Mr. Callum Chhokar is a junior engineer in MEA Forensic’s Collision Reconstruction group in Vancouver. He works with MEA’s senior engineers to reconstruct motor vehicle accidents, and uses our technical tools to collect, document and interpret evidence.

“The data that can be pulled from a car is extremely powerful when coupled with the physical evidence, and the conclusions that can be drawn from it are impressive,” he says, putting away a laptop computer and cable with which he was able to download crash data from a Toyota Corolla. “Before working with MEA, I didn’t know that crashes left behind so many clues.”

Callum holds a Master’s degree from the University of Cambridge, England, where he researched gas turbine aerodynamics; but it was studying for his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering that stoked his interest in automobile mechanics. Callum attended the University of Windsor, just across the river from the very center of the North American car industry of Detroit, a school known for its strong automotive curriculum. An avid motorist and holder of a class six motorcycle license, he sees his work in collision investigation as an extension of his passion.

Callum joined MEA in February 2019 and is delighted to be part of a team that values continuous learning and invests in its own research. He looks forward to contributing to MEA’s vast array of scientific publications. “Continuous research is instrumental in evaluating and improving the engineering tools we use and the way in which we use them.”

education

  1. Masters of Research, Gas Turbine Aerodynamics, University of Cambridge, UK, 2017
  2. Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering (Aerospace option) with Great Distinction, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, 2016

professional status

  1. Engineer in Training, Engineers and Geoscientists British-Columbia, 2019

Professional Experience

  1. MEA Forensic Engineers & Scientists
    Engineer in Training, February 2019 to present

    Conducts technical investigations involving motor vehicle accidents including the determination of collision severity, collision sequence, occupant dynamics, seat belt use and effectiveness, and vehicle speed.

  2. Rolls-Royce UTC, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK
    PhD Research Student, 2017 to 2018

    Project: Investigation of fuel feed system coupling with combustor dynamics

  3. MAME, University of Windsor, ON
    Undergraduate Research Scholar, 2013 to 2016

    Projects:
    Design of a Drop Tower Impact Carriage
    Fatigue and Wear Testing of Aircraft Alloys
    Viscous Source-Term Blade Row Modelling
    Design of a Flexible Wing Flap Assembly for Commercial Airplanes

  4. Valiant Machine & Tool, Windsor, ON
    Mechanical Designer, 2013 to 2015

    Implemented the design revisions of various tooling and fixtures

Awards

  1. Outstanding Scholar, University of Windsor
    Awarded for > 80% GPA, 2012-2016
  2. Board of Governors Medal, University of Windsor
    Awarded for highest cumulative GPA in the department, 2012-2013

Training & Professional Development

  1. August 2019 – PC Crash 12.0, MEA Forensic, Seattle, WA.
  2. 2016-2018 – CDT Gas Turbine Aerodynamics, EPSRC/Rolls-Royce, University of Cambridge / Loughborough University, UK. 
  3. 2010-2012 & 2019-present – District Referee, BC Soccer, Vancouver, BC.