Dr. Cargill applies his expertise in the principles of bioengineering to a wide range of engineering projects emphasizing the interaction between physical environment and biological system. He performs product design and evaluation in the areas of medical devices and firefighting equipment. He also addresses issues involving the biomechanics of human injury in the areas of human tolerance, occupant kinematics, and rigid body dynamics. Dr. Cargill successfully uses his knowledge in evaluating issues related to injury causation and product liability concerning: Power tools (portable and stationary), Fall protection, firefighting, and rescue equipment, Amusement park rides, Industrial and construction equipment, Automobiles and heavy trucks.
Dr. Cargill’s active interests include the conceptualization, design, analysis, and evaluation of medical devices and related products, and the investigation of traumatic human injury related to machine design and failure that require knowledge of power tools, hand tools, industrial and construction machinery, and firefighting and rescue equipment.
Dr. Cargill has performed research in the area of traumatic brain injury and cell and tissue biomechanics since 1989; investigating traumatic brain injury at the cell and tissue level; urinary bladder research at the cell, tissue, and organ level; and research on podiatric surgical techniques. Dr. Cargill’s expertise in these areas includes the culture of mammalian primary cells and cell lines; the design of cell culture equipment and devices to apply well defined mechanical environments to cells; the design, construction, and management of a cellular biomechanical test facility; and the development of computer control programs and mathematical models.
Dr. Cargill is an active firefighter in New Jersey with extensive firefighter and rescue training and experience. He is currently a Lieutenant at Greenfields Volunteer Fire Company. He had previously been certified as an Emergency Medical Technician in the States of New York and Connecticut.
Dr. Cargill has also lectured in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University, the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia, and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Cooper Union. He was an Adjunct Associate Professor at Widener University. Dr. Cargill was on the academic faculty at the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He supervised graduate students, directed a research program, and taught graduate and undergraduate courses in mechanical engineering and bioengineering. He has been a Research Associate and Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.
- ◾Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1994
- ◾M.S.E., Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1991
- ◾B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1989
- ◾Licensed Professional Engineer, Pennsylvania, # PE073156
- ◾Licensed Professional Engineer, Alabama, # 28150-E
- ◾Licensed Professional Engineer, New Jersey, # GE048308
- ◾Commercial Driver’s License, Class B, State of New Jersey
- ◾New Jersey Division of Fire Safety Certifications, ID No. 149170