Bryson M. Brewer

Senior Consultant / Ph.D., P.E. / New Orleans

Background

Dr. Brewer is an experienced technical consultant specializing in the investigation of accidents and the analysis of mechanical failures of a variety of products, devices, and systems. He holds a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering with a research focus on the design, characterization, and implementation of microfluidic systems for use in biomedical applications. Dr. Brewer has also contributed to the development of a miniature insulin delivery pump employing an ion-selective membrane, as well as served as a teaching assistant for mechanical engineering laboratory classes focused on engineering measurement techniques and the use of experimental methods in heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics to analyze energy conversion systems. In addition, he has authored several journal and conference papers and is a licensed professional mechanical engineer in multiple states.

Dr. Brewer has investigated matters involving multiple industries and products. He has extensive experience evaluating consumer products and appliance failures, including coffee makers, washing machines, water heaters, gas ranges, plumbing components, HVAC equipment, outdoor furniture, glass tables, glass shower doors, food containers, oven conveyors, pressure cookers, faucets, water filters, pool equipment, vacuum systems, ladders, elevators, exercise and weightlifting equipment, and sportswear. Dr. Brewer has also examined equipment and component issues found in commercial and industrial facilities, including steel and plastic pipes, valves, fasteners, repair couplings, bearings, retainer glands, hoses, plumbing systems, food manufacturing/processing equipment, hydraulic machinery, cranes, boilers, HVAC systems, loading arms, safety bridges, pump motors, fire protection sprinkler systems, commercial laundry ironers, medical devices, and composite materials. In addition, he has investigated accidents involving utility poles, oil/gas pipelines and associated facilities, and heavy equipment, such as aerial lifts, excavators, forklifts, asphalt trucks, and garbage trucks. Dr. Brewer is also proficient in numerous three-dimensional scanning, photogrammetry, and modeling technologies used to reconstruct accident scenes, large-scale vehicles and equipment, and small parts/devices for the purposes of non-destructive documentation, engineering analysis, photo-matching, prototyping, reverse engineering, and 3D printing.

Education and Certifications

• Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D.: Vanderbilt University
• Mechanical Engineering, M.S.: Vanderbilt University
• Physics, B.S.: University of Southern Mississippi
• Registered Professional Engineer: California (#M38843), Mississippi (#29408), Louisiana (#43091), Arkansas (#18672), and Florida (#86758)
• Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
• Class B Commercial Driver’s License