Dr. Clyde C. Richard , one of CED’s senior Mechanical Engineers, holds both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute located in Troy, New York. After performing basic research on energy conversion devices for four years at United Technologies, Dr. Richard joined the mechanical engineering faculty at the University of Connecticut where he received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering.
While teaching at the University of Connecticut, Dr. Richard also consulted for the nuclear power generation industry, resulting in an invitation to join the Northeast Utilities Service Company as a section manager involved in solving mechanical engineering problems at several different locations. Dr. Richard then took a position with the Danish Power Consortium as a consultant to the managing director. After leaving the consortium, Dr. Richard continued working in Europe, becoming a department head for Babcock Brown Boveri GmbH. In 1976, Dr. Richard became a professor in the Naval Systems Engineering Department at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he taught mechanical engineering and engineering design courses. Additionally, he performed research and consulting for numerous different agencies including the Navy and the Department of Energy. Through teaching and research Dr. Richard has authored over 29 publications, has two patents and has been a speaker and paper presenter at symposiums in the United States, Europe and Israel.
In 1982, a company interested in applying science and engineering principles to better understand the dynamics of an accident asked Dr. Richard to conduct a forensic investigation. This investigation led to numerous other accidents where Dr. Richard performed experiments and tests in order to determine the likely cause of a particular accident. Some of the tests Dr. Richard performed included testing human subjects to better understand how an adult or child would respond to a certain set of circumstances.
Since 1987, when Dr. Richard founded CED Technologies, Dr. Richard has been providing forensic engineering and expert testimony to some of the leading insurance companies, attorneys and corporations in the nation.
- Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut M.S.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute B.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- Mechanical Engineering Machine Analysis/Guarding Human Factors Analysis Product Liability Mechanical Equipment Evaluations Analysis and Testing Accident Reconstruction