Metallurgy And Material Testing Expert 20354 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years experience in metallurgical engineering issues. My areas of expertise include: scanning electron microscopy, fracture mechanics, metallurgical tests and techniques. I have investigated consumer product failures including turbine/heat exchanger failures, glass failures, metal and plastic chair failures, composite poles, ski-boots, chains, seatbelts, ladders, piping defects, and tires. I have more than 35 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes Piping / Defect cases and paints and engine contamination cases.

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include: Failure analysis, materials selection, product liability, and product development; Scanning electron microscopy, fracture mechanics, metallurgical tests and techniques; Failure analysis investigations on aerospace, automotive, and oilfield materials; Conducted DOD / DOE sponsored research on pressure vessel and tool steels; Taught courses, including Failure Analysis of Composites, Failure Analysis of Engineering Materials, Fractography of Engineering Materials, and Failure Analysis of Aerospace Materials.

Relevant Experiences

I have an active case where I am working on a wine glass that caused personal injury.


Ph.D.Materials Science & EngineeringUniversity of California Berkeley
M.S.Materials Science & EngineeringUniversity of California Berkeley
B.S.Metallurgical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology Bombay

Licenses Certifications

Registered Professional Engineer
Metallurgical Engineering
State of California

Awards & Affiliation

Primary Affiliation

American Society for Metals

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases