Dr Franceskides is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer as well as a member of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine.
His experience as a forensic engineer has involved the handling of various claims, from marine, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and property damage, including contamination and escapes of water, as well as reinstatement aspects, including low-value claims to high-value, high-profile, complex matters.
He achieved his MEng in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Liverpool; he then joined Cranfield University and completed an MSc in Forensic Engineering and Science and a Ph.D. in Biomedical and Biomechanical Engineering. He is experienced in Defense and Civilian industries with a predominant focus in the marine, health, motorsport, and aerospace industries, where he has carried out component analysis and testing, rig design, build and commissioning studies, as well as being engaged in change management and continuous improvement activities.
His expertise includes providing technical investigations of equipment failure, manufacturing faults, quality control, and incorrect operation and maintenance of machinery. Investigates accidents, applying Root Cause Analysis methods to events that lead to financial loss for insurance and legal clients. Identification of failure causation, remediation, and reinstatement. He also provides support in disputes involving engineering, design, construction contracts, planning and estimating, failure to perform, and major safety incidents.
He is bilingual in English and Greek and has lived and worked in the Middle East. He is a licensed mariner and experienced in the design and practical aspects of motorsport racing.