Academic Credentials
  • M.S., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, 1990
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, 1988
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer Mechanical, Arizona, #49226
  • Professional Engineer, Michigan, #6201040509
  • Professional Engineer, North Carolina, #047310
Additional Education & Training
  • Accessing and Interpreting Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorders, 2022
  • Advanced Crash Reconstruction Utilizing Human Factors, 2015
  • Accessing and Interpreting Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorders, 2014
  • Collision Data Retrieval - Analysis and Applications Update, 2012
  • SAE 2011 Event Data Recorder Symposium, 2011
  • PhotoModeler Collision Investigation, 2008
  • Collision Data Retrieval - Technician and Data Analyst Certification, 2008
  • Bendix Brake Training School, 2008
  • Highway Vehicle Event Data Recorder Symposium, 2007
  • Collision Data Retrieval - Technician and Data Analyst Certification, 2006
  • Automotive Glazing Materials, 2005
  • Methodology and Techniques of Crash Data Retrieval, 2005
  • Rollover Safety, 2004
  • Tire and Wheel Safety Issues, 2002
  • The Tire as a Vehicle Component, 2002
  • Passenger Vehicle Rollover TOPTEC: Causes, Prevention and Injury Prevalence, 2002
  • Accident Reconstruction TOPTEC: Special Topics, 2001
  • Heavy Vehicle Rollover TOPTEC, Prevention, Analysis and Reconstruction, 2000
  • Commercial Vehicle Rollover Workshop, 2000
  • Fundamentals of Sensor Design for Automotive Air Bag Systems, 1999
  • Commercial Vehicle Collision Reconstruction - Joint Annual Conference, 1999
  • Passenger Car Rollover TOPTEC: Cause and Prevention, 1999
  • High Performance Driving Course, Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, 1998
  • Vehicle Rollovers TOPTEC: An Update of Current Issues, 1993
  • Overview of Automotive Vehicle Dynamics Before & After A Collision, 1992
  • BH2VK Crash Testing Project, 1992
  • Traffic Accident Reconstruction, Northwestern University Traffic Institute, 1991
Professional Honors
  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • 2010 SAE Arch T. Colwell Merit Award for outstanding paper (2010-01-0515)
Professional Affiliations
  • Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • Society of Automotive Engineers

Mr. Bare specializes in the analysis and reconstruction of motor vehicle crashes involving passenger cars, light and heavy trucks, and sport utility vehicles. He has over 30 years of experience in the reconstruction of complex accident situations including high-speed collisions, pole/guard rail impacts, and post-collision fuel-fed fires. In the process of his analysis, he has conducted numerous physical demonstrations including high and low-speed full-scale crash tests, vehicle component and restraint system testing, and handling demonstrations. 

Mr. Bare has particular expertise in the investigation of vehicle rollover crashes including assessments of vehicle handling, tire/component failure, rollover dynamics, and rollover stability. He has an in-depth background in the analysis of computer programs and simulations used for vehicle dynamics, rollover simulation, and the reconstruction of crashes.

Mr. Bare is experienced in the evaluation and use of event data recorder (EDR) data found in airbag control modules (ACM) and heavy truck electronic control modules (ECM). He has extensive background in the testing and evaluation of the accuracy and timing of the data recorded by EDRs. Other research activities of Mr. Bare include evaluations of vehicle and occupant response during heavy truck sideswipe collisions, roof crush during rollover crashes, energy dissipation during high-speed collisions, and the assessment of the energy associated with utility pole fracture.