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 Expert  722925

Expert in Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineer, Personal Injury Causation, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability


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Pennsylvania (PA)
USA
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Expert has comprehensive graduate training in aeronautical engineering, industrial experience in aircraft industry, and a private pilot's license.
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aeronautical engineering

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flight mechanics

Expert has designed minimal energy elliptic orbits for launching of spacecraft in terrestrial orbits.
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aerospace engineering

Expert has full familiarity, both computational and experimental, with airflows in pipes and conduits, over airfoils, and in the respiratory tract of the human lung.
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air flow

Expert has undertaken the design of supersonic aircraft and examined the interaction of airflows and wing structures that can lead to "flutter" vibrations of the support structures of an aircraft.
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applied aerodynamics

Expert has doctoral level training in applied mathematics, specifically the modeling of complex phenomena in the form of systems of partial differential equations governing complex phenomena in nature. He has built physical as well as mathematical fluid models to simulate complex fluid flows, often involving unsteady flow patterns with swirling and blast wave phenomena. Such models provide physical insight into the mechanisms driving the flow phenomenon.
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mathematical modeling

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physics modeling

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wave propagation modeling

Expert has devoted decades of investigations to the understanding of the functioning of the natural weight-bearing joints (hip, knee, shoulder, etc). He has published in the international literature on the functioning of the natural articular joints, such as the hip and knee joints, providing a firm basis for the design of artificial joints that imitate natural ones.
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artificial joint

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knee biomechanics

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orthopedic biomechanics

Expert has devoted decades of investigations to the understanding of the functioning of the heart, brain, and lungs with a view to the design of artificial organs that can replace these, mimicking natural organs to the greatest extent possible. He has extensive experience in the selection of biocompatible materials for artificial organ development.
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artificial organ

Expert is well-versed in applications of the classical fields of applied mechanics (fluid and solid mechanics) to the body, in terms of understanding and quantifying complex physiological processes and designing viable prostheses where possible.
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biomedical application

Expert has been instrumental in creating accredited doctoral-level academic programs of study in biomedical engineering in three countries. He has served as an Endowed Chair Professor in Biomedical Engineering and has taught and undertaken research at world-renowned universities in this specialized field (e.g. UCLA, University of Paris).
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biomedical engineering

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biomedical device

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biodynamics

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biomechanical engineering

As a mechanical engineer, Expert has used biomedical instrumentation adapted from classical mechanical engineering to measure, both invasively and noninvasively, flow and material properties relevant to medical diagnoses and quantification of physiological phenomena.
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biomedical instrumentation

Expert notes that fluid boundary layers develop between flowing fluids and fixed surfaces, causing friction or drag. He has full familiarity with the effects of boundary layers that may develop in a wide variety of both internal and external flows.
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fluid boundary layer

Expert notes that fluids include both liquids and gases, with the former being much less compressible than the latter. He states that it is important to quantify the degree of compressibility in the analyses of certain physical and physiological phenomena. He has taken account of such compressibilities in calculations of blast waves and explosions.
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fluid compressibility

Expert states that fluid dynamics, also known as fluid mechanics (the study of the flow of liquids and gases), is governed by a complex set of nonlinear partial differential equations known as the Navier-Stokes equations. These equations are often very complex to solve, requiring comprehensive computations. They can describe a wide variety of phenomena, ranging from the smoke rising from a cigarette to the airflows over the wing of a supersonic fighter aircraft. Expert has extensive experience in this specialized field and has published his research results in the international peer-reviewed literature. Fluid dynamics forms the primary specialty of Expert, who has published extensively and given university courses in this classical field of applied mechanics. He further notes that Bernouilli's equation describes the relationship between pressure and flow velocity. It is a fundamental energy concept in fluid mechanics, a field in which Expert is highly trained and experienced.
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fluid dynamics

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fluid mechanics

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Bernoulli equation

Expert is highly experienced in capturing the primary mechanisms governing the fluid flow phenomena one observes in nature and the environment by expressing such mechanisms as a set of governing equations based on the laws of physics. He notes that this process is known as "fluid mechanics mathematical modeling." The resulting equations can sometimes by solved analytically (in the form of closed mathematical expressions); but more often, computational solutions are required for real life problems.
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fluid mechanics mathematical modeling

Expert notes that the permeability coefficient is an indicator of resistance levels of fluid flows passing through porous or semi-porous media. He has made use of these coefficients in studying ground water phenomena in civil engineering.
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fluid mechanics permeability coefficient

Expert states that gas mechanics and gas dynamics refer to the same phenomena, that of the flow of gases at relatively high speeds, in which shock wave fronts or blast waves may form. This subject formed the groundwork for his doctoral dissertation.
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gas mechanics

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gas dynamics

Expert notes that hydromechanics is the fluid mechanics of water, a subset of fluid mechanics, in which he has extensive experience.
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hydromechanics

Expert has comprehensive knowledge of implantable devices such as artificial articular joints (hip, knee) and implantable polymeric devices for controlled-release drug delivery for therapeutic purposes.
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implantable device

Expert notes that internal flows exist in pipes and in our arteries and veins. When obstructions occur with such conduits, diagnostic devices can be designed to detect them so that the obstructions can be located and removed. Expert has developed original research results for the early detection of obstructions in the arteries of the vital organs.
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internal flow

Expert has designed articular prostheses, as well as contact lenses and cardiac-related prostheses.
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prosthesis

Expert makes use of quantitative data derived from site inspection report(s) to ascertain the range of relevant parameters such as vehicle type(s), relative and/or absolute velocities, accelerations, environmental conditions, and so on, to reconstruct the probable accident scenario.
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accident reconstruction

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dynamic force analysis

With the accident reconstruction analysis in hand, Expert uses his advanced knowledge in applied mechanics and biomechanics to analyze the displacements and compute the resulting forces that caused the injury or damage. He has served as senior professor of mechanical engineering and of medicine and has worked productively in both the mechanical and aircraft industries.
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accident analysis

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automotive crash analysis

Expert has analyzed fatal and non-fatal injuries arising in both civil and military aircraft accidents.
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aircraft accident

Expert has extensive experimental and theoretical knowledge of applied mechanics and has taught it at the graduate level in several world-renowned universities.
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applied mechanics

Expert has a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering, analysis and research, with application to the development, design, manufacture, and testing of tools, engines, machines, and other mechanical devices, internal combustion engines, and steam and gas turbines. He computes and measures the relationships between forces, flows and displacements to predict the movement of fluids and materials under a wide variety of operating conditions.
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mechanical engineering analysis

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fluid mechanics modeling

Expert has analyzed the dynamics of colliding vehicles using concepts of conservation of linear and angular momentum to reconstruct the motions and determining the contributions of associated forces and accelerations on vehicular damage and passenger injuries.
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angular momentum

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linear momentum

Expert has developed computer-aided design protocol for new implantable biodegradable polymeric controlled-release drug delivery systems for transporting therapeutic pre-programmable dose-time quantities of active agents to the body for periods varying from days to years.
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biodegradable material

Expert has analyzed many cases of impact to the head that resulted in brain injury and which involve movement of the brain tissue inside the cranium, the resulting movement of cerebrospinal fluid, the blood-brain barrier, intracranial pressure and has performed biomathematical computations to quantify the biomechanical effects of such injuries which may emanate from collisions, slips and falls, etc.
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cerebrospinal fluid

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head injury

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intracranial pressure

Expert has testified in litigation proceedings involving warning labels and consumer product labels on such items as helmets (bicycle, motorcycle); implantable medical devices, surgical fixations such as orthopaedic screws and plates; sports equipment, etc.
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household appliance liability

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human-factors product safety

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mechanical product safety

Expert has published peer-reviewed scientific articles and a book dealing with the dynamics of the human eye. He has analyzed cases involving injury to the eye by chemical burning in litigation-related accidents.
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eye injury

Expert has published in the international peer-reviewed literature on the quantitative effects of impact to the head, thorax, upper and lower extremities resulting from vehicular collisions (automobiles, trains, aircraft), industrial accidents, blast waves, and explosions.
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human impact biomechanics

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impact load modeling

Expert has published peer-reviewed technical articles on the dynamics of airflow in the lungs and the deposition of particulate matter within the respiratory tract.
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inhalation injury

Expert has analyzed and testified on many litigation-related cases involving medical device liability and medical malpractice evaluations. He is a former professor of medicine and of biomedical engineering.
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medical device liability

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medical malpractice evaluation

Expert has successfully analyzed and testified in numerous litigation-related cases involving injury to the spine and spinal chord occurring under impact (auto and aircraft crashes), train run-overs, sports injuries (football and hockey), etc.
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spine injury


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Cleveland, Ohio;  Akron, Ohio;  Youngstown, Ohio;  Canton, Ohio;  Lakewood, Ohio;  Euclid, Ohio;  Mentor, Ohio;  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;  and Erie, Pennsylvania.

Often requested
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Dermal Drug Delivery
Biomaterials and Product Development R&D for Orthopedic,...
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Biomechanics of Injury and Accommodation

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1966   Ph.D.   Engineering Science   University of California, Berkeley  
1961   M.A.Sc.   Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering   University of Toronto, Institute of Aerospace Studies  
1959   B.A.Sc.   Engineering Physics   University of Toronto  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2004 to 2009

 

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

Department of Mechanical Engineering

 

Graduate School Advisor

 

Expert has a faculty appointment from 2004-2009 in the Graduate School. He does research and funding development and mentoring of graduate students in biomedical engineering R&D projects (dissertations).

1989 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

President

 

He performs research and development nationally and internationally. His areas of expertise include fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, mechanical engineering, biomechanics, and biomedical engineering, and he provides litigation support services.

1989 to

 

(Undisclosed Consulting Company)

 


 

Senior Consultant to Industry

 

Expert is a senior-level consultant to industry and government. His clients have included General Electric Nuclear; the Department of Defense - Air Force, Navy, and Army; National Institutes of Health; National Science Foundation; Sandia National Laboratory; Rand Corporation; GeoNuclear El Paso; Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute; Canadair Aircraft; Avro Aircraft; Société Nationale des Poudres et Explosifs – France; INSERM (National Institute of Medical Research); Royal Thai Air Force; and the Swiss Department of Defence.

1995 to 2001

 

Wright State University, Dayton, OH

 


 

Professor

 

He was a Research Professor of Biomedical and Human Factors Engineering, a Visiting Professor of Mathematics, and a Research Professor of Physics.

1985 to 1989

 

Technical University of Nova Scotia

 


 

Endowed Chair Professor of Biomedical & Mechanical Engineering

 

Expert researched the cardiovascular response to G-stress in microgravity (space) and hypergravity (aerial combat) with autonomic nervous system involvement.

1980 to 1982

 

University of Besançon – France

 

Department of Dermatology

 

Professor of Medicine

 

He studied the uptake of volatile vapors by inhalation: construction of a mathematical model for the estimation of the uptake by the pulmonary airflow of volatile (toxic) vapors in the lower respiratory tract. Account taken of the lipophilicity of the chemicals and their concentrations at the alveolar level. Solutions computed for a variety of breathing and cardiac cycles. Of particular interest were short-term exposures to acutely toxic vapors. He also studied the dermal absorption of volatile vapors: computational model for the solution of the diffusion equation for a highly anisotropic lipid bilayer medium. Particular account taken of the variation in path length and permeability coefficients in the estimation of the penetration of toxic chemicals into and out of the skin, with eventual uptake of the chemical by the venous circulation draining from the skin into the systemic circulation.

1972 to 1982

 

University of Paris, University of Compiègne, University of Toulouse III

 

Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Biological and Medical Engineering, Paris, France

 

Professor of Physics, Chemistry; Biomedical Engineering

 

Expert researched the following:

Shock Physics: Development and implementation of experimental programs for generating cylindrical explosions by strong electrical discharge into stoichiometric mixtures of hydrogen and oxygen. High speed rotating drum and multi-spark Schlieren photography. Analysis of results within a framework of wave propagation theory.

Nuclear Explosions at the Ocean Surface: Theoretical analysis of shock wave propagation with special attention to the air-water interface.

Shock Wave Propagation of arbitrary strength into regions of non-uniform density separated by a free surface - Analytical and numerical techniques based on the method of characteristics.

Breakup of liquid droplets released into high-speed gas flows (2 to 5 km/sec) - analysis subsequently corroborated by experiments.

Fluid-Shell Interactions: Theoretical analysis of the dynamic response of a submerged structure to underwater explosions - numerical computations of diffracted shock wave patterns and structural loading.

1966 to 1975

 

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

 

Schools of Engineering and Medicine

 

Professor of Applied Mechanics & Structures

 

He was involved with: Forensic biomechanics: analysis of trauma-related failures of: a) soft tissues: ligament, tendon, muscle, cervical and thoracolumbar spine, and articulations such as the knee, hip and shoulder joints; b) hard tissues: skull fractures, closed head injuries; and c) medical device failure analysis. Car crash analysis, accident reconstruction, injury causation analyses.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert' current and past affiliations include: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Biological Engineering Society - U.K. Société de Biomécanique - France American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) American Association for the Advancement of Science Association for the Advancement of Modeling & Simulation Techniques in Enterprises - France American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society European Society of Biomechanics - Netherlands Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI) Canadian Society of Aviation Medicine (CSAM) Canadian Applied Mathematics Society Aerospace Medical Association/Life Sciences & Biomedical Engineering Branch (LSBEB) Society of Automobile Engineers (SAE)

Licenses/Certifications

He has a private pilot's license.

Professional Appointments

Expert has been an invited scientific reviewer of scientific journals/panels for: NSF (National Science Foundation) SBIR/STTR grant proposal reviewer, Panel Participant Journal of Biomechanical Engineering Applied Mechanics Reviews Canadian Heart Foundation Applications Mathematical and Computer Modeling International Journal of Pharmaceutics Cooperative Grants Program of the U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation for the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union National Medical Research Council (NMRC) Singapore

He is a member of the Editorial Board, World Scientific Publishing Co., headquartered in Singapore, with offices in New Jersey, London, Hong Kong, Taipei, Bangalore, Chennai, Beijing and Shanghai (2003-present) Associate Editor: World Scientific Series in Health Informatics Member, Editorial Board: Applied Microgravity Technology Associate Editor: Annales Françaises de Chronométrie et Microtechnique Scientific Committee: International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) Executive Board Program Committee: SAFE Wright Brothers Chapter

Awards/Recognition

He has been cited in: International Who's Who of Contemporary Achievement Who's Who in the World, Sixth Edition Men of Achievement, Ninth Edition Who's Who in the World, Fifth Edition Who's Who in Western Europe NATO-AGARD Scientific Consultant (Europe) American Men of Science


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

From 1960 to 2017, Expert has had published 115 international scientific journal publications and reports (detailed publication and reports listing shall be provided upon request).

1967 – 2005: Expert has contributed 195 presentations to conferences, seminars and symposia in the following 38 countries: Armenia Austria Australia Azerbaijan Belgium Bulgaria Brunei Canada China Czech Republic Denmark England France Georgia Germany Greece Holland Hong Kong India Israel Italy Japan Malaysia Norway Poland Russia Scotland Singapore South Africa Spain Sweden Switzerland Thailand Trinidad Turkey Ukraine United States Venezuela (Detailed presentation listings shall be provided upon request.)

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of Biomechanics  
 - Pharmaceutical Science & Technology Today  
 - Instrument Society of America  
 - Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics  
 - University of California Los Angeles Motor Vehicle Safety Contract  

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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert is qualified as an expert witness in civil and criminal courts.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1960 to 2005   Worldwide   Expert has extensive international work experience in Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia (Turkey, India, Thailand, China, etc.), Australia, Africa, and South America over many years of his professional career.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Expert is completely fluent in French (can speak, read, and write).
German   He has good communication abilities in speaking, reading, and writing German.
Russian   Expert has "passable" ability in speaking and reading Russian.
Related Slavic and Latin Languages   He can read passably: Italian, Spanish, Bulgarian, Macedonian, and Ukrainian.

Market Research:
Expert has developed patented medical devices, developed functioning prototypes, and engaged in intellectual property right protection and commercialization by large international medical device firms.

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Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

He has organized and conducted numerous technical seminars, conferences and symposia, both nationally and internationally, and has made scholarly presentations on a wide variety of complex phenomena in the engineering and life sciences technical fields over the past three decades.

Other Skills and Services

He has demonstrated a truly broad range of accomplishments in engineering and life sciences throughout the world in the fields of engineering and medicine, both in academia and industry.

His offered services include:

Expertise in the analyses of vehicular, industrial, recreational, commercial, and sports-related injuries in addition to the evaluation of protective devices and safety systems, such as seat belts and helmets. Summary and analysis of accident reports, witness statements, depositions, damage reports, scene photographs, etc. Inspection and analysis of vehicles; machinery; objects associated with an injury and the injury environment; and to identify injury causation and injury prevention factors. Protective devices evaluation (seat belts, air bags, clothing, guards, helmets) to identify injury causation factors. Evaluation of workplace hazards and equipment, to identify injury causation factors. Computer analyses including animation and simulation in both demonstrative and analytic formats. Search and retrieval of relevant literature from medical and engineering databases. Re-enactment of human kinematics or injury scenarios on-site or in laboratory setting Preparation for deposition, arbitration, mediation, or trial. Preparation of court exhibits (photographs, charts, graphs, anatomic models, animation, and literature summaries).


 

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