Dr. Wolfe is a Senior Forensic Scientist specializing in the fields of lighting, human factors, and accident reconstruction. Dr. Wolfe investigates and reconstructs passenger vehicle, commercial vehicle, pedestrian, and bicycle collisions. He is accredited as a Traffic Accident Reconstructionist by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR #3532). In addition to specializing in collisions involving nighttime recognition and conspicuity issues, he also performs lighting analyses in slip, trip, fall incidents and matters involving perception and object detection. His analysis techniques include headlight mapping of vehicles, luminance and illuminance mapping of artificial lighting, scene luminance, visibility modeling, and low-illumination and nighttime photography.
Dr. Wolfe earned a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, and a B.S. in Engineering with a minor in Mathematics at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia. During his doctoral candidacy, Dr. Wolfe researched and studied in the fields of physics, electromagnetics, optics, photonics and lighting. He relies on his educational background in electrical engineering and physics to design, test, and analyze automotive electrical systems. He also evaluates and tests various Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) that utilize technologies such as light detection and ranging (LiDAR), millimeter wave radars, infrared, and optical cameras.