Charles L. Proctor, II, Ph.D., P.E.
Dr. Proctor is a graduate of Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana with BS (1976), MS (1979) and Ph.D. (1981) degrees in Mechanical Engineering. He was a visiting scholar to the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1992. His areas of study included kinematics and motion, machine design and human factors, classical and statistical thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, combustion, propulsion, environmental policy, and safety. As visiting scholar at the IU School of Medicine he performed detailed studies in human anatomy. Dr. Proctor was a professor at the University of Florida from 1981 through 1999.
Engineering Educator and Experienced Professional
As a professor at the University of Florida, Dr. Proctor was engaged in research related to biomechanics, human factors, optical diagnostics and hazardous materials. As a consultant from 1984 to present, Dr. Proctor applied his education, experience and training to matters dealing with consumer products, industrial systems and components, medical devices, occupant kinematics, biomechanics, and crash reconstruction.
In the classroom,
Dr. Proctor served the State of Florida as Member of the Board of Directors for the Florida Engineers Management Corporation. Dr. Proctor is Past-Vice President of Professional Practice for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and he is currently serving as Commissioner to the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology representing the Society of Automotive Engineers. As a professor at the University of Florida, Dr. Proctor taught courses related to machine dynamics and machine interactions. Such concepts are fundamental to crash reconstruction and analysis. Dr. Proctor continues to teach such material to practicing engineers.
The laboratory, or the field
Dr. Proctor is an active member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the American Society of Testing and Materials where he participates in the development of standards related to crash reconstruction and analysis. As an evaluator for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Dr. Proctor evaluates university automotive engineering and technology programs. Dr. Proctor has designed and managed full-scale crash tests related to crash investigations. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Proctor has investigated and performed crash reconstruction on hundreds of crash events for attorneys, insurance companies, motor carriers, and the state of Florida.