Stuart D. Smith, B.Eng., Ph.D., P.Eng., President and Forensic Engineer
Education: Stuart graduated with a B.Eng in Engineering Physics at McGill University in 1962 and a Ph.D. in Oceanography and Physics from the University of British Columbia in 1996. He gained a wide experience in physical oceanography, air-sea interaction as a research scientist with the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO) during the period from 1966 to 1997. During his oceanography career he published over 150 papers, technical reports and book chapters in this field and served two terms as President of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society.
Training and experience: Beginning in October 1996 Stuart received structured training with C.R. Tyner & Associates Ltd., studying text books and other relevant material and receiving training in the theory and practice of accident reconstruction. He joined C.R. Tyner & Associates Ltd. on a full-time basis in April of 1997. Since that time Stuart has gained extensive experience and has authored over 500 accident reconstruction reports. He has testified as an Expert Witness at over 20 trials in Nova Scotia , New Brunswick and Newfoundland and has attended conferences and courses in the field of accident reconstruction.
Professional associations: Stuart is a Life Member of Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia, # 6942, a member of the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of New Brunswick, #L4158, of the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador, #03936, of the Canadian Association of Technical Accident Reconstructionists (CATAIR) and of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
Relocation: As of December 2011, on the retirement of founder Cliff Tyner, Stuart Smith and his wife Gloria have purchased the firm from the Tyner family and moved it to its present address.
Specialties and skills: C.R. Tyner & Associates Ltd. continues to provide the application of engineering and scientific principles to the analysis and reconstruction of accidents: Motor vehicle accidents (Automobiles, Trucks, Vans, Motorcycles; Multi-vehicle accidents; Low-speed accidents; Vehicle-pedestrian accidents); computer simulation and video animation; crash data retrieval from electronic data recorders.