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Biomechanics of Injury Causation

Event Date: 
November 20, 2018 11:45am
Dr. Appaji Panchangam of Rimkus

Biomechanics of Injury Causation Outline

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. invites you to join Appaji Panchangam, Ph.D., ACTAR, Principal Consultant, Biomechanical Division, for one-hour continuing education seminar, "Biomechanics of Injury Causation". Dr. Panchangam's presentation is designed to help participants understand the mechanics of tissue injury and the injury potential associated with different incident scenarios. The course will provide some familiarity with human anatomy and a variety of examples where claimed injuries are analyzed in light of the incidents that reportedly caused them so personal injury allegations may be more clearly understood.

Dr. Appaji Panchangam is a biomechanical engineer, ACTAR-accredited vehicle accident reconstructionist, and a registered professional engineer in Canada with more than seven years of experience. His areas of consulting expertise include human injury mechanisms, causation, and tolerance; human movement and gait; slip, trips, and falls; and general biomechanical analysis, with testifying experience in injury biomechanics and slip testing. He has extensive work experience involving static and dynamic test design, data analysis, and computer simulations and mathematical models to analyze vehicle dynamics and occupant kinematics. He has conducted significant academic research in the field of skeletal muscle mechanics and injury, and published research articles in national and international journals.  He earned a Doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master’s degree in Applied Physics from the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Panchangam also holds a Master’s degree in Physics and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry, from the University of Hyderabad and Nagarjuna University, India, respectively.

Rimkus Consulting Group, a leading forensic engineering and consulting firm, has assisted clients in the resolution of a wide range of complex claims and disputes for 35 years. With worldwide experience, Rimkus specializes in forensic consulting matters involving energy and construction disputes, environmental toxic torts, transportation accidents, injury biomechanics, product and premises liability, fires and explosions, professional liability, and toxicology. Rimkus provides services from 60 office locations employing more than 480 consulting experts in the United States, Canada, and Europe.