WDTL Members' Discussion with Biomechanical Engineer Brad Probst
Date(s): October 14, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM PST - 4:30 PM PST
1.5 CLE credits confirmed
Join us via Zoom for a live roundtable discussion with ARCCA Biomechanical Engineer Brad Probst and moderated by WDTL Board Member Alice Brown.
Brad will be answering your questions, addressing the recent issues regarding admissibility of his testimony, and discussing:
- Biomechanics – What is the history of biomechanics and what exactly can a biomechanist testify to?
- Admissibility – Ensuring the evidence has some indicia of reliability and is not unfairly prejudicial.
- Gatekeeper – Daubert, Frye, and Judges. How to understand and fulfill the requirements.
Bradley W. Probst, M.S.B.M.E
Mr. Probst earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana, and an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana. For his Ph.D. research at Tulane, Mr. Probst developed the most advanced kinematic model of the human cervical spine known to date. This unique model will be used to make technological advances to Naval pilot ejection and recovery systems. In addition, Mr. Probst has also done advanced course work in the fields of biomaterials, materials engineering, biosolid mechanics, mechanisms of bodily functions, and advanced finite element analysis. He has also lectured extensively and shared teaching responsibilities for courses in biomedical engineering and design and analysis at Tulane University.
As a biomedical consultant for a national accident investigation firm and while a student, Brad gained valuable experience in forensic analysis while working on a university project to research soft tissue injury caused by dynamic inertial loading.
While investigating and presenting work on bone morphology, his focus was the proper use of computation modeling as it related to bone material property identification. His significant contributions led to important developments in the field of bone mechanics and response of living bone to stress and disease.
For over 30 years, ARCCA has been providing expert forensic, scientific, and engineering solutions. We specialize in figuring out what happened, or what could happen, over a wide range of situations and from the viewpoint of multiple technical disciplines. When clients have questions about a project, case, or claim and need an expert to analyze the facts and circumstances, ARCCA can help. Our team of highly credentialed experts, our technical excellence, and our research and testing capabilities have earned us a national reputation for what we refer to as “The ARCCA Advantage – Experience, Service, Expertise, and Credibility.” It has been ARCCA’s mission to provide technical excellence and the highest quality deliverables to our clients in the fields of forensic engineering and scientific analysis. Insurance companies, law firms, sports agencies, and government agencies, along with corporate safety, claims, and risk management departments, trust ARCCA’s expertise.