Provides Testimony In

Mechanical Engineering, Fire Protection Design, Accident Reconstruction, Crash Reconstruction, Biomechanics, Human Factors, Injury Causation, Pedestrian Injury, Codes Standards, Heat Mass Transfer, Toxic Gas Vapor, Transport, Fires Explosions, Mechanical Structures Frames, Industrial Component Design, Automotive Component Design, AutoHauler Design, Consumer Products Design, Infant Juvenile Products Design, Seat Belts


1992 Visiting Scholar, Indiana University School of Medicine at West Lafayette
1981 Doctor of Philosophy, School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
1979 Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
1976 Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

University Course Instruction

Graduate Courses

Instrumentation and Measurements Laboratory
Human Anatomy of the Extremities for Engineers
Advanced Engineering Design using the Finite Element Method
Applied Engineering Design: Codes and Standards
Combustion I, Fundamentals of Combustion
Combustion II, Combustion Diagnostics and Modeling
Convection Heat and Mass Transfer

Undergraduate Courses

Professional Orientation
Introduction to Mechanical Design
Analytical Methods in Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Design
Instrumentation and Measurements Laboratory
Applied Engineering Design: Codes and Standards
Combustion Engineering, Applied Combustion and Fire Sciences
Mechanical Vibrations
Thermodynamics I; Thermodynamics II
Elements of Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
Fluid Mechanics/Gas Dynamics

Honors Technical Writing
Honors Technical Presentation
Heat and Mass Transfer
Machine Analysis and Design I
Machine Analysis and Design II


Professional Engineer Florida (FBC current), Louisiana
Class A Commercial Driver License Endorsements Tanker, Hazardous Materials, Passenger; Motorcycle
Private Pilot, SEL Instrument Rated

Professional Practice

2004 – present Course Instructor
2004 – present Proposal Evaluator Research and Development Foundation
2003 – present Program Evaluator, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc., Engineering Accreditation Commission, Mechanical Engineering Programs
2002 – present Manuscript Evaluator
2001 – 2004 Vice President of Professional Practice American Society of Mechanical Engineers
2000 – 2003 Member NCEES Task Force on Engineering Licensure Qualifications
2000 – 2004 Member SAE Transactions Selection Committee
1999 – 2002 Senior Managing Engineer, Exponent Failure Analysis AssociatesÒ
1999-2001 Ex-officio Member, Committee on Examinations for Professional Engineers, National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, representing the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
1998 – present Member, Scientific Advisory Council, A Corporation
1998-1999 Research Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, College of Medicine, University of Florida
1998-present Member, Committee on Ethics, American Association of Engineering Societies, representing the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
1997-2003 Member, Technical Committee on Marinas and Boatyards, National Fire Protection Association
1997-1999 Member, Board of Directors, Florida Engineers Management Corporation
1996 – present Member, Accident Investigation and Reconstruction Practices Standards Committee, Society of Automotive Engineers
1996-2000 Member, Board on Professional Practice and Ethics, ASME International
1994-1998 Graduate Faculty, University of Florida
1987-94 Doctoral Research Faculty, University of Florida
1986-1998 Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Florida

1984-1999, 2002-present An Engineering Research and Consulting Firm
1982-87 Graduate Studies Faculty, University of Florida
1981-1986 Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Florida

Honors and Awards

1983 ASTM Faculty Affiliate Program
1984 Tau Beta Pi Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award
1986 ASME Region XI Outstanding Faculty Advisor
1995-96 SAE Worldwide Speakers Network
2002 ASME Distinguished Service Award
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering
Who’s Who in Frontier Science and Technology
Who’s Who in Technology
American Men and Women of Science
ASTM Committee Membership

Professional Affiliation

Biomedical Engineering Society
International Society of Biomechanics
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Society of Automotive Engineers
American Society for Testing and Materials
National Fire Protection Association
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

University Service

University Senate
Benton Engineering Council
Biohazard Coordinator, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

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