Sri Kumar

Dr. Sri Kumar is President of Safety Research Institute, LLC. He serves as a consultant to various firms on biomechanical issues and transportation safety. He has more than 30 years of diverse experience in engineering, management and administration. Dr. Kumar has extensive experience in leading a cross-functional team to complete complex projects. Dr. Kumar worked on several projects for US government agencies including the Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Defense (DOD), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), and Office of Naval Research (ONR). He has published over 230 articles in the areas of crash analysis, occupant motions, biomechanics, impact experiments using biological specimens and dummies, mathematical modeling and epidemiological analyses. He also holds three US patents. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Biological and Medical Engineering (AIBME). He has personally analyzed over 3000 real world motor vehicle accidents to determine injury causation. Dr. Kumar received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI and his MBA from University of California, Los Angeles, CA.

Conway Underwood

Mr. Conway Underwood is Vice President of Human Engineering and Industrial Safety at Safety Research Institute, LLC. He provides leadership to projects dealing with safety systems, user-centered software design, and human/systems integration. His expertise involves accident reconstruction of industrial accidents with a focus on root cause determination, and corrective action. Mr. Underwood has thirty years of experience in the aerospace, automotive and energy industries. He has worked extensively with US regulatory agencies including Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA), National Aeronautical Space Agency (NASA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). His recent experience includes integration of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in a utility engineering mapping project. Mr. Underwood was instrumental in ergonomic design projects for NASA International Space Station and commercial airplane projects while lead engineer at Boeing Commercial Airplane Group. He successfully transferred his advanced human engineering techniques to Safety, Health and Environmental Affairs departments. Mr. Underwood is an expert in compliance with governmental human/machine interface requirements.

John DeRosia

Dr. John DeRosia is a Chief Consulting Engineer at Safety Research Institute, LLC. He has conducted accident reconstructions for over thirty years in more than 1200 automotive collisions. He is a certified accident reconstructionist by ACTAR and motor vehicle crash data (black box) analyst. Dr. DeRosia specializes in reconstruction and investigation of workplace and industrial accidents, premises and consumer product liability matters, farm accidents and collision causation in road accidents.

Luis Romo

Luis Romo is Vice President of Vehicular Safety Engineering at Safety Research Institute, LLC. Mr. Romo has three decades of extensive experience in automotive design, production development and management. He was a Design Director of Panoz Racing Auto Development, Hoschton, GA. Mr. Romo was responsible for the conceptual design of prototypes, feasibility studies for production and safety testing of complete vehicles and components. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and the American Society of Body Engineers.

Glen C. Rains

Dr. Glen Rains is a Consultant at Safety Research Institute, LLC. He is Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at the University of Georgia. He was formerly a project engineer with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at their Vehicle Research and Test Center in Ohio, and a Safety Engineer with NHTSA in Washington, D.C., USA. Dr. Rains has been the principal investigator in many studies on Farm Safety funded by grants from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and US Department of Agriculture. He has written a number of articles on rural agricultural accidents and methods for effective injury prevention. He is considered an expert in the field of rural accidents analysis and injury prevention.

Annabel Seltzer

Ms. Annabel Seltzer oversees the administrative and accounting aspects of the company’s accident evidence management, engineering consulting and grant proposals pertaining to analysis of road accidents and safety systems. She has over thirty years of experience in accounting and administration of various projects ranging from captive insurance companies to domestic law firms. Ms. Seltzer received her B.A. in Psychology at the University of Houston.