Expert 522857 - NJ

Expertise Description

I have over 45 years' experience in the engineering, design, and operation of dry bulk material handling systems. My expertise consists of supply, unloading/loading, stacking, reclaiming, handling, blending, processing of a wide range of bulk materials ranging from alumina to wood chips, ports and terminals, the power, transportation, mining, steel, and process industries. I have additional knowledge in breach of contract dispute resolution, equipment failure, and litigation investigation.

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Expertise Description

I am experienced in the field of roadside safety engineering. While working at a prominent research institute in the field of transportation safety engineering, I assisted in constructing roadside and median safety features for the purpose of conducting standardized crash testing according to NCHRP Report 350 and MASH test protocols. I also documented some of those tests by recording observations, taking measurements of various forms of damage, and compiling technical reports. I also researched ditches, crash cushions, low-volume roads, trees, cable guardrail, W-beam guardrail, concrete median barriers, and temporary concrete barriers. I also investigated the fracture behavior of thin steel under dynamic loading conditions. I am familiar with dynamic and static component testing, computer simulation via LS-Dyna, and full-scale crash testing for Federal approval of highway safety appurtenances. I have also taught classes on elasticity, continuum mechanics, fracture mechanics, and LS-Dyna. I have also conducted a statistical analysis of the in-service performance of guardrail terminals. I have offered my services as a roadside safety engineering expert witness by providing consultations, courtroom testimony, and deposition.

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Expertise Description

I have over 40 years experience in industrial construction with expertise in the design, fabrication, construction, retrofit, component application, start up, belt splicing and general maintenance of bulk material handling conveyors, stationary and mobile conveyors, stackers, reclaimers, ship loaders, crushers, truck live bed systems, metal detectors, vibrating components, magnetic separators, fire protection systems, sampling systems, screens, bucket elevators, belt conveyors, screw conveyors, steep angle conveyors, drag chain conveyors, hoppers, chutes, impacts, screening systems, dust control (wet, dry and vacuum), warehouse conveyor systems, and various road paving equipment. I have also offered my services as an industrial construction and conveyor systems expert witness.

Expert 520523 - OH

Expertise Description

I have been in the field of Structural Engineering for over two decades with research focusing on computational simulation and experimental testing of structures under extreme loads including earthquakes. I have been investigating collapse performance of reinforced concrete and steel buildings through field experiments and numerical simulations.  I have additional experience in the Design, modeling and analysis of structures and their components, Dynamic and progressive collapse of buildings, Earthquake engineering and structural dynamics, Evaluation and rehabilitation of buildings and bridges, Nonlinear structural analysis, and Sustainable structural design. I have also been offering my services for more than 15 years as a structural engineering expert witness in Ohio.

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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 519780 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have spent over 30 years in the Merchant Marine and Offshore Oil/Gas Industries with a particular focus in Structural steel/aluminum design and analysis; Due diligence support to ship owners/operators; Advisor to US Port Authorities on connection of merchant ships to Shore Power ("Cool Ironing"); and the Project management of large engineering projects (Structural, Electrical, HVAC, Piping, Outfitting, Machinery / Equipment installations, Hydraulic systems). I have experience with Oversight and budget responsibilities for large complex marine engineering projects, naval architecture, and structural engineering with design and construction in both steel and aluminum.

Expert 519284 - CA(N) CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have worked as a Civil and Structural Engineer for over a decade. I have extensive experience in the design of commercial, civic, retail, office and residential urban-infill projects and parking structures, as well as various institutional and essential services facilities. My expertise focuses on design of cast-in-place, precast, prestressed and post-tensioned concrete, steel, metal stud, wood and masonry structures.

Expert 515458 - GA

Expertise Description

I have more than 15 years of experience in the field of Construction as a Professional Engineer in multiple states. I instruct on the subjects of Construction Management and Science with teaching interest in structural engineering with regard to steel, concrete, timber, wind loads, and seismic loads; MEP design and analysis; construction project management with regard to scheduling, estimating, and strategic bidding; capstone, and Building Information Modeling (BIM). I am published in my field and also provide presentations. I have over 5 years of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

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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 509143 - AL LA

Expertise Description

I have more than 55 years of experience in the fields of Architecture and Civil Engineering with expertise in Real Estate Appraisal. I have been a professor of architecture and finance for over 20 years, and I am familiar with structures, engineering mechanics, and applied mathematics of civil engineering. I am a registered architect in multiple states, a professional engineer, a real estate broker, a state certified general real estate appraiser, and a retired professional land surveyor. I am also state certified as a general real estate appraiser in multiple states. I have over 40 years of expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 504713 - IN

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years of experience in the Knife industry as a collector, researcher, retailer, and wholesaler. My expertise includes handmade, commercial, antique and custom cutlery, custom blades or sheaths, as well as knife making and repair, knife value estimates and appraisals, and knife law and violations. I am also knowledgeable about historical aspects of reconstruction and manufacture of arms, armor and garb; the historical definitions of dagger, dirk, switchblade, dangerous knife, and deadly weapon.

Expert 504943 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have more than 45 years experience in the Knife and Sword Making industry with over 40 years in blacksmithing. I have experience with folding steel and forging, koto sword craftsmanship, sword restoration, and scientific analysis of sword structure and composition. I am familiar with various European, Chinese, Japanese, and Middle Eastern styles of sword and knife making.

Expert 326834 - AZ CA(N) CA(S) CO NV

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience with Construction Disputes & Public Bids. My expertise includes complex construction disputes in state and federal courts, including: mechanics’ lien; stop notice; surety bond; Miller Act claims; delay; disruption; default; personal injury; defect and policyholder insurance coverage claims; and public bidding process. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 165406 - CA(S) NV

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years experience in design engineering for wide range of residential, commercial, industrial and institutional projects including wood frame, steel, masonry and concrete structures varying in size from one to six stories. My other projects include: shoring and underpinning of existing structures, retaining walls, and earthquake evaluation and rehabilitation and fire damage repair projects. I also have over 15 years of experience as a Structural Engineering Forensic Consultant with extensive knowledge of current and past CBC, UBC, local building codes and ordinances. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 128471 - AL TX

Expertise Description

I have over 45 years experience specializing in handling, transport, storage and loading of unit and bulk materials by conveyor systems. My expertise includes: design of materials handling systems and conveyors of various types as in: belt conveyors, screw conveyors, roller, slider, overland, pipe, steep angle, screw, drag, bucket elevators and pneumatic. I have additional expertise in specialty mobile machines, (track, rail, and wheel mounted), stackers, reclaimers, snow loaders, mobile screening plants, self-unloading trains and ships, ship unloaders and shiploaders. My design experience includes auxiliary process equipment, truck and rail car loading and unloading systems, thaw sheds, dust collection & suppression systems, feeders, bins, hoppers, scales, mixers, screens, and crushers, all of which have been utilized by the following industries: power, mining and quarrying, aggregate, grain, aluminum, steel, minerals processing, cement, pulp & paper, ports & intermodal terminals, chemical plants, cogeneration of electricity, concrete block and brick, ore heap leaching, refineries, hazardous waste, recycling & composting. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 128394 - DC TX

Expertise Description

I have over 50 years experience as a Laboratory Director specializing in mechanical design engineering, with an emphasis in all phases of industrial equipment and machinery design, vibration, including fans, blowers, motors, generators, engines, couplings, gearboxes, dynamometers and rolling mills. My expertise includes: troubleshooting of aircraft gas turbine engines and accessories, auxiliary power units, rotary wing drive gearboxes and gear trains. My expertise also includes: various motors, blowers, and variable frequency drives as well as ship propulsion systems, including diesel and gas turbine engines. I have additional expertise in troubleshooting, machinery malfunctions and failures, and machinery accidents, including accidents leading to extensive property damage, injury, and death. I have extensive experience in the use of vibration as a diagnostic tool, as well as high speed rotor balancing. I have experience with planning and executing heavy machinery lifts, evaluations of reinforced concrete foundations, and evaluations of fabricated machinery support structures, advanced vibration analysis and applications. I have prior expert witness experience.

Expert 97279 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years experience in construction matters. My expertise includes: construction defects; construction inspections; welding inspections; construction investigations; construction materials / methods; concrete (including sampling); concrete inspections; heavy construction; high-rise construction; inspections (paint / coating thicknesses, spray-applied fireproofing, non-destructive welds testing); laboratory testing; lining / wrapping testing; masonry; mass concrete placements; multi-storey masonry structures; multi-storey post-tensioned parking structures; post-earthquake habitability inspections; reinforcing steel; small- and large-diameter pipeline pressure testing; slip-form construction; soils backfill testing; soils compaction / testing; and water tanks. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 48086 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years experience as a professional engineer and licensed general contractor in consulting, design, construction project management, university teaching, and research. I specializes in structural analysis / design, damage and failure investigations, and construction defects / accidents. I have expertise in performance evaluation of constructed facilities including the effects of natural (wind, earthquake, flood, fire) and man-made (vibrations, blast and impact) hazards, damage assessment, and repair and retrofit design. Has served as an expert on small and multi-million-dollar claims. My experience includes buildings, bridges, concrete cooling towers, offshore platforms, silos, damage investigation of single and multi-family residential, commercial and historic buildings, storage tanks and underground water conduits, blast in underground coal mines, explosion in a chemical plant, effect demolition, pile driving and new construction on adjacent buildings, excessive floor vibrations, cracking, settlement, wind, fire and flooding damage, foundation distress, retaining walls, slabs and pavements, evaluation of defective concrete, terrazzo and other construction materials, water intrusion damage, contract disputes, product liability, accidents, personal injury, property damage, and failures during construction. I have more than 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 321805 - IL

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years experience in building design and construction as a Structural Engineer with expertise in evaluating the condition of existing damaged and distressed structures and the design of repairs to bring the facilities back to sound condition. My experience includes: roofing and waterproofing; building evaluation; reinforced concrete, building envelope defects, building envelope issues, structural steel, and masonry structures; and the evaluation of historic structures. I have worked on such facilities as parking garages, bridges, plazas, building facades and balconies, marine piers, and industrial plants. I have over 20 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 33220 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years experience in mechanical engineering. My experience includes design engineering and chief engineering for several companies and ownership of companies involved in fabrication of truck bodies, accessories, and construction equipment. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 18039 - CA(N) CA(S) DC OR

Expertise Description

I have many years experience in structural engineering issues on a wide range of projects including complex high rise construction, office buildings, schools, medical buildings, parking structures, churches, hotels, apartments, warehouses, and industrial buildings. I work with various material types including steel, cost-in-place, pre-stressed concrete, masonry and wood, as well as, numerous seismic rehabilitation projects. I have more than 20 years expert witness experience.

Expert 17794 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 45 years experience in the industrial, heavy construction, petrochemical and mining industries, specializing in safety issues. My additional areas of expertise include steel erection, fall protection, crane and rigging, scaffolding, excavations and heavy equipment. I have more than 30 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

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 438179 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years of experience in Structural Engineering, with expertise in civil engineering, hydraulics, earthquake and wind design, timber design, masonry design, concrete design, steel design, forensic engineering, Enercalc, Strucalc, Risa, Safe, RetainPro, spreadsheet programming, and MathCad programming. I also have extensive experience in structural engineering, including experience working with structural design of automobile dealerships, service stations, institutional and religious facilities, and residential and commercial buildings.

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Expertise Description

I have more than 40 years of experience in Construction and Construction Safety with expertise in new construction, demolition, and renovation work for owners, construction managers, general contractors, and steel fabricators, including companies of regional, national, and international stature. I have worked on airports, bridges, casinos, convention centers, convocation centers, distribution centers, hospitals, hotels, manufacturing facilities, office buildings, paper mills, pharmaceutical plants, power plants, prisons, refineries, schools, stores, shopping malls, sports arenas, steel mills, and warehouses. I have experience in jobsite death, change order and claims preparation, the use of slips and falls protection systems and PPE, plus the use of hoisting equipment such as crawler cranes, truck cranes, carry-deck cranes, tower cranes, guy derricks, stiffleg derricks, Chicago booms, gin poles, monkey poles, winch poles, roustabouts, hoisting engines, overhead cranes, and forklifts. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

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Expert 460274 - UT

Expertise Description

I have more than 10 years experience in the field of Civil Engineering with expertise in damage and failure, forensic structural and civil engineering investigations, construction defect evaluations, building envelop and moisture intrusion problems, wind/hail and earthquake damage evaluations, claim appraisal work, subrogation potential, product failure analysis, and slip/fall analysis. I have experience with wood, masonry, concrete, and steel design. I have over 5 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 443066 - KY NY

Expertise Description

I have more than 25 years experience in the fields of Civil and Structural Engineering. My expertise includes structural analysis, structural design,structural performance, environmental engineering, masonry design, wood design, and project management. I have additional knowledge in alternative energy efficient designs, solar heating and cooling, trenchless technologies for pipeline rehabilitation in gas distribution networks, and seismic performance of Masonry and Masonry veneer. I have over 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 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 370318 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years experience in the field of Safety Engineering with expertise in architecture, engineering, design, and construction. My experience includes residential inspections, which involves special buildings, tents/tent structures, pedestrian walkways, and outbuilding. I have additional knowledge of onsite design and engineering as a tradesperson, apprentice, journeyman, foreman, superintendent, project manager, and construction manager ranging through Commercial, Industrial, Petro-Chemical, and Educational, Residential, and Theme Park environments. I have hands-on management experience in all phases of civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, masonry, plaster, wood/metal framing, drywall, electro-mechanical/HVAC systems, and steel construction. I am familiar with the regular citation of specific codes/standards/adopted regulations. I have over 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 357964 - MI

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years experience in Structural Engineering with a focus on design of structural steel, building design, foundations, aluminum and cold-formed steel. My additional expertise includes design of low-rise industrial and commercial buildings, design of foundations for buildings, signs and equipment; structural performance, design of earth retaining walls; distressed structures, and design remedies for existing structures in need of repair. I have more than 5 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 354994 - AZ CA(N) CA(S) CO HI NY UT

Expertise Description

I have more than 25 years with extensive background in Architectural services. I specialize in waterproofing, building sites, site-work, building technology & diagnosis, peer review, and building code analysis. My additional services include commercial architecture, facility assessments, architectural assessment, architectural building testing and evaluation, and due diligence inspections. I manage design /build, construction, and design/bid/award delivery processes. I have worked in concrete, steel, and wood, particularly with wood-framed construction and building envelope design. I provide project management services as an owner's representative, construction manager (agent, advisor or at-risk), or quality control representative. I am experienced in managing each phase of design and construction, including the preparation of master plans, prioritization analysis, and pre-qualification procedures. I have over 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, depositions, 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 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.

Expert 341985 - NY

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years experience in various engineering and construction capacities. My experience and work assignments include various aspects of the main disciplines of Engineering and Environmental consulting including but not limited to: building sites; building and safety codes compliance; facility assessments; cost of repair; windows installation; construction and project management; carbon monoxide formation; physical condition surveys; reserve funding analysis; thermal expansion and contraction; plumbing; electrical; heating, ventilating, and air conditioning design inspection and evaluation; and preparation of contract documents and specifications for repairs and restoration of buildings and site items. I have more than 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.