Seat Belts Expert 9750 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have 45 years experience in conducting engineering and analytical studies of the design and performance of automotive and aviation occupant restraint systems and components. I am also knowledgeable in the influence of automotive and aviation systems on occupant kinematics during accidents, integrating input from accident reconstruction experts, biomechanical engineers, medical records, and personal inspections and testing in determining compliance with applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS).

Areas of Expertise

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include: Forensic engineering and analytical studies of the efficacy of the design and performance of automotive and aviation occupant restrain systems during accidents; Product design and development of new products in the areas of consumer and occupant safety; Marketing and engineering activities in multiple countries; research in the latest developments of restraint technology, including retractors, buckles, belts, inertia sensors, energy absorbers, and passive restraint systems; Development and testing of two-stroke cycle engines for the chain-saw and snowmobile industries; more efficient combustion chambers, exhaust systems, and carburation cooling systems.


Ph.D.EngineeringCalifornia Coast University
M.S.EngineeringUniversity of California
B.S.EngineeringCalifornia State University

Licenses Certifications

Awards & Affiliation

Primary Affiliation

Society of Automotive Engineers

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases