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Forensic engineering expert to present entrepreneurship lecture at NMSU

The Verge Fund Lecture Series in Innovation, Ventures and Entrepreneurship, hosted by the New Mexico State University College of Engineering, will feature Wendell Hull, founder and president of Wendell Hull & Associates, Inc., and former NMSU engineering instructor. Hull's lecture, "An Entrepreneurial Story," will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13 in Thomas and Brown Hall Room 104. The lecture is free and open to all.

Hull began working in the field of forensic engineering in 1975. Prior to establishing Wendell Hull & Associates, he worked as a forensic engineering consultant while teaching mechanical engineering and engineering science at NMSU.

In 1987, following his desire to launch a firm dedicated to providing quality forensic engineering services, he started his Wendell Hull & Associates. In 1997, Hull expanded the company's capabilities by establishing a test facility that provides state-of-the-art standardized and specialty testing to industry and the forensic engineering community. Over the past two decades, the company has expanded to become one of the leading forensic engineering firms in the United States and throughout the world.

Hull's areas of expertise include investigation and analysis of fires and explosions. He is a certified fire and explosion investigator, certified vehicle fire investigator, and a certified fire investigation instructor. He also is a reconstruction expert and has investigated more than 2,500 accidents and failures, including vehicle, heavy equipment, mechanical equipment, structural, product and appliance.

During his extensive career in investigation and analysis, Hull has authored numerous articles on many facets of forensic science and engineering, fire and explosion investigations and accident reconstruction. As a court-recognized expert witness in many areas of forensic science and engineering, Hull has testified in hundreds of cases throughout the United States.

Hull obtained Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees, both in mechanical engineering, followed by a doctoral degree in engineering science, all from the University of Toledo.

For more information contact Lejla Porobic at 575-646-7505 or lporobic@nmsu.edu.