Dr White holds the degrees of Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical, with Honours Class 1) and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of New South Wales. He is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Engineers, Australia and a full member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, International.
Dr Tim White – My Story
My professional experience covers 18 years in a wide variety of positions and environments. I have been employed in diverse roles including mechanic, fitter, machinist, condition-monitoring technician, welder, testing engineer, design engineer, consulting engineer and university lecturer. I have worked in both open-cut and underground coal mines, in thermal power stations, in professional motorsport, in agriculture, for a major international airline and for an international manufacturer of automotive transmissions. In 2012 I was approved by the New South Wales RMS (formerly the RTA) as an Engineering Certifier under the VSCCS.
I hold a Federal Interstate heavy vehicles licence, has driven heavy rigid and combination (articulated) vehicles and is familiar with their mechanical systems. I also hold an unrestricted private pilot’s licence and licences for powerboats, motorbikes and firearms.
My academic appointments span ten years, first part-time and then full-time. I have taught subjects including mechanical design, technical drawing, thermodynamics and heat transfer at both the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the University of Sydney (USyd). My most recent appointment was for three years as Lecturer and Researcher in Mechanical Design at UNSW, where I was also Faculty Advisor to the University’s Formula SAE (UK Formula Student) Team.
I am the founder and now Director of Forensic Mechanical Engineers, having been engaged as a consulting engineer since 2004. In this time I have applied both theoretical and practical knowledge to a wide range of projects in fields including light and heavy automotive engineering, motor vehicle accident investigation, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, industrial processes, fire and general workplace safety investigations. I have been subcontracted by other consultancies including UNSW Global Pty Ltd (since 2010).
Tom is in the final stages of a degree in aerospace and mechanical engineering. While completing his degree he continues work as a licenced aircraft maintenance engineer (mechanical), a role in which he has extensive experience.
Phillip is a graduate mechanical engineer at Glencore Coal. Phillip’s engineering interests include automotives, rotary wing dynamics and condition monitoring. Phillip has previously worked in fire safety and condition monitoring. His enthusiastic approach to safety and forensics makes him a valued member of the FME team.
Ben is a Chartered Professional Engineer (Mechanical). He has experience in mechanical design and engineering root cause analysis in Defence, Buildings and Construction industries.