Dr. Charles Funk is an accomplished Professional Engineer and consultant with extensive experience in both accident reconstruction and fire cause and origin investigation. His major practice areas include the forensic investigation of vehicular and non-vehicular collisions involving people, objects, and vehicles as well as the scientific investigation of residential and commercial fires. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University and an MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Funk has investigated several hundred motor vehicle collisions. His investigations have included motorized wheelchairs, pedestrians, bicycles, motorcycles, passenger vehicles, and commercial vehicles. He is a trained Bosch Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) technician and has participated in numerous downloads from frontal, side, rear, and rollover events. He has published research on the acceleration and braking performances of school buses and has conducted research in bumper mismatch collisions, narrow object impacts, and vehicle backing studies.