I am a 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 oversee the Applied Injury Biomechanics Laboratory and teach various mechanical and biomechanical engineering courses. I am the co-developer of the Biomedical Engineering minor program.
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: /aibl/
ME 2010 Statics
ME 2050 Strength of Materials I
ME 2801 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
ME 3040 Experimental Methods for Engineers
ME 3200 Dynamics
ME 4500 Biomechanics
ME 4590 Biomechanical Engineering Design
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University, 2008
MS, Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University, 2001
BS, Engineering Mechanics, Michigan State University, 1998
PE, Mechanical Engineer, State of California #M39346
2021-Pres Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, California State University Los Angeles
2016 - 2021 Associate Professor, 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 2023 Teaching Schedule
ME 2050 Strength of Materials I M/W 1:50 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.
ME 4500 Biomechanics M/W 4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.