Ryan Hadley

BSME, ACTAR

Senior Associate

Biography

Ryan Hadley, an accredited Accident Reconstructionist (ACTAR), commenced his engineering career with a background spanning oil & gas, medical devices, and battery technologies. In 2019, he transitioned into accident reconstruction, leveraging his precision-focused research and design engineering expertise, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills.

As a senior consultant, he has given evaluations on cases involving passenger vehicles, commercial trucks, motorcycles, pedestrians, and premises. His scope of expertise extends to engineering analysis reconstruction (vehicle crash, rollover, off-road, low-speed impact), photogrammetry, digital analysis, vehicle dynamics, electronics research, product/component testing, forensic animation and graphics, Event Data Recorders, laser surveys, and vehicle/site forensic investigation.

His academic accomplishments and professional associations parallel Ryan’s commitment to excellence. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at San Antonio and is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Texas Trucking Association (TXTA).

Credentials

  • BSME | Bachelors of Sciencein Mechanical Engineering
  • ACTAR | Accident Reconstruction and Traffic Engineering
  • FAA Certified Drone Pilot

Representative Consulting Assignments

  • Component Failure Analysis | Multiple Locations | Investigation, analysis, and reconstruction of vehicle/system response due to component failure
  • Vehicle Electronic Data Download | Multiple Locations | Download vehicle input and response data for analysis of crash sequences
  • Vehicle Rollover Analysis | Multiple Locations | Investigation, analysis, and reconstruction of passenger and heavy vehicle rollover crash sequences
  • Trucking Analysis | Investigation, analysis, and reconstruction of single and multiple heavy vehicle collisions
  • Collision Analysis | Investigation, analysis, and reconstruction of single and multiple vehicle collisions
  • Evidence Preservation | Document and preserve evidence for evaluation and analysis

Professional Experience

  • 2023 - Current | Senior Associate | YA Engineering Services
  • 2019 - 2023 | Project Engineer | J. Eftekhar & Associates
  • 2018 - 2019 | R&D Engineer | Ramp USA
  • 2017 - 2018 | R&D Engineer | Arjo Huntleigh

Area of Practice

  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Graphics & Animation
  • Litigation Support
  • HVAC and Mechanical Systems
  • Failure Analysis
  • Damage Assessment

Education

  • The University of Texas at San Antonio - Bachelors of Science - Mechanical Engineering - San Antonio - Texas
  • Texas Trucking Association Seminar - Safety Management Council
  • NAIIA Southwest Region Business Meeting & Educational Seminar - Accident Reconstruction and Traffic Engineering
  • NAIIA Southwest Region Business Meeting & Educational Seminar - Property Adjusting
  • Drone Launch Academy - FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Exam Prep Course
  • Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM) - ACTAR Test Preparation - Comprehensive
  • Fundamentals of Crash Investigation – IPTM - Case Preparation and Courtroom Presentation
  • Fundamentals of Crash Investigation – IPTM - Vehicle Lamp Examinations in Traffic Collisions
  • Fundamentals of Crash Investigation – IPTM - Tire Examinations – Tire and Wheel Forensics
  • Fundamentals of Crash Investigation – IPTM - Safety Belt Examinations
  • Fundamentals of Crash Investigation – IPTM - Roadway Evidence
  • Crash Data Training – Crash Academy - How To Perform a CDR Direct-to-Module Download
  • Crash Data Training – Crash Academy - How To Use The Bosch CDR Pro Tool Kit
  • HVE Forum - ntermediate HVE & HVE-2D Pt. II
  • HVE Forum - Intermediate HVE & HVE-2D Pt. I
  • HVE Forum - Theoretical & Applied Vehicle Dynamics Pt. II
  • HVE Forum - Theoretical & Applied Vehicle Dynamics Pt. I
  • HVE Forum - 3D Editor: Functionality, Friction Zones & Importing Models
  • HVE Forum - Advanced EDCRASH
  • FARO - FARO Zone 3D Event Data Recorder
  • FARO - FARO Zone 3D Advanced Animation
  • School of PE - FE – Mechanical Practice Portal
  • J. Eftekhar & Associates (JEA) - Planar Impact Mechanics
  • J. Eftekhar & Associates (JEA) - Occupant Kinematics
  • J. Eftekhar & Associates (JEA) - Advanced Momentum and Delta-V Analysis
  • J. Eftekhar & Associates (JEA) - MER (Low Impact) and Post-Impact Analysis
  • J. Eftekhar & Associates (JEA) - Advanced Momentum and Collinear Momentum
  • J. Eftekhar & Associates (JEA) - Crush and EBS Analysis
  • J. Eftekhar & Associates (JEA) - Download and Analysis of Vehicle Modules
  • J. Eftekhar & Associates (JEA) - Photogrammetry and Media Analysis
  • J. Eftekhar & Associates (JEA) - Heavy Trucking Basics
  • J. Eftekhar & Associates (JEA) - Basics of Drawings on FARO Zone/Reality 3-D
  • J. Eftekhar & Associates (JEA) - Basics of Documentation of Vehicles/Sites

Affiliations

  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Texas Trucking Association (TXTA)

Licenses

  • 3419941 - FAA Part 107 Drone Pilot
  • 4329 - International - Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR)
  • 72052 - Texas - Engineer-In-Training (EIT)