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 five 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
2016 - Present Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, California State University Los Angeles
2011 - Present Forensic Consultant, Trauma Biomechanics, LLC
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.