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Expert in Biomechanics, Vehicle accident reconstruction, Stress Analysis, Quality Control by Image Analysis

Expert ID: 724516 Pennsylvania, USA

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Everyday physiological activities generate impacts between the foot and ground. This dynamic loading influence the musculoskeletal system, especially bone creation and resorption. Dynamic loading on the human system is evaluated by the expert developed in-vivo, non-invasive methodology, where a small accelerometer is attached to various points on the musculoskeletal system and the response to the variety of activities is acquired. This information is used to identify various pathological conditions, to study performance of various footwear, runnig and playing surfaces, etc. This experimental technique of non-invasive monitoring of the foot strike induced shock waves was also used to evaluate the pathological conditions in equine biomechanics.

Expert has an extensive experience in reconstruction of automobile accidents. His reports are used during trials and he often is called to testify as an expert

A portable system capable to acquire and store the impact generated shockwaves while walking, running, skiing, horse riding was developed by expert’s Biomechanics Laboratory and was used to compare various footwear, playing and running surfaces, identify lameness in horses.

Expert developed a system capable to acquire comprehensive data related to gait analysis. The system consists of force plate to acquire the foot-ground reaction forces and moments, optical system capable to record the movement and extract the coordinates of various points on the musculoskeletal system and accelerometry system to measure the gait induce shock waves at number of locations along the skeleton.

Expert developed and implemented optical methods for deformation measurements in micro and opto-electronic packages subjected to thermo mechanical loads. This information was used to improve the design and reduce the residual stresses in the product. Similar approach was used to verify some patent infringement claims.

He has experience with consulting in number of areas. The recent projects include study of the deformation of microelectronics packages under mechanical and thermal loads and development of the optical distortion measurement system for flat glass and windshields.

He consulted for the case of the baby death due to the effects of shaking. The data and tests performed helped to prosecute thus case. Expert worked on the case of a person who claimed to have slipped on grease at a factory floor and, as the result of this, he claimed to have struck the back of the head and to sustain the injuries. He studied the forces needed to produce acute trauma and prepared biomechanics report and assessment of the incident. Expert consulted and provided expert deposition in the case of a person who sustained a posterior fracture dislocation of the left hip after he was involved in a motor vehicle collision.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Trenton, New Jersey - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Allentown, Pennsylvania - Stamford, Connecticut

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1978 Degree: PhD Subject: solid mechanics Institution: Tel-Aviv University
Year: 1969 Degree: MS Subject: physics Institution: St. Petersburg Polytechnic University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1991 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department: Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics Responsibilities: Member, Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Mathematical Biology. Coordinator, Cell and Tissue Engineering Track, Bioengineering program.
Years: 1984 to 1991 Employer: Lehigh University Title: Associate Professor Department: Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering Responsibilities: research and teaching
Years: 1979 to 1984 Employer: Iowa State University Title: Assistant Professor Department: Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics and Biomedical Engineering Program Responsibilities: Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty
Years: 1978 to 1979 Employer: Tel-Aviv University Title: Post-doctoral Fellow Department: School of Engineering Responsibilities: Failure of anisotropic materials, shock absorption in human locomotion system, gait analysis.
Years: 1973 to 1978 Employer: Tel-Aviv University Title: Department: School of Engineering Responsibilities: Development of methods for shear moduli evaluation, interlaminar shear stress distribution, photoelastic analysis of composite materials. Locomotion research - kinematics and shock absorbing properties of human joints.
Years: 1969 to 1970 Employer: Institute of Non-Destructive Testing, Kishinev, USSR Title: Senior Research Officer Department: Responsibilities: Nondestructive evaluation of composite materials by ultrasonic and acoustic emission techniques.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1995 to 1996 Country / Region: Israel Summary: teaching and research in bioengineering
Years: 2002 to 2003 Country / Region: Slovenia Summary: teaching and research on the fiber thermal behavior
Years: 2002 to 2002 Country / Region: Singapore Summary: research on the dynamic loading in human system.
Years: 2003 to 2003 Country / Region: Italy Summary: Teaching and research.
Years: 2009 to 2010 Country / Region: France Summary: effect of impacts to human body

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
SEM - Society for Experimental Mechanics
The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (iMAPS)
American Society of Biomechanics (ASB)
Professional Appointments
Executive board, Society for Experimental Mechanics
Foreign Member, Editorial Committee of Chinese Journal of Scientific Instruments
Member, International Advisory Board, Journal of Mechanical Engineering
Member, Editorial Board, Clinical Biomechanics
Chairman, Technical committee on Biomechanics, ICEM12, Bari, Italy
Awards / Recognition
--M. Hetenyi Award from the Society for Experimental Stress Analysis "for the most significant research paper published in Experimental Mechanics during the period January to December".
--"Academic Adviser", elected by the Presidents of the International Academy of Science, Russia "in recognition of the significant scientific achievements in the solution of the engineering problems of mechanics"
--Brewer Award from the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM). This award recognizes an “Outstanding Practicing Stress Analyst”
Publications and Patents Summary
He has over 90 papers in scientific journals, 170 papers presented and publishes in the conference and congress proceedings. He wrote invited chapter for seven books.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
russian He has full control of language
hebrew He can speak and read fluently.
spanish He can comminucate.
english He has full control of language

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