Uwe Meissner

Research Engineer
(253) 851-0790

Research and Consulting Engineer specializing in transportation collision analysis, vehicle crash performance evaluations, and accident reconstruction. Research activities include vehicle safety system evaluations, occupant kinematic analysis relative to accident reconstruction, vehicle crash and performance testing, as well as vehicle components testing including seats, child seats, door latches, fuel systems, restraint systems, airbags, and studies of occupant behavior. These activities include Court appearances as an expert witness as well as deposition testimony.


2011 – present Research Engineer with Collision Research Analysis, Inc.

1981 – 2010 Product Analysis Manager with Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

1979 – 1981 Product Engineering Manager with Volkswagen of America, Inc.

1972 – 1979 Senior Engineer Product Analysis with Volkswagen of America, Inc.

1969 – 1972 Senior Engineer Service Department with Volkswagen of America, Inc.

1968 – 1969 Chief Methodizing Engineer with Guenther Systems, Inc.

1965 - 1967 Research Assistant University of Aachen, Germany

Has conducted and analyzed numerous full scale automobile crash tests, and has evaluated more than two thousand crashed vehicles. Has participated in the analysis, reconstruction, and trial preparation of numerous automobile traffic collisions. Has studied the behavior of children and adults in the automobile environment. Has analyzed the impact of Regulatory Actions concerning automotive safety issues. Is continuing to mentor researchers working on injury mitigation with the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).


Master of Science Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Aachen, Germany 1967
Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Aachen, Germany 1963