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Bernard Ross, Ph.D, P.E.
Founder and Chairman Emeritus

Dr. Ross

Professional Profile

Dr. Bernard Ross is the Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Exponent Inc. - Failure Analysis Associates. Dr. Ross specializes in heavy equipment failure analysis; crane, hoist and aerial devices accident investigation; mechanical and structural system assessment; machine design and guarding issues and product safety review. His research areas of expertise include dynamics and stability of structures, vibration of transport equipment, mechanics of impact, fire-explosion cause and origin, system design and control performance. Dr. Ross has directed engineering projects and accident investigations dealing with agricultural, construction, industrial, marine and transport equipment.

Prior to founding Failure Analysis Associates, Dr. Ross was employed as a mechanical-structural design engineer by General Dynamics, Canadair (Canada), ONERA (France) and McDonnell Douglas. After obtaining his Ph.D. degree, he became an engineering program manager on government funded structural and transportation projects at Stanford Research Institute. Dr. Ross is recently retired as a Full Professor (Consulting) in the School of Engineering, Stanford University, where he taught a successful graduate course for over 15 years titled, “Techniques of Failure Analysis.” He travels internationally to present invited lectures and keynote talks on the topics of heavy equipment failure analysis, crane and hoist accident investigation, and machine design safety.

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E-mail Dr. Ross: bross@exponent.com
Phone: (650)688-7200 Fax: (650)328-2995

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