Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, 2003
  • M.S.E., Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1996
  • B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Catholic University of America, 1994
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer, Pennsylvania, #PE088871
Professional Honors
  • Ashton Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 1994-1998
  • University Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 1994
  • Biomedical Engineering Society Award, Catholic University of America, 1994
  • Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society)
  • Arch Diocesan Scholarship, Catholic University of America, 1989-1993
Professional Affiliations
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (member)

Dr. Bove's area of expertise is injury biomechanics, with an emphasis on human kinematics and human tolerance to forces. He performs accident reconstruction and biomechanical analyses to determine the kinematics associated with an event and to evaluate potential injury mechanisms.  

Dr. Bove's work includes analysis of falls from a height, injuries occurring in occupational and industrial accidents, motor vehicle accidents, and injuries involving the use of consumer products. Dr. Bove also has experience evaluating elevator incidents and accidents involving injuries sustained in swimming pools.

Dr. Bove's research experience includes analysis of ladder fall accidents, occupant kinematics during motor vehicle accidents, head accelerations in low-speed impacts and in activities of daily living, cervical spine loading in low-speed impacts and in activities of daily living, and examination of how occupants of different body sizes (including obese occupants) fit within the occupant compartment of a motor vehicle.

Dr. Bove received his doctorate in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003, where he worked with the Electrophysiology Research Group at the University of Pennsylvania Presbyterian Medical Center conducting studies using a laser imaging system to analyze the movement of electrical wave fronts in the heart during ventricular fibrillation. Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Bove was an engineer at Galaxy Scientific Corporation, where he worked evaluating image compression software for military and medical applications. Dr. Bove's prior work experience also includes employment by the Central Intelligence Agency. Dr. Bove has also held an academic appointment as a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University and as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Temple University.