Aerospace engineering expert witness candidates are typically licensed professional engineers with backgrounds as an aerospace engineer, in aircraft maintenance, aircraft design, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, aeronautical engineering, flight operations, and/or have experience as a flight instructor or aircraft accident investigator.
Aerospace engineering is a team effort consisting of engineering discipline specialists in the areas of aerodynamics, propulsion, avionics, materials science, structural analysis and manufacturing. Matters requiring aerospace engineering expert witness service often involve intellectual property, such as patent infringement litigation, inter partes review in the PTAB, or trade secret disputes. An aerospace engineer might also provide expert testimony in a product liability case involving mechanical failure analysis, or be called upon to testify in an aviation accident investigation. Example cases requiring an aerospace engineering expert witness have involved:
Litigation support by an aviation expert witness could include reverse engineering, accident reconstruction, writing an expert report, expert opinion, and expert testimony via deposition and at trial. In addition, clients may seek an aviation industry expert for pre-litigation consulting work. Cahn Litigation Services is skilled and experienced at identifying aerospace engineering experts to provide expert witness services. The firm is frequently called upon by law firm clients to locate expert witnesses with specific knowledge in the aviation industry.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Aerospace Engineering experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Aerospace Engineering landscape.
This expert is a nationally recognized expert in the field of telecommunications and information technology. This expert’s expertise encompasses a broad range of technical and managerial disciplines including voice communications, data networking, carrier services for public/private switched & dedicated networks, image processing, wireless and cable transmission systems, security systems including intruder detection, access control and video surveillance as well as operational and strategic planning. As co-founder and President of a highly sought-after consultancy, this expert is responsible for overseeing corporate operations and providing executive level direction on strategically significant projects. This expert has worked for various organizations in a consultative, design/engineering and managerial capacity. This expert has supported numerous clients with respect to technology consulting in the financial services, high technology, legal, corporate, health care and education sectors. This expert’s technical practice encompasses strategic planning and expert witness litigation support. This expert worked in the military aerospace industry developing strategic and tactical command and control systems for various agencies in the defense and intelligence communities. In addition to litigation experience, this expert and firm have performed an extensive patent portfolio review for a large company working with their in-house Intellectual Property group. In that project this expert evaluated 2 portfolios comprising over 120 patents. The team is highly knowledgeable about the Switched Ethernet and Optical networking marketplace.
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This expert has an extensive background in the physical sciences and mathematics: engineering and science degrees plus many years in the high-technology defense/aerospace industry. This expert's forensic experience includes cases dealing with electric circuits, electric shock, lightning damage, electrically ignited fires, wire and radio communications, radio interference, cellular and wireless telephone technology, audio and video reproduction, surveillance and tracking systems, industrial machinery controls, traffic radar and lidar, automotive electronics, and other electrical and electronic equipment.
One project required this expert to examine and disassemble a free-standing ATM in a laboratory in order to find the design flaw that led to its occasional malfunction (and of other similar ATMs).
This expert's expertise in electronic computing and controls includes:
This expert's training and experience with hundreds of incidents involving failures, mis-designs, and malfunctions allows this expert to understand and analyze the "next new thing" -- from smartphones to the smart grid -- accurately and efficiently.
This expert has contributed to a variety of legal matters all based on electrical equipment and electronic computing and controls technology including: electric shock, electrical wiring, electrical fire and lightning damage, audio and video recording, radio broadcasting, traffic radar and lidar, electronic control circuitry, cellular phone localization, electronic surveillance, consumer electronics capabilities, automobile control systems, radio and telephone communication, electrical accidents, and industrial machinery. This expert has been deposed 30 times and testified in state and federal courts 30 times (different cases).
This expert holds a PhD in Physics, and leads a technology consultancy specializing in Electro-Optics Sensor System Analysis, Modeling & Design. This expert has deep experience with LiDAR and LADAR systems and has worked for aerospace companies' systems in instrumentation and delivery of information to the cockpit. This expert also worked for a defense contractor using LiDAR range-finders for tanks. This expert's technical skills include LiDAR & LADAR Design, build, testing and integration, Laser Systems Analysis & Modeling, Electro-Optics Sensor System Analysis, Modeling & Design, as well as Mathematical Analysis & System Engineering.
This expert is a professor of Aerospace Engineering and Rotorcraft Design, and a Director of a Center of Excellence in Rotorcraft Technology. This expert initiated a School of AE graduate program in Aerospace
Systems Design and started an Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory. This expert established an Integrated Product Lifecycle Engineering Laboratory. This expert has extensive expertise in the design and development of complex systems. This expert served as an aviator, engineer, manager and senior executive with the U.S. Army Aviation Systems Command. As a dynamics, vibrations and aeroelasticity engineer this expert served as the Army's expert in these areas during the design and development of all the Army's major aviation systems, the UH-60 Black Hawk, the AH-64 Apache, the C H-47D Chinook, and the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior, as well as major upgrades to Army Aviation fixed wing aircraft, such as the R U-21D, and OV-1D Mohawk. In addition, this expert served as the dynamics evaluator and technical area chief on Army Aviation Major Source Selection Evaluation Boards that led to the development of these systems. This expert oversaw the airworthiness qualification efforts for all new and upgraded Army aviation systems and provided engineering support to the program managers on these systems. This expert oversaw the Command's Science and Technology program, and led the concept development of new systems.
This expert also served on a temporary assignment as the Chief Scientist for the Army's Combined Arms Center and was an active duty Army aviator and commander and Field Artillery battery commander. This expert is the author or co-author of several book chapters and more than 200 technical publications in the fields of dynamics and aeroelasticity, flight mechanics and controls, aerospace systems design, and Integrated Product and Process Development. This expert is both an AHS and an AIAA Fellow, and a member of the American Society of Engineering Educators.
This expert holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and is a licensed registered Professional Engineer (PE). This expert brings to the table many years as a consultant, specializing in both the design and the forensics aspects of engineering design for consumer and industrial machine systems. As President of a highly sought-after consultancy, this expert provides on-site product testing and laboratory services as well as computer animation and simulation, accident reconstruction and safety audits.
This expert has prior litigation experience and has worked as an expert on patent matters. This includes the evaluation of pivoting/extendable/ expandable/telescoping devices. This expert was involved in the evaluation of patents on an extensible boom and traversing boom system for telescoping rough terrain lift trucks. This dispute focused on the method in which the extendable carriage system framework mechanism functioned. In forensic work, this expert has reviewed and researched hundreds of patents, and written reports regarding all sorts of pivoting and extendable mechanical devices, including rotating and extending dock levelers, extendable/telescoping ladder systems (household and truck mounted), extendable boom lift trucks, scissor lifts, etc.
In addition to work as a consultant, this expert serves as adjunct faculty. Through this expert's teaching experience, this expert has become adept and taking complicated mechanisms and devices and making them easy to understand for the lay person.
This expert holds a PhD in Materials & Structures (Interdisciplinary Engineering). This expert has many years of experience in marketing, management, engineering, and manufacturing technical roles within the composite structures and propulsion industry. This expert has expertise and skills developed in export control regulations, materials evaluation, and broad range of composite structures manufacturing processes, design and analysis methodology, non-destructive testing (NDI), testing and market research. This expert is recognized as a key technical expert internationally with services on critical U.S. Government and industry committees, and professional society advisory boards, in areas of commercial and aerospace composites design and manufacturing technology.
This expert's experience in aramid fibers is extensive with both thermoset and thermoplastic resin materials, as well as having conducted significant "impact damage" studies and creep (time-dependent deformation) on these materials. This expert has a lot of experience with the largest suppliers of recognized aramid quality products. Further, as a Global Technical Director of the society which covers all advanced materials (aramid fibers included) and process engineering (manufacturing), this expert is involved heavily in the technology and programs in China, Japan, Europe, North America, Mexico, and Brazil.
This expert is an Associate and scientific consultant, providing opinions and expert witness services on matters involving medical devices, medical equipment, and medical procedures. This expert is a biomedical engineer with many years of experience in academia and the medical device industry. This expert obtained an Aerospace Engineering degree followed by Engineering Mechanics Master of Science degree as well as a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, specializing in biomechanics. This expert has been involved in the research and design of implantable medical products and surgical instruments and tools (extensively utilized computational methods for failure analysis and drafting applications such as SolidWorks), the management of pre-clinical studies, and worked along numerous surgeons conducting experimental surgeries for research and product development. This expert serves on The International Technical Committee in The Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices field.
This expert is a professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the head of a graduate automotive engineering program. This expert has been involved in advanced throttle control fuel injection/combustion systems for many years and was funded for multiple years in advanced gas turbine engine fuel injection and combustion systems. This expert has also been involved in optimizing fuel, throttle and fuel injection and combustion systems for racing and transportation applications. This expert has hands-on experience in dyno testing of complex throttle and fuel injection systems along with track testing and advanced computational modeling on supercomputing clusters. This expert supervises and advises graduate students who utilize custom fuel injected motorcycle engines to compete annually in an international competition. This expert is the recipient of numerous national awards, is well-published, presents at academic and industry conferences and has chaired over fifty technical sessions for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) in throttle and intake systems, direct injection spark and compression ignition engines, fuel injection and sprays, and other combustion fields of study. This expert has been deposed and testified in court over sixty times as an expert witness involving the design and analysis of advanced Mechanical Engineering systems. Further, this expert has been involved with numerous cases an expert related to intellectual property and patent litigation related to fuel injection systems, engine control and throttle systems.