Mechanical Engineer Expert 530934 PA

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in mechanical engineering with a particular focus in the investigation and faliure analysis of child safety seats, seatbelts, seatbacks, restraint systems, industrial equipment, airbag deployment, airbags, black box data retrieval, crash data retrieval, equipment failure, forensic analysis, forensic engineering, lawnmowers, product failure, restraints, root cause analysis, seating, household appliances, forklifts, ladders, scaffolds, machine guards, wheelchair lifts & occupant restraints, patient lifts, and consumer products. I have offered my services for more than 20 years as a mechanical engineering expert witness with deposition, courtroom testimony, and consultations.

Areas of Expertise

Professional Experiences

I am a mechanical engineer and I have been working in the forensic area for over 20 years. While much of this time I have predominantly worked on issue related to occupant protection and mechanical failures in vehicles, I also have worked on many general mechanical failure cases of a wide range of items.

I have worked on a number of cases involving transport of wheelchair occupants and investigated incidents involving mishaps while loading/unloading occupants using wheelchair lifts. I am familiar with the proper practices typically required by lift manufacturers as well as the steps necessary to safely transition the wheelchair occupant from the ground to vehicle floor and back.


Degree Subject Institution
B.S. Mechanical Engineering Drexel University – Philadelphia PA

Licenses Certifications

Licensed Professional Engineer in Alabama, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician
Certified Child Passenger Safety Instructor
Crash Data Retrieval Data Analyst Certification
Crash Data Retrieval Technician Certification
Certified Safety Assessment Program Evaluator

Awards & Affiliation

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
SAE International
Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM)
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE)

Primary Affiliation

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)