Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1986
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1979
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1978
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer Mechanical, California, #31069
Professional Honors
  • Stanford University Fellowship
  • Tau Beta Pi; Pi Tau Sigma
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (member)
  • National Fire Protection Association (member)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Dr. Taylor specializes in the investigation and analysis of products and systems in the consumer, transportation, and industrial environments. His practice focuses on the investigation of accidents involving consumer products, vehicles, or industrial equipment, and concerns relating to the mechanical design of parts or systems, such as automotive components. Dr. Taylor's practice areas include fire cause and origin, liquid and gas flow, heat transfer, and vibration and mechanics. He regularly performs analyses of warranty and accident databases during his evaluations of the real world performance of products, particularly in automotive applications. His engineering work includes laboratory investigations and experiments, such as accident reconstruction and vehicle testing. Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Taylor was an independent consultant.