Knott Laboratory provides forensic engineering and animation, Civil & Structural, and Fire & Explosion Investigation services to reconstruct accidents.

An Insight into Knott Laboratory with Dr. Ziernicki

Richard M. Ziernicki, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Ziernicki, share with me how you got involved in this particular industry.

It was many years ago in 1982 when I started doing this type of work with Knott Laboratory. I just met Dr. Knott, founder of Knott Laboratory and I liked what he was doing so, I joined him and here I am.

Since the 80’s, you’ve taken part in over 15,000 cases that require failure analysis, why do some investigations require your services?

Many times, when something goes wrong and people get hurt, someone dies, or there are material losses, the industry needs to establish what the cause of the accident was, who is responsible and who is going to cover the expenses of those losses. So that is when they hire us as an independent laboratory to establish what caused that accident and why.


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The Lawyer’s Logbook, Vol. 5, No. 3, Aug.-Sep. 2015