Zachary Ball, Ph.D.

Pittsburgh Office

Three Gateway Center
401 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1325
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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Dr. Ball is a Senior Mechanical Engineer at ARCCA specializing in mechanical failures and accident investigation. He investigates failed consumer and industrial products/equipment and machinery design/failure. He is certified as a BOSCH Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) technician.

Dr. Ball has an extensive background in product design, supporting and teaching multiple undergraduate courses specifically pertaining to the fundamentals of engineering practice. He has also reviewed papers for the Journal of Mechanical Design and the International Design and Engineering Technical Conferences.

Education & Certification

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
  • National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists (NAPARS)


  • Bosch CDR Technician
  • Mobile Electronics Certified Professional – Master Technician (2012)
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