With more than 15 years of professional experience, Ms. Le specializes in accident reconstruction and injury biomechanics. Her specific areas of expertise include analysis of motor vehicle crashes, falls, pedestrian impacts, and recreational activities. Ms. Le has conducted numerous volunteer studies for analyzing human kinematics and biomechanical reconstruction. She is also experienced in vehicle testing, including surrogate inversions, sled tests, and drop tests, for the purpose of understanding vehicle crashworthiness and occupant protection. Her additional testing capabilities include measurements of elevator acceleration, slip resistance related to walking surfaces, and loading or vibration in the occupational environment.
In addition, Ms. Le is experienced with using computer simulation for reconstruction of motor vehicle collisions. Her previous research in orthopedic biomechanics was focused on mechanical testing of bone specimens, as well as stereological and histomorphometric analysis.
CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS
- M.S., Engineering, Stanford University, 1995
- S.B., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1993
Raphael E, Piziali R, Le H, Hinger J, Cooper E, Croteau J. Physical evidence associated with seatbelt entanglement during a collision. SAE Paper No. 7007-01-1501, 2007.
Lauritzen DB, Balena R, Shea M, Seedor JG, Markatos A, Lee HM, Toolan BC, Myers ER, Rodan GA, Hayes WC. Effects of combined prostaglandin and alendronate treatment on the histomorphometry and biomechanical properties of bone in ovariectomized rats. Journal of Bone Mineral Research 1993; 8(7).
Presentations and Lectures
Le H. Injury biomechanics in forensic investigations. Stanford University, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Annual lecture, 2012–.
Le H. Planar motor vehicle collisions. Biomechanical investigation of human injury. 52nd Annual Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, San Diego, CA, 2008.
Managing Engineer, Piziali and Associates, 1999–2011
Mechanical Engineer, Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space, Satellite Mechanisms Design and Analysis, 1995–1998
Research Associate, Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., 1995
Research Assistant, Beth Israel Hospital, Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory, 1991–1993
Society of Automotive Engineers