Wade Baker, M.S.

Biomechanical Engineer
Injury Biomechanics/Accident Reconstruction

Direct Dial: (720) 734-1054


Mr. Baker works in the areas of forensic injury biomechanics and accident reconstruction for automotive, sport/recreation, and industrial/occupational accidents. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and MS in Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics from Virginia Tech and Wake Forest University.

Mr. Baker’s expertise includes the biomechanics of extremity injuries to the arms and legs and he frequently investigates accidents involving shoulder, hip, and knee injuries. He has also researched and presented on rear-end collision head kinematics and concussion biomechanics. Mr. Baker and the biomechanics team at VSI have analyzed rear-end collision head kinematics in over 1000 tests including with over 700 unique vehicle seats.

Wade has unique experience in both biomechanics and vehicle accident reconstruction. He is a certified Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) technician, FAA licensed drone pilot, and assists VSI’s evidence preservation efforts by conducting Event Data Recorder (EDR) downloads, vehicle and scene inspections, and drone flights. Mr. Baker is a fully accredited (ACTAR) traffic accident reconstructionist.

His graduate research at Virginia Tech’s Center for Injury Biomechanics included collaboration with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to develop a new anthropomorphic test dummy (ATD) for military vehicles. His research and publications focused on lower leg injury biomechanics and computer modeling. Mr. Baker’s research has been published in the Journal of Biomechanics, Traffic Injury Prevention, and the Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials.

• Master of Science (M.S.) Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics – Virginia Tech
• Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering – Virginia Tech
• Accredited Traffic Accident Reconstructionist – Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR)