Railroad Safety Expert Witness 531127

Expertise Description

I have worked in railroad safety for over 30 years. I specialize in crashworthiness and transportation safety; nonlinear finite element analysis; blast, impact, and penetration mechanics; biomechanics, structural dynamics; dynamic buckling; mechanics of composite materials; occupant kinematics and injury assessment; applied mechanics; car body design; and rail design. I have spent more than 15 years offering consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a railroad safety expert witness.

Plastics & Polymers Expert Witness 530833

Expertise Description

I have spent over 15 years working with plastics & polymers. I have an expertise in petroleum and petrochemical services, analytical characterization, failure analysis, reverse engineering of polymeric and polymer composite materials, non-metallic compatibility testing, and forensics analysis. I have offered consultations and deposition for more than 5 years as a plastics and polymers expert witness.

Wood Science Expert Witness 58205

Expertise Description

I have over spent over 20 years working with wood science. My areas of focus include construction materials; failure analyses; visual grading of lumber and timbers in-situ; mechanical testing; wood species identifications; finish problems associated with wood and wood-based materials; assessment of wood decay; insect attack and marine borers; evaluation of marine and foundation timbers and pilings; furniture design and failure; wooden ladders; moisture intrusion issues in structures; building envelope issues; assessment of mold; performance of wood plastic composites; and evaluation of glued laminated timbers. I have offered consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a wood science expert witness for more than 15 years.

Polymer Materials Expert Witness 529610

Expertise Description

I have worked with polymer materials for over 30 years. My areas of expertise include intellectual property assessment, drafting patents, nanocomposites, nano particle dispersions, pickering emulsions, inkjet and electronic inks, surface functionalization, colloid stability, surfactant science, wetting of surfaces, capillary flow, tribology, adhesion, surface energy, polymer materials, dispersions, emulsions, interfaces, surface characterization, and formulated products. I am offering my services as a polymer materials expert witness.

Materials Science Engineering Expert Witness 315451

Expertise Description

I have spent over 15 years in the fields of Materials Science and Engineering. I have an expertise in the preparation, characterization, analysis, and testing of metallic, polymeric, and ceramic materials, composites, and coatings. I have additional knowledge in failure investigations of high-temperature turbine components, piston engines, commercial products, electronic components, complex mechanical assemblies, and water distribution systems. I have provided consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a materials science engineering expert witness for more than 15 years.

Nanomaterials Expert Witness 524582

Expertise Description

With over 20 years experience in Advanced Materials & Nanomaterials, my expertise is in nanoparticle, Nanocomposite, Nanostructured Material, Nanowire (Synthesis, Production, Processing, Characterization), Materials used in Lithium-ion Batteries and Supercapacitors; Protective Coatings on Plastic, Metal, Glass and Ceramic substrates; Coatings (hydrophobic, superhydrophobic, anti-fog, anti-corrosion, self-healing, abrasion resistant); Sintering and Consolidation of particles. I have experience working with metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. I am offering my services as a nano materials expert witness.

Construction Sheet Metal Expert 381188

Expertise Description

With over 30 years experience as a contractor in Construction, my career has specialized in the building envelope, sheet metal and waterproofing industries. I have extensive experience in the design, fabrication and installation of all types of composite cladding, metal siding, metal roofing, flashings and specialty building components. I have also spent time offering my services as a construction expert witness.

Firearms Design Expert Witness AL 519091

Expertise Description

I have worked for more than 15 years in Firearms Design as a design engineer in the Firearms Industry. I have expertise in CAD (solid modeling, surfacing, drafting) with most recent experience using Solidworks & CATIA V5, SDRC I-DEAS & Pro-E. I have additional expertise in project management, design of new product platforms and line extensions, design of components and mechanisms, troubleshooting design issues, designing tests and conducting development qualification testing, designing machined components, forging, injection molded plastic and composite parts, MIM parts, investment castings, springs, stampings, bolts, receivers, and barrels, line extensions to existing rifles and the design, development, and delivery to market of the M&P-10 rifle platform.

Biotech Engineering Expert 446602

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years experience in the field of Mechanical Engineering with expertise in high-technology applications. I have experience with medical device/biotech product development & concept design, patent and intellectual property research and due diligence, biomaterials applications, portable devices, keypads, robust design, reliability and durability, and manufacturing technology. I have additional experience with reliability and failure analysis services, composite materials, and wind and alternative energy applications. I have over 25 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Material Science Expert 500116

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.

Manufacturing And Patent Law 128486

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.

Civil Engineering 107331

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.

Construction Defect 107379

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.

Plastic Pipes 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.

Construction 48086

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.

Construction Materials 42140

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.

Plastic And Chemicals 29036

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years experience in the field of chemicals and plastics. My experience includes technical research, development and management accomplishments, including fourteen issued U.S. patents in plastic films, engineering resins and composites. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Wood Chemistry 28961

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.

Metallurgy And Material Testing 20354

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.

Metallurgy And Material Engineering 8803

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.

Plastic Engineering 439830

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.

Dentistry 372403

Expertise Description

I have more than 10 years experience in the field of Dentistry. My expertise includes dental products and medical devices, such as adhesives and cements, composites/Resins, dental malpractice, dental equipment, dental instruments, practice management, infection control, and marketing. I have experience with such dental services as patient consultation and treatment, including fillings, crowns and bridges, oral surgery, root canal therapy, teeth whitening, dental veneers, and braces.

Chemical Engineering 447011

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years experience in Chemical Engineering with expertise in polymer processing (design and simulation rheology); composite materials and processing; chemical handling; polymeric materials and properties. I have additional knowledge in the application of rheology and heat transfer to polymer processing and the processing of other non-Newtonian fluids; polymer processing including extrusion, injection molding, film blowing, fiber spinning, blow molding and film blowing; fluid instabilities and fracture; polymer liquid crystals; constitutive theories; polymer structure and processability. My expertise also includes the effects of flow on order and morphology (polymers); suspension rheology; thermoplastic composites processing; and food processing/rheology. I have more than 30 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Chemical Engineering 433297

Expertise Description

I have more than 40 years experience in the field of Chemical and Bio-molecular Engineering. My research interests include materials from renewable resources, green chemistry and engineering, and fracture and rheology. I have over 30 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Material Engineering 403835

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years in the Materials Science and Engineering Industry. My extensive experience includes development of materials as it relates to the electronic, communication, security, transportation, aircraft, and environmental and civil infrastructure industries. I specialize in mechanical engineering, in relation to thermal management, smart materials, composite materials; aerospace engineering, specializing in the areas of electronic packaging and sensors; civil engineering, with specialization in concrete; chemical engineering, in the areas of fuel cells, batteries, activated carbon, and filter membranes; metallurgical engineering, and electrical engineering. I have more than 15 years expert witness experience.

Nondestructive Testing 400840

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.

Civil And Structural Engineering 48402

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.