Expertise DescriptionI 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.
Areas of Expertise
My technical investigations, analysis, reports, affidavits, and testimony include: Failure of Materials; Fractology Examinations; Guarding / Warning Issues; Industrial Process Engineering; Industrial Furnaces; Combustion Equipment.
My consulting services include: Research Staff Consultant – Department of Ceramic Engineering; design, construction, and operation of pilot scale glass furnace for a corrosion testing project; Engineering Consultant – construction projects with major U.S. and foreign glass companies, raw material manufacturers, combustion technology providers, and industrial gas producers; provided manufacturing improvements, and developed new safety products; Plant Engineer – capital projects, safety, production, maintenance, research and development; Project Engineer – management of research projects for a high-technology glass company specializing in products for defense, electronics, bio-medical, and nuclear applications; designed production processes to manufacture glass products for human bone implants and prostheses; design of new combustion systems for glass manufacturing; Technical Development Engineer – design of oxygen / natural gas combustion system to boost production.
I have extensive experience with lacerations due to glass failure.
|B.S.||Ceramic Engineering||University of Missouri-Rolla|
Awards & Affiliation
American Ceramic Society
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases