Academic Credentials
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2021
  • B.S., Physics and Mathematics, Illinois College, 2018
Licenses & Certifications
  • FAA Part 107 Certified Commercial Drone Pilot
Additional Education & Training
  • Advanced Photogrammetry for Collision Reconstruction, March 2022
  • Northwestern University Traffic Crash Reconstruction, October 2022
Professional Honors
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, 2019, 2020, 2021
Professional Affiliations
  • Society of Automotive Engineers - SAE

Mr. Bickhaus' areas of expertise include vehicle crash analysis, full-scale crash testing, and computer simulation. He has worked in the field of roadside safety since 2018 and has experience in the design, development, and full-scale crash testing of various roadside safety installations. 

Mr. Bickhaus is experienced in vehicle and guardrail impact computer simulation software, 3D laser scanning, and conducting vehicle and site inspections. His research includes the evaluation of flared approach guardrail transition installations through both computer simulation and full-scale crash testing, as well as the dynamic behavior of breakaway sign supports, and vehicle suspension modeling.

Prior to joining Exponent, Mr. Bickhaus had three years of experience in roadside safety working as a Graduate Research Assistant for the Midwest Roadside Safety Facility in Lincoln, Nebraska. His responsibilities included vehicle and guardrail simulation studies, roadside barrier system development, and full-scale crash testing and documentation.