Mr. Matthew Lipscomb is an Associate Scientist at Explico. Mr. Lipscomb applies accident reconstruction analysis to real-world accidents. He conducts inspections using state-of-the-art technologies to gather data and evidence. He performs detailed review and synthesis of case related material. He performs mechanical calculations and simulations, as well as advanced mechanical testing and experimentation. Mr. Lipscomb also uses communication and presentation skills to communicate the results of the analysis.
Mr. Lipscomb earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Manufacturing from Michigan State University. During his senior capstone project, Mr. Lipscomb and his group designed and manufactured a four-person rail bike from concept to prototype. This vehicle allows the railroad-touring company to efficiently utilize discounted, easily attainable chassis material and employ careful design considerations to bolster vehicle structure and incorporate accessibility features. This provided the company with its own low-cost design that targets the prevalent needs of the customers and can eliminate vehicle renting costs. The prototype pleased both industry and academic advisors.
During his undergraduate studies, Mr. Lipscomb was involved in many other academic projects as well as volunteer work, where he became involved in Kesem, an organization that supports children through and beyond a parent or guardian’s cancer. He and his group designed and manufactured an autonomous device to simulate additive manufacturing using a powder and binding agent via the fused deposition modeling (FDM) approach. He researched the drag force shielding effect of two in-line cylinders in an airflow chamber using pitot tubes. He created a Python computer code to play thousands of games of “spider” solitaire and display each turn, incorporating appropriately, and track game statistics. He analyzed the static support structures necessary to safely support the roof of one of Michigan State University’s dormitories based upon Michigan’s climate, building height, and other factors using advanced civil engineering practices.