Donald Roberts, MS, PE

Professional Engineer

Don Roberts knew early on that he wanted to be an engineer like his father. It was Don's extensive military background that helped him achieve it.  After receiving his engineering degree from the US Naval Academy, Don joined the submarine force as a commissioned officer on board three nuclear-powered vessels. He later returned to the Naval Academy to pursue his master’s degree, and ultimately became an engineering instructor at the academy.

In 2001, Don learned of forensic engineering, specifically motor vehicle accident reconstruction. He joined the DELTA [v] team as a professional engineer in 2008. Don is excited to see the changes in the industry including advances in vehicle technology and accident reconstruction techniques. As the industry continues to change, Don is committed to giving his clients the best possible service from the field to the courtroom.

Don has the longest commute among  his DELTA [v] colleagues. Therefore, his time away from the office is spent enjoying quality time with his family and dog.

Education:

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California

Specialties:

  • Commercial Vehicle Accident Reconstruction
  • Passenger Vehicle Accident Reconstruction
  • Heavy Vehicle EDRs
  • Passenger Vehicle EDRs

Accomplishments

  • Recently completed a complex visibility study via a full-scale reenactment
  • Currently working on a night-time visibility study to understand pedestrian/vehicle collision
  • Testified on visibility issues in a motor-cycle/passenger vehicle incident.
  • Spoke to the insurance industry on passenger vehicle EDRs
  • Certified CDR Technician & Analyst

Professional Affiliations

  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists