Jeff Ball, Ph.D., P.E. – Commercial Vehicle Accident Reconstruction, Failure Analysis
As a principal forensic engineer, Dr. Ball has analyzed and provided expert testimony for cases involving, but not limited to commercial vehicles, trains, motorcycles, and automobiles. Dr. Ball has also provided expert testimony in product failures involving specific component parts as well as complicated mechanical systems in a variety of consumer products and commercial equipment, as well as testimony in patent litigation. Dr. Ball has been qualified by numerous courts around the country to give expert testimony in the areas of mechanical engineering, accident reconstruction, and patent infringement and validity.
REGISTRATION & CERTIFICATIONS
Professional Engineer in the states of Colorado and Mississippi.
Graduate of the United States Air Force (USAF) Accident Investigation Board President Course, certified to conduct aircraft accident investigations for the USAF.
Ph.D. Engineering Science, Oxford University ,Oxford, England, 1998, specialty in combustion modeling and misfire detection in spark ignition engines.
M.S. Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1992, emphasis in acoustics and active vibration control.
B.Sc. Engineering Mechanics, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, 1983, emphasis in aircraft structural analysis and design.
NAFE -National Academy of Forensic Engineers
NSPE – National Society of Professional Engineers, Member
ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers
SAE – Society of Automotive Engineers, Member
NAPARS – National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists
??? – Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, Member