T. Kim Parnell, PhD, PE is Principal & Founder of Parnell Engineering & Consulting (PEC). Kim holds PhD and MSME degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, a BES from Georgia Tech, and is a registered Professional Mechanical Engineer in the State of California. Kim is a Fellow of ASME, a Senior Member of IEEE, and a Member of SAE, ASM, and SMST. Kim was the 2011 Chair of the IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section (IEEE-SCV) with over 12,000 members, 2010 Vice-Chair, and Chair of the IEEE Consultants' Network of Silicon Valley (IEEE-CNSV) in 2008-2009. He is currently Vice Chair of the IEEE-VTS (Vehicular Technology Society).
Dr. Parnell provides engineering consulting services through PEC. He applies nonlinear simulation to solve issues in a variety of fields and applications. He works extensively in Composite material issues including Damage, Delamination, and Failure. He served as a Lecturer in the Stanford Composites Design Program. Dr. Parnell is often called upon to serve as a testifying Expert Witness in a range of matters where he has deep expertise including: Medical Devices, Smart Phones, Patents and Intellectual Property, and Heavy-Truck Crashworthiness.