Metallurgical Expert 525169 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 25 years of experience in metallurgical and materials science engineering, corrosion engineering and biomedical engineering. My expertise consists of: failure analysis & remedial action, applied research & development, medical device design and validation, FDA 510k submissions, bearing & gear investigations, welding metallurgy, corrosion evaluations & testing, mechanical testing, heat treatment issues, metallurgical related fire investigations, and lectures on many metallurgical & biomaterials engineering topics. I have provided courtroom testimony, consultations, and deposition for more than 25 years as a metallurgical expert witness.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

I have testified internationally as an expert witness in cases involving medical device, automotive, aerospace, heavy equipment, fire investigations, firearms, ammunitions, and marine applications.

Relevant Experiences

I have a great deal of experience working with metal and plastic pipes, tubes and connectors for residential and industrial applications. I also know the relevant standards associated with these products and the potential problems related to installation and user related failures. In addition, I have worked on failure analysis cases and new product development projects on tools, dies, bits, and reamers. I understand the metals/plastics involved, manufacturing methods, heat treatment processes, performance expectations/requirements, and typical failure mechanisms.


Degree Subject Institution
Ph.D. Materials Science Engineering University of Nebraska – Lincoln NE
M.S. Mechanical Engineering (Metallurgy Option) University of Nebraska – Lincoln NE
B.S. Mechanical Engineering (Metallurgy Option) University of Nebraska – Lincoln NE

Licenses Certifications

Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in OH, SD, and NE.

Awards & Affiliation

American Society for Materials International (ASM)
International Metallographic Society (IMS)
American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM)
The Metallurgical Society (TMS)
Professional Engineering Examination Board (Metallurgical Engineering)

Primary Affiliation

American Society for Materials International (ASM)