Dr. Ferrer received a Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering in the Biomechanics track and a minor in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He went on to obtain a Doctorate of Philosophy in Bioengineering in the Biomechanics track from the University of Pittsburgh. His dissertation focused on injury causation biomechanics through the design and implementation of human subject, cadaveric and computational experiments.
Dr. Ferrer’s education and research has created a thorough scientific foundation for collecting, analyzing, and synthesizing biomechanical data to identify various injury mechanisms. His work has been recognized in the scientific community through presentations and peer-reviewed publications.
Dr. Ferrer has engaged in various scientific test programs, including full-scale automotive sled tests, focused on accident reconstruction, the occupant response to collision forces, the design and performance of occupant protection systems, human tolerance, and the effect of unique biomechanical attributes such as age, degeneration, and pre-existing conditions on injury causation.
He has also had the opportunity to utilize biomechanical principles and the scientific method in test programs involving protective equipment such as helmets and shoulder pads. This background, training, and experience affords Dr. Ferrer the ability to perform thorough biomechanical investigations across a wide range of environments.