Wendy Sanders, PhD, PE

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Dr. Wendy Sanders is a licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer and consultant with forensic engineering expertise in marine and automotive accident reconstruction, fire and explosion investigation, thermal-fluid sciences, human factors, warnings, and general mechanical engineering fields.

Dr. Sanders has specific expertise in accident analysis and reconstruction for recreational boating accidents, including propeller-related incidents, carbon monoxide exposures, and collisions. Her work includes the analysis of operator, occupant, and pedestrian behaviors and human factors related to accident analysis, guardings, and warnings. Her automotive expertise includes accident analysis and reconstruction for passenger vehicles, including single- and multiple-vehicle collisions, vehicle-pedestrian incidents, and specialty vehicles.

Dr. Sanders conducts failure and design analysis of motor vehicle and marine systems, subsystems, and components, including fuel and powertrain systems and full vehicle/vessel testing. Her thermal sciences experience includes fire and explosion investigation and origin and cause determination involving marine vessels, vehicles, and structures, as well as analysis and testing in consideration of carbon monoxide issues. Additionally, Dr. Sanders has extensive experience in determining the failure mechanisms of various mechanical systems.

Recent non-litigation projects include the development of on-product warnings and collateral literature, including industry-wide common labels developed in conjunction with the American Boat and Yacht Council and the National Marine Manufacturers Association for recreational motor boats. Dr. Sanders is an experienced testifying expert and is exceptionally skilled in communication, technical writing, and project management.

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