Academic Credentials
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University, 2008
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 2004
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer Mechanical, Arizona, #58543
  • Professional Engineer, Colorado, #PE.0044627
  • Professional Engineer, Michigan, #6201057465
  • Certified Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Analyst
  • Certified Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Technician
Additional Education & Training
  • Heavy Vehicle Air Brake Training, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, 2023
  • Accessing and Interpreting Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorders, Society of Automotive Engineers, 2017
  • EDR Summit, Collision Publishing, Inc., 2017
  • 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
  • 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
Professional Affiliations
  • Society of Automotive Engineers—SAE
  • Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators—SATAI

Mr. Skiera's areas of expertise include the investigation, analysis, and reconstruction of motor-vehicle collisions involving passenger cars, SUVs, light trucks, and commercial vehicles. 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 numerous physical demonstrations including full scale low- and high-speed crash testing, 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.