COMBUSTION EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-142219
This highly qualified expert received his BS in Mechanical engineering, an MS in mechanical engineering and a second in aerospace engineering. His PhD in aerospace engineering was granted by the the University of Michigan. Formerly he served as as a senior fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in their fire research division. Currently he serves as professor and director of undergraduate studies for the department of fire protection at a major MD ...
Expert Witness: E-073129
This expert is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at a TX university and a transportation research faculty. She joined the department in 2011 after post-doctoral fellowships at Oak Ridge and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and completed her dissertation research in residence in the Fuels, Engines & Emissions Research Group at Oak Ridge ...

COMBUSTION EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Forensic Engineer Determines Cause Of Gas Turbine Explosion COMBUSTION Expert Case

This case involves a gas turbine explosion at a power plant in New Mexico that killed 2 workers. Further investigation of the turbine revealed that the compressor had suffered erosion damage causing changes in the blade profiles and airflow. The turbine in …

Unsafe Surge Protector Spontaneously Combusts in College Dorm COMBUSTION Expert Case

A college student was killed in his apartment after a defective surge protector caused a fire while he slept. Though the fire damaged the apartment unit badly, the serial number of the surge protector was able to be retrieved, and the student’s family co …

Gas Leak Leads to Fatal Explosion in Apartment Building COMBUSTION Expert Case

Gas Leak Leads to Fatal Explosion in Apartment Building

This case involves an explosion in a small apartment building that killed an elderly female tenant in Arkansas. On the day of the incident, a resident of the building called the utility company regarding a suspected natural gas leak. The utility company fa …

Carbon Monoxide Expert Opines on Fatal Poisoning From Defective Stove COMBUSTION Expert Case

This case involves the sudden death of a middle aged man in Michigan due to carbon monoxide poisoning. He was found on his couch in his apartment, where he lived alone, and it was also discovered that his pets had also died. Upon further investigation,  …

Woman Falls Into Sewer After Stepping on Loose Manhole Cover COMBUSTION Expert Case

This case involves a woman who was going towards a soccer game in which her son was playing when she walked over a grassy area with a manhole cover. The grass hadn’t been cut in some time, and was partially obscuring the cover. Without being able to see th …

Space heater fire kills 2 children COMBUSTION Expert Case

Space heater fire kills 2 children

This case involves a woman who had two children and who lived in a two-story home. The woman purchased an electric oil-filled space heater for the children’s room in her home. One night while the woman and the children were sleeping, the space heater caugh …

Faulty electric oven destroys home and kills young child COMBUSTION Expert Case

Faulty electric oven destroys home and kills young child

This case involves a devastating fire that was ignited by a malfunctioning Kenmore double oven electric range caused by faulty wire assembly. The plaintiff had purchased the oven from a major national retailer and promptly advised them that the oven was no …

Fire at Sporting Goods Store Spurs Inquiry Into Neighboring Damage COMBUSTION Expert Case

This case involves a fire which caused significant damage to a large action sport goods store. The fire, which occurred at seven in the morning, burned a significant portion of the store; neither the store nor its contents could be salvaged. The owner and  …