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Expert in Force Analysis & Dynamics, Accident Reconstruction

Expert ID: 727729 Virginia, USA

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Expert is the former Assistant to Dean in the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio (a position that he held for eight years), where in addition to his administrative duties, he taught mathematics, science and engineering courses. Expert earned his B.A. Degree in Mathematics with a minor in Physics and Chemistry from Butler University. He holds a M.Sc. Degree and earned his Ph. D. Degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. His Dissertation combined mathematics, science, and engineering so that he was qualified to teach at the collegiate level in those three areas.

The courses that Expert taught included but were not limited to the following topics: centroids (centers of gravity), coefficients of friction, fluid pressures, moments of inertia, force analysis, torques, momentum and energy, fluid pressures, intensity of light, vector calculus, differential equations, and dynamics. He continues to do research and author papers in science and engineering and is a co-author of a collegiate textbook in addition to numerous journal articles. Expert has authored or co-authored scientific and technical papers which have been presented at various technical societies throughout the world. Many of his papers have been peer reviewed before they were published. SAE Paper #911944 (Stability and Maneuverability Problems of ATVs) was peer reviewed by the Society (SAE) which is the largest international technical society in the world and was judged to be among the most outstanding papers published by SAE in 1991. Thus, it was selected to be included in The 1991 Transactions of SAE. All papers included in the SAE Transactions are judged to be worthy of preserving in the permanent technical literature, based on their long-term reference value.

Expert's area of expertise is Force Analysis and Dynamics which includes the areas of product and vehicle design, safe practices, stability and safety of vehicles, and accident reconstruction. An individual who has the expertise in Force Analysis and Dynamics has the ability to analyze various objects and to determine what will happen to those objects if forces are applied and what motions (if any) will occur as a result of those forces. In addition, he has worked in solar research, internal engine design, wind energy, and clean energy production.

Expert has investigated and analyzed approximately a thousand different assignments involving various accident scenarios which have included both off-road and on-road vehicles in addition to work place and industrial accidents and accidents caused by defective products. For most of these assignments, Expert has been asked to determine what caused and/or contributed to the accident and/or the injuries. He has been retained as a technical expert to analyze accidents in litigated matters by both plaintiffs and defendants (which have included corporations, manufacturers, and insurance companies). Manufacturers, such as SunnyBrook RV, Inc. and Eaz-Lift, have retained him to analyze, test, and testify about their products as to whether their trailer (SunnyBrook) and/or the hitch/stabilizer system (Eaz-Lift) caused and/or contributed to any trailer sway. In addition, he has been retained by among others, Shepard's Mayflower, Inc., Givaudan Fragrances Corp., Hone Trucking, R & L Carriers, Arrow Trucking Company, and Dart Transportation Co. to investigate and analyze various accidents involving their interstate trucks and trailers.

Expert has testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs as a technical expert on dynamics and safety. He has been asked on numerous occasions by the United States Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) to participate in hearings and meetings. On one occasion, he was given an honorarium from the United States Consumer Products Safety Commission to spend a day with the CPSC staff to discuss his observations, calculations, testing, and opinions as it pertains to stability and safety.

The American Bar Association selected Expert to be one of the faculty members at their National Institute on Motor Vehicle Litigation which was held in Phoenix, Arizona. The scientists and engineers who organized The Third Biennial European Joint Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis which was held in Montpellier, France, selected him to be one of their featured speakers and give the presentation, "Accident Reconstruction and Reconstructive Analysis". The Third Biennial European Joint Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis had many international co-sponsors which included among others the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, The National Scientific Research Centre (France), Chamber of Mechanical Engineers (Turkey), National Council of Engineers and Scientists of France, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (China).

Expert has appeared on several occasions as a technical expert on national television both in the U.S.A. and Canada. Expert has testified as an expert in Federal and State Courts throughout the United States. He has been qualified and testified in the court room each and every time that he has been tendered to the court. Every time that opposing counsel has challenged his expertise as not satisfying the legal requirements set forth in Daubert, Kumho, and Frye, the courts have ruled that he was qualified to testify as mentioned above. Many such opinions have been rendered by various Federal District Courts and the Supreme Court of New York on Long Island. He has testified in dozens of litigated matters involving off-road accidents where the verdicts or settlements were in excess of a million dollars. There have been several in excess of 5 million dollars with the largest being a 35 million dollars verdict in Elba, Alabama (Barron vs. Yamaha, et al.).

Part of Expert's professional time has been spent as an Assisting Scientist for Grail Engine Technologies, Inc. of Kansas, and as Vice President for Protium Energy of Florida. Expert assisted the design team at Grail Engine Technologies as a scientist in the design and production of low emissions, high efficiency, high power to weight ratio internal combustion engines. He was also one of the founders and a research scientist with Protium Energy, LLC., a company devoted and specializing in the production of low emissions, high efficiency, production of usable, safe, and clean energy.

Expert currently resides in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he continues to consult with various clients throughout the United States.

SUMMARY OF CURRENT QUALIFICATIONS:
Technical Consultant on Force Analysis and Dynamics which includes Accident Reconstruction, Product Design, Vehicle Stability, and Product Safety
Researcher and author in science, mathematics and engineering
Former Vice President - Product Development of Protium Energy, LLC., (Energy Company)
Former Assisting Scientist to Grail Engine Technologies, Inc., (Internal Combustion Engine Company)
Former Assistant to Dean, College of Engineering, The Ohio State University
Taught Engineering Mechanics, Science, and Mathematics
Former Product Designer for manufacturing company
Former consulting editor and author for textbook publisher
Former Chairman, Engineering Educ. Readers Committee of Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Richmond, Virginia - Alexandria, Virginia - Roanoke, Virginia - Lynchburg, Virginia - Gaithersburg, Maryland

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1975 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Joint Program Institution: The Ohio State University
Year: 1967 Degree: M.Sc. Subject: Astronomy with Mathematics and Physics Institution: The Ohio State University
Year: 1964 Degree: B.A. Subject: Mathematics with Chemistry and Physics Institution: Butler University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1982 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant, Researcher, and Lecturer Department: Responsibilities: Expert has been retained as a technical consultant on approximately a thousand different assignments as an expert in Force Analysis and Dynamics which includes Accident Reconstruction, Product Design, Vehicle Stability, and Safety. He has testified as an accident reconstruction expert and an expert on product design, vehicle stability, and safety in Federal and State Courts throughout the United States. He has appeared as a technical expert on national television on several different occasions both in the U.S.A. and Canada. He has testified as a technical expert before the United States Senate Committee on Government Affairs. Expert was invited as a featured speaker at The Third Biennial European Joint Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis in Montpellier, France, where he spoke on "Accident Reconstruction and Reconstructive Analysis". He has been asked on numerous occasions by the United States Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) to participate in hearings and meetings and was given an honorarium from the CPSC to spend a day with the CPSC staff to discuss his observations, calculations, testing, and opinions. He consulted with Duncan Motor Company to develop a stable and safer off-road vehicle. Expert has done research and has taught in the areas of engineering, science, and mathematics and has been retained by corporations, insurance companies, manufacturers, and individual plaintiffs.

Years: 2013 to 2016 Employer: Protium Energy, LLC. Title: Vice President Department: Project Development Responsibilities: Was a member of the Board of Directors, and a research scientist with Protium Energy, LLC., (formerly H One Technologies, Inc.) a company devoted and specializing in the production of low emissions, high efficiency, usable, safe, and clean energy.

Years: 2010 to 2014 Employer: Grail Engine Technologies, Inc. Title: Assisting Scientist Department: Responsibilities: Assisted the design team at Grail Engine Technologies as a scientist in the design and production of low emissions, high efficiency, high power to weight ratio internal combustion engines.
Years: 1985 to 2010 Employer: LEXPERT, Inc. Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Expert consults with Attorneys on litigated matters involving various accident scenarios. President, CEO, and stock holder of a consulting company (LEXPERT, Inc.) which provides scientific and technical expertise and services for attorneys and companies.
Years: 1989 to 2010 Employer: Quality-Wright Corporation Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Expert is the former President, CEO, Product Designer, and stock holder for a manufacturing company that designs and manufactures Train Station Products. He still consults with Train Station Products.

President, CEO, Product Designer, and stock holder for a manufacturing company that designed and manufactured Train Station Products. He worked with several tool and die makers on the design and layout of plastic injection molds and tooling. He also worked with various individuals for the production of plastic resin parts, metal etched parts, and laser cut and etched plastic parts.
Years: 1978 to 1989 Employer: Train Station Enterprises, Inc. Title: CEO Department: Responsibilities: CEO and majority stock holder of a company which owned and operated a retail store.
Years: 1979 to 1987 Employer: The Ohio State University Title: Assistant to Dean Department: College of Engineering Responsibilities: Expert taught Engineering and Mathematics courses at The Ohio State University where he also administered the Honors Program for the College of Engineering. He was the Chairman of the committee to establish and revise standards and curriculum for the Engineering Honors Students. He worked with the various Engineering Departments to create opportunities for the Honor Students to participate in research projects. Expert also coordinated the Dismissal/Reinstatement Committee which set the academic standards for the departments in the College of Engineering. He made the final decision on the students' academic status.

Expert developed and supervised the Freshman Orientation Program for the College of Engineering. Expert researched studies and new courses for the College of Engineering.

Expert was a speaker for the College of Engineering and the University. He gave talks to civic organizations, parent groups, branch campuses, and high schools discussing the concepts of technology and engineering.

Expert served on the following Ohio State
University Committees:
University Honors Committee
Engineering/Mathematics Liaison Committtee
Engineering Honors Committee (Chairman)
Engineering Dismissal/Reinstatement Committee
Engineering Scholarship Committee

Expert devoted approximately one-third (1/3) of his professional time to teaching Mathematics and Engineering courses in the classroom.
Years: 1978 to 1979 Employer: Ohio Wesleyan University Title: Visiting Assistant Professor Department: Mathematics Responsibilities: Expert taught courses in Calculus and Differential Equations.
Years: 1975 to 1978 Employer: The Ohio State University Title: Lecturer Department: Mathematics Responsibilities: Expert taught courses in Calculus and Astronomy.
Years: 1971 to 1985 Employer: COLLEGIATE PUBLISHING, Inc. Title: Consulting Editor Department: Responsibilities: Served as a consulting editor and author for college text book company, Collegiate Publishing, Inc.
Years: 1969 to 1973 Employer: OHIO DOMINICAN COLLEGE Title: Physics Lecturer Department: Responsibilities: Taught all the Physics courses offered for the students majoring in Mathematics and the Sciences.
Years: 1966 to 1966 Employer: THE CENTER OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY (COSI) Title: Planetarium Lecturer and Instructor Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1964 to 1964 Employer: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION Title: Research Assistant Department: Responsibilities: Worked on solar spectroscopy using the Snow Telescope at Mt. Wilson Observatory, California.

Years: 1961 to 1964 Employer: J.I. HOLCOMB OBSERVATORY AND PLANETARIUM BUTLER UNIVERSITY Title: Lecturer and Assistant to Director Department: Responsibilities: Developed and delivered planetarium lectures for school groups and the general public.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists (NAPARS)
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) - Former Chairman of the Engineering Education Readers Committee
Hobby Manufacturers Association (HMA)
Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
American Astronomical Soceity (AAS)
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has written a collegiate textbook as well as publishing numerous scientific and technical papers which have been presented at various conferences around the world.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has been retained as a technical consultant on approximately 1000 different assignments as an expert in Force Analysis and Dynamics which includes Accident Reconstruction. He has testified as an accident reconstruction expert and an expert on product design in Federal and State Courts. He has done research and has taught in the areas of engineering and mathematics and has been retained by corporations, insurance companies, manufacturers, and individual plaintiffs. Expert has been qualified and testified in the court room each and every time that he has been tendered to the court. Every time that opposing counsel has challenged his expertise as not satisfying the legal requirements set forth in Daubert, Kumho, and Frye, the courts have ruled that he was qualified to testify as mentioned above. Many such opinions have been rendered by various Federal District Courts and the Supreme Court of New York on Long Island.
Training / Seminars
Expert is the former chairman of the Engineering Education Readers Committee of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). He was asked by SAE to evaluate their three day continuing education course for automotive engineers on MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION which was given in February, 1991. Expert has received CEU credits for two courses on accident reconstruction. The two courses in which he participated were offered by George Washington University and the University of Texas and the SAE.

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