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Fall Education Seminar Series – Mechanical Forensic Engineering

10/05/2017 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

This one-day (7 PDHs) Mechanical Forensic Engineering Seminar will provide attendees with a solid understanding of the forensic engineering process. During the seminar, attendees will:

  • Understand general causes and consequences of mechanical failures
  • Examine written warnings, owner’s manuals and intuitive design
  • Learn techniques for documenting failures and conducting investigations
  • Review the forensic engineering report and understand how it is organized
  • Discuss material and non-material causes of failures and examine case studies

Learning Objectives:

You’ll be able to:

  • Recognize the relevance of codes and standards in forensic engineering.
  • Understand how forensic investigation and research is used to form defensible opinions.
  • Identify the purpose and audience of forensic engineering reports and become familiar with their organization.
  • Discuss material causes of failures including fatigue, corrosion and wear.
  • Evaluate non-material causes of failure and examine related case studies.
  • Analyze forensic engineering as a profession.

Lunch is included and free on-site parking is available.


Stephen A. Batzer, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Batzer, of Batzer Engineering, is a mechanical engineer who consults with clients regarding patent infringement, intellectual property (IP), and the forensic analysis of mechanical devices and manufacturing processes. With over 25 years of experience he is an expert on manufacturing and forensic engineering, providing intellectual property, patent infringement, technological and product liability analysis. He has also served as an assistant professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Arkansas. Dr. Batzer is a member of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers, the Society of Automotive Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the American Scientific Association. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics from Michigan Technological University.


8:30 am - 5:00 pm


Shada Biabani


Courtyard Marriott
2400 E. Campus Drive
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 United States
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