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Expertise Description

I have more than 45 years of commercial, industrial, and university experience in all aspects of plastic and polymer materials, plastic part design, tool design, and plastics processing. I have served as a plastics engineering Expert Witness in more than 25 cases, many of which have required deposition or trial testimony to be given. I am the founder and Principal Researcher of a plastics company, which consists of highly skilled plastic, chemical, and mechanical engineers who have performed consulting and research services to a variety of industries over the last 20 years.

Expert 520535 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have more than 45 years experience in the field of engineering and have acted as a consultant/expert witness in slip/trip and fall litigation at locations ranging from Guam to Bermuda. I have also worked as a Project Manager and Principal Investigator of an OSHA-driven one-man-year project to minimize slipping incidents on construction-site steel products. I have also conducted laboratory and field testing of pedestrian surfaces for slip resistance.

Expert 520028 - NY

Expertise Description

With over 10 years experience as a fire investigator and fire fighter, I have worked with Origin and Cause Investigations, Explosion Investigations, Car Fires, Marine Fires, Scene/Case Investigation, Witness interviews, Evidence Examinations, and have provided consultations on electrical failures, Electrical failure analysis / testing, Component failure analysis / testing, Product failure analysis / testing, and Material testing. I have additional experience in conducting hundreds of live burns, demonstrations, testing and training for both the public and private sectors. I have been providing clients with consultations, courtroom testimony, and deposition as a fire investigation expert witness in New York for more than 5 years.

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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 519007 - IL

Expertise Description

My career in the plastics industry has spanned over 40 years with a focus in engineering, testing and failure analysis of products manufactured from polymeric materials, especially those intended for long-term, load bearing applications. I have additional experience in thermoplastic polymer materials, including plastic piping and geosynthetics, Physical, mechanical and environmental testing of polymeric materials Structure and properties of thermoplastic polymers, polymer alloys and blends Synthesis of thermoplastic polymers and polymer compound formulation Plastics processing methods and Analytical chemistry of organic chemical compounds. For more than 30 years, I have offered my services as a plastics expert witness in Illinois by providing consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 512821 - GA

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years in Textiles. My fields of expertise include: modeling and optimization of textile manufacturing processes; appraisal of new manufacturing technologies and their products; development of new test methods for the evaluation of raw materials and end products; and the application of design experiments and analysis of variance techniques for process enhancement. I also focus on product development and evaluation of engineered fibrous products for unconventional end uses involving healthcare, construction, automotive, and filtration and other industrial applications. As a teacher, I have taught theory and lab courses on yarn formation, weaving, knitting, nonwovens, physical testing, and quality control. I have over 10 years of expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 502576 - UT

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years experience in the field of Geotechnical Engineering with expertise in the engineering aspects of designated geotechnical and construction quality control projects. I have experience with Geotechnical consultation for low to high-rise commercial and residential buildings, earth dams, soil and rock retaining systems, slope stability, distress analysis, geotechnical/geologic hazards, earth embankments, clay liners for ponds and hazardous waste facilities, utility lines, roadways, airport runways and taxi ways, aircraft hangars, water storage tanks, water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, schools and hospitals. I have over 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 141418 - CA(N) CA(S) FL IL MN NY TX

Expertise Description

I have 40 years experience in metallurgical engineering and failure analysis, accident reconstruction, welding inspections, OSHA regulations, railroad litigation, and product liability. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

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 107522 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have 25 years of experience in the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Device Industry. My experience as a Laboratory Director includes product development, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, wet chemistry, laboratory testing, environmental sample testing, materials testing, complaint investigations, FDA investigations, quality assurance, manufacturing, facilities system audits, preventative actions, US-FDA / EMEA issues, warning letters, remediation, Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) inspection, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) inspection, analytical method development, method validation, internal and external laboratory audits, optimized equipment usage, use of developmental software, consumer products, extensive knowledge in active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) synthesis, active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) and dosage form analysis, stability programs, non-conformance investigations, quality engineering, process optimization, laboratory training, stability study protocols, and pharmaceutical lawsuits. I have prior expert witness experience.

Expert 107331 - FL MO OK PA

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience as a civil engineer, specializing in structural engineering. My expertise includes: advanced composites; blast testing; bridge inspection; bridge rehabilitation; civil infrastructure renewal / sustainability; composites; concrete; concrete inspections; concrete repair / rehabilitation; construction defects; construction materials; failure analysis; ferrocement; fiber reinforced concrete; FPR; laboratory testing; masonry standards; materials engineering; non-destructive testing; reinforced concrete; research and development; steel reinforced polymers; strength evaluations; structural analysis; and structural fiber reinforced plastics. I have more than 20 years expert witness experience.

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 96660 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

Doug Schoon, M.S. (Dana Point, CA)  – I have over 35 years’ experience working in the cosmetic, personal care and beauty industry focused on organic and polymer chemistry, including materials testing and ingredient toxicology.  I specialize in cosmetics, salon products, salon safety, and best practices for the professional beauty industry, as well as retail cosmetic and beauty products. My expertise includes: beauty industry regulations and standards; cleaning, disinfection, sterilization, communicable diseases, infections related to hair, nail, skin, eye lashes; cuts, burns, adverse skin reactions such as irritations or  allergies, standard of care, state board regulations, federal regulations, marketing claims, education and nail and cosmetology schools. 
 
I have expertise in European Union and Canadian cosmetic regulation and standards; as well as, salon chemical safety issues, to include injuries, damage, illness, as well as cosmetic / personal care product development and testing, safe handling, air quality and testing, personal protection equipment, product labeling, product warnings and quality control and/or assurance.  I am an internationally recognized author of books/articles, presenter and educator with a large amount of expertise in both natural and artificial nail products, salon practices and services in cosmetology, hair, lashes, nail anatomy and skin care, manicure and pedicure procedures/practices/standards/equipment.  I have over 25 years expert witness experience with consultations, depositions, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 56947 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years in industrial technology, specializing in plastics, silicones, adhesives, abrasives, composites, polymers, tapes, epoxies, and sealants, with experience in the aerospace, aircraft, automobile, marine, medical, and other general industries. My expertise includes: account management; contracts; failure analysis; industrial; vehicle; motorcycle; laboratory testing; inventory and distribution logistics; material qualifications; packaging; process development; patent protection, product development and management; quality assurance; training; and troubleshooting. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 55533 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience as an Aeronautical / Mechanical Engineer specializing in fire physics, thermodynamics, combustion, and heat / mass transfer. My expertise includes: micro-gravity combustion; micro-combustion power generation; meso- and micro-scale combustion; self-heating, pyrolysis, and self-ignition of combustible materials; liquid fuel pool burning; smoldering and transition to flaming; ignition / fire propagation in solid and liquid fuels; wild-land fire propagation; and wild-land fire spotting through burning particles and embers. I have additional experience in explosions and accidental fires in vehicles, aircraft, commercial fires, wild land fire, residential / commercial buildings, and petro-chemical plants. I have more than 25 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 42855 - NC

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years experience specializing in ink differentiation and dating, paper analysis and dating, document dating, dating of photocopies, analysis of printing, trace evidence analysis, testing on textiles and dyestuffs, analysis of historical documents, as well as document examination determining record alteration, additions, obliterations, and sequence of entries. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 42140 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in Civil Engineering. I have experience with structural materials, materials testing, engineering design, project management, and construction management specializing in masonry structures including un-reinforced masonry, hollow clay tile, and concrete masonry units. I have more than 25 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

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 33497 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years experience in accident reconstruction, automotive repair fraud, materials handling science, machinery and accidents involving motorcycles, ATVs, automobiles, trucks, busses, RVs, heavy equipment (tractors, farm machinery, bulldozers, etc.), towing, tire-related, marine, scooters, bicycles and skiing, as well as, education issues. I have experience with cases involving cars, trucks, buses, motor homes, motorcycles, trailers, bicycles, scooters, boats, ships, personal watercraft, ATV & tire failure analysis, fires, heavy equipment, race track design and safety, tools and equipment design and safety, and engineering management issues. My expertise also includes auto part counterfeit detection as well as aircraft, marine, engine, engine part counterfeit, and general manufacturing parts counterfeits. I have additional expertise in hybrid propulsion systems in cars, trucks, boats, yachts, ships, buses, and trains, as well as comprehensive experience in IP litigation for a major car company. I have over 35 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 29293 - IL

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years experience in the paint and coatings industry. My expertise includes industrial coatings, trade sale and consumer paints, adhesives, chemical specialty products, resins, and polymers, including their developments, testing, and production. I also have experience in aerosols and spray products, hazardous chemicals, labels and warnings, and household chemicals. I have consulted on several cases involving slip and fall on painted surfaces and have experience with slip resistance. I am able to determine coefficient of friction measurements and can offer opinions on the appropriateness of various types of paint on concrete walking surfaces. I have additional expertise in paint and coating technology and am able to analyze floor coating for the presence or absence of various additives. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 28961 - WA

Expertise Description

I have over 20 years experience as an expert in Wood Chemistry, specializing in adhesive and wood properties. I am knowledgeable in identifying molds and fungi on wood and how they affect the strength of the wood, how they start, spread and affect adhesives or fastenings in the wood. I have more than 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

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 20354 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years experience in metallurgical engineering issues. My areas of expertise include: scanning electron microscopy, fracture mechanics, metallurgical tests and techniques. I have investigated consumer product failures including turbine/heat exchanger failures, glass failures, metal and plastic chair failures, composite poles, ski-boots, chains, seatbelts, ladders, piping defects, and tires. I have more than 35 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 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 8802 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in analytical chemistry and environmental chemistry. As a Laboratory Director, I have experience in both laboratory and laboratory management. My chemistry-related areas of expertise include: characterization and organic chemistry of hazardous waste and wet chemistry methods, absorption and extraction techniques. I have more than 30 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 439830 - IL

Expertise Description

I have more than 25 years experience in the field of Plastic and Manufacturing Engineering with expertise in investigations and analyses. I have experience involving polymers, plastics, composites, coatings, chemical characterization of evidence, construction materials, including associated properties, as well as fuels (including biofuels), lubricants, paints, and chemical additives. My investigations included cause and origin investigations, failure analysis, and custom testing to solve problems for industry, the insurance and legal communities, government, and academic organizations. I have over 5 years expert witness experience with consultation and deposition.

Expert 500045 - IA

Expertise Description

I have more than 20 years experience in the field of Physics Engineering with expertise in electromagnetics, nanoparticle materials, engineering investigations, and the area of materials characterization. I have experience with eddy-current and magnetic nondestructive evaluation; electrical and magnetic sensors, embedded sensors, antennas and electronics, and characterization of thin layers and surface treatments using high-frequency electromagnetic techniques. I have over 5 years expert witness experience.

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 444582 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have more than 7 years experience in the field of Materials Science with expertise in failure analysis of consumer, industrial and biomedical products, material testing and characterization, metals, stress analysis, corrosives, electron scanning microscopy, destructive testing, mathematical modeling, nondestructive testing, and tensile strength. I have knowledge of Atomic Force Microscopy, Vibrating Sample Magnetometer, Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry, X-Ray Diffractometry, X-Ray Florescence, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Transmission Electron Microscopy, and Energy Dispersive Spectrometry. I have over 5 years expert witness experience.

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Expert 453823 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have more than 5 years in the field of Mechanical Engineering with expertise in failure analysis investigation, root cause analysis, microscopic examination of failed surfaces, mechanical testing, stress and vibration, materials characterization, and fractography analysis. I have prior expert witness experience.

Expert 404809 - NY

Expertise Description

I have over 20 years in the field of Metallurgy and Mechanical Engineering Industry. My extensive experience includes materials science and engineering; metallurgical engineering, processing science and microstructure design of ceramic thin films, bulk ceramics, and hybrid materials; nanostructured oxide films and nanoparticles; biomimetic synthesis; template-directed nucleation and growth of ceramic materials; oxidation of metals, including indium, tin, solders, and copper; and atomistic and continuum-level simulation and modeling. My additional experience includes failure analyses of materials exposed to various conditions involving stress, temperature, and impact. My research areas include mechanical properties of materials used to evaluate the capacity of materials under various conditions.

Expert 400840 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have experience in the Nondestructive Testing and Welding Industry. I have extensive experience as a Nondestructive testing (NDT) level II in radiographic testing (RT), penetrant testing (PT), ultrasonic testing (UT), visual testing (VT), leak testing (LT), and magnetic particle (MT) on aerospace components, weldment assemblies, composites, forgings, structural steel, field refineries, pipelines, power plants and concrete applications both in labs and in the field. My additional experience includes managing fluoroscopic inspection (real time), spectrometer, Brinell scale, radiation safety and safety, welding inspections, teaching radiography, Eddy current, personnel safety, developing written practices and procedures, maintaining machine operations, and administrating level I, II, and III certification examinations. I have prior expert witness experience.

Expert 323761 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years experience in the Plastics Industry. My expertise includes overall plastics manufacturing operations management, plastic testing and failure analysis, materials selection, new product design, design analysis, manufacturing assistance and tooling to testing, and patent infringement. I have over 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 321757 - GA

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years experience in textiles engineering technology. My expertise includes fabric flammability, quality assurance, fiber engineering, fire performance of fabrics and other materials used for wearing apparel and interior furnishings. My additional expertise includes flammability standards, fabric care, useful life of textiles, testing on textiles and dyestuffs, conventional and new texturing technology processes, and development of inter-laboratory studies. I have more than 30 years of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 55213 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years experience in fire protection engineering, specializing in combustion science, fire modeling, fire protection engineering, fire research, heat transfer, optical properties of surfaces, and thermal physics. My experience includes matters pertaining to combustion and explosions; thermal radiation; foam, gas phase, and powder fire extinguishers; smoke detectors; private and commercial aircraft fires, vehicle fires and watercraft fires; residential building fires; commercial building fires; industrial building fires; rural, suburban, and urban fire hazards; and fire performance and spread in electrical cable arrays. I have more than 35 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 48427 - TX

Expertise Description

I have over 55 years experience in the field of refractory quality control services with expertise in petrochemical, power generation, cement and other industries that operate refractory lined equipment. I have additional experience in the inspection of existing refractory lining systems, inspection of refractory lining systems under construction, thermal expansion and contraction, laboratory testing of refractory materials, and refractory design, and the presentation of refractory training seminars. I have prior expert witness experience.

Expert 48402 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years experience in structural engineering. My expertise includes: design, finite element analysis, repair, manufacturing, and testing of applications involving concrete, steel, fiberglass, masonry, composites, as well as other materials. I have more than 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.