Micky Marine
Micky C. Marine, P.E.
Senior Managing Engineer
Vehicle Engineering
  • Phoenix

Mr. Marine has extensive experience in the investigation and analysis of automotive accidents involving passenger cars, light trucks, motorcycles, off-highway vehicles, and heavy trucks. This experience includes the collection of vehicle and scene field data, and the use of analytical methods and computer simulation tools. He has conducted hundreds of full-scale automotive crash tests, sled tests, and vehicle performance tests for the purpose of accident reconstruction, crashworthiness, fuel system, occupant kinematics, and occupant protection analyses. He is experienced in analyzing test results through the use of instrument data, high-speed film/video analysis techniques, and examination of resulting forensic evidence.

He is further experienced in custom test fixture design, instrumentation, and data analyses for component-level testing of automotive safety devices including seat belts, airbags, retractors, buckles, and pretensioners. Mr. Marine participated as a task manager in a Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Cooperative Project that resulted in the development of Recommended Practices for heavy truck restraint system performance testing. He has published peer-reviewed technical papers on the subjects of accident reconstruction, crash test data analyses, and restraint system performance. 

Mr. Marine is familiar with, and has tested to, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and has conducted numerous aircraft seat sled tests for both developmental and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) compliance purposes.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Arizona, 1991
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Arizona, 1989, magna cum laude
  • Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society

    Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

    Golden Key Honor Society 

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer, Arizona, #53694

Publications

Croteau J, Crosby C, Marine M, Kwasniak A. Bollard energy dissipation in moving barrier and passenger vehicle impacts. Society of Automotive Engineers, Paper No. 2015-01-1424, April, 2015.

Bare C, Peterson D, Marine M, Welsh K. Energy dissipation in high-speed frontal collisions, Society of Automotive Engineers, Paper No. 2013-01-0770, April 2013.

Marine M, Cuadrado J, Werner S. Restitution in frontal impact simulations using the EDSMAC4 and SIMON/DyMESH collision models. HVE Forum: White Paper Session, Paper No. HVE WP-2013-1, March 2013.

Marine M. On the concept of inter-vehicle friction and its application in automobile accident reconstruction. Society of Automotive Engineers, Paper No. 2007-01-0744, April 2007.

Cooper E, Curzon A, Marine M, Wirth J, Van Arsdell W. Dynamic response of end-release buckles to floor anchor impulses. Society of Automotive Engineers, Paper No. 2006-01-0915, April 2006.

Marine M, Wirth J, Peters B, Thomas T. Override/underride crush energy: Results from vertically offset barrier impacts. Society of Automotive Engineers, Paper No. 2005-01-1202, April 2005. 

Thomas T, Marine M, Wirth J, B Peters. Emergency-locking retractor performance in rollover accidents. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Paper No. IMECE2002-34101, November 2002. 

Marine M, Wirth J, Thomas T. Crush energy considerations in override/underride impacts. Society of Automotive Engineers, Paper No. 2002-01-0556, March 2002. 

Wirth J, Marine M, Thomas T. An analysis of a staged two-vehicle impact. Society of Automotive Engineers, Paper No. 2000-01-0464, March 2000. 

Marine M, Wirth J, Thomas T. Characteristics of on-road rollovers. Society of Automotive Engineers, Paper No. 1999-01-0122, March 1999. 

Marine M, Wirth J, Thomas T. Analysis of concrete median barrier impacts. Society of Automotive Engineers, Paper No. 1999-01-1313, March 1999. 

Marine M, Werner S. Delta-V analysis from crash test data for vehicles with post-impact yaw motion. Society of Automotive Engineers, Paper No. 980219, February 1998. 

Behrens T, Marine M, Larson R, Werner S. Heavy truck crashworthiness—Phase III. Society of Automotive Engineers, Cooperative Research Project, Report No. CRP-013, April 1997. (This project resulted in the development of the SAE Recommended Practices J4218, J4219, J2420, J2421, J2422, J2423, J2424, J2425, and J2426). 

Marine M. Time-optimal and energy-optimal path planning algorithms for two coordinated robotic manipulators. Master’s Report, University of Arizona, December 1991. 

Ramohalli K, Marine M. Autonomous space processor for orbital debris – Progress Report 1991. Proceedings, NASA-Universities Space Research Association Annual Summer Conference, Cocoa Beach, FL, June 1991. 

Ramohalli K, Marine M. Experiments on model composite propellants. Proceedings, Joint Propulsion Conference, Orlando, FL, July 1990. 

Ramohalli K, Marine M. Autonomous space processor for orbital debris – Progress Report 1990. Proceedings, NASA-Universities Space Research Association Annual Summer Conference, Cleveland, OH, June 1990. 

Ramohalli K, Marine M. Autonomous space processor for orbital debris – Progress Report 1989. Proceedings, NASA-Universities Space Research Association Annual Summer Conference, Huntsville, AL June 1989.


Prior Experience

Vice President, Driven Engineering, Inc., 2006–2009

Managing Engineer, Thomas Engineering, Inc., 1997–2006

Senior Engineer, Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., 1991–1997

Research Assistant, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Arizona, 1989–1991

Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Summer 1990

Engineering Intern, Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., Summer 1988 


Professional Affiliations

Society of Automotive Engineers—SAE 

  • Impact and Rollover Test Procedure Standards Committee
  • Truck Crashworthiness Committee

American Society of Mechanical Engineers—ASME

Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine—AAAM

Southwest Association of Technical Accident Investigators—SATAI

Additional Information

Additional Education Training

Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, Traffic Crash Reconstruction, 2011

Collision Safety Institute, Crash Data Retrieval Data Analyst Course, 2011

Collision Safety Institute, Crash Data Retrieval Technician I Course, 2011

Collision Safety Institute, Crash Data Retrieval Technician II Course, 2011

Engineering Dynamics Corporation, HVE Forum, 2010

MacInnis Engineering, PC-Crash & PC-Rect Training Workshop, 2003

Society of Automotive Engineers, Automobile Vehicle Dynamics, 1998

General Motors Service Technology Group, Supplemental Inflatable Restraint Systems, 1997

Society of Automotive Engineers, Fundamentals of Sensor Design for Automotive Air Bag Systems, 1996

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Arizona, 1991
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Arizona, 1989, magna cum laude
  • Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society

    Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

    Golden Key Honor Society 

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer, Arizona, #53694