President of C. Roberts Consulting Engineers, Inc.
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Engineering Consultant in the areas of accident reconstruction, failure analysis, structural analysis, heat transfer, fire origin analysis, computer analysis, mechanics, and biomechanics.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute, l966 B.S.M.E.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, l967 M.S.M.E.
The University of New Mexico, 1972, Ph.D., M.E.


Professional Engineer, No. 62-032100, Illinois
Professional Engineer, No. 13463, Iowa
Professional Engineer, No. 16589, Kansas
Professional Engineer, No. 6201041378, Michigan
Professional Engineer, No. 24280, Minnesota
Professional Engineer, No. 2012009234 Missouri
Professional Engineer, No. 26-05-9759, Ohio
Professional Engineer, No. 11666 South Dakota

Professional Associations:

American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Member ASME Solar Energy Committee (78-85)
Member ASME Committee on Sports Equipment and Medical Devices (78-89)
Society of Automotive Engineers
Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (80-90)
American Society of Metals
American Academy of Forensic Sciences
American Water-ski Association
Institute of Environmental Sciences (72-86)
American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineering
The International Society for Optical Engineering
International Association of Arson Investigators
International Society for Skiing Safety
Professional Ski Instructors of America
American National Standards Institute (83-94)
Association of Energy Engineers, Past President Chicago Chapter, Charter Member
Military Vehicle Preservation Association
Illinois Farm Bureau
National Fire Protection Association
Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago, (79-82) Past Chairman Building Energy Performance Standards Committee
Vibration Institute (79-88)
Tire Society (79-92)
American Society for Testing and Materials, F8 Committee on Sports Equipment-Member, F27 Snow Skiing-Member, C16 Committee on Thermal and Cryogenic Insulating, Materials-Member, E24 Committee on Fracture Testing-Member
U.S. Department of Energy Certified Energy Auditor
Association of Energy Engineers Certified Energy Manager
Contributing Editor Claims Magazine
Former Associate Editor of On Site Building Diagnostics Magazine


Sigma Tau Honor Society
Outstanding Young Men of America, 1970
Engineer of the Year, 1981, Association of Energy Engineers
Men of Achievement, 1982
Neil Hartigan Public Service Award for contributing to the Arson Training and Prosecution Manual, Oct. 1990


Presentations given to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Association of Energy Engineers, Institute of Environmental Sciences, The Mechanical Contractors Association, American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers, American Society for Testing and Materials, insurance and legal groups.


Patents on heat transfer apparatus and military equipment


Several Papers on Heat Transfer System Design and Analysis
Several Papers on Machine Design
Several papers and articles on skiing safety technology
Several papers and articles on accident reconstruction and failure analysis
Several papers and articles on energy analysis and energy conservation
Several papers on infrared thermography and its applications
Several papers on computerized engineering analysis and finite element
analysis Articles on power transmission systems design and failure analysis

Teaching Experience:

1983-1992 University of Wisconsin Lecturer on vehicle fires, evidence evaluation and explosion investigation.

1985-1993 Lecturer for private institute short courses on electrical fires, explosions & laboratory techniques.

1985-present Lecturer for fire fighting organizations on electrical fires, explosions & laboratory techniques.

1966-1967 Worcester Polytechnic Institute Instructor in materials engineering, welding and machine shop.

1968-1969 Arizona Western Community College Instructor for professional engineering exam preparatory course.

1970-1971 University of New Mexico Instructor in heat transfer, controls engineering, engineering experimentation.

1974-1975 Bell Laboratories Instructor in electronic equipment design.

Former Associations:

Packer Engineering 1976-1979
Accident reconstruction, failure analysis, metallurgical engineering, biomechanics analysis, aircraft accident analysis, turbine rotor reliability analysis, computerized structural analysis, heat transfer analysis, safety engineering, infrared thermography, metallurgical engineering, and engineering design

Bell Laboratories 1972-1976
Design of computers, electronic switching equipment physical design, heat transfer analysis of computer equipment, failure analysis of computer equipment, building environmental systems, heat pipe design analysis, human factors engineering, infrared thermography, and structural analysis

Yuma Proving Grounds 1968-1970
Automotive engineering, motor vehicle testing, accident reconstruction, human factors engineering, vehicle thermal analysis, structural analysis, failure analysis of vehicle components, and environmental testing

Jamesbury Corporation 1967-1968
Engineering design and analysis of control valves, fluid mechanics, control system analysis, fluidic controls, piping system design, cavitation analysis, testing of fluid system components and failure analysis

Alden Hydraulic Laboratories 1965-1967
Engineering design and analysis of hydraulic systems, fluid flow, hydraulic models and modeling.

Reviewer for:

National Science Foundation (NSF)
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
American Association of Optical Engineers (AAOE)
State of Massachusetts P.E. Exam (grader)

Athletic Experience:

Have skied since 1954, continuing to ski
PSIA Certified Ski Instructor, Level III, Alpine
Certified Ski Instructor, Level III, International
Full Certified Ski Instructor, GLM
NASTAR Gold Medal Racing

Have snowboarded since 1988, continuing to snowboard
PSIA Certified Snowboard Instructor, Level II

Water Skiing:

NWSA Slalom rating: Expert
NWSA Trick rating: Expert
Experienced Kneeboarding and Wakeboarding

_______________________Professional Engineering Services since 1979_____________________