AREA OF EXPERTISE
Expert CV Fred M. Johnson, Ph.D. (condensed)
Biomechanics, Accident Reconstruction, Product Failure, Slips & Falls, Material Sciences, Glass Breakage.
1958 Ph.D. Physics - Columbia University,
1951 M.A. Physics - Columbia University
1949 B.S. Physics - City College of New York
1993 - Present Forensic Expert in Applied Physics - Investigation and testimony in legal cases utilizing basic principles of physics to analyze failures and trauma.
1988 - 1989 International Program, California State University System Resident Director
1971 – Present California State University, Fullerton, California Professor of Physics.
1980 - 1983 Department of Surgery, UCI Medical Center, University of California, Irvine, California, Visiting Scientist
1978 - 1979 University of Maryland, European Division Visiting Professor of Physics
1971 - 1973 California State University, Fullerton, Chairman of Physics Department
1964 - 1970 Pasadena Medical Foundation, Pasadena, California Visiting Scientist, Medical Applications of Lasers
1963 - 1970 Xerox Corporation, Electro-optical Systems, Advanced Research Department
Managed research projects in areas of laser applications, non-linear optics, medical and dental applications of lasers.
1958 - 1963 RCA Corporation, Princeton, New Jersey, Scientist
Research on thermionic energy conversion devices, plasma physics.
TYPICAL LITIGATION CASES INCLUDE
Accident Reconstruction (includes multiple car and car-truck collisions)
Biomechanics of accidents
Glass failure analysis – bottles, windows, building code violations
Chair failures - investigation of design, defects, equilibrium studies, failure modes
Protective helmets, hard hats and head injuries
Slips and Falls: Critical analysis of accidents; Coefficient of friction measurements
Ladders: Alleged falls from ladders and the biomechanics of injuries, analysis of ladder failures
Bicycle cases: Bicycle-bicycle collisions, Bicycle equilibrium, failure caused by road defects
Human body vs. falling objects and determination of forces on the body
Forensic studies using UV, and other spectroscopic techniques
Stress-strain analysis in evidence
Design and construction study: analysis of building façade failure.
Failure of trailer hook-up assembly
Spectral analysis of gold coins-authenticating coins of antiquity
Presented or published over 69 technical papers
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