Aerospace Engineering Expert 530756 IN

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years of experience in gas turbine design and development that encompasses aviation, energy, marine and advanced military markets. I have developed turboshaft, turboprop and turbofan engines for a diverse application base that includes helicopters, fixed wing aircraft, auxiliary power units, stationary power generation, ships and super-sonic aircraft. I have successfully taken a broad range of commercial and military engine programs from initial concept through the certification process and into production, which included the maintenance and safety of operation for fielded engines. My flight safety responsibilities involved both conducting and overseeing accident investigations and engine failure analysis and support of ongoing litigation. I have authored and presented several professional papers on gas turbine design, hold multiple patents and am currently working on advanced propulsion system technologies targeting next generation manned and unmanned aircraft. I have spent more than 20 years providing consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as an aerospace engineering expert witness.

Oil/Gas Expert 530487 TX

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years experience in oil & gas energy with expertise in plant operations, project management, project engineering, construction management, process/facilities engineering, technical and contract due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, process technology licensing, and oil & gas facility commissioning. I have additional knowledge in LNG and oil terminal projects, gas and liquids pipelines, turbine- driven compressor and generator units, liquids pumping stations, condensate stabilization facilities, polymer production, GTL/CTL plants, NGL extraction trains, gas treatment units, petrochemical manufacturing complexes, refinery revamps and additions, offshore fixed platforms and floating production systems handling oil & gas production, fossil-fuel power plants, and oil sands facilities. I have provided consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as an oil and gas energy expert witness for more than 20 years.

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.

Aviation Expert 500571 AL

Expertise Description

I have more than 40 years of diverse aviation industry experience that includes knowledge and experience in turbine & piston power plant, large and small aircraft overhaul and component repair and overhaul. I have performed risk assessment for the insurance industry and both corporate and business aircraft owners have utilized my talents. Also, I have provided expert valuation for the Internal Revenue Service regarding aircraft, aircraft engines, aircraft components, aircraft type certificates, and aircraft supplemental type certificates. I have spent over 20 years as an aviation expert witness with consultations, courtroom testimony, and deposition.

Mechanical Engineering Expert 519060 AL

Expertise Description

I am a mechanical engineer with more than 25 years experience as a gas turbine, aviation and marine engine expert at every major world-wide OEM in the gas turbine engine industry. I am experienced with flight, marine, automotive and industrial engine and have worked as a US Navy Engineering Duty Officer. I am also the holder of six (6) patents in gas turbine engine design. I have experience with military engine qualification, commercial engine certification and FAA CFR regulations. I have significant experience with mechanical component design, testing and forensic investigation of component failure. I have worked with field investigations and warranty claims. I have been the lead investigator on claims from foreign navies and have conducted on-site investigations. I have also worked with laparoscopic and ultrasonic medical device design, testing and FDA 510k approval at a world-leading OEM. I have been the team leader for an ultrasonic laparoscopic device launch for leading Fortune 500 company. I have conducted pre-clinical and field hospital trials and have supported successful component testing at CSA labs. I have opined in gas turbine and automotive personal injury cases. I have offered my services for over 10 years as a mechanical engineering expert witness with consultations and deposition.

Aviation Safety Expert 523466 NY

Expertise Description

With more than 30 years of aviation safety experience, I have an expertise in accident prevention and investigation, emergency preparation and response, aircrew coordination, DOD compliance, tactical environments, simulation, accident investigation, OSHA and ECA compliance, airfield operations and development, and system safety. I have prior experience as an aviation expert witness.

Naval Nuclear Engineer Expert 520751 OR

Expertise Description

With over 45 years experience in the field of Naval Nuclear Power, I am an expert in nuclear reactors, metallurgy, boilers, boiler chemistry, steam turbines, hydraulics, pneumatics, pumps, valves, and cross training in electrical. I have additional knowledge in construction, startup and validation on nuclear-powered ships, and the assembly of materials and components for Heat Recovery Steam Generators.

Petroleum Fuel Expert 520115 PA

Expertise Description

With more than 35 years experience working in the petroleum and renewable fuels industry, I have spent my career focusing in the product areas of gasoline, diesel fuel, marine fuel, biodiesel, biofuels, jet fuel, heating oil, and fuel additives. I have also spent time providing consultations as a petroleum expert witness in Pennsylvania.

Aeronautical Engineering Expert 513348 ID

Expertise Description

I have more than 20 years of experience in the Aviation industry, and I am owner and Principal Engineer for a company that provides structural engineering and certification services to numerous companies within the industry. I have developed certification plans, loads reports, structural analysis reports, test plans, and test reports. I have delegated structural tests, coordinated conformity inspections, and reviewed design data for compliance. I am experienced in stress analysis using classical hand analysis methods.

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.

Aerospace Engineering Expert 506998 FL

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years of experience in the fields of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with areas of interest in jet and rocket propulsion systems, advanced low pollutant emission, high efficiency combustions systems for advanced aircraft and automotive applications, and alternative fuels and renewable energy systems. I have developed graduate level courses in computational fluid dynamics, graduate level courses in thermodynamics and fluid dynamics, and undergraduate courses in internal combustion engines, fluid dynamics, aircraft propulsion, compressible flow, numerical analysis and thermodynamics. I have experience with automotive engineering, turbomachinery, internal combustion engines, external aerodynamics, dynamics, mechanics of materials, non-destructive testing. I have over 20 years expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Fires and Explosions Expert 506559 NC

Expertise Description

I have more than 20 years experience in the fields of Mechanical and Forensic Engineering with expertise in Fires and Explosions consulting. I have conducted more than 2,000 investigations ranging from small pipe ruptures to multi-million dollar industrial plant explosions. I have additional experience with mechanical and electrical systems, analysis of mechanical and electrical failures, and root cause investigations of boiler, turbine (steam and gas), pressure vessel and piping ruptures and explosions. I also have extensive experience in evaluations of damage to process facilities and power plants; estimating repair/replacement costs; analysis and technical investigations of residential, commercial and industrial accidents; analysis of design, fractures, corrosion and material properties; fire and explosion origin and cause investigations; evaluation of construction and heavy equipment, and; monitoring and analysis of radiation and/or contamination hazards. I have over 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Power Plant Expert 135072 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 10 years experience in power plant electrical engineering. My expertise includes nuclear power plants, oil field systems, steam generation boilers, heat recovery steam generators, gas turbines, steam turbines, micro-turbines, reciprocating engines, transformers, switchgear, power plant auxiliary equipment, controls, distribution, and air quality permits and reporting. I have prior expert witness experience.

Glass And Ceramics Expert 134981 DE

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years experience in the field of Materials Science with expertise in glass and ceramics. I have additional knowledge in investment casting, engineered ceramics, glass and polymer materials and processing; as well as, marketing, evaluation of competitive materials and technologies, and brokering arrangements. I have over 5 years expert witness experience.

Naval Engineering Expert 501643 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have more than 40 years experience in the field of Forensic Engineering with expertise in Naval Engineering and Gas Turbine Engines used as prime movers. I have experience with engine management, operations and maintenance of diesel engines, firefighting equipment operations and their installation; engine exhaust emission control devices and systems testing including diesel, natural gas, dual fuel (diesel and natural gas), and gasoline fueled engines. I have over 20 years expert witness experience with consultation and deposition.

Hydroelectric Power Expert 460216 AL

Expertise Description

I have more than 45 years experience in the fields of mechanical, environmental, and civil engineering with expertise in hydroelectric power and shipyard engineering. I have experience with design, procurement, installation and testing of hydraulic turbines; as well as fish screening systems, hydropower, performance testing, and energy efficiency. I have over 5 years expert witness experience with consultations and deposition.

Mechanical Engineering Expert 430142 AL

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years experience in the field of Mechanical Engineering. My extensive experience includes engineering assessments, claims investigations, litigation support, high pressure steam boilers, gas, oil coal and refuse fuel burners, air systems, turbines and rotating equipment, and HVAC. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.