Prior to joining Baker Materials Engineering in 1986, Jonathan spent four years at the Defence Research Establishment Pacific (DREP) investigating the fracture properties of materials used by the Canadian Armed Forces. Since joining BME, he has been extensively involved in analysis of fractures of metals, plastics, and other materials. He has also investigated a wide variety of consumer products, such as ladders, plumbing components, and fire suppression systems, for the purpose of establishing product liability.
In addition, he has conducted many forensic examinations in the area of slip (or trip) and fall cases in order to assess the tractive properties of flooring and Building Code compliance. Much of Jonathan’s work has been in the field of motor vehicle accident investigation and reconstruction, where he has a particular interest in assessing seatbelt effectiveness, heavy vehicle rollovers, pedestrian visibility studies, and collisions involving Event Data Recorders (EDRs). Jonathan has been a partner at BME since 1994.