Mr. Demma’s area of practice involves the investigation and reconstruction of incidents resulting in traumatic injury. He holds a M.S. in Biomechanics Engineering - Injury Biomechanics from Wayne State University as well as a B.S. in Bioengineering and a B.S in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While qualifying for these degrees, Mr. Demma developed computation models for human physiology, designed 3D printed engineered tissues, and completed a capstone project prototyping a surgical device for a physician at the Carle Foundation Hospital’s Heart Vascular Institute.
Prior to joining Explico, Mr. Demma conducted research on the replication of synthetic tissue drug testing platforms in the BIOLines Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania. At the University of Illinois, he researched cutting-edge forms of bio fabrication and gene editing, specifically by 3D printing biomaterials and genetically engineering synthetic muscle tissue. Mr. Demma specialized in cell and tissue engineering and CRISPR gene editing at the University of Illinois and represented the university by teaching a cell and tissue engineering laboratory on campus.
As a Scientist for Explico, Mr. Demma conducts inspections, reviews cutting edge scientific literature, and analyzes incident-related documents. He uses state of the art reconstruction and 3D modeling techniques to build accurate accident reconstructions and visualizations. Mr. Demma’s primary role at Explico is the advancement of biomechanics analyses using Finite Element and Multi-Body Situations. These situations can include, but are not limited to impact biomechanics and vehicle collision occupant kinematics. Mr. Demma has continued to build on his technical and investigative research skills throughout his time at Explico and actively pursues newly relevant methods in studying injury biomechanics.