Mechanical engineer specializing in the analysis of motorcycle and passenger car crashes, evaluation of automobile event data recorders, mechanical examinations and failure analysis of vehicles and machinery, stress analysis, and mechanical testing of materials and components.
Holds or has held a variety of certifications over the years, including Licensed Professional Engineer, ACTAR Traffic Accident Reconstructionist, CDR-Tool Technician/Analyst, Master Automotive and Master Heavy Truck Technician, Commercial Brake Inspector, NRA and PSTC firearms instructor, NH Part-Time police officer, motorcycle skills instructor, motorcycle roadracer, and Glock armorer.
Holds Mechanical Engineering degrees from the University of New Hampshire, having received the BS in 1994 with a Materials Science minor, and the MS in 1996 with an emphasis on solid mechanics.
Self-employed as a consulting engineer and accident reconstructionist at MFES since 1996, occasionally teaches courses for IPTM, and is a part-time police officer with the Town of Middleton, NH. Formerly worked at Forensic Technologies International in Annapolis MD and before that at NH Materials Lab in Dover NH. Taught the MSF's riding skills course for the State of NH for many years.
Commonly attends the SAE Annual Congress, CDR User's Summit, IPTM Special Problems in AR, ARC-CSI Crash Conference, and PA State Police Seminar, as well as specialized classes on crash-reconstruction-related topics.
Member of several groups including SAE, NCEES, SOAR, NAPARS, NYSTARS, ASME, and two local county-wide crash teams.
Has authored or co-authored more than 50 publications, appearing in SAE, Accident Reconstruction Journal, Accident Investigation Quarterly, Collision Magazine, IMPACT (the Journal of the ITAI), the Transportation Research Record, and more. Has presented at conferences in the US, Canada, and the UK.
Has taught numerous 1- and 2-week classes on crash reconstruction topics, primarily regarding event data recorders, and motorcyle/heavy truck crash analysis. Has also has presented dozens of short lectures ranging from 20 minutes to 2 days to a variety of audiences on topics including
Motorcycle Braking and Crash Analysis
Estimating motorcycle and automobile performance based on limited data
Critical Speed Yaw Analysis, including SUVs, and Special Situations
Heavy truck traking and crash analysis
EDR technology, durability, and chip-transplanting
Conservation of Linear and Rotational Momentum
Drag Sleds & other Friction topics
Forensic Vehicle Inspections
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