Al Vangura specializes in forensic biomechanics and analyzes human movements and personal injuries to determine consistency with physical evidence and testimony. Mr. Vangura conducts in-depth technical analyses determining the mechanism of injury or the relationship between externally-applied forces and the resulting internal forces, which result in injuries like bone fractures or dislocations, soft-tissue tears, avulsions and ruptures. Mr. Vangura has provided technical consultations, investigations, research, analysis, reports and testimony regarding disputes resulting from injuries including: slips/trips/falls, vehicle crashes, product failures, athletic and recreational participation, construction accidents, manufacturing accidents, playground accidents, medical device failures, etc.
Mr. Vangura has an extensive background in product design and development with products including: medical devices for Respironics, Hill-Rom, and CardiacAssist, athletic products for Reebok, Adidas and the U.S. Olympic Biathlon team, military aircraft for Boeing Defense and Space and the International Space Station for NASA. Mr. Vangura holds an M.S. Degree in Bioengineering, a B.S. Degree in Exercise and Sports Science, and an A.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology and worked as a machinist for over 10 years.
– Master of Science, Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2000
– Bachelor of Science, Exercise and Sports Science: Biomechanics, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1992
– Associate of Science, Mechanical Engineering Technology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA , 1991
– Playground Safety Inspector, National Recreation and Park Association
– Basic Life Saving
A full CV is available upon request.