Expertise DescriptionI have over 50 years experience in biomechanics, industrial and automotive accidents, as well as consumer product liability matters. I specialize in the analysis and reconstruction of low-speed impact and ladder accidents. I have an extensive background in mechanical, biomechanical, structural, transportation, and human factors engineering. My expertise includes: accident reconstruction, product liability, biomechanics, computer/video animation, mechanical, biomechanical, structural, electrical, transportation and interdisciplinary analyses, low speed impact, whiplash, seat-belt, airbags, slip/trip and fall, machine guarding, ladders, design and manufacturing defects, elevators and other lifts, structures, home and industrial products, sports equipment, playgrounds, construction, lighting, warnings, human factors, etc. I have more than 35 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: biomechanics accidents, industrial accidents, automobile accidents, and consumer products liability.
My consulting services: Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Developed state-of-the-art structural dynamics computer program under contract with U.S. government; Space shuttle consultant and lecturer to NASA engineers; Industrial and Roadway Safety and Human Factors Engineering; Design of Warnings used in automated industrial equipment.
I am a mechanical engineer with over 25 years of experience on all types of heavy machinery. I am experienced in accident reconstruction frame-by-frame video analysis. I have expertise in industrial and consumer warning labels.
I have a construction and signage safety background and am knowledgeable biomechanics of tripping.
I have been analyzing stair fall down cases for 25 years and have experience regarding their safety, codes and standards and user biomechanical issues.
I am a licensed PE in NY and have handled many seat belt issue cases.
I have done basketball court design safety issue cases in the past and am familiar with space requirements beyond the playing court, as well as related biomechanics and human factors issues.
I have mechanical and biomechanical test experience with sharpness and skin substitutes.
I have expertise in lighting, safety, and Human Factors Engineering.
I have been a warnings expert on many cases and am familiar with warnings outside the cab that instruct that the lifting structure not be used for lifting personnel.
|B.M.E.||City College of New York|
|M.S.||Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.)|
|Sc.D.||New York University|
|Licensed Professional Engineer|
Awards & Affiliation
|U.S. Fulbright Scholar in the Netherlands|
|N.Y.U. Founders Day Award|
|NASA Certificate of Recognition|
|Listed Who's Who in American Men and Women of Science|
Society of Automotive Engineers (S.A.E.)
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases