André  M. Loyd

André M. Loyd, Ph.D.

Senior Staff Consultant

André Loyd is an experienced biomechanical and accident reconstruction specialist. He has 14 years of experience in the field of biomechanics. He provides injury reconstruction analysis for pedestrian injuries, slip and fall incidents, industrial accidents and helmet effectiveness. His accident reconstruction abilities include high-speed and minor impacts, motorcycle accidents, and conspicuity analysis. Dr. Loyd has particular expertise in pediatric injury, head injury, and neck injury.

Before joining Crane Engineering, André earned a doctorate from the Injury Biomechanics Laboratory at Duke University and completed a post-doctorate fellowship through the Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory at the Mayo Clinic. He conducted research on pediatric and adult head injury, neck laceration, helmets, neck injury, bone fracture, and crash dummy accuracy. He also published in such journals as the Stapp Car Crash Journal, Journal of Biomechanics, Accident Analysis and Prevention, Forensic Science International, and Traffic Injury Prevention.




  • Bringing Things Full Cycle – How to Approach Bicycle Crash Investigations From Every Perspective Amid Rising Use, CLM Magazine, January 2017.
  • The Compressive Stiffness of Human Pediatric Heads., Journal of Biomechanics 2015, 48(14): 3766-3775.
  • Pediatric Coronal Suture Fiber Alignment and the Effect of Interdigitation on Coronal Suture Mechanical Properties, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 2015.
  • The Response of the Adult and ATD Heads to Impacts onto a Rigid Surface, Accident Analysis & Prevention, 2014.
  • The Effects of Time and Moisture on Elasticity Imaging Phantom Physical Properties: A Pilot Study, Revista Ingenieria Biomedica, 2014.
  • The Most Cut-Resistant Neck Guard for Preventing Lacerations to the Neck, Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, 2014.
  • Three-Dimensional Adult Male Head and Skull Contours, Traffic Injury Prevention, 2014.
  • See CV for further publications.

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