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Rajeev Kelkar
Principal

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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Kelly B. Kennett
Principal

Biomechanics
M.S., Mechanical Engineering
University of Virginia

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

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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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Richard A. Blanchard
 

Electrical Engineering
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering
Stanford University

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

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Katerina Blazek
 

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 Chiu
  

Biomechanics
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
  

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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Nicholas E. Earnhart
 

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

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

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Thomas Johnston
 

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

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

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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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Elizabeth Nichols
 

Human Factors
Ph.D., Psychology
Stanford University

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

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Vivek Shekhawat
 

Biomechanics
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
University of Illinois

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

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Andrew W. Siefert
 

Biomechanics
Ph.D., Bioengineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

Areas of Expertise:
  • Medical technology and device analysis
  • Cardiovascular biomechanics
  • Product design evaluation
  • Test strategy development
  • Functional and structural product testing

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George Thomas


Battery Technology
Ph.D., Electrochemistry
University of Hyderabad

Areas of Expertise:
  • Battery Failures
  • Rechargeable Battery Technology
  • Fabrication of Li-ion Cells & Batteries
  • Li-ion Cell Technology and Production Process
  • Li-ion Production Process Quality
  • Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Secrets
  • Safety Design and Analysis
  • Design of Li-ion Cells & Batteries

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Gary T. Yamaguchi
 

Biomechanics
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
Stanford University

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

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Karen Vournakis

Administrative Assistant, Office Manager

Aijen Bulsara

Administrative Assistant

Gayla Lindsey

Administrative Assistant

Marina Lopez

Administrative Assistant

Monica Vashisht

Administrative Assistant

Usha Kelkar

Executive Assistant – Retired