Isaac N. Ikram

Executive Vice President
Accident Reconstruction, Biomechanics

Mr. Ikram is a Biomechanical Engineer and Accident Reconstructionist at Aperture (formerly Biomechanical Research & Testing, LLC) in Long Beach, CA.  He has been employed in the field of Biomechanical Engineering and Accident Reconstruction since 2005, specializing in trauma causation and prevention, human tolerance, instrumented testing with humans and anthropomorphic test devices (crash dummies), accident reconstruction, and slip/trip and fall analysis.

He holds both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta.  His master’s research was completed through the Biomechanics Laboratory in the Mechanical Engineering Department and involved the development and implementation of a sensor based system for measuring head and jaw movements in rear-end automotive collisions.  Following completion of his master’s thesis, Mr. Ikram continued to work with the Biomechanics Laboratory to repurpose his sensor based system for use in gait (walking) analysis.  Additionally, Mr. Ikram is a licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer, has completed Emergency Medical Technician training, and is a certified user of the English XL Variable Incidence Tribometer.

Mr. Ikram has conducted hundreds of instrumented tests and analyzed topics such as: vehicle crash performance, occupant kinematics, human/dummy response to a crash environment, head response to impact by falling objects/projectiles, and performance of Event Data Recorders (black boxes).  He continues to perform research related to Biomechanical Engineering and Accident Reconstruction topics and has publications in both areas.  He is a member of numerous professional societies and has presented at scientific conferences and academic institutions.

Isaac N.'s Expertise

  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Biomechanical Analysis
  • Slip/Trip and Fall Analysis
  • Premises Liability Investigation


Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-1), California Institute of Emergency Medical Training, Long Beach, California, 2008

Certified XL Tribometrist, Excel Tribometers, Los Angeles, California, 2006

Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, 2004

  • Research involved development and validation of a sensor based system for measuring head and jaw kinematics in rear end collisions.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, 2001

Professional Certifications

Professional Engineer, State of California, 2007

  • Mechanical, Registration Number M33742

Emergency Medical Technician, 2008 - 2011

  • Basic, National Registry Number B1917485

Work Experience

Aperture, LLC (Formerly Biomechanical Research and Testing, LLC), Long Beach, California, February 2011 – Present, Biomechanical Engineer and Accident Reconstructionist

  • Responsible for the analysis of injury-causing accidents. This includes inspection, testing and necessary calculations/simulations. Performs testing utilizing human subjects, human surrogates and/or anthropomorphic test devices to obtain relevant kinematic and dynamic data. Has conducted and analyzed over 100 impacts wherein data was collected from human subjects.
  • Performs analysis of various events for purposes of litigation, including accident reconstruction, occupant kinematics, injury potential, slip/trip and fall analysis and premises liability.

Vollmer-Gray Engineering Laboratories, Inc, Signal Hill, California, July 2005 – February 2011, Staff Engineer

  • Responsible for accident reconstruction, biomechanical analysis, injury mechanism evaluation, accident analysis, slip/trip and fall analysis and premises liability. Issued reports and provided expert testimony for the purposes of litigation. Provided instruction regarding the principles of accident reconstruction and biomechanical analysis.

University of Alberta (Department of Biomechanics), Edmonton, Alberta, October 2004 – June 2005, Researcher

  • Developed and validated a sensor-based system for obtaining kinematic data during walking. Wrote custom code to acquire and post-process the kinematic data. Collected and analyzed data collected using infra-red high-speed cameras.

Dynastream Innovations, Cochrane, Alberta, July 2003 – September 2003, Consultant

  • Evaluated and compared speed distance modules produced by three different manufacturers. Designed the test protocol, recruited human test subjects, and collected/analyzed relevant data. A research report was generated outlining the results of the project. 

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, January 2003 – May 2003, Teaching Assistant

  • Instructed second year mechanical engineering students in computer aided drawing in 2D and 3D, solid modeling and computer aided design. Assisted students in the planning and execution of term projects.

University of Alberta - Edmonton, Alberta, September 2001 – January 2003, Teaching Assistant

  • Instructed third year mechanical engineering students on laboratory measurement techniques, treatment of measurement data, relevant engineering calculations and technical report writing.


American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) – F13 Pedestrian/Walkway Safety and Footwear

Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM)

International Society of Biomechanics (ISB)

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators (SATAI)


Crash Testing

Anthropomorphic Test Device (ATD)/Human Testing

Event Data Recorder (EDR) retrieval/Interpretation

3D Scanning



Video Analysis

Expert Testimony

Isaac N.'s Expertise

  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Biomechanical Analysis
  • Slip/Trip and Fall Analysis
  • Premises Liability Investigation

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