Mr. Austin Murphy is a junior engineer in the collision reconstruction group. Working closely with the senior engineers in our California office, he investigates a variety of car and motorcycle accident cases. He helps collect, document and analyse evidence to reconstruct crashes.

Austin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Fullerton. His leadership and his grades during his undergrad earned him an invitation to join the prestigious Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, the United States’ oldest honor society for engineering alumni.

It was his first job as a go-kart track operator that sparked Austin’s passion for automobiles, and motivated his enrollment at CSUF. With CSUF’s Formula SAE racing team, he helped design, analyze, build and test a race car from scratch. He rose to the challenge of engineering within a team, and put his project and resource management skills to the test. “It was a great learning experience,” he recalls. “There is also no better setting for a deep dive into vehicle and tire dynamics.”  

When asked what brought him to the forensic engineering field, he replies: “I wanted a unique career, something that would be both interesting and challenging, and remain so for years down the road.”

education

  1. Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, California State University, Fullerton, CA, 2019

professional associations

  1. Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

Professional Experience

  1. MEA Forensic Engineers & Scientists
    Junior Engineer, 2019 to present
  2. Titan Racing (Formula SAE)
    Suspension Specialist, 2018-2019
  3. GKN Aerospace
    Manufacturing Engineer (Intern) 2019
  4. Earth Basics Contracting Corporation
    CAD Supervisor, 2015-2018

Training & Professional Development

  1. February 5, 2020 – PC-Crash Expert Workshop (MEA), Irvine, CA.
  2. October 9-11, 2019 – Advanced Troubleshooting & Vehicle Systems for the CDR Technician, Kent E. Boots & Associates, Temecula, CA.
  3. August 10, 2019 – Crash Data Retrieval Technician, Collision Safety Institute, Temecula, CA