Expert 520245 - WA


Expertise Description

I have over 25 years experience in Forensic Investigation & Causation with expertise in chemical analysis of fire debris, scientific instrumentation, wet chemical, microscopy and spectroscopy, determining the causation of failures involving processes, consumer products, materials, and construction system failures. I have additional knowledge in determining the cause of failures of adhesives, coatings, concretes, plastics, metals (corrosion), wood, plaster, glass textiles, oils and other materials. I have also spent more than 25 years as a forensic chemist expert witness with consultations, courtroom testimony, and depositions.

Areas of Expertise


Relevant Experiences

I have a background in chemistry, geology and mechanics. I specialize in laboratory characterization of unknowns, and their potential sources, including chemical analysis of fire debris. As a Senior Forensic Chemist, I have conducted laboratory investigations designed to determine the causation of failures involving manufacturing processes, consumer products, materials and construction systems. Specific forensic analyses include identifying the chemical properties of various types of products, and determining the cause of failures in materials such as adhesives, paints, coatings, concretes, plastics, metals (corrosion), wood, plaster, glass textiles, fluids, oils and other materials.


Education

Degree Subject Institution
B.S. Geology and Chemistry Eastern New Mexico University
A.A. Geology University of Maryland

Licenses Certifications

Licensed Unarmed Private Investigator, Washington


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