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.

Areas of Expertise

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes working as a court-qualified expert in the field of Product Liability and Failure Analysis. I have testified in depositions and trials. My forensic training has been complemented by industrial experience, including heat treating of metals, welding and joining of materials, materials testing and evaluation, and quality control and assurance. I also have experience with optical and scanning electron microscopic techniques, as well as destructive and non-destructive physical testing laboratory equipment and procedures.

Relevant Experiences

I am a Forensic Professional Engineer in Florida. I have a Masters of Engineering in Materials Science. Over the years I have examined many different types of plumbing fixtures and piping.

I and my staff have examined many different vehicles as they relate to vehicle malfunctions. One of my staff members is a fleet mechanic and has testified in vehicle failures on several occasions for our firm.


Degree Subject Institution
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering University of Florida
M.S. Materials Science and Engineering University of Florida

Licenses Certifications

Registered Professional Engineer, Florida
Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, Florida
HVAC and Indoor Environmental Quality licensee
Certified Welding Inspector

Awards & Affiliation

National Academy of Forensic Engineers
National Society of Professional Engineers
Florida Engineering Society
American Welding Society

Primary Affiliation

American Welding Society