Collision Safety Engineering

Ronald P. Nordhagen

Ronnald P. Nordhagen
Ronald P. Nordhagen

Ronald P. Nordhagen has worked at Collision Safety Engineering, L.C. since 1990 where he investigates and reconstructs accidents, and does research in various motor vehicle safety related fields. He has expertise in the areas of accident reconstruction, pole impacts, photogrammetry, restraint use, simulation programs, occupant kinematics, and automotive and heavy truck crash data recorder downloads. He also has experience with drone aerial photography and photogrammetry.


  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City
  • Master’s Degree in Technology Management from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah
  • Licensed Professional Engineer from the state of Utah
  • Certified by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR)
  • Bosch CDR Technician
  • FAA Remote Pilot Airman Certificate for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones)
  • Numerous continuing education training classes

Society Memberships & Professional Honors

  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • National Association of Traffic Accident Reconstructions and Investigators (NATARI)
  • Recipient of the 2007 SAE Ralph H. Isbrandt Automotive Safety Engineering Award

See Ron's Published Research