Expertise DescriptionI have more than 40 years experience in the field of Metallurgical Engineering with expertise in academic research and teaching. I have experience with failure analysis or products and parts and finding the root cause of fracture failures due to metallurgical inconsistencies, operational causes, and flaws in manufacturing processes. I have demonstrated knowledge in conducting investigations and scientific analysis of equipment failure in industrial operations, with additional experience in accident investigation and reconstruction, engineering investigations, consumer and industrial product failures, product liability, heavy equipment accidents, tubular products failures, welding failures, and corrosion caused failures. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes cases of high pressure tube fracture, ladder accident, glass door fracture, vehicle wheel failure, and posthole digger failure.
My consulting experience includes fracture analysis, manufacturing processes, industrial equipment defects, matals and alloys strengthening, and diamond tools.
My professional experience includes being a Professional Engineer, a Professor in a Department of Engineering Technology, with prior experience as an Associate Chair in a Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, Associate Dean, and Interim Chair for a Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
I have a Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Industrial Metallurgy and Metallurgical Engineering and a Licensed Professional Engineer with 40 years combined industrial and academic experience. I am a tenured full professor in engineering technology and taught courses in the areas of mechanical metallurgy, manufacturing processes of materials, corrosion, galvanized steel, failure analysis of materials, fatigue, creep, engineering product design and development, materials selection in engineering design, and mechanical behavior and fracture mechanisms. My research interests include mechanical metallurgy, corrosion assessment and mitigation for construction industry and energy industry, heat treatments of steel, mechanical behavior of materials-microstructure relations, fracture mechanics, fatigue and creep of metals, nano and micro scales properties, and the study of advanced materials for structural applications in mechanical systems. My industrial experience includes serving as technical director in steel making and production of alloyed steel, sheet metal forming, and galvanizing steel sheets, process engineering design, failure analysis of structural parts in production line and caused by various loading types, fatigue and creep, stress corrosion cracking (SCC), and galvanic corrosion.
|PhD||Industrial Metallurgy||University of Birmingham|
|M.S.||Metallurgical Engineering||University of Tehran|
|Professional Engineer: TX|
Awards & Affiliation
|American Society of Mechanical Engineers|
|American Society of Engineering Education|
|Metals & Materials Society|
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases