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Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Mechanical Engineer, Diesel, Diesel Brakes, Braking Systems, Aerospace Engineer, Engineering Problems, Accident Reconstruction, Product Liability, Automotive Accident Reconstruction, Crash Data Retrieval, Seat Belt Restraint Analysis, Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction, Construction Equipment, Industrial Machinery, Safety, OSHA Regulations, Residential Machinery, Industrial Machinery, Consumer Product Evaluation, Wood Testing, Metal Analysis, Fiberglass Stepladders, Extension Ladders, Scaffolding, ANSI Test, Slip Fall, Building Code Regulations, Cool Systems Engineering, Product Development, Aerodynamics, Ergonomics, ABS Brakes, Event Data Recorder,




Expert Witness No. 609

Education

Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

Master of Science
Mechanical Engineering – 8/84

Bachelor of Science
Mechanical Engineering – 5/79
Bachelor of Science: Aerospace Engineering – 5/79

Professional Licenses

Available upon request.

Consulting Experience

Analytical and Experimental Studies of Engineering Problems Dealing with Accident Reconstruction and Product Liability. Work includes, but not limited to the following areas

Automotive Accident Reconstruction
Certified to Perform Crash Data Retrieval
Seat Belt Restraint Analysis
Evaluation of Automotive Component Design
Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction
Construction Equipment
Industrial Machinery With Respect to Safety and Design
Industrial Machine Guarding and OSHA Regulations
Portable Machinery Both Residential and Industrial
Consumer Product Evaluation With Respect to Safety and Design
Analysis and Testing of Wood, Metal and Fiberglass Stepladders, Extension Ladders and Scaffolding
Have Performed Complete ANSI Test Procedures Pertaining to Ladders
Have Completed the OSHA Construction Safety & Health Supervisor Course
Slip and Fall Analysis
Construction Building Code Regulations
Engineering Issues Pertaining to Sec 240, NYS Labor Law

Accident Reconstruction Techniques include Classical Application of the Laws of Physics in Conjunction with Engineering Principles to Perform the Most Accurate Reconstruction Possible Commensurate with the Physical Evidence. Computer Simulations are used to Reinforce the Mathematical and Physical Findings. Certified to Perform Crash Data Retrieval From Conforming Vehicles.

Product Liability Analysis Includes Engineering Design Evaluation of Consumer and Industrial Products to Ascertain the Feasibility and Safety of the Design. This Includes Testing of the Product and Research of Product Recall Notices.

I have been accepted as an Expert Consulting Engineer in a Court of Law in the States of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin. I Have testified numerous times in Jury Trials, Arbitrations and Depositions.

College Courses Taught

Statics
Dynamics
Mechanics of Materials
Physics
Mechanical Engineering Design
Machine Design
Mechanical Component Design
Manufacturing Processes
Engineering Graphics
Graphic Statics

Positions Held

Private
Accident Reconstruction and Product Liability
1981- Present

Professor – Engineering Science
A Community College; Syracuse, NY
1985- Present

Instructor – Engineering Technology
State University of New York @ Morrisville; Morrisville, NY
1982-1984

Teaching Assistant – Mechanical Engineering Department
Syracuse University; Syracuse NY
1980-1982

Product Development Engineer
Chrysler Corporation, Detroit, Michigan
1979-1980

Additional Engineering Experience

Chrysler Corporation
Cooling Systems Engineering: Worked in Advanced Airflow Group. Executed Airflow Studies on Present and Future Vehicles. Applications of Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer were applied to Engineering Problems. Work Included Analytical and Experimental Methods in Wind Tunnel.
Aerodynamics: Applied Aerodynamic Principles to Future Vehicle Themes. Work Included Analytical Applications and Testing of 3/8 Scale Models in Wind Tunnel.

Private
Within the Scope of my Consulting Engineering Practice, I have Worked on Numerous Design Problems, including, but not limited to, Component Machine Design, Structural Design and Product Evaluation.

Membership in Professional Soceities

SAE
Society of Automotive Engineers

NAPARS
National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists

NSPE
National Society of Professional Engineers

NYSTARS
New York State Traffic Accident Reconstruction Society

HFES
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

MSF
Motorcycle Safety Foundation; Certified Motorcycle Riding Instructor

 


 

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