Melissa Ishii, MScBE




3455 Thorndyke Avenue W, Suite 206
Seattle, WA 98119

Ms. Ishii is a Biomechanist at ARCCA specializing in injury biomechanics, focusing on injury mechanisms and associated injury tolerances by analyzing the kinematics and kinetics of the human body during a specific event.

Her scientific research has been concentrated on conducting biomechanical testing and evaluating patients, mechanical simulators, and anthropometric test devices (ATDs). She also designed a utensil for Parkinson’s patients and tested it with patients and a biomechanical simulator.

Ms. Ishii received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Biology from the University of Portland and went on to obtain a Master of Science in Bioengineering (Biomechanics) from Imperial College in London, UK.


M.S. Bioengineering,
Imperial College in London, UK

B.S. Mechanical Engineering,
University of Portland


  • Brain Injury
  • Fatality
  • Human Factors
  • Low Speed Impact
  • Orthopedic
  • Spinal Cord Injury

Accident Reconstruction

  • Other Vehicles
  • Passenger Vehicles
  • Testing


  • Seat
  • Seat Belt and Airbag
  • Testing

Failure Analysis

  • Transportation
  • Workplace