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Campbell, Storvik, and Weimer Celebrate Anniversaries (July/August 2016)VSI
VSI is pleased to honor three outstanding individuals who recently celebrated anniversaries with our firm: Quinn Campbell, Ph.D. (7 years), Steve Storvik, M.S. (5 years), and Zach Weimer, M.S., P.E. (3 years).
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Campbell Publishes Two Articles in the Journal of Biomechanics (May 2016)Journal of Biomechanics
J. Quinn Campbell, Ph.D. published two articles in the prestigious Journal of Biomechanics based on his
research on finite element modeling of lumbar spine biomechanics. Read more …

Wheeler Presents at CLM Atlanta Product Liability Conference (May 2016)
Journal of Biomechanics VSI President and Director of Biomechanics Jeff Wheeler presented at the 2016 CLM Atlanta Product Liability Conference along with Chris Egner, Esq. of Continental Tire the Americas in Fort Mill, South Carolina and Carly Celmer, Esq. of Thornton Davis Fein (now Clyde & Co) in Miami, Florida. The title of their presentation was Simplifying through Storytelling: Use of Animations and Graphics in Complex Product Liability Claims. Read more …

Campbell Completes Ph.D. at Colorado School of Mines (December 2015)VSI
J. Quinn Campbell completed his Ph.D. at the Colorado School of Mines in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in Biomechanics. Congratulations Dr. Campbell!
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Storvik Attends Stapp Car Crash Conference (November 2015) VSI
Biomechanical Engineer Steve Storvik attended the 59th Stapp Car Crash Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Read more …

Wheeler Conducts Seat Belt Testing at UC Santa Barbara (July 2015)VSI
VSI conducted more than 70 tests on 23 different seat belts. Read more …

Weimer Completes Two Courses on Vehicle Dynamics and Rollovers (June 2015)ACTARSAESenior Engineer and Accident Reconstruction Expert Zach Weimer completed two technical courses. Zach completed a SAE and ACTAR certified course on “Vehicle Dynamics for Passenger Cars and Light Trucks”. Zach also traveled to Detroit, Michigan to complete the SAE course “Reconstruction and Analysis of Rollover Crashes of Light Vehicles”. Read more …

Storvik and Campbell Attend Biomechanical Conferences (July/November 2014)World Congress of Biomechanics Biomechanical Engineer Steve Storvik went to San Diego in November to participate in the 58th Stapp Car Crash Conference and the 42nd International Workshop on Human Subjects for Biomechanical Research. In July Senior Biomechanical Engineer traveled to Boston to participate in the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics. Read more …

Wheeler Presents at the American Bar Association (April 2014)
American Bar Association Jeff Wheeler presented at the American Bar Association (ABA) 2014 Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The presentation, entitled Building a Cutting Edge Biomechanical Analysis Using Case specific Data in Complex Automobile Collisions, was a collaborative effort with product liability attorney Aaron Davis from Thornton, Davis & Fein of Miami, Florida. The presentation focused on how biomechanical experts can solve unique challenges presented in complex automobile collisions by querying crash field data and statistically analyzing case specific variable to predict injury probability. The ability to statistically analyze and present the influence and significance of case specific variables on occupant injury risk builds a robust biomechanical analysis of injury risk and probability. Read the full announcement.

Campbell Promoted (March 2014)
VSI Quinn Campbell was promoted to Senior Biomechanical Engineer. Since 2009 Quinn has been a valuable member of the VSI Biomechanics team conducting forensic biomechanics analyses on automobile, sport/recreation, and industrial/occupational accidents. Mr. Campbell serves as a Project Leader at VSI including testifying as an expert witness. Quinn is also a Research Assistant in the Computational Biomechanics Group at the Colorado School of Mines Center of Biomechanics & Rehabilitation Research.

Wheeler Lectures at the University of Colorado (March 2014)
University of Colorado Jeff Wheeler gave an invited lecture on Forensic Biomechanics at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado as part of the CU Department of Integrative Physiology Spring Colloquium. The Colloquium was attended by Faculty, Post-Docs, Graduate Students, and Undergraduate Students. After the morning lecture, Jeff spent the rest of the day with graduate students including further answering their questions about the science and business of forensic biomechanics in an afternoon classroom panel session as part of their spring colloquium course.Read the full announcement.

Storvik Attends SAE Course (November 2013)
SAE Steve Storvik attended a SAE course on Injuries, Anatomy, Biomechanics & Federal Regulation in Troy, Michigan. This special course covered current automotive safety issues including injury scales, human tolerance parameters, occupant protection, crash testing and test devices, current and proposed injury criteria and their biomechanical basis, and related federal rulemaking. Steve has been a Biomechanical Engineer with VSI since 2011.Read the full announcement.

Zach Weimer Joins VSI as Senior Engineer (August 2013)
VSI Mr. Weimer is a Registered Professional Engineer, Board Certified Diplomat in Forensic Engineering, and Fully Accredited Traffic Accident Reconstructionist. Mr. Weimer graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a MS and BS in Engineering. Mr. Weimer recently presented at the National Academy of Forensic Engineers on scientific methodology in automobile accident reconstruction. Mr. Weimer has qualified and testified in court as an expert witness in accident reconstruction. Read the full announcement.

Campbell Appointed to Editorial Board of the Journal of Forensic Biomechanics (July 2013)
OMICS Group acquired the Journal of Forensic Biomechanics and has appointed Quinn Campbell of VSI to their Editorial Board. JFB is an open access and peer-reviewed journal covering the application of biomechanics to investigate and establish facts of interest in relation to criminal or civil law. JFB publishes original research, review articles, case reports, and short communications related to forensic biomechanics applications in the areas of computational forensics, criminalistics, digital forensics, scientific methodology, constitutive modeling of physiological tissue, causes and prevention of accidents, safety standards and regulation Read the full announcement.

SAE Automotive Engineering International Features VSI (September 2011)
VSI SAE's Automotive Engineering International featured an article on VSI’s ability to recreate and simulate complex vehicle accidents and the events inside the vehicle that result in occupant injuries. The article can be viewed at

Steve Storvik Joins VSI Team (August 2011)
VSI VSI is pleased to announce Steven G. Storvik, M.S. has joined our Biomechanics staff. Steve joined VSI after completing his Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering at Marquette University where he specialized in impact biomechanics and conducted research in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Mr. Storvik's research experience includes biomechanics of spine injuries, crashworthiness, computer modeling, and epidemiology of injuries.

ESI Group Features VSI Reconstruction/Simulation (May 2011)
VSI ESI Group, a provider of virtual prototyping software, recognized VSI's simulation and reconstruction capabilities in an application brief for its Passenger Safety newsletter. Click here to review the article.

Campbell Begins Doctorate Program at Colorado School of Mines (January 2011)
VSI Quinn Campbell is pursuing his PhD in the Computational Biomechanics Group in the Colorado School of Mines Bioengineering Program. Quinn will remain a full-time employee at VSI while pursuing his doctorate.

Concussion Awareness in Ice Hockey (November 2010)
VSI Jeff Wheeler presented an educational lecture to an audience of coaches and parents at Arvada Hockey Association on concussions in youth ice hockey. Information was shared regarding the biomechanics of concussions, immediate signs/symptoms for coaches to recognize, monitoring of ongoing symptoms by parents, as well as the latest information regarding return-to-play guidelines.

VSI at AAAM (October 2010)
VSI participated in the 54th AAAM Conference in Las Vegas with a poster presentation of original VSI research entitled Children in Rollover Accidents: Review of NASS-CDS 1995-2007. VSI co-authors included Quinn Campbell and Jeff Wheeler. Rollover accidents are the most common accident type analyzed by VSI in our casework. Field data from the NASS-CDS database has proven to be a valuable tool during our analyses when studying the effect of case specific variables on injury probability.

Skiera Receives P.E. License (July 2010)
VSI is pleased to acknowledge that Jason Skiera has received his Professional Engineer (P.E.) certification from the State of Michigan.

VSI at SAE World Congress (April 2010)
SAE VSI biomechanical engineer David Raymond, PhD co-chaired the Biomechanics session at the annual SAE 2010 World Congress held in Detroit. Dr. Raymond has been a member of the SAE Occupant Protection Committee since 2006 and continues to participate as an active organizer and chairman for sessions on Occupant Protection at the annual World Congress.

Wheeler Appointed to Editorial Board of Journal of Forensic Biomechanics (March 2010)
Jeff Wheeler (VSI President / Director of Biomechanics) was named to the Board of Associate Editors for the Journal of Forensic Biomechanics. More information about this journal may be found at their website.

Concussion Awareness in Ice Hockey (February 2010)
VSI VSI staff including President and Director of Biomechanics Jeff Wheeler presented a lecture on Concussion Awareness in Ice Hockey as part of a Coaching Clinic Series at Arvada Hockey Association. This lecture focused on brain injury mechanisms in ice hockey, medical guidelines for concussed adolescents, the effect of repeat concussions, and current scientific efforts in head protection.

Campbell Continues Participation in ASTM International F27 Sub Committee on Ski Safety (January 2010)
Quinn Campbell continues to be involved with the ASTM F27 Committee Meeting on Ski Safety and attended their meeting in Vail, Colorado. This Committee, focused on Snow Skiing, was formed in 1982 and meets twice each year. The meetings usually include workshops on the latest statistical information on ski injuries as well as advances in ski safety.

Skiera Obtains Bosch Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Certification (December 2009)
VSI's Jason Skiera attained Technician and Analyst Certification for downloading and interpreting data stored in the vehicle's Event Data Recorder (EDR). Many of today's passenger cars, light trucks, and SUV's record and store crash related information. Jason joins other VSI team members who are certified to download, analyze and interpret any crash data contained within the EDR.

VSI at Stapp Car Crash Conference (November 2009)
Three VSI staff including Quinn Campbell attended the 53rd Annual Stapp Car Crash Conference in Savannah, Georgia. The Stapp Car Crash Conference is the premier forum for presentation of research on impact biomechanics, human injury tolerance, and related fields that advance the knowledge of crash injury protection.

VSI at AAAM (October 2009)
VSI staff attended the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine in Baltimore. AAAM is a professional multidisciplinary organization dedicated entirely to motor vehicle crash injury prevention and control.

Robert Catena, Ph.D. Joins VSI Team (September 2009)
VSI Dr. Catena comes to VSI after completing post-doctorate research at the Harvard University, School of Public Health and Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety in Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics. His expertise and specialized knowledge in human movement biomechanics and control will be a valuable addition to our premise and occupational accident team.

Jason Skiera, M.S. Joins VSI Team (September 2009)
VSI Mr. Skiera has joined the VSI staff bringing over five years of forensic engineering experience in vehicle accident reconstruction and specialized training and experience in car, truck, SUV, and tractor-trailer collisions and rollover accidents.

J. Quinn Campbell, M.S. Joins VSI Team (August 2009)
VSI VSI is pleased to announce that Mr. Campbell has joined the VSI Biomechanics staff. Mr. Campbell spent over seven years as a Research Engineer on various grants and contracts for the NHTSA Biomechanics Group. He worked on research projects involving finite element and multi-body modeling of brain, neck, thorax, and THOR dummy; crash database research (NASS, FARS, CIREN ); and physical crash tests using various crash test dummies and cadavers. Click here to learn more about Mr. Campbell.

H. Louise Zhang, Ph.D Joins VSI Team (July 2009)
VSI is pleased to announce that Dr. Zhang has joineVSId the VSI staff. Dr. Zhang brings an impressive depth and breadth of automotive safety industry experience to the VSI team. In addition to her mathematical and computer simulation expertise, her experience in automotive safety across crash field data analysis, crash testing, and occupant restraint system design places her in a unique position to advise our clients on complex cases involving high-speed crashes, occupant injuries, and occupant restraint system performance.

VSI at SAE World Congress (April 2009)
VSI VSI biomechanical engineer Dave Raymond, Ph.D. co-chaired three sessions on Occupant Protection: Biomechanics at the SAE 2009 World Congress.

Wheeler Presents at DRI Product Liability Conference (April 2009)
VSI Jeff Wheeler was invited to present at the Trial Techniques and Technology Session of the DRI Product Liability Conference in San Diego. The presentation was titled Effective Presentation of Simulations and Other Complex Trial Evidence and was a collaboration with product liability trial attorney Tom Warburton, Esq. of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings of Birmingham, Alabama.

Richard A. Schmidt, Ph.D Joins VSI Team (April 2009)
VSI VSI is pleased to announce that Dr. Schmidt together with his firm Human Performance Research in Marina del Rey, CA has become affiliated with VSI. Dr. Schmidt is an internationally recognized expert in the field of Human Factors and Professor Emeritus at UCLA.Click here to learn more about Dr. Schmidt.

Joel M. Bach, Ph.D. Joins VSI Team (March 2009)
VSI VSI is pleased to announce that Dr. Bach has joined the VSI consulting staff. Dr. Bach is an Associate Professor in the Division of Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines and former Associate Research Professor and Director of the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Lab at the University of Colorado Denver. Click here to learn more about Dr. Bach.

Michener Receives P.E. License (January 2009)
VSI is pleased to announce that Adam Michener has received his Professional Engineer license from the State of Colorado.

Raymond Appointed VSI Director of Research (January 2009)
VSI VSI is pleased to announce that Dr. Raymond has been appointed Director of Research for VSI.

Vaughan Receives P.E License (May 2008)
VSI is pleased to acknowledge that Teddy Vaughan has received his Professional Engineer license from the State of California.

Dainty Recertified as Tribometrist (July 2007)
VSI Dr. David Dainty has been recertified as a tribometrist using the English XL variable incidence tribometer following the successful completion of a certification course and examination. The English XL is one of only two tribometers that have a standard attached to them through ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) and has been accepted as the instrument for testing for slip resistance on wet surfaces.

Wheeler Testimony in Murder Trail Featured in West Hawaii Today (July 2004)
Jeff Wheeler's expert witness testimony was featured in local Hawaii newspaper coverage on the murder trial. Mr. Wheeler’s testimony included a reconstruction of bullet trajectory analysis. Click here to view the West Hawaii Today story titled Jurors View Presentation of Man's Position in Shower When Shot to Death.

Wheeler Testimony in Murder Trial Featured in Hawaii Tribune Herald (July 2004)
Jeff Wheeler’s trial testimony using a computer simulation of a bullet trajectory analysis was featured in newspaper coverage of the murder trial. Click here to view the article from the Hawaii Tribune Herald titled Computer Simulation Used.

Wheeler's Anticipated Expert Witness Testimony in Murder Trial Covered by Hawaii Tribune Herald (July 2004)
Media coverage of a Hawaii murder trial anticipated Jeff Wheeler's upcoming expert witness testimony in a story featured in the Hawaii Tribune Herald. Click here to view the Hawaii Tribune Herald story titled Reconstruction Expert to Testify in Kauhi Trial.

VSI Investigation and Analysis of Disneyland’s Thunder Mountain Railroad Tragedy Featured on Los Angeles KCBS Channel 2 News (March 2004)
Los Angeles KCBS Television Channel 2 News aired several stories on the Disneyland Thunder Mountain Railroad tragedy that killed a young man in 2004. Below you can download two short video clips from the television news coverage that featured VSI President Jeff Wheeler inspecting the accident scene in the days after the accident as well as VSI graphics depicting the train derailment.
CBS Channel 2 Los Angeles KCBS 11pm News Video
CBS Channel 2 Los Angeles KCBS 6pm News Video

VSI Animation Featured on The History Channel (December 2003)
VSI developed an animation showing the basic workings of an airbag deployment system for The History Channel. Their episode titled Modern Marvels: Car Tech of the Future aired on December 1, 2003.

VSI Featured in Front Range Tech Biz (December 2001)
Denver based publication Front Range Tech Biz, The Journal of Colorado's Innovation Economy, featured VSI in an article describing the company's forensic accident reconstruction and biomechanics business. Click here to read the article titled Analysis No Accident to Vector Scientific.

Wheeler and Forensic Biomechanics Company Featured in Colorado Newspaper (November 2001)
Jeff Wheeler and his forensic consulting firm Vector Scientific (VSI) was a feature story in the Evergreen, Colorado newspaper Canyon Courier. Click here to read the story titled Bio-Mysterious.

Wheeler Trail Testimony Featured in LA Daily Journal (April 1998)
An LA Daily Journal Verdicts and Settlements article on Demonstrative Evidence featured Jeff Wheeler’s expert analysis and trial testimony in a rollover crash that rendered a passenger quadriplegic. Wheeler’s biomechanical testimony determined the critical issue of "who was the driver and who was the passenger." Click here to read the article titled Accident Reconstruction Tips Award to Plaintiff.

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