MATERIAL FAILURE EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-039298
This highly qualified expert has over 40 years of experience in metallurgy and metallurgical failure analysis, with expertise in metallurgical engineering, failure analysis, materials solutions, welding and corrosion consulting in stainless steel, aluminum alloys, copper-based alloys, titanium alloys, nickel-based alloys, and high alloys. He earned his BS in metallurgical engineering from California Polytechnic State University. This expert is a registered professional ...
Expert Witness: E-063613
This biomedical engineering, materials science, and chemistry expert completed his PhD at Rutgers University and belongs to a number of prestigious scientific associations including the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers. He has published more than 140 peer-reviewed articles and has been awarded more than 60 patents. Currently, this expert is a professor of biomedical engineering and materials science at a major university in Florida.
Expert Witness: E-349763
This highly qualified expert has over thirty years of experience in mechanical engineering with a specialization in failure analysis. He earned his BS in mechanical engineering from University of California, Los Angeles and his MS in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. This expert is a licensed professional mechanical engineer in California and Nevada and has four patents. He remains current in his field as a member of the American Society of Mechanical ...
Expert Witness: E-084377
This highly qualified expert earned his BS and PhD in metallurgical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a licensed engineer in five states and has over 34 years of engineering experience. He is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and a founding member of the Failure Analysis Society. He has published 18 articles on various topics in engineering and currently serves as ...
Expert Witness: E-071724
This expert specializes in electrical engineering issues, and has performed numerous investigations into fires caused/allegedly caused by electrical issues. His experience includes evaluation of electronics products and their failure modes to determine whether they adhered to relevant safety standards, including those established by Underwriters Laboratories and the Canadian Standards Association. He has also evaluated products and components for structural wiring ...
Expert Witness: E-013122
This highly qualified engineer has 25+ years of industry experience. He is a member of several professional societies including the American Association of Snowboard Instructors, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, American Water Ski Association, and American National Standards Institute. This expert teaching experience and serves as a reviewer for several peer reviewed publications including the American Society for Testing ...
Expert Witness: E-172711
This professor of Metallurgy maintains a keen expertise in metallurgy, alloys, mechanical performance, metal deformation and fracture mechanics and failure analysis. After earning his PhD in Metallurgical Engineering from the prestigious Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, he moved to the United States where he served as a National Research Council research fellow at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. For more than 20 years, he has taught at a prominent ...
Expert Witness: E-160599
This highly qualified engineer earned his BS and MS in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University. He went on to earn his PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He has over 10 years of experience conducting failure analysis for various products including biomedical devices. He formerly served as Principal Mechanical Engineer at COR Innovations, Inc., a biomedical device start-up. In this role, he was ...
Expert Witness: E-055442
This expert is a specialist in vehicle incursion accidents. He has led studies on how frequently they occur, their common causes, and the most frequent design or construction failures which lead to them. Has worked to create the largest national database for accidents on private property outside of the insurance industry. For almost twenty years, he has worked closely with people in government, industry, academia, and the commercial property/retail market to ...
Expert Witness: E-066948
This qualified engineer obtained his BS in Civil and Structural Engineering and his MS in Management of Technology from Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University. He is a certified Professional Engineer and is certified in OSHA requirements and engineering and surveying. He is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. He has 8 Publications and is currently a Structural Design and ...
Expert Witness: E-009211
This expert received his B.S. in Engineering/Metallurgical Engineering from the Fenn College of Engineering at Cleveland State University. He has spent the entire 29 years of his industrial metalworking career as a metallurgical and quality assurance specialist. He has completed more than 25 continuing education and technical conference courses and seminars on various metallurgy and quality science topics. He has worked in several metallurgical and quality assurance ...
Expert Witness: E-004874
This highly qualified mechanical engineer earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from City College of New York, his MS in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his PhD from the University of Connecticut. He has been formally trained in a number of engineering disciplines, including accident investigation and labels/warnings/failure to warn instructions. He belongs to a number of highly prestigious societies in the engineering field, including ...

MATERIAL FAILURE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Biomedical Engineering Experts Discuss Failure of Carbon Fiber Fixation Device MATERIAL FAILURE Expert Case

…  fracture. At some point, the plate broke, and the coating material allegedly “melted” while inside of her. The plate was black in color …  the plate broke, the Plaintiff claimed to have had black material oozing out of her leg. When the plate was finally removed, it was …

Material Science Expert Witness Opines on Faulty Knee Implant MATERIAL FAILURE Expert Case

…  who suffered a serious orthopedic incident following a failure of a prosthetic knee system. The Plaintiff had the prosthetic knee for …  of adverse events regarding the fracture or failure of the same type of components that failed in this incident. It was …

Mechanical Engineering Expert Opines on Tree Stand Failure MATERIAL FAILURE Expert Case

This case involves a hunter who was seriously injured after a failed stitching on a tree stand caused him to fall from a tree. The stand in question was recently purchased from a sporting goods store, and had straps that served to secure it to the tree. A …

Scaffolding Collapse Kills Construction Worker MATERIAL FAILURE Expert Case

Scaffolding Collapse Kills Construction Worker

This case takes place in New York and involves a construction worker who was killed while working on a building facade. The defendant hired an outside corporation to install scaffolding equipment around the exterior of the building that the defendant wa …

Poor Footwear Design Results in Slip and Fall Injury MATERIAL FAILURE Expert Case

Poor Footwear Design Results in Slip and Fall Injury

This case involves the questionable design of a sneaker model – the plaintiff, located in Oregon, in the claim wore a pair of designer sneakers and sustained significant injury subsequent to a slip and fall incident while wearing the shoes in question. The …

Portable Stove Injures Woman on Fourth of July MATERIAL FAILURE Expert Case

Portable Stove Injures Woman on Fourth of July

This case involves a small explosion which took place at a family party. The plaintiff, a forty-three-year-old female, was preparing to make breakfast for her family, which were celebrating the Fourth of July at their lake house.  The female, a former che …