I am an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering with a specialty in impact biomechanics. Prior to joining Cal State LA, I spent nearly nine years working for a forensic engineering company and four years working for General Motors in Safety and Crashworthiness. I have spent the last few years developing an Applied Injury Biomechanics Laboratory and teaching various mechanical and biomechanical engineering courses.
My research interests are in the field of injury biomechanics, safety system development and forensic science. More details may be found on the Applied Injury Biomechanics Laboratory website: www.csula-aibl.com.
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University, 2008
MS, Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University, 2001
BS, Engineering Mechanics, Michigan State University, 1998
Minor: Biomedical Engineering
2016 - Present Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, California State University Los Angeles
2017 - 2018 Associate Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, California State University Los Angeles
2011 - 2016 Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, California State University Los Angeles
2002 - 2011 Forensic Biomechanical Engineer, Vector Scientific, Inc.
1998 - 2002 Crashworthiness and Occupant Protection Engineer, General Motors Corporation.
Fall 2018 Schedule
EE 2801-01 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering TTh 10:50 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
ME 3040 -01 Experimental Methods for Engineers MW 11:00 - 11:50 a.m.
ME 3040-06 Experimental Methods for Engineers (Lab) Th 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
ME 4500-01 Biomechanics MW 1:40 - 2:55 p.m.
Research and/or Consulting Activities
Off Campus or in Applied Injury Biomechanics Lab F All Day
M 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
W 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.