Provides Opinion & Testimony In:
Accident ATV All Terrain Vehicle, Automobile, Automotive Accident, Automotive Vehicular, Black Box or Data Recorder, Buses or Motorcoaches, Consumer Products, Crane Accident, Crash Data Retrieval, Failure Analysis, Fatigue, Forensic Engineering, Forensic Investigation, Forklifts, Motorcycles, Patent, Personal Injury Accident, Products Liability, Railroad Accidents, Tractor Trailer, Train, Transportation Accident, Trucks, Warnings Accident, Failure Analysis,Forensic,Forensic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, Product Liability, Testimony, Accident Cause Reconstruction, Accident Investigation, Accident Reconstruction, Automobile, Automotive Product Liability, Engineer Accident Reconstruction, Forensic Mechanical Engineering, Investigation Reconstruction, Machine Guarding, Mechanical Engineer Machine Design, Mechanical Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Manufacturing, Motor Vehicle, Motorcycle Accident, Product Design Mechanical Engineer, Professional Forensic Engineer, Railroad Accident Investigation, Senior Forensic Engineer, Trucking,
Expert Witness No. 3766
•Ph.D. Technical Science, magna cum laude, specialty in dynamic analysis, 1979
•M.S. Mechanical Engineering, specialty in design of heavy industry and foundry machinery, 1975
•B.Sc. Mechanical Design, 1972. All degrees obtained at University of Mining and Metallurgy, Krakow, Poland.
Expert 3766 has attended a number of additional technical seminars on biomechanics, manufacturing technology, vibrations, and vehicle accident reconstruction including Traffic Institute, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.
Expert 3766 is a Registered Professional Engineer in the States of Alabama, California, Colorado, Kansas, Texas and Wyoming. Expert 3766 is certified by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying; Certification No. 30881. Expert 3766 is Board Certified Diplomate in Forensic Engineering by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers.
•President and CEO, â€œAâ€ Laboratory, LLC, Colorado, 1994 to Present
•Senior Consultant, â€œAâ€ Laboratory, Inc., 1984-1994
•Manager of Mechanical Engineering Over-Lowe Company, Denver, Colorado, 1981-1984
•Manager of Research and Development Group, Institute of Technology, Krakow, Poland, 1980-1981
•Assistant Professor, Institute of Vibrations and Acoustics, University of Mining and Metallurgy, Krakow, 1975-1980.
Engineering and Design
Expert 3766 taught mechanics, stress analysis, strength of materials, and vibrations at the Institute of Vibrations and Acoustics. While Manager of the Research and Development Group in Krakow, he developed techniques for dynamic modeling, analysis of vibrations, and optimization of mechanical systems. He was actively involved in the modeling of engine-gearbox systems and vehicle suspensions, and in pneumatic tire testing. As Manager of Mechanical Engineering with Over-Lowe, Expert 3766 was in charge of mechanical design, dynamic analysis, and testing of product lines including engine generator sets, transport carriers, portable lighting equipment, pneumatic towers, and light construction equipment. He prepared technical proposals for the Department of Defense in the areas of torsional and transverse vibrations, rotor balancing, noise control, machine design, dynamic modeling, tolerance analysis, and testing. Currently with â€œAâ€ Laboratory, Expert 3766 is consulting in the areas of vehicular accident reconstruction, mechanical engineering, machine safety (including forklifts, skid steers, industrial and construction equipment), and patent and trade secret issues.
Expert 3766 conducts and directs investigations of vehicular accidents, which include automobiles, tractor-trailers, buses, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians. He also consults on industrial accidents and machinery failures and safety. Expert 3766 has evaluated several thousand industrial and vehicular accidents. Expert 3766 performed research and field investigations for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as an investigator and team member for NHTSAâ€™s Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN), which is comprised of engineers and trauma doctors.
A functional knowledge of manufacturing processes and design interface has allowed him to obtain design patents in the USA and Canada. Expert 3766 has presented papers and lectured at a number of technical conferences in the United States, Canada, Europe, and South America. He has been invited to speak at seminars and conferences including Johns Hopkins University, the SAE International in Sao Paulo, Brazil, ICRASH 2000 in London, and the Five State Judicial Conference where he also served as a faculty member for the Harvard Law School. He has also lectured at the university level including the Technical Institute in Vienna, the University of Mining and Metallurgy, Purdue University, the University of Denver, and the University of Colorado at Denver. He is the author of over fifty publications, primarily in the fields of mechanical engineering and vehicle accident reconstruction. Expert 3766 is a contributing author of five books on forensic engineering. Expert 3766â€™s accident reconstruction expertise has been featured over twenty times on local and national television including the Discovery, Dateline NBC, MSNBC, FOX News., and National Geographic. Expert 3766 is listed in The Automotive Consultants Directory (SAE), the Directory of International Biography, Cambridge, England, Whoâ€™s Who in America, and Whoâ€™s Who in the World. In 1995 he was awarded a grant for research in biomechanics by the National Science Foundation. Expert 3766 is a member of several SAE Standards Committees: Reconstruction Information Resources, Investigation Techniques, Vehicle-Road Friction, and Pedestrian Accidents. Expert 3766 is also a Committee member of Accident Reconstruction, Program Technical Review and Web Site for the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. Expert 3766 is a Board Member and President Elect for the National Academy of Forensic Engineers.
As a result of his investigations, Expert 3766 has been asked to provide expert testimony in court and has participated in arbitration. Expert 3766 has been qualified as an expert witness in both State and Federal courts in over five hundred cases. He has testified for both plaintiffs and defendants, and has worked with District Attorneys, Public Defenders, the State of Colorado Attorney Generalâ€™s Office, and US Department of Justice.
Expert 3766 is a fellow or member of the following technical and professional societies:
NAFE – National Academy of Forensic Engineers-Fellow
SAE – Society of Automotive Engineers
NSPE – National Society of Professional Engineers
PEC – Professional Engineers of Colorado
ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers
SEM – Society for Experimental Mechanics
NAPARS – National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction
SME – Society of Manufacturing Engineers