Michael Stichter, Ph.D., P.E.

Michael Stichter, Ph.D., P.E. - ARCCA Failure Analysis Expert

Michael Stichter, Ph.D., P.E.


2288 Second Street Pike, PO Box 78
Penns Park, PA 18943

Dr. Stichter is a Mechanical Engineer at ARCCA with extensive experience in automotive, recreational, transportation, agricultural, commercial and industrial equipment and systems. He specializes in failure analysis of automobile components/systems and piping/manufacturing equipment, as well as mechanical devices, including industrial equipment such as forklifts, scissor lifts, etc. He also investigates transportation and food service equipment related fires, and the failure modes of lithium-ion batteries in consumer devices, i.e. e-cigarettes and hoverboards. He has also been involved in the testing and development of player safety components for the NHL.

He has more than twenty years’ experience in industrial manufacturing engineering (including gas turbine blades and vanes coatings, box trucks, hot aerospace structures, and gas generation equipment), as well as the design of manufacturing operations and specialized equipment, such as machine guarding for personnel safety.

Dr. Stichter also has many years of experience in the design, manufacture, repair, and operation of passenger and high performance motorcycles and racing cars from model years 1910 until today. As a result, in addition to his Ph.D. in Engineering, he also holds an Associate Degree in Automotive Restoration.

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University
Associate of Technology, Automotive Restoration Technology, McPherson College
Licensed Professional Engineer

Failure Analysis

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Hydraulic Components
  • Control Systems
  • Machine Guarding
  • Lock out/Tag out
  • Industrial/Construction Safety
  • Mechanical/Forensic Engineering
  • Automotive Failure Investigation
  • Consumer Appliance Failure
  • Accident Investigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Codes and Standards
  • Plumbing/HVAC
  • Power Tools