Brian Kolb 500pxBrian Kolb EIT, is Staff Engineer at Predictive Engineering and FEMAP support provider for Applied CAx. Brian obtained his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State University. After gaining much work experience, he returned to school at Portland State University and obtained his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering focusing on Failure Analysis, Material Science, FEA, and design. Brian has quickly adapted to Predictive Engineering’s FEA environment utilizing FEMAP, NX Nastran, and LS-DYNA and looks forward to expanding his knowledge of client projects.

Brian began his career as a consulting mechanical engineer for four years. As a Consulting Mechanical Engineer he gained exposure to a multitude of skills while working with engineers from many different disciplines to help struggling projects make it to market under budget and meet their design criteria. He has experience in project management, instrumentation, product testing, mechanical testing, failure analysis, non-destructive inspection and testing, and fabrication. His specialty and main focus is performing FEA analysis.