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Accident Animation Expert Witness

Expert Witness No. 2249


Education and Specialized Training

1999, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Master of Engineering
GPA: 3.8/4.0

1997, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM), Jacksonville, FL
At-Scene Traffic Accident Investigation

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).  Dr. Raymond Brach.  Dr. Matt Brach.  Troy, MI
Vehicle Accident Reconstruction Methods

Visual Statement.  Kamloops, British Columbia
Basic Accident Diagramming with Vista FX3
Advanced Accident Diagramming with Vista FX3

Relevant Industry Experience

Senior Accident Reconstructionist and Owner
A Private Analytical Mechanics Company
(Name Available Upon Request)

Analytical Engineer.  August 2000-Present
Smiths Aerospace. Grand Rapids, MI

Modeling and analysis of aircraft vehicle dynamics aircraft including:
C-130, 737, KC-767, P-8A
Engineering Consultant.  May 1996-September 1997
CADSi.  Consulting Services Department.  Southfield, MI

Multi-body dynamic and kinematic simulation of mechanical systems, to include:
Simulation of a six-wheeled omni-directional US Navy vehicle;
Vehicle ride & handling simulation for AM General heavy truck suspensions;

Engine simulations for Ford Powertrain, to include:
in-line 3,4,5,6 and v6,8,10,12

Including derivation of the equations which parametrically defined the engine model’s layout and configuration

Simulation of the X-33 main and nose landing gear systems

Simulation of Ford passenger compartments for noise and vibration analysis

Researcher.  September 1997-December 1997
NASA JSC.  The University of Michigan low speed wind tunnel.  Ann Arbor, MI
Characterization of the longitudinal dynamics of the X-38 crew return vehicle


June 2005-September 2006, Adjunct Physics Faculty Member
ITT Technical Institute.  Grand Rapids, MI
200-level classical physics

August 2003-December 2004, Adjunct Physics Faculty member
Baker College.  Muskegon, MI
300-level classical physics
Designed and led complementary laboratory session

August 1999-June 2000, Instructor (full-time)
Nova Southeastern University.  Davie, FL
Conceptual, non-calculus-based, & calculus-based physics
Designed and led complementary laboratory sessions for each level
Developed physics curriculum to meet accreditation standards

January 1998-May 1998, Graduate Student Teaching Assistant
The University of Michigan, Aerospace Engineering Department. Ann Arbor, MI
Commenced an advanced flight-test engineering class.  Work involved administrative details and taking part in lecturing responsibilities shared between professor and students

Affiliations and Organizations

SAE – Society of Automotive Engineers
ARC – Accident Reconstruction Network
MATAI – Midwest Association of Technical Accident Investigators
NATARI – Nat’l Assoc. of Traffic Accident Reconstructionists and Investigators
NAPARS – Nat’l Assoc. of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists
SOAR – Society of Accident Reconstruction Specialists
IATAI – Illinois Association of Technical Accident Investigators
INCR – International Network of Collision Reconstructionists


United States Air Force,  Pilot
Marston Scholarship for Excellence and Expectation in Engineering,  1995

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