Stanley C. Stoll, M.Eng., P.E., DFE, CFEI, CVFI

CEO - Principal Engineer

Mr. Stoll is the CEO and a Principal Engineer at Knott Laboratory. Mr. Stoll is a board-certified diplomat forensic engineer through the National Academy of Forensic Engineers and has worked on thousands of cases as an expert witness. Mr. Stoll started in construction at the age of 14 when he framed homes in the Mountains of Colorado. Subsequently, he served as a combat engineer and explosives expert in the U.S. Army before returning to earn his degrees from the J.B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville. During college, Mr. Stoll worked as a Project Engineer performing structural designs and evaluating and repairing damaged structures. From this, he found a passion for forensically evaluating damaged structures and subsequent remediation. Upon return to Colorado, Mr. Stoll joined Knott Laboratory to follow this forensic passion.

At Knott Laboratory, Mr. Stoll continued his training in forensic investigations. He has been certified as a fire and explosion investigation expert. Mr. Stoll now oversees all of the engineering divisions of the company and has been able to more broadly learn and influence the technology that is used in forensic investigations, most recently integrating the techniques into shooting reconstructions. Mr. Stoll enjoys sharing his forensic investigation knowledge and regularly presents at technical and educational seminars.


M.Eng. Civil Engineering, (Structural)
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, August 2009

B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, May 2009

Noncommissioned Officer School
United States Army, USA, 2002


Registered Professional Engineer in the following states:
California, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Texas, Utah.

Engineering and Design

Following High School graduation, Mr. Stoll served in the U.S. Army as a combat engineer. Combat engineers are responsible for constructing roadways, bridges, buildings, and fortifications as well as breaching such elements on the battlefield using modernized demolitions.

Upon completion of Mr. Stoll’s service to the U.S. Army, he returned to school to pursue a formal education. Mr. Stoll attended the J.B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY where he graduated with both a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Masters of Engineering Degree, emphasis in Structural Engineering. Mr. Stoll worked as a project engineer for a structural design firm in Louisville, KY where he gained both construction and design experience for a variety of clients including both private and public sector projects. As a project engineer, Mr. Stoll performed and oversaw the design, evaluation and construction of structural and building-envelope components of residential, commercial, and industrial facilities.

Mr. Stoll’s Master’s degree included the completion of a graduate thesis, which evaluated a non-destructive testing method to determine the shear strength of the bond between both carbon and glass reinforced polymer systems and concrete substrates. Mr. Stoll’s published thesis successfully established that fiber reinforced concrete systems can be non-destructively evaluated for quality control purposes as well as to better predict the performance of the strengthened system.

Stan’s personal interests include all of Colorado’s outdoor sports, but specifically: camping, hiking, fly fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking and hunting.

Accident Reconstruction

Expert Testimony


Professional Affiliations

Mr. Stoll is a member of the following professional organizations:


American Society of Civil Engineers


International Association of Arson Investigators


National Academy of Forensic Engineers


National Association of Fire Investigators


National Fire Protection Association


National Society of Professional Engineers


Structural Engineers Association of Colorado

Media Appearances

Knott Laboratory has been featured on numerous television programs nationally and internationally. Click each title below to learn more about each appearance.