Fire Cause And Origin Expert 107482 CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have more than 25 years experience in Mechanical Engineering with Fire and Explosion Investigating specializing in fire cause and origin. My expertise includes investigation and analysis of fire, water loss, product defects, explosions, and human injury incidents. I have additional experience in heat transfer, mass transfer, fluid mechanics, fire protection engineering, human behavior in fire, hydraulics, laser diagnostics, and component testing. I have over 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: Fire & Explosion; Water loss; Mechanical Failure; Patent Issue; Processed and analyzed test data from multiple testing agencies, and identified the time dependent failure modes of fire sprinklers, leading to largest fire sprinkler recall in US History.

Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes: Fire & Water Explosion; Water loss; Mechanical Failure; Patent Issue; Investigation/assessment/analysis/testing; Failure analysis; Fire protection system analysis/testing; Code compliance analysis; Visiting Scholar at University of California, Berkeley: Fuel Cell (MEMS project) – chemical reaction analysis and design of reformer and fuel cell; Soot damage investigation for the California Department of Insurance; Building materials fire performance research and testing; Fire risk assessment; Developed power supply heat transfer design guide line.


Ph.D.Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of California Berkeley
MSMechanical EngineeringUniversity of Houston
BSMechanical EngineeringNational Central University Taiwan

Licenses Certifications

California Professional Engineer (Mechanical)
Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator

Awards & Affiliation

Primary Affiliation

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases