Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Systems Engineering, Arizona State University, 2022
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2016
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2015
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer Mechanical, Arizona, #67410
Additional Education & Training
  • Crash Data Retrieval Specialist Course, Collision Safety Institute, April, 2022
  • HVE Forum, Las Vegas, NV, March, 2019
  • Northwestern University Traffic Crash Reconstruction, July, 2018
  • Traffic Collision Technology Webinar, Laser Technology Inc, May, 2018
  • HVE Forum, Charleston, SC, February, 2018
  • Abaqus Finite Element Analysis Training, New London, CT, November, 2015
Professional Affiliations
  • The American Society of Mechanical Engineers—ASME
  • Society of Automotive Engineers—SAE
  • Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators—SATAI
  • American Society for Testing and Materials - ASTM

Mr. Como specializes in accident reconstruction and the application of mechanical system and component analyses to vehicles. Mr. Como's experience investigating and analyzing motor-vehicle low and high-speed frontal, rear, and side impacts includes conducting vehicle and site inspections, 3D scanning and photogrammetry techniques, computer simulation, and application of fundamental principles of physics. He has received specialized training in accident reconstruction and has participated in physical demonstrations including low-speed crash testing and vehicle component testing.

Prior to joining Exponent, Mr. Como conducted design and analysis of new components for nuclear submarines. Responsibilities included performing static calculations, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of internal stresses in complex mechanical systems, and preparation of technical reports and presentations summarizing findings. Mr. Como also supported testing used in evaluating these mechanical system designs prior to implementation. Additionally, Mr. Como has applied FEA analyses and physical testing to evaluate the structural integrity of various types of butterfly and ball valves along with their associated brackets in high-pressure environments.