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Biomechanical Engineering

ID: 737096 Oregon, USA

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Expert is a bioengineer, a discipline that applies mathematics, physics, and engineering technologies to the study of biology and medicine with a focus on human health. He is the owner and principal investigator of a business entity recognized by federal agencies through which he competes for private and public grants/contracts.

His current academic positions are as a Clinical/Research Professor in both the Department of Emergency Medicine (School of Medicine) and the Division of Biomaterials & Biomechanics (School of Dentistry). He recently joined the faculty of Human Physiology as a Courtesy Professor, assisting in the growth of their Bioengineering Programs. He directed the Regenerative Bioengineering Laboratory as an Adjunct Professor of Biology and Mechanical & Materials Engineering at Portland State University.

Before, he held positions in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Biology & Biotechnology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Orthopedics and Physiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, both in Worcester, Massachusetts. He also held an adjunct position in Clinical Science at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, Grafton, Massachusetts. He has a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Applied Mechanics in Bioengineering with postdoctoral training in orthopedic biomechanics and bachelor's/masters degrees in Engineering Mechanics, including undergraduate pre-medicine training, all from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.

Expert has published over 250 journal articles, conference papers, and book chapters describing his research in cell, tissue, joint, biomaterials, implant, body, injury, and environment biomechanical engineering. These articles describe various perspectives on the application of biomechanics, bioengineering, medical device design, clinical science, biostatistics, and epidemiology as applied to living systems. His scholarly works have been cited over 2,695 times according to Google Scholar, 1,774 times according to the Web of Science index, 2,019 times through Research Gate, and 1,630 times through Scopus. He has served as a peer-reviewer for more than 20 journals. He currently serves on the Editorial Board for the Annals of Biomedical Engineering, having also served on the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering and the Journal of Biomechanics Boards.

Expert has acquired federal and private funding totaling over $1M supporting his research programs as a Principal Investigator. He has maintained support from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and other public/private agencies beginning 2002. He is an active member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), American Society of Biomechanics (ASB), Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM), American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), and Sigma Xi Scientific Honor Society.

He has trained nearly 1,200 students in over 30 lecture-based courses relevant to biomechanics and bioengineering, including fundamental mechanical engineering and biology courses. His teaching explicitly addresses public health issues, focusing on biomechanical, biochemical, and bioelectric phenomena associated with anatomic and physiologic functions. His research team has included 128 undergraduate and graduate students over the years, each addressing individualized project-based design and research experiences in biomechanical engineering leading to published senior, master, and doctoral theses/dissertations.

His forensic practice has led to opinions in disputed matters addressing crash/incident reconstruction, injury biomechanics, medical device failure, toxic tort, medical malpractice, and intellectual property. He is routinely qualified as an expert in mechanical engineering, bioengineering, biomechanics, and clinical science in civil and defense courts.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1994 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Bioengineering Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Year: 1988 Degree: MS Subject: Engineering Mechanics Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Year: 1987 Degree: BS Subject: Engineering Mechanics Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1988 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner Department: NA
Responsibilities:
A business entity recognized by federal agencies through which Expert competes for private and public grants/contracts.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2018 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Research Professor Department: Emergency Medicine
Responsibilities:
Faculty appointment as a Principal Investigator on federal agency grant proposals and collaborative advisor for undergraduate, graduate, professional, and post-doctoral trainees.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2013 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Research Professor Department: Restorative Dentistry, Division of Biomaterials & Biomechanics
Responsibilities:
Faculty appointment as a Principal Investigator on federal agency grant proposals and collaborative advisor for undergraduate, graduate, professional, and post-doctoral trainees.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2020 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Courtesy Professor Department: Human Physiology
Responsibilities:
Faculty appointment as a collaborative advisor for undergraduate and graduate Bioengineering trainees.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Society of Biomechanics (ASB), 1988-present
American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), 1998-present
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 1990-present
(Bioengineering and Applied Mechanics Divisions)
Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), 1997-present
Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), 1997-present
Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM), 1988-present
Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, 1993-present
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has published over 250 journal articles, conference papers, and book chapters describing his research in cell, tissue, joint, biomaterials, implant, body, injury, and environment biomechanical engineering. These articles describe various perspectives on the application of biomechanics, bioengineering, medical device design, clinical science, biostatistics, and epidemiology as applied to living systems. His scholarly works have been cited over 2,695 times according to Google Scholar, 1,774 times according to the Web of Science index, 2,019 times through Research Gate, and 1,630 times through Scopus.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
A recent list of cases:

2021
Arbitration testimony.
Opinion: Head-on crash mechanics, injury/death biomechanics, clinical science

Trial testimony. In the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon for the County of Jackson.
Opinion: Incident pot-hole mechanics, injury biomechanics, clinical science

Deposition testimony. In the Superior Court for the State of Washington, King County. Opinion: Occupational mechanics, injury biomechanics, clinical science

Deposition testimony. In the 29th Judicial District Court of Wyandotte County, State of Kansas. Opinion: Soccer ball mechanics, injury biomechanics, clinical science

Deposition testimony. In the Superior Court for the State of Washington, King County. Opinion: Aircraft crash mechanics, injury/death biomechanics, clinical science

Perpetuation deposition testimony. Before the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals for the State of Washington. Opinion: Occupational mechanics, injury biomechanics, clinical science

Deposition testimony. In the 4th Judicial District Court of the State of Idaho, in and for the County of Ada. Opinion: Dental procedure mechanics, injury biomechanics, clinical science

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