Jason Skiera
Jason R. Skiera, P.E.
Senior Engineer
Vehicle Engineering
  • Phoenix

Mr. Skiera’s areas of expertise include the investigation, analysis, and reconstruction of motor-vehicle collisions involving passenger cars, SUVs, and light trucks. He has extensive expertise in the investigation and analysis of vehicle rollover crashes including assessing vehicle handling, tire/component failure, rollover dynamics, and rollover stability. Mr. Skiera has received specialized training in accident reconstruction and vehicle dynamics analysis and is experienced in analyzing complex accident situations including low- and high-speed frontal, rear, and side impact collisions, as well as pole and guardrail impacts. In addition, he has participated in physical demonstrations including full scale low- and high-speed crash testing, vehicle component testing, and vehicle handling demonstrations.

Mr. Skiera’s training includes analyzing computer simulations used to evaluate vehicle dynamics, collisions, and rollovers.

Prior to joining Exponent, Mr. Skiera was employed in the accident reconstruction field and provided engineering consulting and support services to clients in a variety of complex cases. This level of support included performing vehicle and site inspections, digitizing vehicle profiles, site surveys, and/or photogrammetric evaluations. Additionally, projects have required testing to be completed in order to demonstrate a physical principle or law of physics. Mr. Skiera’s expertise includes problem solving related to mechanical engineering, accident reconstruction, collision severity, vehicle dynamics, and vehicle handling response.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University, 2008
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 2004

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Engineer, Arizona, #58543

Licensed Professional Engineer, Michigan, #6201057465

Licensed Professional Engineer, Colorado, #44627

Certified Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Analyst

Certified Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Technician

Publications

Larson R, Croteau J, Bare C, Zolock J, Peterson D, Skiera J, et al. Steering maneuver with furrow-tripped rollovers of a pickup and passenger car. SAE 2015-01-1477, SAE World Congress, Detroit, MI, April 2015.

Prior Experience

Senior Mechanical Engineer, Vector Scientific Inc., 2009–2013

Staff Engineer, M.P. Holcomb Engineering Corporation, 2005–2009

Engineer Intern, M.P. Holcomb Engineering Corporation, 2004

Engineer Co-op, M.P. Holcomb Engineering Corporation, 2003–2004

Professional Affiliations

Society of Automotive Engineers—SAE

Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators—SATAI

Additional Information

Additional Education Training

Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Operations & Analysis and Applications Update, Crash Data Specialists LLC, 2015

HVE Forum, Engineering Dynamics Corporation, 2015

ARC-CSI Crash Conference, 2012

Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Analyst Course, Collision Safety Institute, 2009

Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Technician Course, Collision Safety Institute, 2009

Applied Vehicle Dynamics, Society of Automotive Engineers, 2008

PhotoModeler Collision Reconstruction, EOS Systems, 2008

Mechanics of Heavy-Duty Truck Systems, University of Michigan, 2007

Tire and Wheel Safety Issues, Society of Automotive Engineers, 2006

The Tire as a Vehicle Component, Society of Automotive Engineers, 2006

Vehicle Dynamics for Passenger Cars and Light Trucks, Society of Automotive Engineers, 2005

Traffic Accident Reconstruction, Northwestern University Traffic Institute, 2005

News & Events

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University, 2008
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 2004

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Engineer, Arizona, #58543

Licensed Professional Engineer, Michigan, #6201057465

Licensed Professional Engineer, Colorado, #44627

Certified Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Analyst

Certified Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Technician