Forensic Chemistry Expert Witness WA 0101002

Expertise Description

I am a forensic chemist with over 40 years of experience in analytical chemistry, general forensic evaluations, and forensic chemistry. My expertise includes: building envelope/component failures, chemical and microscopic analysis and research, chemical failure analysis, chemical manufacturing/tampering/incompatibility, drugs/hazardous material issues environmental contamination, fire and bombing investigations, general criminal and civil investigations, polymer characterization, chemical process troubleshooting, fire investigation case review, and criminal defense reanalysis and case review. I have provided courtroom testimony, deposition, and consultations for more than four decades as a forensic chemistry expert witness.

Metallurgical Engineering Expert Witness Texas 521242

Expertise Description

I have more than 25 years of experience in the field of metallurgical and mechanical engineering. My expertise includes the assessment of mechanical, chemical, and thermal environments on the behavior of metallic and non-metallic materials. I have experience in material applications in a wide range of fields such as aviation, biomedical, oil and gas production, and transportation. Most notably, I am an expert in litigation technical support, metallic material failure analysis, composite material failure analysis, plastic material failure analysis, structural integrity assessment of materials, identification of the root cause of failure (i.e. design, manufacturing or misuse/abuse), understanding complex scientific phenomenon and communicating such concepts to non-technical audiences. I have spent more than three decades providing courtroom testimony, deposition, and consultations as a metallurgical engineering expert witness.

Industrial Hygiene Expert Witness Torrance 537030

Expertise Description

I am an industrial hygiene expert witness with more than 15 years in the field. My areas of expertise include airborne contaminant surveys; chemical substance exposure surveys; environmental and occupational health; food safety; fungal and bacterial growth and exposure assessment; hazard communication training; health hazard exposure survey evaluations; indoor air quality; industrial hygiene monitoring surveys; health and safety training; loss control analysis; property conservation; safety audits and inspection reporting; safety engineering; and ventilation surveys. I have spent over a decade offering deposition and consultations as an industrial hygiene expert witness.

Accident Investigation Expert 534973

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years experience in Accident Investigation with expertise in large loss incident investigations, fire safety analysis, protection systems evaluation and dispersion analysis. Major industry areas of experience include; petroleum process (on/off shore), chemical manufacturing, underground mining (coal and metals), separation processes, gas piping & distribution systems, food production, bio-fuels, specialty gases, oxygen systems, wildland fuels, general manufacturing, storage, distribution and shipping of products. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, depositions, and courtroom testimony.

Fire Protection Expert Witness CA(N) 447542

Expertise Description

I am an experienced accident reconstruction expert witness with a career of over 45 years. My areas of expertise include fires & explosions; investigation of fire protection systems design (sprinklers, standpipes, pumps, fire alarms, foam, halon, dry chemical & others); fire protection equipment failures; fires-cause and spread; propane & natural gas fires & explosions; furnace and water heater fires; construction defects; expert testimony; computer simulations of fire spread; analysis of fire hazards and burning characteristics of various materials; and building and fire code analysis. I have provided consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony for more than 25 years as an accident reconstruction expert witness.

Transportation Safety Expert 530928 DC

Expertise Description

I have been working in transportation & safety for over 20 years. I have an expertise in active and passive safety, motor vehicle safety regulations, aviation safety regulations, building alliances/partnerships, chemical risk assessment, environmental regulations & strategy, federal regulations & strategy, fire, explosion & ordnance, government relations, hazardous materials/waste regulations, occupational safety & health regulations, railroad safety regulations, regulatory compliance & strategy, regulatory risk analysis assessment, rulemaking process, system safety & engineering, transportation accident investigation, and transportation policy. I have prior experience offering consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a transportation safety expert witness.

Corrosion Expert 530594 OH

Expertise Description

With over 30 years experience in chemical & bimolecular engineering, my expertise is in corrosion, Multiphase Technology, CO2 corrosion, electrochemical testing and corrosion data analysis, operation and analysis of acoustic emission in combination with tensile and fatigue testing, performance enhancement and operation of a flow system measuring erosion/corrosion. I am offering my services as a corrosion expert witness.

Arboriculture Expert 528973 CO

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years of consulting experience in arboriculture with an emphasis in determining causation of demise from a variety of origins, including biotic agents (insects and disease), climate, horticultural practices and chemical trespass, diagnosing of tree and landscape matters, forensic investigations, herbicide injury, soils, insects, disease, environmental disorders, tree risk assessment (risk management), appraising landscape plants, diagnosing declines and the demise of plant material both in a naturally forested situation and also in the planted landscape, insect and disease identification and management, plant health care programs, product testing and analysis, tree, landscape and nursery appraisals, casualty losses, fire, land condemnations and takings timber theft, and tree protection for construction projects. I spent more than 25 years providing numerous clients with deposition, consultations, and courtroom testimony as arboriculture expert witness,

Fire and Explosion Investigation Expert 526035 NC

Expertise Description

With more than 10 years experience in mechanical engineering, I have an expertise in fire & explosions investigation, tank ruptures, pressure vessels, thermal-fluid calculations, fire, fire modeling, product liability, chemical plants, industrial processes, fire and explosion, fire dynamics, aviation, gas & dust explosions, natural gas pipelines, and dust hazard analysis (dha), process hazard analysis (pha) and computed tomography (ct) data analysis. I have prior experience providing deposition, consultations, and courtroom testimony as a mechanical engineering expert witness.

Metallurgy Expert 311169 TX

Expertise Description

I have over 45 years of experience in Metallurgy with expertise in failure analysis of metallurgical and mechanical systems based on metallurgical evidence, analysis and synthesis. I have additional experience in the environmental effects related to material degradation and failure in metallic and non-metallic materials; scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) as applied to microfractography, surface chemical analysis, crack life prediction, and material characterization. I have additional knowledge in materials evaluation, selection, and improvement as applied to industrial processes and consumer products.

Forensic & Fire Investigation Expert 520245 WA

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years experience in Forensic Investigation & Causation with expertise in chemical analysis of fire debris, scientific instrumentation, wet chemical, microscopy and spectroscopy, determining the causation of failures involving processes, consumer products, materials, and construction system failures. I have additional knowledge in determining the cause of failures of adhesives, coatings, concretes, plastics, metals (corrosion), wood, plaster, glass textiles, oils and other materials. I have also spent more than 25 years as a forensic chemist expert witness with consultations, courtroom testimony, and depositions.

Fingerprint Analysis Expert 524220 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience as a latent print examiner with expertise in analyzing, comparing and evaluating, and identifying latent finger and palm print evidence from crime scenes; in fingerprint detection with powders (regular, magnetic and fluorescents) and the application of chemical techniques for visualizing latent prints and other blood protein development stains for latent print visualization; and in the recovery of friction skin (i.e., finger, palms, soles) from decomposed, mummified, burned, and macerated bodies in death investigations. I have additional knowledge in computerized fingerprint identification systems, including The NEC Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS); the Western Identification Network (WIN); the FBI Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS); and, The Phoenix Group AFIX Tracker system (a localized AFIS system for tracking and searching latent prints). I am offering my services as a fingerprint analysis expert witness.

Medical Device Design Expert 349285 MI

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in intellectual property, product development, and product liability litigation. I have been working as an attorney and professional engineer with an extensive background in electrical engineering. I have represented clients in all intellectual property aspects of electrical, chemical, software, and automotive components. My expertise includes project/design management, electrical system design / architecture, regulatory requirements, and product development. I also have expertise in the analysis of auto vehicles, systems, and components, including airbags, seat belts, and system diagnostics. I have also offered my services for over 15 years as an electrical engineering, medical device design expert witness in Michigan and have provided numerous clients with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Plastics 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.

Chemical Engineering Expert 517851 AL

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years of experience in the field of Chemical Engineering, as well as working with fluid dynamics, drop dynamics, finite element analysis and computational modeling/analysis, ink jet printing, high speed imaging, complex fluids, rheology, surfactants, and electric field effects. I have experience as a Professor and my research interests include the analysis of pinch-off singularities, microfluidics, dripping or leaky faucets, drop impact, pattern formation, computations, and experiments involving the development of ultra high-speed imaging tools. My research is motivated by the applications of ink jet printing, separations, production of emulsions, dispersions, and double-emulsions, and dorp-wise manufacturing. I have over 15 years of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and expert testimony.

Chemical Industry Expert 511889 TX

Expertise Description

I have more than 40 years of experience as a Chemist with expertise in industrial chemical consulting. My business specializes in surfactants, surface treatments, and cleaners of all types: new formulations, analysis and reformulations, modifications of current formulations, troubleshooting, and recommendations for cleaning. Our experience includes HI&I, personal care products, metal treatments, and specialty industrial cleaners of all types. My expert witness experience includes forensics, incident reconstructions, foreign material identification in foods, specialty chemical analysis, chemical microscopy, product testing and development, laboratory operations and practice, trace evidence identification, and microphotography. I have over 25 years of expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Metallurgy 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.

Chemistry Expert 502254 NC

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the field of Chemistry with expertise in Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Chemistry Patent Litigation and Patent Prosecution and Drafting. I have an extremely broad grasp of chemical knowledge: subject matter expertise includes carbohydrates, peptides, amino acids, proteins, peptide mimics, nucleotides, heterocyclic chemistry, catalysis, organic synthesis, chemical purifications, chemical analysis techniques, solid phase organic synthesis, polymer synthesis, chemical nomenclature and medicinal chemistry. I have also provided patent drafting, response drafting, document editing, literature search and science/ IP advising services to small pharmaceutical companies, chemistry-related businesses, and small biotech firms. I have over 25 years of expert witness experience with consultations, depositions, and courtroom testimony.

Manufacturing And Patent Law Expert 128486 FL

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.

Construction 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.

Toxicology Expert 34339 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 20 years experience in toxicology, air dispersion modeling and human health risk assessment / analysis. My areas of expertise include the toxicology and human health risk assessment of volatile organic chemicals, semi-volatile organic chemicals, heavy metals, oxidant chemicals, soil sampling, pesticides and chlorinated solvents. I have 20 years expert witness experience.

Automotive Fires Expert 12708 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years of experience in the automotive industry with expertise in the standard of car for tires. My experience includes tire and wheel construction, radial tread belt separations, effects of low inflation pressure, analysis of irregular tire wear, tire inner liners, belt misalignments, and tear patterns, wheel torque, tire manufacturing, and tire forensics. I also am familiar with the effects of tire aging, bead compression grooving, chemical analysis of tire failure surfaces, tire tread pattern analysis, and wheel failure analysis. I have conducted over 2,600 investigations consisting of field inspections, photography and report writing. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Fire Investigation Expert 439791 IL

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the field of Engineering Investigations with expertise in electrical engineering and materials engineering. I have experience with origin and cause, and fire investigations for numerous areas including, product failure analysis, antennas and electromagnetics, transformers, switchgear, power distribution, semiconductors and electronic materials. My fire investigations experience includes fires and explosions of chemical facilities, residential-commercial-industrial facilities, passenger vehicles and trucks, heavy equipment, etc. I am trained in arson investigation techniques. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Plastic Engineering 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.

Pharmaceuticals Expert 502013 NJ

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years experience in the field of cGMP pharmaceuticals with expertise in dietary supplement supplier auditing, chemical/pharmaceutical process improvement, and cost reduction through on-line analysis and analytical problem solving. I have experience in research services and quality assurance departments. I have significant expertise in the areas of analytical and polymer chemistry, quality systems and regulatory affairs, with a strong reputation for excellence in analytical problem solving and materials characterization, quality improvement programs and building and motivating technical staffs to be highly productive. I have developed IP, constructed new laboratories and coordinated global organizations. I have consulted in the areas of analytical in process / laboratory problem resolution and cGMP auditing / compliance gap analysis of pharmaceutical and dietary supplement suppliers, cost reduction respectively. I have over 5 years expert witness experience.

Environmental Engineering Expert 391017 AL

Expertise Description

I have more than 40 years experience in the fields of Environmental Engineering and Forensic Science with expertise in environmental due diligence, site assessment and site characterization. I have experience with contamination assessment, air emissions, oil and gas field legacy site assessment, multi-media environmental sampling and analysis (ambient air, household dust, water and wastewater, soil, sediment, and groundwater), chemical fingerprinting, fate and transport analysis, exposure and risk assessments, health and safety, risk analysis, remediation and restoration of contaminated properties, environmental restoration, and engineering cost estimates. Primary chemicals of concern have included petroleum hydrocarbons, toxic metals, radionuclides, Dioxins, PCBs, arsenic, carbon black, particulate matter, pesticides and herbicides, creosote and wood preservatives, biological pathogens, and conventional pollutants. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Chemistry Expert 500206 IL

Expertise Description

I have more than 40 years experience in the field of Chemistry with expertise in classical chemistry and biochemistry. I have experience with the separation, purification, characterization and analysis of small molecules, enzyme inhibitors, enzymes and proteins and related processes. I have additional experience with Microbiology and fermentation science, cost reduction, Regulatory compliance (OSHA, EPA, Groundwater, USDA, Homeland Security, etc.), and chemical and biochemical processes, their development, evaluation, optimization, including biocatalysis and applied biotechnology. I have over 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Materials Safety Expert 426409 CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years experience in the field of Chemical and Materials Safety. My experience includes incident investigations and assessments for industrial, commercial, and domestic applications. I am highly knowledgeable in chemical material analysis; air emissions; chemical and material forensics; petrochemical characterization; unknown material identification; failure analysis plastic metal; incident root cause; chemical material interactions; mechanical testing materials; failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA); soil, water, gas, testing, and analysis; chemical handling; chemical safety and exposure; EPA, OSHA, and federal standards. My additional experience consists of automobile fuel tank skid plate material, plastic bilge pump failure investigation, street paint pressure vessels, tiki torch burn injuries, carbon monoxide exposure, and industrial metal plating substances. My applications and experience includes plastics, metal alloys, composites, fuels, lubricants, compressed gases, dusts, emissions and all variety of chemicals. I have more than 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Toxicology Expert 354590 OK

Expertise Description

I have more than 20 years experience in the field of Forensic Toxicology, Chemistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences. My expertise includes pharmaceutical compounding; polydrug interactions; nutraceuticals and herbal drugs; workplace drug testing; postmortem and human performance toxicology; pharmacogenomics; laboratory instrumentation and analysis; drug potency, sterility, and endotoxin testing; product contamination; pharmaceutical development and deformulation; critical review of laboratory procedures; and other areas of chemical analyses. My other consultations consist of cosmetic product-testing; complaint sample testing; analytical issues surrounding IP for cosmetic and drug products; and various product-testing analyses, such as high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC), mass spectrometry, gas chromatography (GC), thin layer chromatography (TLC), and ultraviolent (UV) methods. I have over 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Failure Analysis Expert 56035 MA

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years experience in the field of Failure Analysis. I have experience in engineering failure analysis, chemical analysis, mechanical fabrication, and other areas. My expertise includes: engineering investigations, fires and explosions involving industrial/commercial/household equipment, including tanks and pressure vessels, reactors, residential and commercial boilers and hot oil heat transfer systems, furnaces and ovens, heaters, kerosene heaters, lighters, gaseous leaks, fuel volatility and contamination, tank trucks, propane, etc.; vehicular accidents involving rollovers, rear-enders, sudden pullouts, jack-knifes, pedestrian impacts, pedestrian collisions, back-ups, lost cargo, road debris, and low-hanging wires; mechanical failures involving bolts, threaded connections, bolted and unbolted tanks, pressure vessels, hydraulic systems, cryogenic tanks and lines, pumps and valves, protectors, ladders, hoists, scaffolds, etc. I have more than 30 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Occupational Environment Medicine Expert 54612 CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have more than 40 years experience in Internal Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Industry. My experience includes internal medicine; occupational and environmental medicine; toxicology; medical surveillance, biomonitoring, disability evaluation, risk communication; chemically induced illness; toxic chemical exposure; environmental toxicology; evaluation of exposed population to environmental pollutants; control studies; data analysis and reporting; and medical monitoring protocol. I have over 35 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Chemical Engineering 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.

Machinery Appraisal Expert 349856 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in Machinery Brokerage & Appraisal with expertise in machining, fabrication, woodworking, laboratory, chemical and food industries as well as integrated circuit fabrication, computer chip manufacturing equipment; project management and consulting in assembling complete manufacturing facilities including electrical, foundations, build outs, machine rigging and trucking. I also have expertise in business valuations, market analysis, inventory valuations and business development projects. I have over 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.