Mr. Pope has a background in mechanical engineering, having received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University in May 2020, and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He has also held various internships and positions in mechanical engineering, including an HVAC/MEP Mechanical Engineering Design role, a Vehicle Engineering Internship, and multiple Forensic Engineering and Research Technician roles. In these positions, Mr. Pope has designed components for mechanical systems, conducted on-site surveys and inspections, and collaborated with teams to edit and review technical reports. Additionally, he founded and led a team that competed in the Hyperloop Pod Competition. Furthermore, during his graduate degree program, he developed physical experiment methodologies and designed/helped build test fixtures.
Mr. Pope currently is employed as a Mechanical Consultant at S-E-A. In this capacity, he investigates incidents related to personal injury or property damage and performs causation analysis based on product performance, intended design, functionality, and compliance with relevant standards through testing and analysis. Mr. Pope employs diverse engineering techniques and methodologies in compliance with the Scientific Method to identify causal factors. His technical experience encompasses commercial and consumer products, pressure cookers, kitchen appliances, plumbing systems, power tools, manufacturing equipment, construction equipment, aerial lifts, forklifts, and fitness/exercise equipment. Furthermore, Mr. Pope conducts non-litigious research and testing of products to evaluate their performance and functionality for manufacturers and product designers.
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