Paul snyder, m.s., P.E.


Mr. Snyder’s major area of practice involves the scientific investigation of accidents resulting in traumatic injury. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University and a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Mr. Snyder is currently working towards a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Michigan State University, focusing on the initiation and propagation of skull fractures from blunt trauma. His current doctoral research is on the relative contribution of intrinsic skull properties (thickness distribution, density distribution, etc.) versus extrinsic impact properties (implement shape, energy, etc.) that dictate resulting fracture pattern, and how finite element analysis of subject specific skull models might elucidate these relative contributions for better forensic evaluation of skull trauma. These published scientific findings have been presented at biomedical conferences.