ARCCA Incorporated


JAMES J. MASON, PH.D., P.E.


Oakland
Office Phone: 800.700.4944
Email: jmason@arcca.com
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Practice Areas

  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Event Data Recorder Analysis
  • Human Factors
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Devices
  • Metallurgy
  • Trucking Reconstruction
Dr. Mason received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He also received a Ph.D. in Solid Mechanics, Materials Science Minor from the California Institute of Technology. He is a Senior Engineer at ARCCA specializing in mechanical failures. He performs analyses of failed consumer and industrial products/equipment and machinery design/failure, as well as metallurgical laboratory analyses. He also conducts engineering evaluations and provides analyses and opinions on the fracture and fatigue of metals, plastics and welds. Dr. Mason has experience with medical devices and routinely conducts investigations of failed consumer medical devices, including fracture/fatigue crack analyses of orthopedic implants, plastics, and the complex interaction of materials with the human body. Dr. Mason is a Licensed Professional Engineer in five states and is an Accident Investigator accredited in Crash Data Retrieval and Commercial Vehicle Event Data Recorders. He performs motor vehicle accident reconstructions and conducts passenger and commercial vehicle inspections, as well as site investigations to gather photographic evidence and document conditions.

Education

  • Ph.D., Solid Mechanics, California Institute of Technology
  • Master of Science, Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley,
  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • Professional Science Master’s Degree, Biology, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Licensed Professional Engineer
  • Accredited Crash Data Retrieval Technician
  • Commercial Vehicle Event Data Recorder Technician
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