Expert 518671 - 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

With more than 25 years experience in civil infrastructures, I have spent my career working with building systems, balconies, parking garages, bridge piers, and decks. I have additional knowledge in forensic and failure investigation and litigation support on building envelopes; roofing systems; balconies; pavements and runways; parking structures; as well as material testing, including concrete, aluminum, steel, anchor bolts and asphalt. Through investigation and engineering analysis, I am able to determine the causes of structural performance issues, such as structural distress, excessive displacement, or excessive vibrations to partial or total structural collapse. I have also spent over 25 years offering consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a Buildings Construction Expert Witness in Illinois.

Expert 511134 - NJ NY

Expertise Description

My career has spanned over 25 years working with materials engineering, failure analysis and engineering investigations, including litigation support. My focus has been on metallurgy, property/structure relationships, stress conditions and corrosion of both ferrous and non-ferrous materials. I have expertise in the determination of root cause and problem resolution, and extensive experience designing and conducting field and laboratory testing. I have additional expertise in the areas of materials characterization, fractography, metallography and mechanical testing. I have worked to support a broad range of industries, including railroad, automotive, aviation, recreational equipment, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, pulp & paper, food services, power generation, construction, building systems, weldments, and light manufacturing. I have also spent 15 years as a materials engineering expert witness in Illinois by providing consultations and deposition.

Expert 518719 - FL

Expertise Description

I am a Materials Science expert with over 25 years of expertise in forensic science and materials failure analysis. My extensive experience includes a variety of products, components and materials utilized in both industrial and consumer applications, and I have knowledge of forensic science investigation techniques such as experimentation and examination, technical research, and review of literature. I also have worked on materials thermal processing and procedures, welding, weld testing (ferrous and non-ferrous metals), and I am proficient in destructive and non-destructive testing techniques and procedures in accordance with the applicable American Society of Testing Materials Standards. I am familiar with the use, application, and design of warning labels. I have over 15 years of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 517127 - LA

Expertise Description

I have more than 20 years of experience in the field of Mechanical Engineering. As Principal Engineer of my firm, I perform finite element analysis (FEA) and computations fluid dynamics (CFD) for design, failure analysis, and fitness-for-service for process and mechanical equipment. I have experience with general code issues, metallurgical failure analysis, product laboratory testing; materials, corrosion, metallurgical, and weld procedure; and troubleshooting services. I also process-design and vibration analysis support. I have prior expert witness experience.

Expert 500116 - AK AZ AR 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 RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WY WI

Expertise Description

I have more than 45 years of experience in paint and metal coatings, corrosion, plastics, pretreatments for metals and plastics, and intellectual property. I have extensive experience as an expert witness and consultant in these technical fields, and am a recognized authority on the technology. Most of my experience was obtained while working in R&D at Fortune 500 companies, where I developed and commercialized dozens of innovative products. I was awarded seven U.S. patents, multiple foreign patents, and have authored a book chapter and 50 publications in respected technical journals and conferences. I earned my Ph.D. in Materials Science with specialty in coatings and corrosion. I have testified in federal court, and at several depositions, including a 9-hour video deposition. As a technical expert witness, I am highly responsive, have outstanding integrity and efficiency, excellent written and oral communication skills, and unique ability to communicate complex technical topics into laymen terms.

Expert 511297 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have more than 40 years of experience primarily in the field of failure analysis and predicting degradation and environmental compatibility of power plant materials under a variety of operating conditions. My experience includes corrosion and environmentally assisted cracking in BWR, PWR, and various raw water environments, and embrittlement of pressure vessel steels and high performance alloys. I am a recognized authority on microbiologically influenced corrosion and have authored reference documents on that topic. I typically perform a dozen or more metallurgical and corrosion assessments per year in addition to roughly half that many hand-on failure analyses. I have performed failure analyses and field investigations on a wide variety of power plant and other industrial components including piping and heat exchangers, pumps and valves, steam and combustion turbines, large electrical transmission towers, chemical processing vessels, steel cables and high performance fiber lifting slings, and industrial washing machines. I have over 20 years of expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 134981 - DE NE NJ NY PA

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years experience in the field of Materials Science with expertise in glass and ceramics. I have additional knowledge in investment casting, engineered ceramics, glass and polymer materials and processing; as well as, marketing, evaluation of competitive materials and technologies, and brokering arrangements. I have over 5 years expert witness experience.

Expert 128486 - FL WI

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years of extensive R&D, manufacturing, patent law, and worldwide government chemical compliance and management expertise in the chemical industry. I am nationally known in the UV and EB curable coatings fields. I have hands-on laboratory and R&D management experience in the commercialization of more than 50 new products for a broad range of industrial uses. I developed and implemented multimillion-dollar global patent programs, as well as a corporate worldwide MSDS and government compliance program. I have extensive knowledge of chemical and physical analytical test methods. My legal experience and services include case history review, site inspection, failure analysis, evaluation of opposing expert witness’ findings, developing / recommending / carrying out technical strategies, performing analytical tests to support planned strategy, provide written reports in convincing easy to understand language, attorney depositions, and court testimony. I have over 5 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 107379 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years experience in mechanical and materials engineering, specializing in failure analysis. My expertise includes: accident investigation / reconstruction; construction defects (plumbing / H.V.A.C.); failure analysis (building materials, communications equipment, consumer products, machinery, medical devices; pressure vehicles, vehicles); fatigue / fracture / corrosion of metals / plastics / fiber composites; materials engineering; mechanical engineering; modal vibration analysis; and stress analysis. I have more than 25 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 55446 - WI

Expertise Description

I have over 20 years experience as a ceramics engineer with hands-on knowledge of processes related to ceramics, glass quality, and fiberglass production, management, and marketing, including: natural gas / oxygen combustion systems for furnaces; burner hardware; forming processes; waste management strategies; nuclear waste vitrification; environmental abatement; corrosion testing; industrial gas production; and combustion technology. My expertise includes the automotive, bio-medical, defense, electronics, glass defects, and nuclear fields. I have experience with previous expert witness analysis, investigations, affidavits, and testimony on combustion equipment, fractology examinations, industrial furnaces, industrial process engineering, and materials failure. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience.

Expert 96863 - TX

Expertise Description

I have over 45 years as a practicing civil engineer, specializing in oil and gas pipelines. My expertise includes pipeline: accident investigations; coatings; codes and compliance (federal, state, industry); corrosion; depth of cover; design, construction, operation, and maintenance regulations for all gas transmission, gas distribution, and petroleum pipelines; excavation damage; hydraulics; hydrostatic testing; leakage; liquid natural gas (L.N.G.); oil fields; pneumatics; propane; ROW easements; safety audits; safety inspections; storm drainage; and threaded pipe. I have additional management / oversight expertise in anti-drug company regulations; human resources; contracts; and budgeting. I have expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 42386 - AL FL GA SC

Expertise Description

I have more more than 40 years experience as a Metallurgical engineer. My expertise includes fracture mechanics, thermal fatigue, fittings, crevice stress, corrosion cause and prevention, resonant frequency failures, ductile and stress failure, forensic engineering failure analysis problem solving / trouble shooting, fracture studies, and corrosion causes and prevention. I have over 30 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 41630 - PA

Expertise Description

I have more than 20 years experience in the area of materials and corrosion evaluation. I provide innovative solutions to problems related to deterioration and premature signs of distress of concrete, steel, and alloy structures by using non-destructive and test procedures. I specialize in identifying such factors as materials, environments, and compatibility that contribute to the service lives of various structures, including pre-stressed and post-tensioned bridges, cable stay bridges, reinforced bridge decks and substructures, parking garages, tunnels, large aquarium tanks, marine structures, underground pressurized steel and concrete pipelines, communication tower footings, buildings, components within buildings, waste water reactors, and an aluminum speed boat. I have over 10 years expert witness experience.

Expert 40226 - LA NM TX

Expertise Description

Mechanical and electrical engineer experienced in: design and testing; friction, corrosion and stress analysis; accident investigation and reconstruction; material and component failure analysis; stress and vibration; materials characterization and testing; electrical fires cause and origin investigations; product liability, reliability, and patent review; as well as, slip and fall, lightning, and electrocution.

Expert 34378 - MD

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years experience as a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer. My expertise includes: small crafts, fishing vessels, recreational boats, yachts, ferries, shipyard productivity and claims, and offshore oil exploration. My additional areas of expertise include: slip and falls on ships, oil barges, worn non skid, commercial fishing boats, recreational boat accidents including outboard motor steering failures, PWC accidents, outboard motor support failures, off-throttle steering, boat collisions and allisions, falls aboard and overboard, high speed craft, primary and secondary structural failures, propellers, stability standards, and federal and industry boating safety standards compliance. I have prior expert witness experience.

Expert 28915 - TX

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the field of Material Engineering with expertise in Root-cause failure analysis and corrosion, metal/elastomer/ceramic selection and testing, fitness-for-service assessments, coatings and linings, and equipment fabrication troubleshooting and problem resolution. I have additional experience with materials and corrosion; Failures and fractures, Storage tank assessments, carrions investigations and control, water-related carrions, corrosion cracking, risk-based inspection program development, and equipment fitness-for-service and elevated-temperature corrosion and materials selection. I have prior expert witness experience.

Expert 27739 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years experience in accident reconstruction, product quality and liability, failure analysis, and fracture mechanics. My expertise includes: glass breakage and failures; glass testing (bottles, windows, windshields, dishes, cook wear, etc.); metallurgical failures (welds, gears, ladders, straps, cables, etc.); ceramic failures; corrosion failures; plastic, polymer, composite material, and wood failures; and user safety and equipment design. I have additional experience in contract disputes and patent disputes. I have more than 35 years expert witness experience and consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 17755 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience as a Professional Engineer specializing in metallurgy. My areas of expertise include failure analysis of metals and materials, corrosion, metallography and microstructural evaluation, materials processing, and metallurgy. I have more than 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 9226 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have more than 50 years experience in the field of Chemistry. My areas of expertise include chemical accident reconstruction, general and organic chemistry, spontaneous combustion, cosmetics, cement, chemical safety, fumigants, decomposition of chemicals, metals and chemical explosions, pyrotechnics, Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) exposure, polyurethane foams, degradation of plastics, structures and properties of psychoactive drugs, corrosive acids and bases, propane and flammable propellants, airbag detonators, solvents, bleach and chlorine, surfactants and detergents, incompatible chemicals, hydrogen sulfide, and preservatives. I have additional experience with causes and accelerants of fire, chemical properties, chemical asphyxiants, acid damage to paint, automotive additives, investigation of substance causing burn injuries, and corrosive properties. I have over 40 years expert witness experience.

Expert 8995 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have over 55 years experience as a corrosion engineer and corrosion specialist. My areas of expertise include: marine corrosion, cathodic protection, corrosion / metallurgical failure analysis, designing for corrosion control and facilities/utilities corrosion control. I have additional experience facilitating the application of metallurgical and corrosion technology to the Naval Shore Establishment through the development of criteria for the application of technology for design, construction, operation and maintenance of facilities and equipment, as well as through direct field assistance activities. I have more than 40 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 8966 - CA(S) MT OR WA

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years experience in environmental engineering. My experience includes corrosion engineering, water treatment, water quality analysis, water and wastewater treatment issues. My areas of expertise include analytical and process chemistry, water and wastewater analyses, hazardous waste management, corrosion processes and prevention, project and operations management, swimming pool sanitation equipment, water quality and treatment, wastewater treatment and disposal, food and drug chemistry, environmental sciences and engineering, laboratory management, and swimming pool water chemistry. I have more than 30 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 8793 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years experience in civil engineering. My areas of expertise include concrete and concrete materials, analysis of its deterioration, strength and condition, corrosion of reinforced metal, repairs to structures with regards to preplaced aggregate concrete, as well as epoxy injection, and cementitious grouts for structural purposes.

Expert 8803 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years experience in metallurgical and materials engineering. I have experience offering in-house analytical services related to characterization of advanced metallic, nonmetallic, ceramic, and composite materials, including metals, rubber, fiberglass, ceramics, and plastics. My areas of expertise include: product liability, personal injury, and patent infringement cases, as well as, failure analysis involving: general corrosion, wear, and mechanical issues; surface characteristics; product development and design; automotive failures (axles, springs, tires, engine components), welds, plumbing / piping, medical devices, chairs / furniture, industrial hardware and machines, construction defects, bicycle accidents, paint analysis, gas and propane explosions and fires, and food contamination issues. I have 35 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 365503 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the field of Fire Cause and Origin with expertise in all aspects of testing related to fire, explosives, explosions, and equipment performance and failure. I have experience with the analysis in fire spread, damage patterns, material failure, equipment failure, explosion cause and origin, and fire management systems. I also provide computer generate graphics of data (graphs, tables, etc.) and drawings for analysis and reports. I have over 30 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 459548 - LA OK TX

Expertise Description

I have more than 40 years experience in the field of Metallurgical Engineering with expertise in academic research and teaching. I have experience with failure analysis or products and parts and finding the root cause of fracture failures due to metallurgical inconsistencies, operational causes, and flaws in manufacturing processes. I have demonstrated knowledge in conducting investigations and scientific analysis of equipment failure in industrial operations, with additional experience in accident investigation and reconstruction, engineering investigations, consumer and industrial product failures, product liability, heavy equipment accidents, tubular products failures, welding failures, and corrosion caused failures. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 10972 - CA(N) FL HI

Expertise Description

I have over 45 years experience in naval architecture. My expertise includes: surface propulsion applications, sea trials & analysis of high speed amphibious vehicles, tank testing of propulsion systems, and vessel motion analysis. I have provided expert consultation in the areas of collision reconstruction, stern drive failures, yacht sinking, fishing vessel capsizing, and injury resulting from vessel motions, propeller contact, and other causes. I have more than 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 422449 - GA

Expertise Description

I have over 50 years experience in the field of Corrosion Engineering. My expertise includes corrosion, pipeline safety, pipe systems, cathodic protection, cement, and hydraulics. I have more than 5 years expert witness experience.

Expert 425202 - AZ

Expertise Description

I have over 15 years experience in the field of Geotechnical Engineering and Civil Engineering. My areas of expertise include water tanks, slopes stability, drainage construction, public works projects, airports, pipelines, roadways, bridges, educational facilities, sewer stations, pump stations, residential homes, hospitals, commercial buildings, retail buildings, parking lots, power plants, custom homes, and constructability evaluations. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 327653 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have more than 55 years experience in the field of Metallurgy and Materials Science. My experience includes materials analysis, failure analysis, and material trade-off evaluation in the areas of products, patents, and product liability investigations. I am highly familiar with stress corrosion fracture toughness of various titanium alloys, high strength stainless steels, and aluminum alloys; thermo-mechanical treatments; cold-forging applications; deformation mechanisms; automotive suspension springs; and metallic filters. I have over 35 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 350471 - NY QC

Expertise Description

I have more than 15 years experience in Fastener Engineering. I focus on process design, product and process reliability, and product applications. My expertise includes fastener manufacturing (raw materials; fastener metallurgy, including raw materials, forming, ultrahigh strength fasteners, and heat treatment; quality assurance; manufacturing engineering support; automated inspection methodology; lean manufacturing and cost reduction; and coatings, corrosion cracking, including electroplating, galvanizing, phosphating, and emulsions); applications engineering (joint analysis in automotive, structural, machinery, fluid storage & pipeline, pressure vessels and other applications; fastener selection and design; fastening technology and methodology); stress and vibration; and laboratory and testing (failure analysis; applications testing; fastener laboratory design). I have over 5 years expert witness.

Expert 349287 - TX

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in Civil Engineering. My expertise includes: geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, wall anchors, retaining walls, foundations, remedial repair engineering, forensic geotechnical or structural engineering, masonry evaluation including steel lintels, wall anchors and corrosion, evaluation of anchored earth retention, slope failure evaluation, foundation or structural failure, personal injury structural failure evaluation, code compliance evaluation, piering and piling evaluation, drainage evaluation, repair engineering, safe house evaluation and design, infrastructure, and bridge evaluation. I have more than 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.