trucks, trailers, exercise equipment and manufacturing equipment. Graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. Completed a master's of science degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA with an emphasis in product development. Licensed professional engineer (PE) and a certified safety professional in comprehensive practice (CSP). Certified trainer for boom lifts, scissor lifts, rough terrain and counterbalanced forklifts. Over 10 years experience in product development, patents, safe equipment design, and design safety reviews. Exper...

Lamar T. Hawkins, PE, JD PEG, Inc.

Birmingham, Alabama
Engineering, Premises Liability - Civil Engineering, Fall Protection, Construction, Analysis, Industrial Safety including OSHA and NFPA. See www.peginc.biz for Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geo technical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering.
PEG, Inc. offers consultation and expert testimony in many specialized areas, such as the following: Accident Reconstruction & Investigations Building Codes Concrete Failures Construction & Environmental Construction Equipment Accidents Construction Safety & Related Codes Cooling Towers & Hydraulics Electrical Engineering Excavation, Blasting & Trenching Exhibit Reconstruction & Investigations Fall Protection Highway & Transportation Problems Mechanical Engineering Metallurgy & Welding / Failure Studies OSHA Issues Paints, Coatings & Lead Abatement Premise Liability Product Failure & Liability Issues Safety Issues (Construction, Industrial & Product) Slips, Trips & Falls Software Engineering Studies Structural Steel & Building Failure Studies

Timothy C Behrens, PE, DFE, CFI, CFEI, CVFI Charles Taylor Engineering Technical Services

Phoenix, Arizona
Mechanical Engineering, Failure Analysis - Accident Reconstruction, Failure Analysis, Fire, Explosions, Plumbing, Premises Liability, Slip-Trip & Fall, Bicycle, Motorcycle, Products Liability, Transportation, Recreational Vehicles, Heavy Equipment, Industrial Equipment & Machinery
Mr. Behrens has 40 years of experience in mechanical engineering, with the last 36 years primarily devoted to failure analysis and forensic engineering. His forensic engineering practice is diverse and has included conducting over a thousand engineering investigations involving a wide range of fires, explosions, accidents, and product failures. Mr. Behrens has conducted hundreds of full-scale vehicle crash, fire and component-level tests, which has provided a practical basis for his extensive knowledge and expertise in the analysis of automotive fires, failures and accidents. Mr. Behrens also has expertise in fire and failure analysis involving appliances, plumbing systems, fire sprinkler systems, HVAC, and commercial/industrial equipment. In addition, Mr. Behrens provides engineering expert evaluations for slip/trip & fall accidents and premises liability issues. He also has some experience in the investigation of water intrusion, foundation and roof damage on commercial an...

Justin Hall, MAS, PE Hall Engineering Group, Ltd

Little Rock, Arkansas
Engineering, Construction Defects - Civil Engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering, construction, construction fault, forensic engineering, structural failure, structural inspection. Licensed in AR, TX, OK, MO, KS, MS.
Expert consultant/witness in over 50 cases with trial experience across the South including AR, MO, OK, TX, TN, LA and MS. Justin Hall, PE is a licensed professional engineer providing a broad range of services in forensic engineering to insurance companies and law firms, construction, energy, mining, and technology, engineering and architectural firms, governmental and educational institutions, property owners, builders and individuals. With over 20 years of experience in engineering and forensic consulting, design, construction assessments, international codes and research, Justin Hall, PE has provided clients with structural analysis and design, condition assessment, damage investigations, failure analysis, construction consulting & management, and expert testimony. States include Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi. SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE - Engineering & Construction Forensics — Expert Consulting/Witness; Structural; Insurance...

John H Hamilton, MSME PE

MOUNTAINBURG, Arkansas
Mechanical Engineering, Safety - Guarding, plastics processing equipment, lockout-tagout (LOTO), intellectual property, Industrial accidents, agricultural accidents, on product warnings, machine design, pumping-piping systems,
Mr. Hamilton, is a professional engineer and a full-time faculty member of the University of Arkansas. In this this faculty position he is responsible for teaching undergraduate mechanical engineering courses. Previously Mr. Hamilton worked as a full-time consulting engineer assisting professionals in both industry and the legal community by serving as a consultant and as an expert witness. As an expert, Mr. Hamilton has evaluated hundreds of consumer, industrial and agricultural incidents related to safety, machine guarding and mechanical engineering. He has worked in industry as a manufacturing and plant engineer and has been responsible for the safety of an industrial plant with over 300 employees, where he designed guards and worked extensively with plastic injection molding machines amongst many other industrial safety responsibilities. Mr. Hamilton is devoted to educating the next generation of engineers. He has developed and teaches a senior level Mechanical Engineering co...

MARTIN M BALABAN, PhD, PE AR TECH

Encino, California
Accident Reconstruction, Premises Liability - Biomechanics, Building Codes, Construction & Industrial Accidents, Failure Analysis, Human Factors, Mechanical Engineering, OSHA, Products Liability, Safety, Slip Trip & Fall, Vehicle collisions
Vehicular:
 all vehicle types, multi-vehicle, bicycles, pedestrians, skidmark analysis. damage-matching, occupant biomechanics. visibility & line-of-sight analysis, traffic signal phasing, vehicular component defects, seatbelts. Premises Liability: Code Compliance, Slip, trip, floor friction testing, stairway & ramp accidents, glass injuries, guardrails; illumination issues; manual & electronic gates, door closing mechanisms, falling objects, structural failures. Occupancies include single- and multi-family residences, retail stores, office buildings, garages, sidewalks, parks and other public access. Industrial & Construction accidents: Walking-working surfaces including ramps, hoisting & conveying, powered lifts, work platforms, forklifts, construction vehicles, materials handling & storage, machine guarding, ladders, scaffolding, trenching & shoring, Cal-OSHA compliance, lockout/tagout, IIPP analysis, human factors & ergonomics issues. Products Liability: Liability regard...

Jose J. Granda, PhD, PE Cadsim Engineering

Sacramento, California
Accident Reconstruction, Engineering - Mechanical Engineering, Auto Accidents, Accident Biomechanics, EDR download, analysis, including TESLA, Work Place Accidents, Heavy Vehicles, Motorcycles, Pedestrians, Bicycles, Failure Analysis, Computer Models, Simulations, Finite Element Modeling (FEA), Human Factors, Vehicle Dynamics and Design.
QUALIFICATIONS; 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, heavy vehicles, motorcycles, biomechanics, pedestrians, bicycles, occupational, workplace, failure analysis impact forces, industrial accidents. EDR (Event Data Recorder) analysis including TESLA vehicles, patents. EXPERT WITNESS 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 Da...

Nikhil K Kar, Ph.D., P.E. Kars' Advanced Materials, Inc.

Anaheim, California
Metallurgy, Mechanical Engineering - Materials Science, Composite Materials, Fractography, Fractures, Weld Failures, Failure Analysis, Product, machinery, and equipment failures
Nikhil’s expertise is in fields of mechanical engineering, materials science, metallurgy, failure analysis, mechanical/materials behavior, laboratory testing, contamination analysis and equipment function to determine cause(s) of failure. He is involved in various consulting projects including implant failures, product failures, automotive component failures and patent infringement matters. When time permits, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses for the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California as an adjunct assistant professor of engineering practice. He has qualified as an expert witness in both State and Federal Court.

Derek King, MS, PE Berkeley Engineering and Research

Berkeley , California
Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering - Refinery pressure vessel rerate, consumer products, industrial equipment, fire and combustion of liquid fuels, corrosion

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

Sunnyvale, California
Medical Devices, Intellectual Property - Mechanical Engineering, Forensic, Medical Device, Nitinol, Biomedical, Patent,IP, Consumer Products, Failure Analysis,Fracture,Fatigue, Truck Rollover, Crashworthiness, Finite Element, FEA, Reliability, Cell Phone,IVC, Composite Material,Piping,Equipment,Machinery,Food Processing,Personal Injury
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 is Past-Chair of the IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section (IEEE-SCV) (over 13,000 members) and Past-Chair/Board Member of the IEEE Consultants' Network of Silicon Valley (IEEE-CNSV). Dr.Parnell is an experienced Expert Witness, has provided testimony in both trial and deposition, and has authored numerous expert reports, ITC and IPR declarations. He has worked extensively as an expert in medical devices, patents, product failure, product liability, and personal injury. Dr. Parnell has been retained in medical device litigation cases that are in the news.  Products include stent, stent-grafts, AAA devices, IVC F...

Glen R. Stevick, Ph.D., P.E. Berkeley Engineering And Research, Inc.

Berkeley, California
Mechanical Engineering, Products Liability - Failure/Fracture Analysis, FEA + Stress Analysis, Metallurgical + Materials Testing, Forensic Inspection Services + 3D Scanning, Electrical Engineering, Fire + Water Cause & Origin, Explosion Causation and Prevention, Combustion Analysis, Laboratory Testing, Accident Reconstruction
Berkeley Engineering And Research (BEAR) is a full service forensic engineering firm with extensive experience investigating a wide range of incidents and failures that are central to litigation and insurance claims. Dr. Stevick, CEO, has over 35 years of experience in failure analysis and design of structures, consumer products, industrial and medical equipment. Including: Mechanical-electrical systems; implants; turbines and reciprocating engines; automotive and aircraft components; pressure vessels and pipelines; offshore platforms and drilling equipment; pressure vessels/piping/containers; blowout and breakaway devices; heat exchangers and combustion analysis. BEAR engineers are skilled in many disciplines including testing and mathematical analysis of hydraulic systems, explosion causation and prevention, ignitions systems, accident reconstructions and crashworthiness, finite element analysis, structural dynamics, electronic control systems, material behavior, heat transfer ...

Mingxi Zheng, MS, PE BEAR INC.

San Francisco, California
Products Liability, Mechanical Engineering - Accident Reconstruction, Failure Analysis, FMEA, Material Characterization and Testing, Material Properties, Metallurgy, Manufacturing, Aviation & Aerospace, 3D printing, Automotive, Slip Trip & Fall, Warnings & Labels, Oil and Gas, Product Development, Laboratories & Testing
Mingxi is a Licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer in the state of California with expertise in materials development and mechanical engineering across a broad range of industries. With a specialty in metallurgy, fracture mechanics and failure analysis, she has experience in materials testing and process development in the aerospace and manufacturing industries, Prior to joining Berkeley Engineering And Research, Inc., she held engineering roles at SpaceX, Virgin Orbit, and other early-stage startups, where she worked on integrating Mil, ASTM, ISO, and NASA specifications into the product development process during transitions from R&D to production. In addition to knowledge of traditional materials and processing methods, she has developed characterization methods for additive manufacturing of metallic and polymeric materials. Her skills take a big picture approach, centering on the intersection of materials science and mechanical design, among other fields. Projects have inclu...

Jesse A Grantham, PhD, PE Welding & Joining Management Group

Frederick, Colorado
Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy - Welding, Welding Metallurgy, Welding Safety, Welding Procedures, Welding Code Compliance, Welding Contract Compliance, Welds Mechanical Testing, Welds Nondestructive Testing
Dr. Jesse A Grantham is a professional engineer in Colorado, Nebraska, Texas, Wyoming, Washington and available by Comity in others. He has a PhD in engineering from The Ohio State University, and MS in Welding Engineering from OSU, and MBA from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and a BS in Industrial Engineering & Management from Oklahoma State University. He is a recognized Forensic Welding Expert, a Fellow of the NAFE, affiliate of NSPE. Owner and Principal Investigator at Welding & Joining Management Group, an independent metals/weld testing laboratory. Specializes in welding code consulting and contract compliance, welding process, weld inspection, forensic investigations of weld regions, failure analysis of weld regions, welding metallurgy, underwater welding, welding inspection and testing for onshore oil, gas and mining industry and offshore equipment in marine environments. He is currently registered as an American Welding Society Inspector, Educator and Radiogra...

Michael D Haughey, P.E. Silvertip Integrated Engineering Consultants

Westminster, Colorado
HVAC, Plumbing - Engineering-Mechanical, Fire Protection, Energy Conservation, Sustainability, Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation, Heating, Cooling, Air Conditioning, Fire Sprinklers, Colorado PE, Utah PE, Wyoming PE, New Mexico PE
Professional Engineer: Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico. Mechanical Engineer, 46 years HVAC, Plumbing, & Fire Protection engineering design, facilities engineering, energy analysis, systems commissioning, troubleshooting, expert witness 7 projects, expert witness subconsultant 49+ projects, and sustainability consulting. Presented over 54 seminars to organizations in the HVAC field. Past President and current Director Rocky Mountain Chapter ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers); Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Board of Directors and Secretary; US Green Building Council (USGBC) - Colorado Board of Directors, Programs Coordinator, and Greenbuild 2006 Host Committee Chair. 28 year member of Toastmasters; Member Colorado Earthquake Hazard Mitigation Council; Past member: AIA Colorado Committee on the Environment, AEE, RMAEE. Keynote Speaker for the Rocky Mountain Chapter ASHRAE 2004 Annual Tech Conference.

John M Nicholson Rationality Engineering Design Inc.

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Electrical Engineering, Engineering - Systems Engineering, Signal Processing, Quality, Reliability, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Statistics, Department of Defense, modeling, simulation
Licensed Professional Engineer with 19 years of technical experience in multiple technical roles and disciplines. Work experience includes Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electromechanical Control Systems. Provides consulting services to companies functioning as Chief Engineer overseeing two customer projects involving twenty engineers and $8 million of project funding. Expert in engineering project failure root cause analysis. He is frequently assigned to struggling projects to diagnose, correct and resolve technical and managerial deficiencies. Teaches four Graduate engineering courses at University of Colorado and provides professional training in Systems Engineering, Radar System Engineering and Product Development. Specific areas of expertise include: • Engineering project failure root cause analysis • Engineering process and development methods • Systems Engineering • Digital signal processing • Antenna analysis and design • Telecommu...

Glenn Armellino, MS, PE Armellino Engineering, LLC

Norwalk, Connecticut
Aviation & Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering - stress, stress analysis, structures, fatigue, composites, metals, metallic, airframe, finite element modeling, fea, fem, design, testing, structural testing, damage tolerance, crack growth, vibration analysis, report, structural failures, FAA, FAR, patent, infringement, intellectual property, IP
Armellino Engineering is an independent consulting firm with a focus in structural engineering for the aerospace industry. We provide expert testimony and advisory services on legal and liability matters concerning aviation investigations, accidents, mechanical failures and disasters. We also assist with patents, patent infringement and intellectual property. We bring over 35 years of experience to the table and offer a variety of engineering services with a specialty in static and fatigue structural failure on metallic and composite structures, loss mitigation, vibration studies and failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA). We can assist in airframe analysis, engine failure, landing gear and actuation, stress corrosion, faulty maintenance and the design and critique of virtually any test plan from development to flight certification. We are power users of Catia, Femap and NASTRAN. Glenn Armellino, founder and licensed Professional Engineer, received his training by working for t...

Curt M Freedman, PE, CEM, CEA, LEED AP CMF Engineering Inc

Connecticut
Mechanical Engineering, HVAC - HVAC, Carbon-monoxide incidents, HVAC design, Winter Freeze-ups, Pipe failures, Industrial accidents, Appliance malfunctions, Fire sprinkler system malfunctions, Solar panel failures, Electrical equipment failures, Building assessments, Wind/flood damage, Fork lift/machine accident evaluations
Provide professional engineering consulting services for the residential, commercial, and industrial sector. Design, engineer, and construct HVAC systems, plumbing systems, and utility conservation products; boiler and chiller design. Evaluate building mechanical and structural infrastructure. Provide forensic engineering services for attorneys and the insurance industry. Advocate for utility conservation and more equitable electric, natural gas, water, and sewer tariffs. STATES OF ENGINEERING REGISTRATION Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Energy Auditor (CEA), The Association of Energy Engineers. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED® AP), U.S. Green Building Council. Tau Beta Pi (τβπ) ~ Engineering honor society. PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFILIATIONS: ~ Association of Energy Engineers (AEE); ~ The ...

Kristopher J. Seluga, M.S., PE Technology Associates, LLC

Stratford, Connecticut
Accident Reconstruction, Products Liability - Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics, Automotive, Construction, Engineering, Failure Analysis, Forensic Science, Human Factors, Motorcycle, Premises Liability, Safety, Slip Trip & Fall
Our staff of experienced engineers are ready to apply established scientific and engineering knowledge and techniques to your case. Our staff has published hundreds of papers, served on national ANSI standards committees and assisted over 2,600 attorneys and insurance agents settle or try their cases. Because the laws of physics and principles of engineering are universal, we are able to investigate and opine on a wide range of topics including motor vehicle crashes, heavy machinery, consumer products, construction sites, falls and biomechanical analyses. In each case, we assist our clients by determining, in as much detail as possible, how and why an accident occurred and communicating those finding in a clear and concise manner.

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

District Of Columbia
Structural Engineering, Construction Defects - 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...

Daniel J Barshinger, PE Southeast Forensic Consultants

Tallahassee, Florida
Accident Reconstruction, Mechanical Engineering - MOT, Temporary Traffic Control, Construction zone, Heavy vehicle, Commercial vehicle, Headlight and lighting analysis, Infotainment data analysis, Visibility and photometric analysis, Vehicle EDR black box analysis, Human factors analysis, Video analysis, Drone Pilot. Working from Sarasota, FL.
As an engineer, Mr. Barshinger applies the principles of design, analysis, testing, and safety to forensic evaluations involving traffic accident investigation and reconstruction. His professional background includes mechanical engineering positions in the manufacturing and consulting industries. His manufacturing experience includes assembling and testing electronic components and various products. Mr. Barshinger has been involved in product defect allegation cases involving a wide range of products. He has received specialized training in accident reconstruction and traffic collision investigation. His training also includes preserving and analyzing data stored in vehicles such as airbag modules, engine control modules, GPS, and infotainment systems, as well as video footage analysis from various sources. He conducts vehicle accident and mechanical component investigations for clients throughout the southeast United States. Mr. Barshinger has also reconstructed crashes involving c...

Macarthur Drake, Jr., M.D., M.S.

Miami Beach, Florida
Neuroradiology, Radiology - Brain, head and neck, spine imaging, CT, CTA, MRI, MRA, Myelography, Diagnostic Radiology, Teleradiology, Mammography, Medical Expert, Internal Medicine, Medical Device Expert, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
11 Medical Licenses including FL, CA, NY, OH, IL. Neuroradiology Fellowship Trained & Board Certified. Neuroradiology lecturer. Diplomat, American Board of Radiology. Former NASA Engineering Intern. Former GE Aircraft Engineering Intern.

Gary E Kilpatrick, PE, DFE The Kilpatrick Group, PA

Florida
Mechanical Engineering, OSHA - Crash Reconstruction, ATV, ROV, UTV, Automotive, Motorcycle, School Bus, Tractor Trailers, Industrial Process Equipment, Product Defect, Failure Analysis, Forklift, Crane, Mobile Elevating Work Platform, Aeral Lift, Personel Lift, Amusement Park Rides, OSHA, Industrial Accidents
Gary E. Kilpatrick, PE, DFE at The Kilpatrick Group is a board certified Forensic Engineer through the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) and is a Diplomat Forensics Engineer (DFE). Gary provides forensic engineering services to law firms and insurance companies in the following areas: Product Defect and Failure Analyses. OSHA 29CFR 1910, 1926 and 1928 regulations. Forklift Accidents. Crane Accidents. Industrial Process Equipment Accidents. Amusement Park Ride Accidenst. Motor Vehicle Crash Reconstruction. School Bus Safety and Crash Reconstruction. Tractor Trailer Crash Reconstruction. Motorcycle Accident Crash Reconstruction. ATV/ROV/UTV Crash Reconstruction. Mobile Elevating Work Platform Accident Investigations. I Earned a BS Degree in Mechanical Design Engineering from North Carolina State University with an emphasis in Machine Design Engineering and Automotive Design Engineering. I have over 20 years of industrial work experience five years of which I spent ...

Vladimir K. Markoski, PE M2E Consulting Engineers

Miami, Florida
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering - HVAC, MEP Design, Fire Protection, Life Safety, NFPA codes, UL standards, LEED, Plumbing Systems
Forensic Engineering and Law class lecturer, University of Miami, School of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering This course is designed to provide background and working knowledge of how forensic engineering projects are initiated and managed from engineer’s and attorney’s perspectives. Various elements required in a forensic investigation project from condition assessment to expert report preparation and expert testimony are covered. The role of the forensic engineering expert is explained from the view of the engineer and attorney.

Miroslav Mladenovic, P.E. M2E Consulting Engineers

Miami, Florida
Engineering - Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Structural Engineering, and Forensic Engineering
M2E Consulting Engineers is a full service Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Structural Engineering Firm located in South Miami, Florida and services the tri-county area. The Firm specializes in design and forensic engineering services, thus our clients benefit from the combination of those two skill sets. Our constant exposure to construction and development problems in our forensics practice allows us to sharpen our design skills on a daily basis, and our design experience completes our problem solving tools in our forensics tasks. The overall benefit comes in the form of a quality, efficient, and effective design. M2E has a track record of successfully completed real estate projects. The Firm also provides real estate owners, developers, contractors, condominium associations, and management companies throughout the country with plan review, construction observations, due diligence inspections and reporting services. The Firm provides design engineering services to the con...

BEHZAD KASRAIE, PhD,PE EEC

Duluth, Georgia
Mechanical Engineering, Failure Analysis - Forensic Investigations, Consumer Product Liability, Personal Injury, ASME Code Compliance, Equipment & Machinery, API-579 Fitness for Service, Fifth Wheel Failure, Vibrations, Fatigue, Fracture Mechanics, Dynamic Analysis, Stress Analysis, Finite Element Analysis & Simulation, Slip Trip & Fall.
FORENSIC EXPERIENCE Dr. Kasraie has more than thirty-five years of experience in providing expert testimony to support complex legal cases in federal, state, and international courts. When necessary, he has the knowledge and the experience of utilizing the latest technology in simulation, modeling, testing, and engineering analyses to evaluate and determine the root cause of failures. In many complex cases, he has used finite element technology (no issues with the Daubert Challenge in the U.S. courts) to show the failure mechanism. He is well experienced in providing forensic support related to consumer safety product issues. He has successfully testified in international arbitration in the NYC American Arbitration Association (regarding the destruction of the priceless 15th Century Nude Adam statue in the NYC Metropolitan Museum of Arts), London, and Singapore. INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE He has many years of professional experience in mechanical design, analysis, troubleshooting, failu...

Gary E Kilpatrick, PE, DFE The Kilpatrick Group, PA

Georgia
Mechanical Engineering, OSHA - Crash Reconstruction, ATV, ROV, UTV, Automotive, Motorcycle, School Bus, Tractor Trailers, Industrial Process Equipment, Product Defect, Failure Analysis, Forklift, Crane, Mobile Elevating Work Platform, Aeral Lift, Personel Lift, Amusement Park Rides, OSHA, Industrial Accidents
Gary E. Kilpatrick, PE, DFE at The Kilpatrick Group is a board certified Forensic Engineer through the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) and is a Diplomat Forensics Engineer (DFE). Gary provides forensic engineering services to law firms and insurance companies in the following areas: Product Defect and Failure Analyses. OSHA 29CFR 1910, 1926 and 1928 regulations. Forklift Accidents. Crane Accidents. Industrial Process Equipment Accidents. Amusement Park Ride Accidenst. Motor Vehicle Crash Reconstruction. School Bus Safety and Crash Reconstruction. Tractor Trailer Crash Reconstruction. Motorcycle Accident Crash Reconstruction. ATV/ROV/UTV Crash Reconstruction. Mobile Elevating Work Platform Accident Investigations. I Earned a BS Degree in Mechanical Design Engineering from North Carolina State University with an emphasis in Machine Design Engineering and Automotive Design Engineering. I have over 20 years of industrial work experience five years of which I spent ...

David Smith, MS, MBA, PE, CSP Alpine Engineering and Design, Inc.

Meridain, Idaho
Intellectual Property, Mechanical Engineering - Patents, intellectual property, aerial lift, boom lift, scissor lift, manufacturing equipment, agricultural equipment, oil and gas equipment, refuse equipment, garbage trucks, trailers, conveyors, exercise equipment, safety, consumer products, chairs, seating, furniture.
Experienced mechanical engineer (MS, PE) with six issued patents and multiple patents pending. Award winning inventor. Vice President of Alpine Engineering and Design, Inc., a mechanical engineering consulting company with clients around the United States ranging from individual inventors to Fortune 500 companies. Worked on the development of multiple successful products including among other things: aerial lifts, garbage trucks, trailers, exercise equipment and manufacturing equipment. Graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. Completed a master's of science degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA with an emphasis in product development. Licensed professional engineer (PE) and a certified safety professional in comprehensive practice (CSP). Certified trainer for boom lifts, scissor lifts, rough terrain and counterbalanced forklifts. Over 10 years experience in product development, patents, safe equipment design, and design safety reviews. Exper...

Keith B. O'Higgins, P.E., CFC, LEED AP Solution Engineering Group

Montgomery, Illinois
Mechanical Engineering, Failure Analysis - Heating & Cooling Systems Investigation, Piping Investigation, Mechanical code/ standards analysis, Construction Contract Administration, Analyze Under Performing Systems, Energy Use Modeling, Water Piping Incidents, Building Control Systems, Healthcare, Educational and Government Buildings
Keith O’Higgins is a Senior Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Consultant for Solution Engineering Group. Mr. O’Higgins brings 40 plus years of experience to both design of new MEP projects and the investigation, testing, evaluation and design of repairs for non-performing MEP systems for all building types including, but not limited to, healthcare, educational, commercial, institutional, governmental, recreational and residential buildings. Mr. O’Higgins has expertise in heating systems, cooling systems, building energy use modeling, water piping incidents, building control systems, HVAC systems, hot water heater issues, sanitary piping, mechanical codes and standards and construction contract administration. Mr. O’Higgins is licensed as a Professional Engineer in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin. He is LEED certified by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and is a Certified Forensic Consultant (CFC) by the American College of Forensic Examiners....

David C Flettrich, PE David C. Flettrich, A Professional Engineering Corporation

New Orleans, Louisiana
Engineering, Construction - Mechanical engineering, Electrical engineering, Control systems engineering, Forensic engineering, Certified indoor environmentalist, Design errors and omissions, Construction defects, HVAC systems, HVAC control systems, Hydronic systems, Moisture intrusion, Mold growth
Mr. Flettrich has fifty-five years experience in (1) the design and retrofit of energy efficient mechanical, electrical, and control (MEC) systems for both new and existing residential, commercial, industrial and institutional facilities with particular emphasis on HVAC, refrigeration, hydronics, controls, energy conservation, and energy management systems (2) problem solving and (3) cause and origin investigations related to poorly performing or problematic building systems. He is a licensed PE in mechanical, electrical and control systems engineering in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The combination of his multi-disciplined expertise and his extensive background in design and construction uniquely qualifies him as a forensic expert who is capable of performing comprehensive investigations and eliminates, in many instances, the need to retain multiple engineering experts on cases requiring a multi-disciplined investigation.

David Alley, PE ANNA Inc.

Annapolis, Maryland
Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering - electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, power plant, nuclear, gas, oil, coal, marine, design, commissioning
SUMMARY Electrical Power Plant Consulting Engineer and Project Manager experienced in • Switchgear, protection and control systems design, installation, startup, 
commissioning, performance testing and troubleshooting for • cogeneration, hydroelectric, geothermal, combustion turbine, steam 
turbine, diesel, gasoline and gas fired reciprocating engines and nuclear 
power plants and related equipment and systems for • power plant owners, facility owners, utilities, U. S. Navy, U. S. Air Force, 
US Coast Guard, MSC, environmental engineers, power system component manufacturers and switchgear & control systems manufacturers • Forensic expert witness and consultancy related to electrical engineering in electric power systems. 
 EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS • MBA, Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 1983-1985. • BSEE, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 1968-1972 LICENSES Registered Professional Electrical Engineer, in as ...

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

Tracys Landing, Maryland
Structural Engineering, Construction Defects - 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...

Ole E Haaland, PE ANNA Inc.

Annapolis, Maryland
Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering - electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, power plant, nuclear, gas turbine, generator, engineering, relays, design, contractor, commissioning, marine, Electrical Power, Utility, Power, Electrical Generation, Generation
SUMMARY Mr. Haaland has thirty four years experience in power production, design, construction, and commissioning, with 27 years managing people and projects. He is a registered professional engineer in Maryland and held a Senior Reactor Operator’s license at Indian Point #3 Nuclear Power Plant. Experience is in conventional, nuclear, and alternate fuel power plant mechanical and electrical systems management, design, construction, plant outage management, start-up, performance testing, and operation. He has performed as Project Manager, Construction Manager, and Commissioning Manager for several Greenfield power projects. He has successfully engineered, estimated, planned, executed work, and provided troubleshooting services for power plants of varied prime movers. His has been instrumental in meeting contractual and schedule requirements. EDUCATION AND COMMITTIES BSME, New York Institute of Technology, 1980 IEEE-45.1 Shipboard Power Systems – Design Committee ASSOCIATIONS...

Jason S. Kiddy, PhD, PE, CFEI Aither Forensic Engineering

Gambrills, Maryland
Mechanical Engineering, Products Liability - Plumbing, Construction Defects, Premises Liability, Industrial Accidents, Heavy Equipment, Hunting Equipment, Manufacturing, Aviation, Origin and Cause, Pressure Vessels, Intellectual Property, Fire and Explosion Investigation
Dr. Kiddy is a principle at Aither Forensics Engineering, LLC, a forensics consulting firm located in central Maryland. Dr. Kiddy spent over 20 years in various industries prior to becoming a full-time expert witness providing a broad industry experience base from which to draw extensive knowledge on a wide variety of topics. Dr. Kiddy's work experience includes the oil and gas industry, aircraft and helicopter design, marine structures, wind turbines, and telecommunications. From a technical perspective, Dr. Kiddy has expertise in mechanical design, engineering materials, plumbing/HVAC systems, corrosion, fire origin and cause, codes and standards, and warnings/instructions. 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 is a registered professional engineer in five states, a certified fire and ex...

John Corliss JM Corliss & Associates, LLC

Lynn, Massachusetts
Mechanical Engineering, Hotel & Restaurant - combustion, foodservice equipment, heat transfer, home appliances, reliability, residential heating, water heating, food preparation, manufacturing, restaurant equipment, appliances
Experienced mechanical engineer with over 40 years of experience in product design and manufacturing for commercial foodservice equipment, combustion equipment, heating and cooling and energy applications. Trained to the black belt level in lean six sigma. Expert witness services include patent infringement, product liability,and personal injury cases. I have provided services to attorneys for both the defense and plaintiff in a variety of cases. My experience and capabilities provide litigation support in the commercial appliance industry, restaurants and foodservice, residential appliances, residential heating and cooling equipment, combustion equipment and similar industries. My training in mechanical engineering and my experience with manufacturing commercial products provides the background for my expertise in thermodynamics and heat transfer, and combustion and burner systems. My expertise in these areas is applied to commercial and residential appliances, HVAC equip...

Curt M Freedman, PE, CEM, CEA, LEED AP CMF Engineering Inc

Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Mechanical Engineering, HVAC - HVAC, Carbon-monoxide incidents, HVAC design, Winter Freeze-ups, Pipe failures, Industrial accidents, Appliance malfunctions, Fire sprinkler system malfunctions, Solar panel failures, Electrical equipment failures, Building assessments, Wind/flood damage, Fork lift/machine accident evaluations
Provide professional engineering consulting services for the residential, commercial, and industrial sector. Design, engineer, and construct HVAC systems, plumbing systems, and utility conservation products; boiler and chiller design. Evaluate building mechanical and structural infrastructure. Provide forensic engineering services for attorneys and the insurance industry. Advocate for utility conservation and more equitable electric, natural gas, water, and sewer tariffs. STATES OF ENGINEERING REGISTRATION Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Energy Auditor (CEA), The Association of Energy Engineers. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED® AP), U.S. Green Building Council. Tau Beta Pi (τβπ) ~ Engineering honor society. PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFILIATIONS: ~ Association of Energy Engineers (AEE); ~ The ...

R Craig Williams, PE, BSME, MSAE, PhD(abd), CFEI, CFII Canney Brook Forensic Engineers

Boston , Massachusetts
Mechanical Engineering, Fire - Origin and Cause, Legal, Failure Analysis, Electrical Engineering, Equipment and Machinery, Forensic Science, HVAC, Construction Defects, Construction, Forest, Slip, Trip, and Fall, Products Liability, Premises Liability, Laboratories & Testing, Plumbing, Manufacturing, Investigation, OSHA, IBC
R. Craig Williams, PE BSME MSAE PHD(abd) CFEI CFII Principal Professional Engineer Serving All New England, New York, New Jersey, and Midwest Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator Mechanical, Electrical, Materials, HVAC, Fires, Explosions, Injuries & Death Licensure in: MA, CT, RI, ME, NH, VT, NY, NJ, FL, MI, OH, MO Mr. Williams is a mechanical, electrical, materials engineer with 38 years’ of practice in consulting, research, manufacturing, operations, product design, business development, failure analysis and forensic engineering. Over his many years of licensed experience, he designed, specified, maintained, operated, and evaluated mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and mobile equipment. He is an outstanding forensic investigative expert. His extensive heat transfer. fluid dynamics, fire dynamics, and materials science background allows superior failure, incident, fire, and explosion analysis. Experience in professional engineering consulting, engineering research , construct...

David M Hallman, MS, PE Hallman Engineering LLC

Maple Grove, Minnesota
Mechanical Engineering, Accident Reconstruction - Automotive, Vehicle Fires, Crash Data, Failure Analysis, Origin and Cause, Vehicle Mechanical, Farm Equipment, Expert Witness, CDR, EDR, Heavy Truck Data, Motorcycle Crash, Infotainment
I am a Licensed Professional Engineer in ten states with over twenty-nine years combined experience in materials research, mechanical engineering and design, crash testing research and crash investigation and reconstruction, vehicle fire research and investigation, automotive mechanics and forensic mechanical and materials investigation. I hold degrees in mechanical engineering (BS) and materials science and engineering (MS). I work on a wide variety of forensic mechanical and forensic metallurgical 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. My automotive background coupled with my two degrees, extensive testing and rese...

Lamar T. Hawkins, PE, JD PEG, Inc.

Mississippi
Engineering, Premises Liability - Civil Engineering, Fall Protection, Construction, Analysis, Industrial Safety including OSHA and NFPA. See www.peginc.biz for Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geo technical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering.
PEG, Inc. offers consultation and expert testimony in many specialized areas, such as the following: Accident Reconstruction & Investigations Building Codes Concrete Failures Construction & Environmental Construction Equipment Accidents Construction Safety & Related Codes Cooling Towers & Hydraulics Electrical Engineering Excavation, Blasting & Trenching Exhibit Reconstruction & Investigations Fall Protection Highway & Transportation Problems Mechanical Engineering Metallurgy & Welding / Failure Studies OSHA Issues Paints, Coatings & Lead Abatement Premise Liability Product Failure & Liability Issues Safety Issues (Construction, Industrial & Product) Slips, Trips & Falls Software Engineering Studies Structural Steel & Building Failure Studies

Brett Pond, PhD, PE, CWI Pond Industries LLC

Omaha, Nebraska
Failure Analysis, Metallurgy - Derailment Investigation, Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), Professional Engineer (PE), Forensic Metallurgy, Expert Witness, Railroad, AREMA Rail Testing, Mechanical Testing, Metallurgical Testing, Mechanical Engineering, Corrosion, API Fitness for Service (FFS) Evaluation
Brett has over 13 years of experience as a mechanical engineering and metallurgical consultant specializing in forensic metallurgy (failure analysis). He has a strong background in the rail industry, having participated in hundreds of derailment investigations and rail related failure analyses. Brett has earned international recognition for his failure analysis capabilities and has a wide range of experience, including: API Fitness for Service (FFS) Evaluations, field testing, mechanical/metallurgical laboratory management, legal expert witness services, and failure analysis for Rail, Food, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Medical, and Transportation industries. Brett obtained his Doctor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, has obtained Professional Engineering (PE) licensure in 48 states, and is an AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI). He is an active member of ASM International, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Natio...

Emil J Geiger, PhD, PE Geiger Engineering

Reno, Nevada
Mechanical Engineering, Technology - Product Defects, Microtechnology, Sensors, Microfluidics, MEMS, Product Design, Gas Sensors, Industrial Accidents, Failure Analysis, Laboratory Accidents, Injection Molding, Fluid Dynamics
With over 15 years of mechanical engineering experience, Emil has a broad range of skills that bridge many settings and applications. He draws from his broad background ranging from academic laboratories to technology startups to solve problems efficiently and effectively. As a former professor, he is a persuasive communicator and is able to explain difficult concepts crisply and accurately both orally and in text. His primary expertise is in microtechnology and has over a dozen published articles in this area. His research has been supported by National Science Foundation and NASA. He has extensively lectured on the mechanical design process and is able to provide objective analysis in the area of product design and product defects.

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

New York
Structural Engineering, Construction Defects - 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...

Curt M Freedman, PE, CEM, CEA, LEED AP CMF Engineering Inc

New York
Mechanical Engineering, HVAC - HVAC, Carbon-monoxide incidents, HVAC design, Winter Freeze-ups, Pipe failures, Industrial accidents, Appliance malfunctions, Fire sprinkler system malfunctions, Solar panel failures, Electrical equipment failures, Building assessments, Wind/flood damage, Fork lift/machine accident evaluations
Provide professional engineering consulting services for the residential, commercial, and industrial sector. Design, engineer, and construct HVAC systems, plumbing systems, and utility conservation products; boiler and chiller design. Evaluate building mechanical and structural infrastructure. Provide forensic engineering services for attorneys and the insurance industry. Advocate for utility conservation and more equitable electric, natural gas, water, and sewer tariffs. STATES OF ENGINEERING REGISTRATION Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Energy Auditor (CEA), The Association of Energy Engineers. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED® AP), U.S. Green Building Council. Tau Beta Pi (τβπ) ~ Engineering honor society. PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFILIATIONS: ~ Association of Energy Engineers (AEE); ~ The ...

Gary E Kilpatrick, PE, DFE The Kilpatrick Group, PA

New York
Mechanical Engineering, OSHA - Crash Reconstruction, ATV, ROV, UTV, Automotive, Motorcycle, School Bus, Tractor Trailers, Industrial Process Equipment, Product Defect, Failure Analysis, Forklift, Crane, Mobile Elevating Work Platform, Aeral Lift, Personel Lift, Amusement Park Rides, OSHA, Industrial Accidents
Gary E. Kilpatrick, PE, DFE at The Kilpatrick Group is a board certified Forensic Engineer through the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) and is a Diplomat Forensics Engineer (DFE). Gary provides forensic engineering services to law firms and insurance companies in the following areas: Product Defect and Failure Analyses. OSHA 29CFR 1910, 1926 and 1928 regulations. Forklift Accidents. Crane Accidents. Industrial Process Equipment Accidents. Amusement Park Ride Accidenst. Motor Vehicle Crash Reconstruction. School Bus Safety and Crash Reconstruction. Tractor Trailer Crash Reconstruction. Motorcycle Accident Crash Reconstruction. ATV/ROV/UTV Crash Reconstruction. Mobile Elevating Work Platform Accident Investigations. I Earned a BS Degree in Mechanical Design Engineering from North Carolina State University with an emphasis in Machine Design Engineering and Automotive Design Engineering. I have over 20 years of industrial work experience five years of which I spent ...

Steven Pietropaolo, MS, P.E., CFEI LGI Forensic Engineering, PC

North White Plains, New York
Engineering, Forensic Science - 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 30+ 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)) involving ...

Kristopher J. Seluga, M.S., PE Technology Associates, LLC

New York
Accident Reconstruction, Products Liability - Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics, Automotive, Construction, Engineering, Failure Analysis, Forensic Science, Human Factors, Motorcycle, Premises Liability, Safety, Slip Trip & Fall
Our staff of experienced engineers are ready to apply established scientific and engineering knowledge and techniques to your case. Our staff has published hundreds of papers, served on national ANSI standards committees and assisted over 2,600 attorneys and insurance agents settle or try their cases. Because the laws of physics and principles of engineering are universal, we are able to investigate and opine on a wide range of topics including motor vehicle crashes, heavy machinery, consumer products, construction sites, falls and biomechanical analyses. In each case, we assist our clients by determining, in as much detail as possible, how and why an accident occurred and communicating those finding in a clear and concise manner.

R Craig Williams, PE, BSME, MSAE, PhD(abd), CFEI, CFII Canney Brook Forensic Engineers

New York
Mechanical Engineering, Fire - Origin and Cause, Legal, Failure Analysis, Electrical Engineering, Equipment and Machinery, Forensic Science, HVAC, Construction Defects, Construction, Forest, Slip, Trip, and Fall, Products Liability, Premises Liability, Laboratories & Testing, Plumbing, Manufacturing, Investigation, OSHA, IBC
R. Craig Williams, PE BSME MSAE PHD(abd) CFEI CFII Principal Professional Engineer Serving All New England, New York, New Jersey, and Midwest Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator Mechanical, Electrical, Materials, HVAC, Fires, Explosions, Injuries & Death Licensure in: MA, CT, RI, ME, NH, VT, NY, NJ, FL, MI, OH, MO Mr. Williams is a mechanical, electrical, materials engineer with 38 years’ of practice in consulting, research, manufacturing, operations, product design, business development, failure analysis and forensic engineering. Over his many years of licensed experience, he designed, specified, maintained, operated, and evaluated mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and mobile equipment. He is an outstanding forensic investigative expert. His extensive heat transfer. fluid dynamics, fire dynamics, and materials science background allows superior failure, incident, fire, and explosion analysis. Experience in professional engineering consulting, engineering research , construct...

Gary E Kilpatrick, PE, DFE The Kilpatrick Group, PA

Jamestown, North Carolina
Mechanical Engineering, OSHA - Crash Reconstruction, ATV, ROV, UTV, Automotive, Motorcycle, School Bus, Tractor Trailers, Industrial Process Equipment, Product Defect, Failure Analysis, Forklift, Crane, Mobile Elevating Work Platform, Aeral Lift, Personel Lift, Amusement Park Rides, OSHA, Industrial Accidents
Gary E. Kilpatrick, PE, DFE at The Kilpatrick Group is a board certified Forensic Engineer through the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) and is a Diplomat Forensics Engineer (DFE). Gary provides forensic engineering services to law firms and insurance companies in the following areas: Product Defect and Failure Analyses. OSHA 29CFR 1910, 1926 and 1928 regulations. Forklift Accidents. Crane Accidents. Industrial Process Equipment Accidents. Amusement Park Ride Accidenst. Motor Vehicle Crash Reconstruction. School Bus Safety and Crash Reconstruction. Tractor Trailer Crash Reconstruction. Motorcycle Accident Crash Reconstruction. ATV/ROV/UTV Crash Reconstruction. Mobile Elevating Work Platform Accident Investigations. I Earned a BS Degree in Mechanical Design Engineering from North Carolina State University with an emphasis in Machine Design Engineering and Automotive Design Engineering. I have over 20 years of industrial work experience five years of which I spent ...

Scott A Moorman, MEng, MBA

Concord Twp, Ohio
Mechanical Engineering, Products Liability - Snowplow, snow, ice, snow and ice removal, salt spreader, towing, pintle hook, ball mount, lunette, trailer, truck, snow plow, gritter, cartridge valve, hydraulics, aftermarket truck accessories
28 years of experience in mechanical engineering working as a product engineer, developer, trainer, and communicator in the automotive, hydraulic and truck accessory industries. 17 years designing, developing, launching, and managing the SnowDogg snowplow product line while overseeing and developing a wide range of towing, lighting, and snow and ice removal truck accessories. Experience includes depositions and trial testimony in multiple liability, patent and business issues. Responsible for pursuit of corporate patents, and current holder of 4 active patents with 3 pending. Areas of expertise include: • Snowplows and related mechanical, hydraulic and electrical systems • Salt Spreaders and related mechanical, hydraulic and electrical systems • Truck Towing Products – Pintle Hooks, Couplers, Hitch Balls and relevant SAE standards • Truck Accessory Design and Mounting • Dealer Training and Technical Communication • Product Development, Engineering and Lifecycle Management

John R. Puskar Prescient Technical Services

Parma, Ohio
Mechanical Engineering, OSHA - Boilers, Natural Gas, Furnaces, Carbon Monoxide, NFPA Codes, gas piping, steam, explosions, fires, ovens, OSHA, heaters, flue piping, NFPA 54, NFPA 85, ASME CSD-1, NFPA 86, NFPA 59A, NFPA 820, Methane, NFPA 56, Purging, Boiler Safety, Steam piping, Gas piping,
Mr. Puskar is currently the President of Prescient Technical Services in Cleveland, Ohio. His firm provides strategic safety solutions related to flammable gas safety and the prevention of fires and explosions related to piping systems and combustion equipment in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Puskar is a licensed professional engineer in Ohio and 6 other states. Mr. Puskar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Youngstown State University and an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Puskar is the 2015 National American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Uzgiris Barnett medal winner for a lifetime of safety contributions to the industry. Mr. Puskar has served on several National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and code committees including 86 (ovens and furnaces), 85 (boilers), 820 (wastewater treatment plants), and 56 (flammable gas piping safety). Mr. Puskar served as a Senior Ener...

Andrew Rich, BSME, ACTAR, ASE Rich Consulting, LLC

Fairlawn, Ohio
Accident Reconstruction, Mechanical Engineering - Event Data Recorder, Mechanical Inspection, Pedestrian/Bicycle Accidents, Scene Mapping, Damage (Crush) Analysis, Computer Diagramming, EDR, Simulation, Animation
Mechanical engineering degree, summa cum laude ACTAR accredited accident reconstructionist Experienced testifying at deposition and trial Experienced accident reconstruction/EDR instructor Involved in crash research Many peer-reviewed published works Over 2500 investigations

Jason A. Young, B.E.Sc., M.A.Sc., P.Eng. Advantage Forensics Inc.

Toronto, Ontario
Accident Reconstruction, Human Factors - Biomechanics, Bicycles, Aquatics Safety, Fraud, Intellectual Property, Premises Liability, Mechanical Engineering, Products Liability, Snow Sports, Slip Trip & Fall, Waterparks, Warnings & Labels, Zipline, Segway, Nighttime Visibility, Playground Accidents, Winter Maintenance, Trampoline, Waterslide
Full complement of forensic, academic, research & courtroom experience: - 2500 investigations, 1500 reports for trial, 22 publications, over 20 trials, extensive teaching to academia & law conferences, 10 media appearances as forensic expert - outstanding trial record for both civil & criminal cases - VOTED #1 EXPERT WITNESS firm for Accident Investigation & Reconstruction in Canada Additional niche specialty areas of expertise: wheelchair, scooter, Segway, snowmobile, waterpark, trampoline, ladder & sports accidents Coursework in Human Factors, Dynamics, Biomechanics, Mechanics of Materials, Mechanical Design & Physiology Qualified at Court as an expert in: - Human Factors - Collision Reconstruction - Collision Avoidance - Nighttime Visibility - Biomechanics - Signage & Warnings - Waterslide Design - Slips, Trips & Falls - Bicycle Collisions - Mechanical Engineering Personally trained over 50 forensic investigators to date Certified Level 2 Zipline Inspector from 2013 to 2021 ...

Gary D Fletcher, PhD RnDDx Solutions LLC

Media, Pennsylvania
Medical Devices, Biomedical Engineering - Mechanical Engineering, R&D, Product Development, Clinical diagnostics, Blood collection, Biospecimens, Point of care testing, Microfluidics, Spectroscopy, Cell therapy, Intellectual Property, Microscopy, Physics, Biomedical sensing, Optics, Imaging, Mathematics, Laboratories & Testing, Lasers
Dr. Fletcher is Founder and Principal Consultant at RnDDx Solutions LLC, a consulting firm focused on industrial biomedical and mechanical engineering, and research and product development, in medical devices, diagnostics, optical devices, point-of-care blood sample testing, and on expert witness patent litigation, including subject matter expertise in medical device mechanical engineering, and subject matter expertise in medical devices for blood collection and blood sample processing for diagnostics and therapeutics. He has particular expertise in mechanical engineering design and development of non-invasive and minimally invasive biomedical diagnostics systems, blood collection and stabilization, blood separation, and blood and cell preparation for both diagnostic and therapeutic applications, including the development of sample collection devices, needles, and lancets. He is co-inventor on 23 patents for devices and methods in blood collection and processing. Yale educated Ph...

Jason S. Kiddy, PhD, PE, CFEI Aither Forensic Engineering

Pennsylvania
Mechanical Engineering, Products Liability - Plumbing, Construction Defects, Premises Liability, Industrial Accidents, Heavy Equipment, Hunting Equipment, Manufacturing, Aviation, Origin and Cause, Pressure Vessels, Intellectual Property, Fire and Explosion Investigation
Dr. Kiddy is a principle at Aither Forensics Engineering, LLC, a forensics consulting firm located in central Maryland. Dr. Kiddy spent over 20 years in various industries prior to becoming a full-time expert witness providing a broad industry experience base from which to draw extensive knowledge on a wide variety of topics. Dr. Kiddy's work experience includes the oil and gas industry, aircraft and helicopter design, marine structures, wind turbines, and telecommunications. From a technical perspective, Dr. Kiddy has expertise in mechanical design, engineering materials, plumbing/HVAC systems, corrosion, fire origin and cause, codes and standards, and warnings/instructions. 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 is a registered professional engineer in five states, a certified fire and ex...

Michael A. Pollock, P.E. Cogent Experts, LLC

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Engineering, Construction - Standard of care, construction defect, construction delay, mechanical engineering, HVAC, Project Management, schedule analysis, manufacturing, product liability, power, refrigeration, fire, explosion, automotive, forensics, failure analysis, accident reconstruction, intellectual property, patent
Education • Drexel University, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Cum Laude – 1998 • Mechanical Systems, Machinery, Thermodynamics, HVACR. Electives – Psychology • Completed Drexel’s E4 Program, Technology with Practical Applications Registrations • Professional Engineer: PA (PE075410) • American Bar Association (ABA) – Construction Forum • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Air Act Certification – Universal (includes Chillers, HVAC & Refrigeration) • United States Patent & Trademark Office Registered (USPTO) Professional Affiliations • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) • American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, Air Conditioning Engineering (ASHRAE) • American Arbitration Association (AAA) • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) • Product Developers and the Manufacturers Association PDMA Forensic Consulting Experience Warehouse Distribution Facility – Maryland - Evaluated a $10M (million) claim relating to purported construction defect claims by the 60...

Mike Simard, PE, PMP, CEP PACED Engineering Inc

Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing - Engineering Design, Project Management, Cost Estimating, Industrial Construction, Process Scale-up, Pilot Plant, Biomass, Supercritical Fluids, Pumping, Quality Assurance, Industrial Safety, French
Pragmatic, hands-on engineering leader with over 30 years’ experience in start-ups to Fortune 100 companies in power generation, biomass conversion and building material industries. Licensed Professional Engineer (PE), certified Project Manager Professional (PMP) and Certified Estimating Professional (CEP). Member of ASME and AACE. Published author, conference speaker and inventor with multiple patents. Expertise in engineering design, industrial construction, project management and cost estimating. Specific technical skills in: • Industrial construction, process scale-up, pilot plants, commissioning & testing, and troubleshooting. • Biomass handling, slurry pumping, supercritical fluids, mixing systems, liquid/solid separation, control valves, compressed-air systems, material handling and other mechanical systems. • Manufacturing, heavy machinery, quality assurance and industrial safety. Currently full-time faculty member at Villanova University, having developed courses in mec...

Julian M. Toneatto, PhD, PE, PP Adler Engineers, zinc.

Lafayette Hill , Pennsylvania
Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering - Civil Engineering, Expert Witness, Geotechnical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Oil & Gas Industry, Traffic Engineering, Construction Management, OSHA, Health & Safety, Planning, Design, Stormwater Management, Wetlands, Bridge Construction, Materials Testing, Geosciences,
President of Engineering Firm, US Army Corps of Engineers; Disabled Vietnam Veteran, Retired Army, Expert Witness, Operated a rock quarry and Soils Testing Laboratory, Fully insured. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in 7 States including PA IL TX DE NJ FL and MD.

Chad E. Jones, P.E., CMSE®, CFEI The Warren Group, Inc.

Irmo, South Carolina
Mechanical Engineering, Fire - Machine Design & Safeguarding, HVAC and Plumbing Systems for Commercial, Industrial & Residential, Fires & Explosions Investigator, Certified Machine Safety Expert, Process Engineering, Industrial Accident Investigation
Senior Consulting Engineer Chad Jones is a licensed professional engineer in several states, a NAFI-Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, and a Certified Machinery Safety Expert. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University. Chad has over 23 years of engineering experience including mechanical, process and manufacturing engineering. He has participated in and led industrial accident investigations and participated in in-depth process safety audits. This work has included equipment design, machine safeguarding, cost estimating and safety compliance. He has designed HVAC and plumbing systems for commercial, industrial, and private clients. Chad’s process experience includes the operation and control of continuous and batch polymerization equipment to produce nylon as well as expansion projects to add new equipment to increase production. His machine design experience includes utilizing diffusion pumps in the design of high vacuum production equ...

Gary E Kilpatrick, PE, DFE The Kilpatrick Group, PA

South Carolina
Mechanical Engineering, OSHA - Crash Reconstruction, ATV, ROV, UTV, Automotive, Motorcycle, School Bus, Tractor Trailers, Industrial Process Equipment, Product Defect, Failure Analysis, Forklift, Crane, Mobile Elevating Work Platform, Aeral Lift, Personel Lift, Amusement Park Rides, OSHA, Industrial Accidents
Gary E. Kilpatrick, PE, DFE at The Kilpatrick Group is a board certified Forensic Engineer through the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) and is a Diplomat Forensics Engineer (DFE). Gary provides forensic engineering services to law firms and insurance companies in the following areas: Product Defect and Failure Analyses. OSHA 29CFR 1910, 1926 and 1928 regulations. Forklift Accidents. Crane Accidents. Industrial Process Equipment Accidents. Amusement Park Ride Accidenst. Motor Vehicle Crash Reconstruction. School Bus Safety and Crash Reconstruction. Tractor Trailer Crash Reconstruction. Motorcycle Accident Crash Reconstruction. ATV/ROV/UTV Crash Reconstruction. Mobile Elevating Work Platform Accident Investigations. I Earned a BS Degree in Mechanical Design Engineering from North Carolina State University with an emphasis in Machine Design Engineering and Automotive Design Engineering. I have over 20 years of industrial work experience five years of which I spent ...

Gary E Kilpatrick, PE, DFE The Kilpatrick Group, PA

Tennessee
Mechanical Engineering, OSHA - Crash Reconstruction, ATV, ROV, UTV, Automotive, Motorcycle, School Bus, Tractor Trailers, Industrial Process Equipment, Product Defect, Failure Analysis, Forklift, Crane, Mobile Elevating Work Platform, Aeral Lift, Personel Lift, Amusement Park Rides, OSHA, Industrial Accidents
Gary E. Kilpatrick, PE, DFE at The Kilpatrick Group is a board certified Forensic Engineer through the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) and is a Diplomat Forensics Engineer (DFE). Gary provides forensic engineering services to law firms and insurance companies in the following areas: Product Defect and Failure Analyses. OSHA 29CFR 1910, 1926 and 1928 regulations. Forklift Accidents. Crane Accidents. Industrial Process Equipment Accidents. Amusement Park Ride Accidenst. Motor Vehicle Crash Reconstruction. School Bus Safety and Crash Reconstruction. Tractor Trailer Crash Reconstruction. Motorcycle Accident Crash Reconstruction. ATV/ROV/UTV Crash Reconstruction. Mobile Elevating Work Platform Accident Investigations. I Earned a BS Degree in Mechanical Design Engineering from North Carolina State University with an emphasis in Machine Design Engineering and Automotive Design Engineering. I have over 20 years of industrial work experience five years of which I spent ...

Jay H Daily JHD Product Liability Consulting

ROWLETT, Texas
Products Liability, Manufacturing - Testing, Failure Analysis, Ergonomics, Product Design, Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Premises Liability, Structural Engineering, Warnings and Labels, Slip, Trip & Fall, Metallurgy, Machinery/Equipment
I have 34 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.

Justin Hall, MAS, PE Hall Engineering Group, Ltd

Texas
Engineering, Construction Defects - Civil Engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering, construction, construction fault, forensic engineering, structural failure, structural inspection. Licensed in AR, TX, OK, MO, KS, MS.
Expert consultant/witness in over 50 cases with trial experience across the South including AR, MO, OK, TX, TN, LA and MS. Justin Hall, PE is a licensed professional engineer providing a broad range of services in forensic engineering to insurance companies and law firms, construction, energy, mining, and technology, engineering and architectural firms, governmental and educational institutions, property owners, builders and individuals. With over 20 years of experience in engineering and forensic consulting, design, construction assessments, international codes and research, Justin Hall, PE has provided clients with structural analysis and design, condition assessment, damage investigations, failure analysis, construction consulting & management, and expert testimony. States include Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi. SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE - Engineering & Construction Forensics — Expert Consulting/Witness; Structural; Insurance...

Joshua M Keena, PhD, PE

Lakeway, Texas
Mechanical Engineering, Firearms & Ballistics - Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Design, Automotive Engineering, Thermal Fluid Systems, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Weapon Engineering, Firearms and Ballistics, Fire Science, Automotive Engines, Vehicle Dynamics, Automotive Powertrains
Dr. Keena brings over 15 years experience leading and conducting basic, applied, and advanced research. PhD from the University of Texas, licensed Professional Engineer in Texas, and a West Point graduate. Strives to delight clients by conquering challenges and delivering precise, reliable solutions to complex problems. Award winning engineer recognized for distinguished service across a broad spectrum of dynamic and diverse assignments. Technical and leadership experience in academic, government, and commercial venues, including Associate Director for Armaments at the Center for Innovation and Engineering (CIE) at the United States Military Academy, a world-class institution for leadership development and engineering education. Areas of academic expertise include Weapons Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Thermal-Fluid Systems, Heat Transfer, and Mechanical Engineering Design. Recipient of the Claudius Crozet Award for exemplary project advising and research collaboration and ...

Randall King, PhD, PE King Professional Engineering, Inc.

DALLAS, Texas
Mechanical Engineering, Products Liability - Patent infringement & invalidity, products liability, machinery design, failure analysis, design defects & manufacturing defects, 15 US patents + 6 foreign patents, Oilfield, industrial & agricultural accidents, pumps & compressors, valves & piping, consumer products, mechanical equipment failures
Dr. King is a licensed professional engineer with a Ph.D‭. ‬in mechanical engineering‭: 40+ ‬years experience in mechanical engineering‭, ‬product design‭, research and development of high-pressure oilfield fracturing pumps and automotive components, forensic investigation‭, ‬and litigation support‭. ▪ Testified at 10 trials & 44 depositions ▪ 20 Patent, IPR, & PGR cases – 3 trials & 9 depositions ▪ 21 Patents ▪ Patent infringement & invalidity ▪ Products liability ▪ Design defects & manufacturing defects ▪ Failure analysis ▪ Oilfield, Industrial, Construction, & Agricultural accidents ▪ Pumps, valves, compressors, & piping ▪ Cranes, trucks, lifts ▪ Consumer products Dr. King has served as a forensic engineer for over 15 years, testifying at 10 trials and 44 depositions in state and federal courts for both plaintiff and defense. Dr. King has served on 20 patent cases, providing opinions on invalidity, infringement, IPR’s, PGR's, and claim construction, including li...

Craig Koehn, P.E. EBE/I-ENG-A

Houston, Texas
Engineering, Construction - Mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, plumbing engineering, engineering design, fire investigation, fire protection, fire alarm.
Qualified and experienced MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) engineer with expertise in design and construction. Member of the Investigative Engineers Association.

D. Reid Middlebrooks, PE Apollo BBC

Houston, Texas
Mechanical Engineering, HVAC - Building Science, Insulation, Building Assessment, HVAC, Water Intrusion, Design Flaw/Defect/Failure, Condensation, Buildings, Forensic Analysis, Building Envelope, Building Forensics, Humidity Control
Mr. Middlebrooks is an experienced mechanical engineer specializing in evaluating failures of HVAC systems and their impact on wall and roof assemblies. He regularly provides opinions based on analysis of cooling and dehumidification design strategies and the occurrence of condensation on surfaces such as insulated pipes and within wall systems.

Bradley N Plank, PE MME Forensic Consulting, Inc.

Dallas, Texas
Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy - Product Liability, Failure Analysis, HVAC, Oilfield, Heavy Equipment, Cranes, Cables, Medical Devices, Plastics, Boilers, Water Heaters, Plumbing
Using his combination of mechanical and metallurgical (including plastics) experience and education, Mr. Plank provides forensic and consulting engineering services to attorneys, insurance professionals, and manufacturing companies. A registered engineer in Texas and 23 other states, his experience includes 32 years in manufacturing in the metals processing industries, 29 years performing failure analyses, and 26 years investigating claims. Mr. Plank has testified in a wide variety of matters including personal injury and property damage, in both state and federal court, and his testimony has never been excluded. Assignments have involved mechanical equipment, appliances, oil and gas transmission equipment, plumbing, HVAC, heavy equipment, machine tools, cranes and wire cables, manufacturing processes, and thermal processes, among many others.

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

Sanger, Texas
Mechanical Engineering, Forensic Science - 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 -Mississippi Professional Engineer License #17888 -Alabama Professional Engineer License #35693 -North Carolina Professional Engineer License #049314 -South Carolina Professional Engineer License #37169 -Virginia Professional Engineer License #0402061315 -Michigan Professional Engineer License #6201069726 -Minnesota Professional Engineer License #58020 EDUCATION: -BSME, University of Texas at Arlington, 1978 AFFILIATIONS: -MEMBER, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) -SENIOR MEMBER, National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) -MEMBER, National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) -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, Ind...

Michael Troy Richardson, MA, BS in Engineering Momentum Engineering, LLC

Washington, Utah
Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering - Ziplines & Trampoline Courts: Physics, engineering, industry standards, safety & rescue procedures, state and local regulations, and testing. Over 70 expert engagements and zipline building projects in over 30 U.S. states; Several more in Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Canada; 100% in the last four years.
EXPERIENCE Mr. Richardson is the President of Momentum Engineering, LLC; he's designed and built aerial adventure rides, and devices since 1988. He is working on a Master's degree at Utah TECH University. Bachelor of Science in Engineering and 30+ semester hours of Physics. Building ziplines for 20+ years, where he has designed, evaluated, and patented multiple safety elements and devices. In 2000, Park City Mountain Resort Zipline designed, testing, prototypes, and Patents for passive braking trolleys, a series of springs as the emergency arrest device, and built the towers for a 4000+ foot long zipline. In 2009 he built and designed his commercial zipline in Spanish Fork, Utah. He has three U.S. Patents for zip line safety trolleys and springs with at least one pending. He is on two advisory and voting committees with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). ASTM F24' Adventure Rides' & ASTM F15' Consumer Products,' and an F2959 Task-group member of F24.61 Aerial Adv...

Tarek Omar, PhD ART, LLC

McLean, Virginia
Mechanical Engineering, Accident Reconstruction - Accident investigation and reconstruction, forensic engineering, personal injury, highway safety, structural analysis, Computer Simulation, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), airbag & seatbelt, guardrails, patent infringement; slip, trip & falls; crashworthiness, fuel tank, and pipelines analysis
Experts in our consulting firm (ART, LLC) have more than 28 years of superior expertise in the areas of Mechanical Engineering, accident investigation and reconstruction, personal injury, highway safety, forensic engineering, automotive/vehicular engineering, Computer Simulation, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), and structural analysis. We also conducted lots of research on guardrails, airbag & seatbelt fatalities/injuries; slip, trip & falls; patent infringement, crashworthiness, failure analysis, fuel tank, and pipelines. ART experts are widely recognized as world leaders in advanced computer simulations of complicated structural, crashes, and impact-related problems. We conducted a wide variety of successful projects and accident reconstruction analyses for many government agencies, private industry, and engineering and law firms. Professional in utilizing state-of-the-art technology including 3-D computer animation and the latest engineering techniques for crash analysis (frontal...

Daniel R Robles, PE, MBA Community Engineering Services, PLLC

EDMONDS, Washington
Mechanical Engineering, Real Estate - plumbing, pipe, re-pipe, leaks, failures, Inspection, construction, water damage, feasibility, epoxy liner, CPVC, Aquatherm, PEX, Galvanized, copper, risk assessment, machinery, insurance, defect, standard of care, Blockchain, smart contract adjudication.
Thirty-five years of practical engineering experience across the aerospace, building construction, and technology industries. Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Masters degree in International Business Administration. Expert Witness at the intersection of mechanical engineering, business practices, and standard of care.  Technical specialties include plumbing systems (failures, leaks, defects and corrosion), building envelope failures resulting in mold or water damage, Real Estate transactions, mechanical failures due to improper maintenance or operation, Investigation, testing, and report writing. Excellent public speaking skills with the ability to explain complex matters in simple and accessible terms. Knowledgable in recent technologies such as blockchain, digital twin, and digital twin applications for the engineering professions. Experienced in cross border and international engineering practices. Registered professional engineer in California and Washingt...

Khalid Sorensen, PhD Finity Engineering LLC.

College Place, Washington
Mechanical Engineering, Intellectual Property - Automation, Robotics, Machine, Design, Mechatronics, Dynamics, Motion Control, Vibration, Segway, Product Liability, Machine Vision, Sensors, Traction, Tire Mechanics, Cranes, Warnings, ASRS
Twenty years of experience developing and implementing mechatronic, motion control, and automation technologies. Founder of a motion-control technology company where the industry-recognized motion-control technologies were key drivers in the acquisition of his company 5 years after inception by a global leader in automation. Served as CTO at a world-class supplier of large-scale automation, advanced manufacturing, and nuclear handling solutions. Responsibilities include providing technical oversight of critical projects; identifying and mitigating areas of high technical risk; leading in the creation of cutting-edge control, automation, and robotic technologies; directing R&D efforts; managing the business’ technology portfolio; and disseminating and facilitating the use of best-practice engineering methodologies. Adjunct Associate Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he lectures on various engineering topics. These include: Dynamics, Advanced Controls, Vibratio...

(Victor) Alan Werner, PE, P.Eng, PMP VA:W

Renton, Washington
Mechanical Engineering, Equipment & Machinery - Mechanical engineering, industrial process, industrial design, energy modeling, energy control, steam production, fluid transfer, process analysis, heat exchange, piping, pumps
Alan Werner’s skills and background include forensic analysis in the areas of industrial process systems, industrial process equipment including pumps, fans, heat exchangers, mixers, specialty equipment, piping include safety devices, and pipe support systems. Specific experience has been gained in chemical process plants, pulp and paper mills, wood processing plants, boiler plants, chiller plants, and co-gen systems. Using a proprietary thermodynamic model, I am able to replicate boiler and chiller systems to duplicate normal and off-spec operations. I have designed mechanical parts and machinery, some using unusual materials and/or features. I have experience in worker sound exposure investigation and remediation, as well as "fence line" acoustical research. Trained for patent litigation. My professional licenses are in Washington, California, Florida (Ret), and British Columbia (former).

Gary E Kilpatrick, PE, DFE The Kilpatrick Group, PA

West Virginia
Mechanical Engineering, OSHA - Crash Reconstruction, ATV, ROV, UTV, Automotive, Motorcycle, School Bus, Tractor Trailers, Industrial Process Equipment, Product Defect, Failure Analysis, Forklift, Crane, Mobile Elevating Work Platform, Aeral Lift, Personel Lift, Amusement Park Rides, OSHA, Industrial Accidents
Gary E. Kilpatrick, PE, DFE at The Kilpatrick Group is a board certified Forensic Engineer through the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) and is a Diplomat Forensics Engineer (DFE). Gary provides forensic engineering services to law firms and insurance companies in the following areas: Product Defect and Failure Analyses. OSHA 29CFR 1910, 1926 and 1928 regulations. Forklift Accidents. Crane Accidents. Industrial Process Equipment Accidents. Amusement Park Ride Accidenst. Motor Vehicle Crash Reconstruction. School Bus Safety and Crash Reconstruction. Tractor Trailer Crash Reconstruction. Motorcycle Accident Crash Reconstruction. ATV/ROV/UTV Crash Reconstruction. Mobile Elevating Work Platform Accident Investigations. I Earned a BS Degree in Mechanical Design Engineering from North Carolina State University with an emphasis in Machine Design Engineering and Automotive Design Engineering. I have over 20 years of industrial work experience five years of which I spent ...

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

Hubertus, Wisconsin
Mechanical Engineering, Equipment & Machinery - Conveyors, Elevators, Material Lifts Industrial Controls, Dynamic Analysis, Animations, Forensic Engineering, Intellectual Property, Freight Lifts, ASME Safety Standards, Failure Analysis, Hydraulics, Manufacturing, Products Liability, Lifting Systems, Material Handling, Machinery, Patents
Licensed Professional Engineer with more than 30 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. Chair of ASME B20.1 Safety Standards for Conveyors and Related Equipment, Member 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 lifting and other material handling applications, finite element analysis. Very active in ASME safety codes and standards.
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