Mr. Dickinson received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tri-State (now Trine) University in 1981 and is a registered Professional Engineer in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Virginia. At Wolf, he performs in-depth analysis of various situations such as product failures, vehicle collisions, industrial accidents, restraint system failures, and the safety of walking/driving surfaces using the principles of engineering and the laws of physics. He analyzes and reconstructs vehicle collisions involving passenger cars, tractor-trailers, dump trucks, agricultural vehicles, and recreational vehicles, providing a comprehensive analysis to identify causation and contributing factors including the role of the driver(s), the vehicle(s), roadway and environment. He specializes in new technologies such as imaging and interpreting data from Event Data Recorders (EDRs) as well as GPS systems found in many passenger vehicles and large trucks. In addition, he provides analysis of speeds, timing, pre-impact motion, collision dynamics and post-impact motion in accidents involving automobiles, tractor-trailers, bicycles and pedestrians. Prior to Wolf, his background includes performing mechanical and structural design for General Motors Indianapolis sheet metal stamping plant as well as designing, developing and manufacturing mechanical, electromechanical and optical test equipment at the Naval Avionics Center (NAC).
Mr. Dickinson assists with Indiana Science Olympiad judging and with Indiana Continuing Legal Education Foundation (ICLEF) playing the role of defense or plaintiff expert each year for the program. He is also a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and American Society of Mechanical Engineers.