AEROSPACE ENGINEERING EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-092139
This highly qualified mechanical engineer has 30+ years of experience in the design and sale of fuel delivery solutions, including background in the automotive, powersport, and military sectors. He earned his B.S in Mechanical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University and also has an M.S. in Administration from Central Michigan University. The expert spent 11 years working for TI Automotive and then joined SiemensVDO as an Engineering Manager in charge of the ...
Expert Witness: E-070880
This expert started his aviation career in 1990 while serving in the US Marine Corps as a jet engine mechanic on the CH-53 helicopter. Upon reporting to his duty station, he was selected to fill a security detachment, answered the call of duty and served in the Gulf war. He has since immersed himself into the world of Light Sport Aviation. He is one of very few Rotax engine experts on the continent, this coupled with his talents to problem solve and trouble shoot make ...
Expert Witness: E-058063
This 40+ year veteran of the aviation industry has extensive experience as an airline pilot and additional background in safety inspection, flight instruction, airport management, and accident investigation. He earned his B.S. in Aviation Technology and Business Management from Metropolitan State College and holds several certificates from the FAA, including the Airline Transport Pilot Certificate, the Flight Instructor Certificate, the Flight Engineer Certificate, the ...
Expert Witness: E-026490
This expert's career in the aviation industry spans 37 years and has included work in turbine power plant, aircraft overhaul and component repair and overhaul. He has performed risk assessment for the insurance industry and both corporate and business aircraft owners have utilized his talents. He has received many awards from the Federal Aviation Administration while maintaining a staff position with the Transportation Safety Institute. He is a graduate of Embry Riddle ...
Expert Witness: E-008135
This highly qualified expert currently serves as as a Senior Flight Surgeon for the United States Air Force Reserve Medical Corps as well as Adjunct Professor for an aviation university where he teaches Aviation Physiology. He also provides medical examination services to pilots and aviation companies. He is board-certified in Family Medicine and is a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association's Aeromedical Advisory Council. He is an active pilot and was deployed ...
Expert Witness: E-016311
This highly qualified expert is the founder and principal of a consultancy for technology and intellectual property investigation in electrical machines, electromagnetic devices, and their applications, particularly in the automotive, aerospace and transportation fields. He holds 49 US patents with 4 more applied for, and authored or co-authored twenty-two papers in referred journals. He is the recipient of ten Best Paper Awards, seven from the IEEE Industry Applications ...
Expert Witness: E-009905
This highly qualified aeronautics expert earned his masters and PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT. He is a fellow in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and an associate fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He has authored more than 100 publications in the aeronautics space and is currently a Professor of Aerospace Engineering at a top midwest university.
Expert Witness: E-009401
This aviation and aerospace expert is one of the leaders in his industry and has extensive experience in flight test, materials and properties laboratories, unmanned aerial systems, engineering operations, Safety Management Systems and quality. This expert started his career as a United State Army pilot and then advanced to several senior positions with the Federal Aviation Administration(FAA). As Manager Rotorcraft Directorate with the FAA, he was responsible for all ...
Expert Witness: E-008130
This double board-certified expert has over 30 years of experience in preventive medicine, specifically aerospace and occupational medicine. He received a M.D. from the University of Kansas and finished a fellowship in Space Medicine at NASA and the Johnson Space Center in Houston. A Senior FAA Medical Examiner, he has been elected as a Fellow to the American College of Preventive Medicine, the Aerospace Medical Association, and the American College of Occupational and ...
Expert Witness: E-001101
This expert has over 40 years of experience as a mechanical engineer. In addition to contributing to over 200 presentations in 38 countries, he has been extensively published in his field and is an established expert in forensic mechanical engineering. His expertise includes accident investigation and medical device liability. He now serves as a Senior Forensic Consultant for a biomechanics and biomedical engineering consulting firm.
Expert Witness: E-158557
This highly qualified expert has over 38 years of experience working as an engineer. He received his Bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Dayton and then went on to Drexel University to take graduate courses in engineering management. He is a former associate stress engineer at Grumman Aerospace Corporation, was a lead stress engineer at General Electric in the Astro Space division, and was a program manager at 3-D Structures Inc. He serves as ...
Expert Witness: E-157682
This expert has over 30 years of experience in the field of Chemical Engineering. He earned his BS, MS, and PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is on the Advisory Board of the Endowed Fund for Cyrogenic Research, and the Board of Directory for the Cyrogenic Society of America, and has 7 patents in Cyrogenics. This expert has authored over 60 publications and 55 scientific papers, as well as lectured extensively on topics relating ...

AEROSPACE ENGINEERING EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Metallurgist Inspects Helicopter For Alleged Mechanical Failure AEROSPACE ENGINEERING Expert Case

This case involves a tourism helicopter crash in Alaska that was allegedly caused by a mechanical part failure. The helicopter was cruising with a pilot and 4 passenger tourists at 800 feet when the pilot felt an impact. As the pilot slowed down for landi …

Aerospace Engineer Attempts To Leak Military Secrets AEROSPACE ENGINEERING Expert Case

Aerospace Engineer Attempts To Leak Military Secrets

This case involves criminal charges against an engineer who attempted to leak sensitive documents using the U.S. military’s tactical aircrafts. The engineer packed and shipped a number of boxes with manuals containing proprietary information internationa …

Engine Malfunction Allegedly Causes Fatal Plane Crash AEROSPACE ENGINEERING Expert Case

Engine Malfunction Allegedly Causes Fatal Plane Crash

This case involves a pilot that died in a plane crash. At the time of the crash, the pilot was 63 years old with 30 years of aviation experience. The plane the pilot was flying had been serviced several weeks before the accident. It underwent a full inspe …

Aviation Expert Inspects Aircraft Engine Following Fatal Crash AEROSPACE ENGINEERING Expert Case

This case involves three individuals and a pilot who were all killed in an airplane crash. The aircraft was a PA28-236 Dakota owned by the deceased pilot. The plane departed at 2:15 pm from northern Montana en route to central Wyoming. The aircraft crashed …

Pilot Crashes Due to Unsafe Runway Conditions AEROSPACE ENGINEERING Expert Case

Pilot Crashes Due to Unsafe Runway Conditions

…  specialize in airport management, aviation appraisal and aerospace engineering were sought to opine on the …

Metallurgy Expert Witness Testifies on Helicopter Crash AEROSPACE ENGINEERING Expert Case

Metallurgy Expert Witness Testifies on Helicopter Crash

…  Van Iderstine were employees of McSwain, a Florida-based engineering consulting firm, and have previous experience as metallurgy expert …  design, and assembly of mechanical systems for aerospace, medical, automotive, and military applications. His role at HMC …

Unsafe Runway Causes Fatal Crash AEROSPACE ENGINEERING Expert Case

Unsafe Runway Causes Fatal Crash

…  witnesses on aviation appraisal, airport management and aerospace engineering were sought to opine on the …