Expert 520245 - WA

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years experience in Forensic Investigation & Causation with expertise in chemical analysis of fire debris, scientific instrumentation, wet chemical, microscopy and spectroscopy, determining the causation of failures involving processes, consumer products, materials, and construction system failures. I have additional knowledge in determining the cause of failures of adhesives, coatings, concretes, plastics, metals (corrosion), wood, plaster, glass textiles, oils and other materials. I have also spent more than 25 years as a forensic chemist expert witness with consultations, courtroom testimony, and depositions.

Expert 517909 - AL AK AZ AR BC CA(N) CA(S) CO CT DE DC FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA QC RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WY WI

Expertise Description

I have been working for over 40 years as a Forensic Fire/Explosion Investigator with an expertise in carbon monoxide incident investigation, fire origin and cause analysis, fire protection engineering, fire suppression systems, building code analysis, fire modeling, fire dynamics, gas industry engineering, experimental fire/explosion research, industrial/process hazard assessment, and engineering analysis. I have been regularly involved in origin/cause fire/explosion investigations, fire reconstructions, smoke detector failure investigations, sprinkler system failures, restaurant suppression system failures, building code issues, etc. As a gas engineer, together with my fire forensic experience, I have been regularly involved in the analysis of gas fires and explosions. I have also worked for more than 25 years as a fire investigation expert witness in Illinois and have provided numerous clients with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 520240 - AZ

Expertise Description

With more than 20 years experience in the field of Firefighting, I have specialized in providing life safety, incident stabilization and property conservation for the citizens of the fire district in keeping with state and national codes and regulations while also providing training and leadership to the personnel under my supervision. My specific duties have included responding to emergencies, organizing shift assignments and training, investigating complaints, addressing and mitigating personnel issues, and submitting budgets. I have additional experience in attending numerous off-district wildland fires. I have spent time offering my services as a firefighter expert witness in Arizona. I have provided numerous clients with deposition, consultations, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 59093 - TX

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years of experience in the field as a Petroleum Engineer, I have also earned certifications as Fire and Explosion Investigator and as a Fire Investigator Instructor. I am an experienced drilling (land, offshore and deepwater), production and completion engineer specializing in, among other areas well and blowout control, drilling planning and operations, site supervision, rig and site safety, drilling rigs, drilling optimization and drilling problems, production impairment/restoration, and fracturing. Most of my research and development efforts are in the field of drilling and related problems. I have developed the vertical intervention concept from a floater, offset kill concept from a barge and design concepts for shallow gas diverters. Also, I have done research in the area of differential pressure pipe sticking. I have over 30 years of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 439791 - IL

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the field of Engineering Investigations with expertise in electrical engineering and materials engineering. I have experience with origin and cause, and fire investigations for numerous areas including, product failure analysis, antennas and electromagnetics, transformers, switchgear, power distribution, semiconductors and electronic materials. My fire investigations experience includes fires and explosions of chemical facilities, residential-commercial-industrial facilities, passenger vehicles and trucks, heavy equipment, etc. I am trained in arson investigation techniques. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 447177 - TX

Expertise Description

I have more than 20 years experience in the Fire Protection Engineering with expertise in fire and building codes, development of fire protection design documents, code evaluations and plan reviews, remodeling or upgrading newly designed or existing facilities, damage assessment, procedure development, and chemical hazard evaluations. I have over 5 years expert witness experience.

Expert 426409 - CA(N) CA(S) FL MO TX

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years experience in the field of Chemical and Materials Safety. My experience includes incident investigations and assessments for industrial, commercial, and domestic applications. I am highly knowledgeable in chemical material analysis; air emissions; chemical and material forensics; petrochemical characterization; unknown material identification; failure analysis plastic metal; incident root cause; chemical material interactions; mechanical testing materials; failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA); soil, water, gas, testing, and analysis; chemical handling; chemical safety and exposure; EPA, OSHA, and federal standards. My additional experience consists of automobile fuel tank skid plate material, plastic bilge pump failure investigation, street paint pressure vessels, tiki torch burn injuries, carbon monoxide exposure, and industrial metal plating substances. My applications and experience includes plastics, metal alloys, composites, fuels, lubricants, compressed gases, dusts, emissions and all variety of chemicals. I have more than 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 56035 - MA

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years experience in the field of Failure Analysis. I have experience in engineering failure analysis, chemical analysis, mechanical fabrication, and other areas. My expertise includes: engineering investigations, fires and explosions involving industrial/commercial/household equipment, including tanks and pressure vessels, reactors, residential and commercial boilers and hot oil heat transfer systems, furnaces and ovens, heaters, kerosene heaters, lighters, gaseous leaks, fuel volatility and contamination, tank trucks, propane, etc.; vehicular accidents involving rollovers, rear-enders, sudden pullouts, jack-knifes, pedestrian impacts, pedestrian collisions, back-ups, lost cargo, road debris, and low-hanging wires; mechanical failures involving bolts, threaded connections, bolted and unbolted tanks, pressure vessels, hydraulic systems, cryogenic tanks and lines, pumps and valves, protectors, ladders, hoists, scaffolds, etc. I have more than 30 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 107530 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years experience in Fire Protection Engineering & Fire Safety Science. My expertise includes development of fire safety engineering methods, fire resistance, fire testing, electric fires, furniture flammability, plastics flammability, fire toxicity, fire corrosivity, ignitability, self-heating and spontaneous combustion, failure analysis, fire science applications to fire and explosion investigation, ignition of fires from electric faults and failures, flame spread, explosions, heat release rate, computer fire modeling, pool fires, smoke production, design and development of fire test apparatuses and instrumentation, computer methods for handling of fire test data, heat transfer, analytical chemistry methods for gas analysis, infrared spectroscopy, full-scale engineering performance testing, performance-based building codes, and products liability. I have more than 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 321268 - FL

Expertise Description

I have more than 25 years experience in Environmental Engineering. I have experience in virtually all aspects of contaminant release mechanisms and compliance; environmental assessment and remediation, with specific expertise in the due diligence and assessment process; soil and groundwater contamination assessment; fate and transport phenomena, including biological transformation and groundwater geochemical interactions; hydrogeological impact analysis; environmental and public health risk assessment; cleanup strategies and costs; building assessment; building sites; claims and loss damages; and the rules and regulations that govern these activities. I have over 20 years of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 344157 - AZ CA(N) CA(S) NM TX

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years experience in Chemical Engineering. My expertise includes chemical reaction and explosion events; chemical plant design, simulation, and economic evaluation; reaction kinetics and catalysis; spontaneous combustion phenomena; activated carbon synthesis; flue gas mercury removal; water / wastewater treatment; chemical separations; heat & mass transfer phenomena; and flash pyrolysis synthesis of metallic nanoparticles. My professional experience includes work in: chemical processing industries, academia, government labs and federal contracts, and private consulting and expert witness service. I have more than 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 344200 - IN

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years experience in Environmental and Hazardous Waste Management. My expertise includes: hazardous waste regulations; HWC MACT compliance testing programs; PC MACT compliance testing programs; environmental compliance audit; waste recycling patents; permit applications; and calculation of emission estimates and emission rates. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.