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.

Areas of Expertise


Education

Degree Subject Institution
B.S. Chemistry University of Washington
B.S. Oceanography University of Washington

Licenses Certifications

International Association of Arson Investigators – Certified Fire Investigator
Washington State Department of Ecology – Accredited for analysis of methamphetamine
National Association of Fire Investigators – Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator
American Board of Criminalistics – Certified with Specialty Areas in Fire Debris and Drug Analysis

Awards & Affiliation

American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
American Board of Criminalistics (ABC)
International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
Northwest Association of Forensic Scientists (NWAFS)

Primary Affiliation

American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)



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