Expert 520481 - MD

Expertise Description

I have been working for over 15 years in the field of Fire Protection with a focus on fire and explosion phenomena and their interaction with both the built and natural environment. I performed hundreds of fire, explosion, and toxic exposure investigations in industrial, commercial, manufacturing, and residential spaces. My specialties include evaluating post-incident scenes and determining the source of ignition, the toxic spread of smoke and gasses, and the thermal or blast wave conditions that led to a loss. I am knowledgeable in the application of empirical and computational fluid dynamic models for event reconstruction and have published peer-reviewed articles on the subject. My skills also include how safety can be improved at a facility through the use of quantitative risk assessments, hazard evaluations, and performance-based design. I have also spent more than 15 years as a fire protection expert witness in Maryland by providing numerous clients with courtroom testimony, deposition, and consultations.

Expert 516675 - FL

Expertise Description

My background of more than 20 years working in HVAC design has been focused on thermal and electric power plant design, operations and maintenance, mechanical process design, heating and cooling distribution, specialty air and fluid systems, plumbing, energy procurement, and environmental permitting for commercial and industrial facilities. I have been involved with project development and equipment evaluation through performance estimations and financial analysis, design, and specification of equipment and processes, construction management, and commissioning and operations. I have spent over 5 years providing my services as an HVAC design expert witness in the state of Florida.

Expert 518848 - NY

Expertise Description

My career of over 20 years in the field of mechanical engineering has specialized in finite element analysis, strain gage testing, mechanical design, and fatigue design. I have additional knowledge in linear and non-linear studies, contact analysis, bolted joints, welds, fatigue, modal analysis, and both steady state and transient thermal studies, including thermal-structural interactions.

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 518383 - OR

Expertise Description

I have more than 40 years of Engineering experience, with an expertise in electronic and electromechanical instrumentation design. I am skilled in design of molded plastic, sheet metal, extrusions and castings, as well as current rapid prototyping processes. I have been the owner of an engineering firm which provides design, evaluation, and problem-solving for more than 40 clients in electronics, sports fitness, and medical mobility. I have had prior experience as Chair to a mechanical engineering advisory board for a university. I led a team of 6 industry experts to review course improvements and assure relevant metrics for attaining and keeping accreditation.

Expert 517852 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have more than 20 years of experience in Mechanical engineering. As a Professor, I teach and do research on topics within the field. My current research activities include the development and use of micro-resolution particle image velocimetry (PIV) for measuring velocity fields in micro-scale flows, as well as the development of ac electrokinetic-based techniques for enhancing immunoassays and stem cell culturing, Ti-based thermal ground planes for cooling IC chips, and the development of free surface fluidics (FSF) and combining with SERS for trace chemical detection. I have over 10 years of expert witness experience with consultations and deposition.

Expert 323746 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years experience specializing in products liability, personal injury, and materials failure with expertise in chemical, physical, thermal, spectral, and other testing methods used to analyze plastic part and product failures. My litigation experience includes: construction defects emphasizing plastic plumbing problems; design and manufacturing defects in plastic, rubber, and composite parts and materials; plastics extrusion; injection molding; thermoforming; and other plastics processing methods. I have more than 30 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 128222 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have more than 20 years experience in the field of Commercial / Industrial HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) and Refrigeration Systems. My areas of expertise consist of industrial electrical equipment and systems, security systems and security systems maintenance, power systems, HVAC controls, solar codes and standards, process cooling, temporary power, chilled water and compressed air plants, facility management, preventative maintenance, and non-destructive diagnostics, such as thermographic imaging, radiography, broadband, real-time radiography, vibration analysis, oil trend analysis, laser alignment, frequency and harmonics analysis, communication wiring, and voltage and current analysis. I have extensive experience with industrial boilers, steam piping, boiling, filtration systems and heat exchangers, as well as battery fires, and fire and explosion detection. I have 15 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 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.

Expert 425688 - OH

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the field of Energy Management and Electrical Forensic Investigations. My broad experience covers distribution engineering, distribution planning engineering, national electrical safety code requirements, electrical utilities, telecommunication companies, signage requirements, signal integrity, thermal loading, voltage and reliability. I have over 10 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 400596 - MA

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the field of Coastal and Oceanography Processes. I have consulting and academic experience conducting research on coastal processes, pollution, remediation, oceanography, coastal zone management, sustainability and related environmental fields. My expertise includes international environmental projects, including business development, sustainability, science, engineering, policy, regulations, and management; development of national / international environmental program focused on water bodies, river basis, or other transboundary features, and assistance to develop countries and implement environmental policy, legal regulatory, and integrated management regimes; environmental impact, analysis, and health impact analysis, audits, sustainability analysis, and other pertinent environmental methods. I specialize in collection, analysis / interpretation, and integration of field data into project design, which also includes programs at sea, on land, and in the air. I have over 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 385935 - MA

Expertise Description

I have more than 45 years experience in the field of Physical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. I have broad and extensive knowledge in the chemical, thermal, mechanical, physical, and environmental sciences. My experience includes arson, failure analysis of materials; reverse engineering and quality control of products; environmental testing; and chemical analysis. I have prior expert witness experience.

Expert 359140 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the theoretical analysis and design of electrical and mechanical systems. My expertise includes design and analysis support for numerous systems associated with power supplies and associated electronic control systems based on Microprocessor, Digital Signal Processing (DSP), and Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) applications. My last 20 years of consultations included the reliability of three generations of heart pumps in the Medical Field, use of a CO2 laser, and provision of recommendations for various designs. I specialize in reliability studies, thermal analysis, performance and verification testing, mechanical stress and dynamic analysis, and mechanical reliability. I am experienced in developing phase lock loop analysis. I have over 20 years 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 325204 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in Semiconductor Systems with broad operating experience in senior technical roles, including three startup companies spanning the semiconductor, printing, and defense industries. I have expertise with designing multiple custom integrated circuits, hybrid assemblies, and manufacturing processes. I have experience developing advanced technology for integrating semiconductors into systems, including a new flip chip connector, a novel cooling method, a new test methodology, and a solder-free assembly method. I also have experience developing new technology for HDI interconnection substrates supporting a pad pitch as small as 40 um. I have experience with effective rework strategies for locating and replacing defective components in systems. I also have expertise with wafer and panel level processing, including automation for low cost production. I have prior expert witness experience.