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Rajeev Kelkar, Ph.D.

Principal
Biomechanics
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
Columbia University

Resume (PDF Format)

Areas of Expertise:
  • Impact & repetitive stress injury biomechanics
  • Workplace and consumer product injuries
  • Accident reconstruction and simulation
  • Child safety
  • Vehicle occupant dynamics
  • Surgical procedure simulation

Kelly B. Kennett, M.S.

Principal
Biomechanics
M.S., Mechanical Engineering
University of Virginia

Resume (PDF Format)

Areas of Expertise:
  • Injury biomechanics
  • Accident investigation
  • Computer modeling
  • Dynamic testing
  • Restraint & protective equipment evaluation
  • Motor vehicle regulations and standards

Tara P. Khatua, Ph.D., P.E.

Principal, CEO
Biomechanics
Ph.D., Solid Mechanics
University of Calgary

Resume (PDF Format)

Areas of Expertise:
  • Injury biomechanics
  • Computer simulation of automobile accidents
  • Heavy truck crashworthiness
  • Structural dynamics
  • Seismic analysis of buildings and structures
  • Finite Element Analysis

William H. Woodruff, Ph.D.

Principal
Accident Reconstruction
Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering
University of Michigan

Resume (PDF Format)

Areas of Expertise:
  • Automobile accident investigation
  • Heavy truck and bus accident investigation
  • Automotive technology
  • Vehicle testing
  • Industrial and consumer product failure analysis

Richard A. Blanchard, Ph.D.

Electrical Engineering
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering
Stanford University

Resume (PDF Format)

Areas of Expertise:
  • Electrical & Electronic Failures
  • Semiconductor Device Technology
  • Fabrication of Integrated Circuits & Discrete Devices
  • Device Assembly & Packaging Technology
  • Printed Circuit Board Failures
  • Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Secrets
  • Component Failure
  • Design of Semiconductor Devices

Katerina Blazek, Ph.D.

Biomechanics
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
Stanford University

Resume (PDF Format)

Areas of Expertise:
  • Injury and musculoskeletal biomechanics
  • Accident investigation and reconstruction
  • Failure and fatigue of materials
  • Statistical analysis and clinical trial methodology

Elaine Chiu, M.D., Ph.D.

Biomechanics
Ph.D., Bioengineering
University of California

Resume (PDF Format)

Areas of Expertise:
  • Injury biomechanics
  • Accident investigation and reconstruction
  • Trauma medicine consultation
  • Acute injury assessment
  • Radiologic reviews for injury mechanism

Chris Dyrby, M.S.

Biomechanics
M.S., Mechanical Engineering
Stanford University

Resume (PDF Format)

Areas of Expertise:
  • Injury biomechanics
  • Accident investigation and reconstruction
  • Thermal imaging
  • Data retrieval from automobile EDR systems

Nicholas E. Earnhart, Ph.D.

Accident Reconstruction
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

Resume (PDF Format)

Areas of Expertise:
  • Acoustics, vibration, and noise control
  • Accident investigation and reconstruction
  • Experimental methods, data acquisition, and signal processing
  • Hydraulic systems and components
  • AC and DC electric motor design and failure analysis

Thomas Johnston, Ph.D.

Accident Reconstruction
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering
University of California

Resume (PDF Format)

Areas of Expertise:
  • Multibody dynamics and control
  • Applied machine dynamics and robotics
  • Musculoskeletal biomechanics
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Animation and scientific visualizations

Tate Kubose, Ph.D.

Human Factors
Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology
University of California

Resume (PDF Format)

Areas of Expertise:
  • Driver behavior
  • Slips, trips, falls
  • Warnings and safety information evaluation
  • Assessment of perceptual and cognitive performance
  • Analysis of injury and accident patterns
  • Lighting and nighttime photography

Elizabeth Nichols, Ph.D.

Human Factors
Ph.D., Psychology
Stanford University

Resume (PDF Format)

Areas of Expertise:
  • Warnings and safety information evaluation and development
  • Human factors associated with the use and misuse of consumer products
  • The role of visibility, attention, and memory in accidents
  • Consumer product usability studies and product assessment
  • Analysis of injury and accident patterns
  • Slips, trips, and falls

Vivek Shekhawat, Ph.D.

Biomechanics
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
University of Illinois

Resume (PDF Format)

Areas of Expertise:
  • Injury biomechanics
  • Accident investigation and reconstruction
  • Fall and collision analysis
  • Product failure mode analysis

Matthew S. Wood, M.S.

Accident Reconstruction
M.S., Engineering Management
Santa Clara University

Resume (PDF Format)

Areas of Expertise:
  • Automobile accident investigation
  • Heavy truck and bus accident investigation
  • Accident reconstruction and simulation
  • Computer modeling
  • Dynamic testing
  • Automotive technology

Gary T. Yamaguchi, Ph.D., P.E.

Biomechanics
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
Stanford University

Resume (PDF Format)

Areas of Expertise:
  • Injury biomechanics
  • Sports injury
  • Automotive accident investigation
  • Product liability
  • Intellectual property
  • Mechanical design
  • Fall protection
  • Human body dynamics
  • Automotive crash simulation

Aijen Bulsara

Administrative Assistant

Usha Kelkar

Executive Assistant

Gayla Lindsey

Administrative Assistant

Marina Lopez

Administrative Assistant

Karen Vournakis

Administrative Assistant, Office Manager