Forensic Engineer & Accident Reconstructionist in Texas
Mr. Ivory obtained his Bachelors of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the New Mexico State University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas. His primary experience includes accident reconstruction and automotive mechanical failure analysis.
Mr. Ivory has designed and conducted crash tests for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Federal Highway Safety Administration, and the U.S. Department of State. His forensic experience includes vehicle accident reconstruction, biomechanical analysis, and human factor analysis. He has evaluated and tested restraint systems, vehicle components, amusement park rides, and helmets. Steering columns Loads and Upper Extremity Motions during Low Impact Speed Rear-End Collisions, authored by Mr. Ivory and his colleagues, is featured in Rear Impact, Rollover, and Side Impacts, a technical publication of the Society of Automotive Engineers.
Getting to Know Matt
What is something people may not know about you?
“I played the viola for many years and even performed with the local symphony throughout college.”
What do you enjoy outside of work?
“Family takes up most of my time but I do have a 1967 Volkswagen drag car that sits in the garage.”
What’s the best advice you’ve received?
“I can’t repeat it here. It came from my grandfather. It was very wise but inappropriate.”
What was the best place you’ve traveled and why?
“Pagosa Springs, Colorado. We stay at some old hunting cabins at the base of Wolf Creek Pass. The hikes are very scenic and include wrecked vehicles that didn’t make it down the pass.”
What is your favorite book or movie?
“World’s Fastest Indian. It is a 2005 New Zealand biographical film based on the New Zealand speed bike racer Burt Munro and his highly modified 1920 Indian Scout motorcycle.”
Who, in history, would you most like to meet over dinner?
“Dr. John Paul Stapp, to get his story about what happened with the 1947 Roswell UFO incident.”
What do you like about working at U.S. Forensic?
“Not to sound cliché, but the people. I work with some extremely smart and talented people who are always willing to assist you. It’s a great team.”