Will Valdez

Forensic Engineer – Accident Reconstruction and Biomechanics

Will Valdez is an Accident Reconstructionist and Biomechanical Analyst with Aperture (formerly VA Forensics). Will has been with Aperture since July 2021 and during that time he has completed courses in human factors, crash data retrieval, infotainment systems, traffic signal operation, and nighttime visibility. In addition, Will has given lectures to attorneys for continuing education in biomechanics and accident reconstruction, performed and instrumented volunteer crash studies in low-speed crashes, and has given expert testimony. When investigating accidents, Will’s areas of specialty include spinal biomechanics, tissue biomechanics, accident reconstruction, and event data recorder (EDR) downloads and analysis.

In 2017, Will earned his Candidate in Philosophy in Bioengineering with a specialization in multi-scale biology from the University of California, San Diego. During his graduate work, Will specialized in cardiovascular biomechanics for which he received the San Diego and UC President’s fellowships. Additionally, Will obtained a Master of Science in Bioengineering from UC San Diego in 2017 and a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Utah, where he specialized in musculoskeletal biomechanics.

Will is a proficient user of the FARO 3D Laser Scanner Scene software, Pix4D photogrammetry software, and PC Crash software. Will has also received his certification for remote piloting of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) by the FAA. He is also a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists (NAPARS), Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators (SATAI), and California Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists (CA2RS).

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