BE (Mech/Biomed) / BCom
Project Engineer (Biomechanical), Litigation Support Manager
Tom plays a key role as lead project engineer and manages our litigation support services. He holds a combined Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical) and Commerce from the University of Sydney. Tom completed an internship at Sydney Orthopaedic Research Institute acquiring and developing skills in Finite Element Analysis, 3D modelling and injury biomechanics. He is now embarking on his PhD research on the modelling of oblique motorcycle helmet impacts at the University of Technology Sydney.
Areas of Specialisation
Accident reconstruction, injury analysis, personal protective equipment testing and evaluation, finite element analysis, human body modelling
Helmet effectiveness in motorcycle crashes
Effectiveness of motorcycle protective gear in crashes
Design and testing of a novel restraint device (Lifebelt)
Protective equipment for harness racing drivers
Select Publications and Reports
Whyte, T., Gibson, T., Milthorpe, B. and Stanford, G., 2013, “Injury and Effective Motorcycle Helmets.” Paper Number 13-0108, Proceedings of Enhanced Safety of Vehicles Conference, Seoul.
Gibson, T and Whyte T, 2012 “Injury Biomechanics and the Design of Motorcycle Helmets” Presented at Australian Biomedical Engineering Conference, Brisbane.