R. Matthew Brach, PhD, PE
R. Matthew Brach, PhD, PE is a Senior Managing Consultant with Engineering Systems, Inc. in their Aurora, IL office. His principal areas of professional activity include vehicle impact analysis, vehicle dynamics, and automotive accident reconstruction. He has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He served as an adjunct professor of Mechanical Engineering at Lawrence Technological University. He has held engineering positions with the Ford Motor Company, Exponent and the IIT Research Institute. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is the author of numerous technical papers covering topics that include nonlinear vibrations, automotive engine mount design, tire forces and vehicular accident reconstruction. He is the coauthor of the textbook Vehicle Accident Analysis and Reconstruction Methods published by SAE.