Nishan Perera B.A.Sc., P.Eng.

Associate, Collision Reconstruction
Direct: 647-484-6704

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.

 

expert summary

Mr. Perera is an Associate in the Collision Reconstruction Group at 30 Forensic Engineering. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Mechanical Engineering) with a focus on Automotive Engineering. Nishan has been involved in conducting vehicle examinations and extracting ‘Black Box’ Data, as well as the investigation of numerous collisions involving, automobiles, motorcycles and pedestrians. Prior to his career in Forensic Engineering, Nishan specialized in product design in heavy machinery and has investigated aerial lift failures and product liability issues relating to aerial lifts across the United States.

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Collision Reconstruction of passenger vehicles, motorcycles & pedestrian impacts
  • Vehicle mechanical assessments
  • Event Data Recorder (black box) data retrieval and analysis
  • Collision simulation and animation
  • Collision site assessments
  • Visibility assessments
  • Product warning label and liability assessment
  • Product development and Computer Aided Design

academic background

Bachelor of Science, Honours Mechanical /Automotive Engineering, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, 2008

additional courses

  • Passenger and Commercial Vehicle Tires Seminar, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, Toronto, June 2017
  • Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation, IPTM
  • Traffic Crash/Traffic Homicide Investigation, IPTM
  • Crash Investigation I, Northwestern University
  • Safety, Compliance and Liability Conference, AEM
  • Scissor Lift Technical Service Training, SkyJack Inc.
  • IPAF Aerial Work Platform Training, Skyjack Inc.
  • ILR Advanced Driver Training, ILR Car Control School

 employment background

-30- Forensic Engineering
Associate—Collision Reconstruction
October 2016 – Present, Toronto, ON

  • 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

Skyjack Inc.
Senior Product Safety Engineer
March 2015 – October 2016

  • Investigated root cause failure of oscillating axle cylinders and mitigated risk of future litigation
  • Investigated and resolved root cause failure of keeper pins
  • Conducted multiple injury related incident investigations & machine inspections
  • Developed warnings, labels and technical document design methodology
  • Assisted in peer review for ANSI A92.20 & CSA B354.7
  • Authored manufacturer approvals, Safety Bulletins & regularly fielded safety related customer inquiries
  • Participated in mock deposition

Hitachi Construction Truck Mfg.
Manufacturing Analyst—Tooling Design
November 2011 – March 2015

  • Designed and validated stands, lifting devices and custom tooling
  • Conducted stress calculations for device and load rated safety compliance
  • Investigated and resolved tooling damage occurrences relating to work cell processes
  • Investigated and resolved bolt failures on robot tooling
  • Developed complex models, layouts and tool use procedures

Designer
October 2008 – November 2011

  • Increased manufacturability and reduced cost of truck bed wear liners
  • Evaluated suspension kinematics for interference with prototype mud guards
  • Developed mechanical prototype emergency ladder for mining trucks
  • Authored noise and fuel study testing procedures
  • Designed and developed shipping configurations and conducted packaging studies for rail transportation

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES and ASSOCIATIONS

  • National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists (NAPARS), Member
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Member
  • Licensed Aerial Work Platform Operator (PAL Certified), 2015 – 2020
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario (PEO), Member
 

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