Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisville, 2013
  • M.Eng., Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisville, 2008
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisville, 2005
Professional Honors
  • Switzer Fellowship, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
  • Grosscurth Fellowship, University of Louisville
  • Pi Tau Sigma, Mechanical Engineering Honor Society
  • Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society
Professional Affiliations
  • Executive Committee Member, Member of the Board of Directors, Bosnian-Herzegovinian American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Society of Automotive Engineers—SAE
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers—ASME
  • ANSI/RESNA Standards Committee on Wheelchairs and Transportation—COWHAT
  • Bosnian
  • Croatian
  • German
  • Serbian

Dr. Salipur has over 15 years of research experience with a focus in biomechanics, and specialized expertise in ergonomics, wheeled mobility devices, assistive technology, rehabilitation engineering. Currently, he works in Exponent's Phoenix User Research Center (PURC), where he conducts user research, product usability testing, and health and safety research.

Dr. Salipur has extensive technical expertise related to motion capture, product safety, product effectiveness, and product-to-human interactions. He also has experience with experimental testing, ranging from sled and full-scale vehicle testing to component-level mechanical testing, including testing with anthropomorphic test devices (ATDs) and human subjects. While at Exponent, Dr. Salipur has conducted numerous motion capture and ergonomic studies for various industrial clients ranging from consumer electronics to industrial machine manufacturers. His research and analyses help guide the decision-making process in various stages of the product design cycle. Dr. Salipur also frequently conducts incident investigations and product evaluations in the context of legal proceedings in a variety of jurisdictions and has testified on multiple occasions.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Salipur worked as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Injury Risk Assessment and Prevention (iRAP) Laboratory at the University of Louisville, where he received the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research's (NIDRR's) prestigious Switzer Fellowship as Principal Investigator for his Doctorate research. Dr. Salipur also worked at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) and gained hands-on experience with crash investigations while working alongside a certified National Automotive Sampling System (NASS) investigator.