Derek Wong B.Sc., B.A.Sc.
Our Associates perform on-site investigations to determine origin and cause of complex losses. Their process: examine and collect evidence, take on-site photos, interview witnesses, conduct testing in our lab and analyze data to produce technical reports that are clear and concise.
Mr. Derek Wong is an Associate with the Collision Reconstruction group in 30 Forensic Engineering’s Calgary office. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Mechanical Engineering), with a specialization in Automotive Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Derek conducts vehicle and site examinations for collisions involving pedestrians and different types of vehicles, including automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, and other heavy machinery. Derek is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Prior to joining 30 Forensic Engineering, he worked in the automotive supply industry for a Tier 1 supplier of engine components and systems.
SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES
- Collision scene assessments
- Restraint system usage and effectiveness assessment
- Vehicle mechanical examinations
- Event data recorder data retrieval and analysis
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Option, Co-operative Education, With Distinction), University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, 2017
- Bachelor of Science (Major in Biology), Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, 2011
- Tesla & Toyota Techstream Course, Ontario Provincial Police Headquarters, Orillia, Ontario, December 2019
- Motorcycle Collision Reconstruction, Lightpoint Scientific LLC, May 2019
- 24‐hour Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Analysis and Applications Course for Engineers, Crash Data Specialists LLC, Toronto, February 2019
- Crash Test Team Member, CATAIR AGM and Conference, Ontario Police College, Aylmer, Ontario, August 2018
- FAST Riding School, Competition Motorcycle Riding Phase 1, 2012
- Skid Control School, 2011
30 Forensic Engineering
Associate – Collision Reconstruction
July 2018 – Present, Toronto, ON/ Calgary, AB
- Conduct technical investigations involving motor vehicle and recreational vehicle collision reconstruction, defects in vehicle components and mechanical equipment, failures involving engineering factors, and human factors related vehicle collisions
Associate Application Engineer
September 2017 – May 2018, Troy, MI
- Automotive FEAD component development, belt systems, pulleys, tensioners
- International development, system and vehicle testing, manufacturing, and supply coordination
- First point of contact for customer
- Program management
May 2014 – April 2015, Schweinfurt, Germany
- Development and testing of a novel oil mass flow measurement system for high temperature aerated oil, used in the context of aerospace bearing testing
- Documentation of said system, including full user manual
- Bearing test sample preparation, and post-test damage inspection and documentation
Ashland Water Technologies
June 2010 – July 2010, June 2011 – July 2012, Toronto, ON
- Daily testing of chemical delivery systems in paper mills
- Construction of new chemical delivery systems, inventory management, and supply optimization
- Program management and daily customer interaction
Professional societies and associations
- Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), Member, E.I.T.
- Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Member
PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
- “Forensic Biomechanics: Collision Reconstruction”, Undergraduate Course KIN 326, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, February 2020.
- “Snowmobile Pole Crash Tests”, M. Paquette, H. Griffiths, D. Wong, Anderson, S., Wright, M., SAE Technical Paper 2021-01-0876.
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