Felix – National Biomechanics Institute


Felix Lee, MS, PE

Managing Scientist | Director

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Felix Lee is a Managing Scientist and the Director of Accident Reconstruction at the National Biomechanics Institute. Mr. Lee holds both a Master of Science (MS) and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Mr. Lee also holds licenses as a Professional Engineer (PE) in California and as an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (i.e. drone) pilot through the Federal Aviation Administration.

Mr. Lee specializes in motor vehicle and pedestrian reconstruction. As a forensic mechanical engineer, Mr. Lee investigates and reconstructs collisions involving passenger cars, commercial trucks, vans, buses, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians. He has extensive experience conducting assessments of impact severity, vehicle speed and dynamics, collision sequencing, damage matching, driver avoidance potential, event data recorders (EDRs), seat belt usage, airbag deployment, and rollovers. Mr. Lee conducts vehicle inspections of components including airbags, seatbelt, seats, and tires to evaluate the cause of failure. He also examines collisions sites and documents evidence using drones and FARO 3D laser scanners.

Mr. Lee is proficient in modeling vehicle motion during collisions using 3-dimensional computer simulations using PC-Crash and Virtual Crash technologies. In addition, he is qualified in imaging and interpreting data from vehicle EDRs (i.e. “black box”). Having authored more than 10 peer-reviewed publications, Mr. Lee has most recently co-authored a series of Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) publications quantifying the accuracy and recording behavior of Toyota airbag control modules.

Prior to joining NBI, Mr. Lee served as a Mechanical Engineer at Jensen Hughes and as a Project Engineer at MEA Forensic Engineers & Scientists.

Academic Credentials

MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2012

BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2010

Current Appointments

Managing Scientist, National Biomechanics Institute

Past Appointments

Mechanical Engineer, Jensen Hughes (formerly CASE Forensics), 2017-2018

Project Engineer, MEA Forensic Engineers & Scientists, 2012-2017

Teaching Assistant, Graduate Student Researcher, UCLA Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2010-2012

Licenses, Certifications & Selected Continuing Education

Licensed Professional Engineer, California, #37562

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Pilot, Federal Aviation Administration

Motorcycle Crash Testing, California Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists

Society of Automobile Engineers (SAE) World Congress

HVE Forum, Engineering Dynamics Corporation

EDC Simulations Training Course (HVE), Engineering Dynamics Corporation

PC-Crash Online Workshop, MEA Forensic

PC-Crash Essentials Online Workshop, MEA Forensic

Rail Safety Training Course, LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Side Underride Collisions with Big Rigs, California Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists

Energy Methods and Damage Analysis in Traffic Crash Reconstruction, Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM)

ARC-CSI Crash Conference, Collision Publishing Inc.

Crash Data Retrieval User’s Summit, Collision Publishing Inc.

Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) System Operators Course, Crash Data Specialists

Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Analysis and Applications Course, Crash Data Specialists

OSHA 10 Hour Construction Program