2012 Higher Education Risk Management Conference - Speakers Biography
Eric J. Mayes, M.S., B.S.M.E
Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.
Mr. Mayes has a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Wayne State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University. Mr. Mayes’s primary areas of consulting expertise include vehicle occupant kinematics and injury causation biomechanics for a variety of environments. Prior to joining Rimkus, Mr. Mayes designed vehicle safety systems, including the design of advanced restraint systems and airbags, focusing on occupant protection in vehicle collisions.
Mr. Mayes’s area of expertise included oversight of crash performance and certification for future model vehicle programs with a major US automotive manufacturer. His primary area of focus is in human biomechanics, occupant injury analysis, seat belt and airbag design, and vehicle crash testing and certification. Mr. Mayes also has exposure to many areas of automotive engineering including overall vehicle design, manufacturing and vehicle dynamics. His Master’s coursework focused on impact-related trauma and injury causation. He performed analysis on biomechanical differences between an instrumented cadaver and a Hybrid-III test dummy in sled tests and has experience with the application and design of biomedical instrumentation.