DRI Faculty List

Using Advanced Technology to Understand Accidents at Night Seminar

| | December 9, 2020

Fawzi Bayan, PE, CSP

Fawzi Bayan, PE, CSP received his Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering from Stanford University and his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, from the University of Colorado. He specializes in the reconstruction of transportation accidents. He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) as well as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Mr. Bayan has participated in the reconstruction of large-scale accidents with the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) or for SEA where he is currently the director of the Transportation Group in the Baltimore/Washington office. Mr. Bayan has provided expert testimony in a court of law and is also published in the areas of accident reconstruction, computer simulation and night visibility, conspicuity and perception.

Jonathan D. (Jon) Nelson

Jonathan D. (Jon) Nelson received his Master of Engineering degree in Reliability Engineering from the University of Maryland and his Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering with Merit from the United States Naval Academy. His responsibilities include vehicle and heavy equipment accident investigation and reconstruction; analyses involving illumination, visibility, and conspicuity; machine, equipment, vehicle component, and mechanical failure analysis; and analyses involving marine vessel component failures and boating incidents. Prior to joining S-E-A, Nelson spent over seven years as a marine engineer working for a naval architecture firm primarily supporting the U.S. Coast Guard's boat forces. His responsibilities there included mechanical and electrical marine engineering design and acquisition support, technical analyses, failure and accident investigation, warranty issue validation and resolution, operations and training program development, maintenance program and procedure development, and field installation and testing of craft equipment and systems. He is a licensed professional engineer (P.E.) in the District of Columbia, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. He is also a member of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), the International Association of Marine Investigators (IAMI), the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), the Mid-Atlantic Mariner's Club, the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), the National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists (NAPARS), and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International). He has SAE certification in accident reconstruction, is an ABYC Certified Master Marine Technician, previously held a NAVSEA Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Level II Certification, and is an IAMI Certified Marine Investigator (CMI). Nelson has provided expert testimony in courts of law.

Mark Shafer

Mark Shafer received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (specializing in Bioengineering Applications) from Kettering University. In conjunction with his undergraduate studies, Shafer gained experience in bumper-impact systems at an automotive supplier. He then took on the responsibility of first-tier interior trim system development. Shafer continued his education at the University of Michigan where he received his Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering (specializing in Biomechanics). He then was responsible for preoperative planning and surgical guide development on craniomaxillofacial surgeries for a medical device supplier. Prior to joining S-E-A, he was engineering lead and manager of a biomechanics and comfort engineering firm for an automotive seating supplier. At S-E-A, Shafer performs vehicle-related accident investigations, analyses, and reconstructions, as well as biomechanical analyses.