Mr. Baker works in the areas of forensic injury biomechanics and accident reconstruction in a variety of scenarios including automotive, sport/recreation, and industrial/occupational accidents. He has applied his knowledge and expertise in the field of computational injury biomechanics and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) techniques to analyze complex biomechanical forensic issues. He also enjoys the opportunity to conduct case-specific experiments related to injury biomechanics.
Mr. Baker has published articles related to his research on computational modeling and lower leg injury biomechanics in the Journal of Biomechanics and Traffic Injury Prevention journals.
Wade is also a certified Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) technician and FAA Remote Drone Pilot. Mr. Baker assists VSI’s evidence preservation efforts by conducting Event Data Recorder (EDR) downloads and FARO 3D vehicle and scene scans. His utilization of drone technology enables him to efficiently capture both still and video aerial photography used to document an accident scene.
Mr. Baker obtained his Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics from Virginia Tech. Wade’s research at the Virginia Tech – Wake Forest University Center for Injury Biomechanics included collaboration with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to develop a new anthropomorphic test dummy (ATD) for the assessment of under-body blast injury scenarios. Wade’s work focused on development and validation of an advanced computational model of the ATD lower extremity. Mr. Baker also conducted research in collaboration with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) toward development of a computational model to study Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (mTBI).
• Master of Science (M.S.) Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics – Virginia Tech
• Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering – Virginia Tech