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Rajeev Kelkar
Principal

Accident Reconstruction & Biomechanics
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
Columbia University

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

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Tara P. Khatua
Principal, CEO

Biomechanics
Ph.D., Solid Mechanics
University of Calgary

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


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William H. Woodruff
Principal

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

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


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Katerina Blazek
 

Accident Reconstruction & Biomechanics
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
Stanford University

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


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Elaine J. Chiu
  

Biomechanics
M.D., Ph.D., Bioengineering
University of California

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


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Chris Dyrby
  

Accident Reconstruction & Biomechanics
M.S., Mechanical Engineering
Stanford University

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

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Tate Kubose
 

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

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

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Jason Chang


Accident Reconstruction
B.S.E. Mech, Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan

Areas of Expertise:
  • Accident investigation and reconstruction
  • 3D laser scanning
  • Slips, trips, falls
  • 3D animations
  • Data retrieval from automobile EDR systems
  • Mechanical design


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Matt R. Titchenal


Accident Reconstruction & Biomechanics
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
Stanford University

Areas of Expertise:
  • Accident investigation and reconstruction
  • Musculoskeletal biomechanics
  • 3D dynamic systems simulation & control
  • Sports Injury
  • 3D laser scanning
  • Data retrieval from automobile EDR systems


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Erich S. Phillips


Visual Perception and Lighting
Ph.D., Biophysics
Johns Hopkins University

Areas of Expertise:
  • Physiology of human vision
  • Optics and light
  • Vision and visibility in vehicular accidents
  • Roadway lighting
  • Computer simulation of light and visibility
  • Visual conspicuity
  • Photography and videography of nightime scenes

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R. Paul Crawford


Biomechanics
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
University of California, Berkeley

Areas of Expertise:
  • Injury biomechanics
  • Accident reconstruction
  • System failure analysis
  • Image analysis





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Judy Y.C. Chiu


Human Factors
Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology
University of Illinois at Urbana Chanpaign

Areas of Expertise:
  • Driver behavior
  • Assessment of perceptual and cognitive performance





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Janis Haussler

Office Manager

Aijen Bulsara

Executive Assistant

Kari Somerville

Executive Assistant

Usha Kelkar

Executive Assistant – Retired