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Soan Chau

Professional Info.


         Mr. Chau is a transportation consultant specializing in vehicular accidents with over twenty years of experience in analyzing cases involving passenger cars, tractor-trailers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.  He has analyzed over a thousand cases and has been intimately involved in scene preservation and documentation, surveying, reconstruction, simulation, animation, human factors and other transportation  related matters.  As a prior instructor of Advance 3D Highway Design course at University of Florida, Mr. Chau possesses exceptional skills in producing 3D visuals quickly in-house.  These skills translate to being able to convey complicated actions into easy to understand sequence of events such as rollovers and occupant dynamics. Mr. Chau is also a certified Event Data Recorder (commonly known as “black box”) analyst and retriever, for both commercial vehicles and passenger cars.  He is also been qualified as a human factors expert in the area of transportation engineering. Mr. Chau applies the most leading edge technology in software and equipment,  in traditional engineering for the most cost effective analysis.

Work Experience

2010 - present

2010 - present

2004 - present                                        SCA Transportation Forensics                                          Orlando, FL

Principal Consultant                                                                                                                         Atlanta, GA

1997 - 2004                                              Soan Chau & Associates, LLC                                       Gainesville, FL

Engineering Subcontractor


Advance accident reconstruction, simulation, and animation services for other reconstruction firms other than Dr. Wattleworth & Associates.

1993 - 2004                                           Dr. Joseph Wattleworth & Associates                               Williston, FL

Associate Production Engineer   


Responsibilities include: scene drawings in 2D and 3D, scene visit, import/export field data collector, vehicle inspection, writing internal software, prepare and produce court exhibits, running accident reconstruction applications, EBV (Equivalent Barrier Velocity) analysis, photogrammetry analysis, literature research and review, request of geometric roadway plans, reproduce scene drawings from design plans, simulations, interpretation of simulation results, collection of raw data, VIN decoding and analysis, building office PCs, setup office network, maintain and upgrade office workstations and network.



University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

​Master of Science in Civil Engineering courses begun 1997


University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 1993

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