Engineers

Dr. 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 35 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 25 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 35 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