Metallurgical Engineering Expert Witness Illinois 511422

Expertise Description

I am an experienced metallurgical engineering expert witness with more than four decades in the industry. I have expertise in investigations involving design, manufacture, materials, and operational factors, including independent failure analyses. I specialize in complex issues involving multiple disciplines and/or accident reconstruction, with experience in both ferrous and non-ferrous alloys, including aluminum, titanium, and nickel-base superalloys. My work has included evaluation of components from aircraft, automobiles, trucks, railroad, industrial equipment, fire-damaged artifacts, electrical and gas appliances, and utility equipment. I am offering my services as a metallurgical engineering expert witness.

Aeronautics Expert Witness SC 529264

Expertise Description

I am a skilled aeronautics expert witness with over 40 years experience in the field. My expertise is in fracture and failure analysis, including finite element analysis; aircraft crash and vehicle collision investigation and reconstruction; origin and cause of air and land vehicle, structure and equipment fires; fire cause and origin analysis; machinery scope of damages; assessment of appliances, machinery, vehicles and equipment (including HVAC); evaluation and analysis of process equipment, plumbing and piping; industrial accident analysis; and lightning damage assessments. I have provided courtroom testimony, consultations, and deposition for more than a decade as an aeronautics expert witness.

Forensic Engineering Investigations Expert Witness VA 528723

Expertise Description

I have worked for over 25 years with Forensic Engineering Investigations. My areas of expertise include fire and explosion investigation, metallurgy, failure analysis, arson, accident investigation (automobiles, aviation, and railroads), ballistics, and food tampering investigations. I have provided consultations, courtroom testimony, and deposition for more than 40 years as a forensic investigations expert witness.

Metallurgical Expert 525169 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years of experience in metallurgical and materials science engineering, corrosion engineering and biomedical engineering. My expertise consists of: failure analysis & remedial action, applied research & development, medical device design and validation, FDA 510k submissions, bearing & gear investigations, welding metallurgy, corrosion evaluations & testing, mechanical testing, heat treatment issues, metallurgical related fire investigations, and lectures on many metallurgical & biomaterials engineering topics. I have provided courtroom testimony, consultations, and deposition for more than 25 years as a metallurgical expert witness.

Mechanical Engineering Expert 523884 CO

Expertise Description

With more than 35 years in the field of mechanical engineering, I have an expertise in fracture mechanics, metallurgy, fitness-for-service assessments, failure analysis, stress analysis, remaining life assessments, welding, and pipeline integrity. I have spent over 20 years providing deposition, consultations, and courtroom testimony as a mechanical engineering expert witness.

Fire Explosion Analysis Expert 413130 FL

Expertise Description

I have over 20 years experience in the field of fire and explosion analysis. My expertise includes fire, fire reconstruction, electrical failure analysis, mechanical failure analysis, metallurgical failure analysis, construction failure analysis, product failure analysis, underwater investigations, underwater locations, side scan sonar, and vessel recoveries. I am offering my services as a fire and explosions expert witness.

Materials Science Engineering Expert 315451 TX

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.

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.

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.

Geotechnical Expert 519467 MA

Expertise Description

My career has spanned over 45 years in the field of Geotechnical and Underground Construction with expertise in geology, engineering geology, heavy and underground construction, microtunneling, mechanical excavation, and dredging. I have provided geotechnical expert witness services in Massachusetts for more than 40 years. I have additional knowledge in feasibility studies, exploration, geotechnical interpretation, pre-construction evaluation and pre-bid assessment, improvement of TBMs and TBM performance, analysis, assessment, presentation, and adjudication of differing site conditions, and analysis, assessment, and solution of construction difficulties on various types of underground construction.

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.

Materials Science 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.

Mechanical Engineering Expert 517127 LA

Expertise Description

I have more than 20 years of experience in the field of Mechanical Engineering. As Principal Engineer of my firm, I perform finite element analysis (FEA) and computations fluid dynamics (CFD) for design, failure analysis, and fitness-for-service for process and mechanical equipment. I have experience with general code issues, metallurgical failure analysis, product laboratory testing; materials, corrosion, metallurgical, and weld procedure; and troubleshooting services. I also process-design and vibration analysis support. I have prior expert witness experience.

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.

Aviation Engineering Expert 313782 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 20 years experience with Aviation Engineering. My experience includes current airline captain, rotorcraft helicopter rating, and previous flight instructor. I am an Engineer in MD-80 / MD-90 / DC-10 / MD-11 certification / Flight Test programs. My expertise includes aviation accident investigation / reconstruction; commercial, corporate, charter, cargo, military, general, air infiltration, and experimental aviation; system / power plant malfunctions, operational issues, maintenance / mechanical issues, component design / failure, regulatory issues, human factors, airports / airfields, ATC issues, aircraft fueling / loading, flight simulation, and testing. I have operated 737 / 747 / 757 / 767 / A319 / A320. I am a Mechanical Engineer (B.S.M.E.) and Airline Transport Pilot (A.T.P.).

Automotive Expert 12553 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience in automotive issues. I have conducted vehicle and forensic inspections in the following areas: mechanical, vehicle fire cause and origin, engine and component failure analysis, accident reconstruction (mechanical), Lemon law investigations, subrogation issues and reports, body shop/service department fraud investigations, parts inspections and identification, product failure analysis, design defect analysis and damage appraisal. My other areas of expertise include engine and powertrain, service and anti-lock brake systems (air and hydraulic), advanced electronics and computer systems, supplemental restraint systems, automotive safety systems, automotive and heavy truck body and frame, tires, and handicapped controls/assistive devices. I have prior expert witness experience.

Product Mechanical Engineer Expert 43088 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience as a Mechanical Engineer with strong design, program management, business development and manufacturing background. My Extensive experience in the management of new product development includes oversight of intellectual property, formation of multi-disciplinary teams, concurrent engineering and state-of-the-art techniques for quickly getting products to market. Specializing in Fasteners, Latching Mechanisms, Aircraft and other Vehicle Structures, Structural Analysis, Kinematic Analysis, Air Infiltration, Numerical and Nonlinear Finite Element Modeling, Metals Behavior, Products Liability and Personal Injury. I have more than 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Corrosion Metallurgical Engineering Expert 42386 AL

Expertise Description

I have more more than 40 years experience as a Metallurgical engineer. My expertise includes fracture mechanics, thermal fatigue, fittings, crevice stress, corrosion cause and prevention, resonant frequency failures, ductile and stress failure, forensic engineering failure analysis problem solving / trouble shooting, fracture studies, and corrosion causes and prevention. I have over 30 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Pressure Vessel Mechanical Engineering Expert 40621 CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have 40 years experience in the pressure vessel and piping industry as a metallurgist, welding engineer, quality assurance manager, and consultant. I have experience with nuclear power, ASME boiler and pressure vessel code, welding, and quality assurance. I have more than 30 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Accident Investigation And Reconstruction Expert 40226 LA

Expertise Description

Mechanical and electrical engineer experienced in: design and testing; friction, corrosion and stress analysis; accident investigation and reconstruction; material and component failure analysis; stress and vibration; materials characterization and testing; electrical fires cause and origin investigations; product liability, reliability, and patent review; as well as, slip and fall, lightning, and electrocution.

Turbines Expert 27967 GA

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience as a Registered Professional Engineer. My areas of expertise include the design, analysis, troubleshooting and failure analysis, turbomachinery and ancillary equipment, cogeneration of electricity, and performance improvement.

Glass And Metallurgical Failures Expert 27739 CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years experience in accident reconstruction, product quality and liability, failure analysis, and fracture mechanics. My expertise includes: glass breakage and failures; glass testing (bottles, windows, windshields, dishes, cook wear, etc.); metallurgical failures (welds, gears, ladders, straps, cables, etc.); ceramic failures; corrosion failures; plastic, polymer, composite material, and wood failures; and user safety and equipment design. I have additional experience in contract disputes and patent disputes. I have more than 35 years expert witness experience and consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Metallurgy And Material Testing Expert 20354 CA(S)

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.

Ski Expert 17750 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 45 years experience as an architect and mechanical engineer. My expertise includes: accident investigation and reconstruction; wreckage analysis; structural reconstruction; design defect analysis; power plant and vehicle maintenance reviews; systems analysis and redundant system integration and analysis; failure analysis of materials and structures; stress analysis of structures and mechanical components of systems; stress corrosion cracking including the analysis of the interrelationship of stress and corrosive environments to component failure; slip and fall involving architectural issues and slippery surfaces, stairway design; and general product liability. I also have experience with hunting and guns with a focus on african hunting, big game hunting, and double rifles. I have 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Metal Corrosion Expert 8995 CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have over 55 years experience as a corrosion engineer and corrosion specialist. My areas of expertise include: marine corrosion, cathodic protection, corrosion / metallurgical failure analysis, designing for corrosion control and facilities/utilities corrosion control. I have additional experience facilitating the application of metallurgical and corrosion technology to the Naval Shore Establishment through the development of criteria for the application of technology for design, construction, operation and maintenance of facilities and equipment, as well as through direct field assistance activities. I have more than 40 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Metallurgy And Material Engineering Expert 8803 CA(S)

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.

Product Failure Expert 462716 IA

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the fields of Product Design and Failure Analysis with expertise in the manufacture of the subject part. I have experience with analyzing the physical stresses that arise in a product under various loading conditions, and in determining if the design is sufficient to survive such loads, and investigating product failures and accidents analysis from a fundamental engineering perspective, often applying finite element analysis. I have provided consulting experience in the energy, construction, industrial, thermal fatigue, medical, transportation, crane failures, marine, commercial, utility and residential industries. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Metallurgy Expert 459548 LA

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.

Failure Analysis Expert 453823 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have more than 5 years in the field of Mechanical Engineering with expertise in failure analysis investigation, root cause analysis, microscopic examination of failed surfaces, mechanical testing, stress and vibration, materials characterization, and fractography analysis. I have prior expert witness experience.

Metallurgy Expert 412188 FL

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years experience in the field of Metallurgical Engineering and Technology-based Business Development. My extensive experience includes economics, business management, robotics, Internet Service Provider (ISP), electronic marketing, product failure, mechanical failure, truck brake plunger, inspection tools, assumed failure, metallurgical analysis, three dimensional (3D) scanning and investigation, computer aided design tools, metal strength, comparative design, global positioning system (GPS), factory automation systems, computer systems, medical devices, product performance, root cause, service usage investigation, and computer aided inspection software. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience.

Design Engineer Expert 350471 NY

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.