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Elliot L. Stern, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Elliot L. Stern's expertise includes multi-discipline Engineering (Mechanical, Structural, Mechanics, Dynamics, Controls, Design and Bio-Mechanics, Manufacturing, product R&D and Patents). His 20+ years of experience includes industry consulting for Fortune 500 companies, Research & Development for the National Science Foundation, Public Health Services, The Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center and industry, employment at Design & Manufacturing Solutions, Auburn University, General Motors, McDermott, and Honeywell. His previous company DMS, maintains 85 patents worldwide. As a principal engineer with Florida Forensic Engineering, Inc. and experienced testifying engineer dealing with vehicle accidents, product design and patents. Dr. Stern is a Professional Engineer, Florida State Board of Registration, No. 47986.

Education:
PhD - Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (Phi Kappa Phi)
MS - Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
BSME - Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 1983 (National Dean's List)

Specialties:  
 
  • Accident Analysis including vehicular dynamics and occupant restraint (ATV, Automobile, Motorcycle, Tractor Trailer, Truck)
  • Fires & Explosions
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Machine Design & Analysis (Dynamics, Guarding, OSHA Standards, Safety Analysis, Warning)
     
  • Patent Infringement
  • Product Design & Failure Analysis
  • System Design & Failure Analysis
  • Safety Engineering
  • Water intrusion origin & cause


  • Dr. Srinivas Kadiyala, Ph.D., M.E., C.F.E.I., ACTAR

    Dr. Srinivas Kadiyala's expertise includes multi-discipline Engineering(Mechanical Systems, Dynamic Systems, Fire & Explosion Investigations, Consumer & Industrial Product Design, Control Systems, and Bio-Mechanics) His 15+ years of experience & expertise is in the design, manufacturing, testing, patenting and failure analysis of diverse range of products for the Military, Law-Enforcement, Automotive, Medical and Machine Tool Industry. Dr. Kadiyala is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (No. 15726-8399). He is certified with The Accreditation Commission For Traffic Accident Reconstruction, ACTAR, (No. 2522). He is experienced in analyzing and evaluating product designs, product safety & failure analysis, slip/trip and fall accidents, vehicle accidents, performing fire and explosion investigations (origin & cause) and patent analysis.

    Education:
    Ph.D. - Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
    M.S. - Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
    B.S. - Mechanical Engineering(With High Honors), Andhra University, India

    Specialties:  
     
  • Machine Design & Analysis (Dynamics, Guarding, OSHA Standards, Safety Analysis, Warnings)
  • Fire and Explosion Investigation Cause and Origin (Industrial and Residential Structures)
  • Patent Analysis & Infringement
     
  • Product Design & Failure Analysis
  • System Design & Failure Analysis
  • Safety Engineering
  • Slip/Trip/Fall Accidents
  • Automobile Accidents



  • Steven J. Koontz, P.E., C.F.E.I., C.V.F.I., ACTAR.

    Mr. Steven J. Koontz's expertise includes multi-discipline Engineering (Mechanical, Structural, Design, Fire Investigation, Roof System Integrity, Water Intrusion Testing and Analysis). His 10+ years of experience includes Vehicle, Truck and Motorcycle accident reconstruction and analysis, R&D for HVAC systems, Fuel and Exhaust Design and Management for Next Generation Vehicles Program and Design Support and Product Improvement for strip chassis products for International Truck & Engine. Mr. Koontz is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (No. 8351-3423) and a Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (No. 8351-3423V) with the National Association of Fire Investigators. He is certified with The Accreditation Commission For Traffic Accident Reconstruction, ACTAR, (No. 1724). He is also a certified Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) System Operator. Mr. Koontz is a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida, No. 62828; State of Indiana, No. 19700318; State of Kentucky, No. 23994 and State of Ohio, No. 69600.

    Education:
    BSME - Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

    Specialties:  
     
  • Accident Analysis (Automobile, Trucks / Tractor Trailers, Motorcycle)
  • Fire and Explosion Investigation Cause and Origin (Structures and Vehicles)
  • Mechanical Failure Cause Analysis
     
  • Building Envelope Assessment
  • Roof System Integrity
  • Storm Damage
  • Water Intrusion Testing and Analysis



  • Khaled I. Mostafa, D.Sc.

    Dr. Khaled I. Mostafa's expertise includes multi-discipline Engineering (Mechanical, Automotive, Civil, Transportation Safety, Road Safety and Car Safety). His 10+ years of experience includes car, truck, motorcycle accident reconstruction and analysis, R&D in crashworthiness and vehicle safety (vehicle structure and occupant restraint), biomechanics, occupant kinematics and injury causation, real world crash data analysis, crash test data analysis as well as government regulations and policies. Dr. Mostafa is certified with the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction, ACTAR, (No. 1946).

    Education:
    DSc - Transportation Safety Engineering, The George Washington University, Washington, DC
    BSc - Mechanical Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

    Specialties:  
     
  • Vehicle Accident Reconstruction (Automobile, Motorcycle, Truck, Tractor Semi-Trailer, ATV and other vehicles)
  • Mechanical Failure Analysis.
     
  • Vehicle Regulations and Tests (FMVSS, NCAP, IIHS,...)
  • Real World Crash Data (NASS, FARS, CIREN...)
  • Vehicle Dynamics and Performance.

     

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