MATERIALS ENGINEERING 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-172750
This expert is a full professor of Mechanical Engineering at a prominent university in the Western US. He received his PhD in Welding and Materials Engineering from The Ohio State University. Prior to joining academia, he worked as a research assistant at Edison Welding Institute and as a materials engineer at Westinghouse-Power Generation. His research interests are in the area of materials joining, materials characterization, and the relationships between ...
Expert Witness: E-120788
This expert has significant experience in the development of new products and new test methods for their evaluation, including emerging nano and bio technology based products for healthcare, body protection, space exploration, etc. applications. His research contributions cover the areas of objective evaluation of subjective properties, the study of structure-property relationships, and process/product optimization. He completed his BS and MS in Textile Technology at the ...
Expert Witness: E-044730
This expert has over 20 years of expertise in materials consulting and forensic engineering work. He received a bachelor's in manufacturing engineering from Brunel University of West London. He continued on at Brunel to earn his PhD in metallurgy. A licensed metallurgical engineer, he is a member of the American Society of Testing & Materials and the American Society of Materials International. He served as a senior metallurgical engineer at Testing Engineers INC. and a ...
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-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-022511
This highly qualified expert has been in the beverage packaging industry for 15+ years where she has specialized in failure analysis of defective packaging. She has both a BA and MA in Engineering, Polymer/Macromolecular Science from Case Western University and serves as Packaging Committee Chair for the International Society of Beverage Technologists She formerly served as a Senior Packaging Engineer for Dr Pepper Snapple group where her primary responsibility was the ...
Expert Witness: E-491221
This highly-qualified expert has extensive experience in the field of biomaterials and biomedical engineering. He earned an MS in mechanical engineering at the University of Palermo in Italy, an MS in biomedical engineering from Imperial College London, and his PhD in biomechanics and tissue engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. He also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in tissue engineering, biomechanics, and biomaterials at the University of Palermo. This ...

MATERIALS ENGINEERING EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Chemical Plant Workers Fall From Unsafe Catwalk MATERIALS ENGINEERING Expert Case

Chemical Plant Workers Fall From Unsafe Catwalk

…  that emitted hydrogen sulfide. An expert in corrosion engineering was sought to discuss corrosion hazards associated with wastewater …

Defective Material Casting Linked to Catastrophic Failure of Power Tool MATERIALS ENGINEERING Expert Case

This case involves a man who suffered serious injuries when an angle grinder exploded while he was using it to remove a seized bolt. The grinder was equipped with a metallic safety cover that shattered when the grinding wheel exploded, sending metal fragme …

Metallurgy Expert Evaluates Factory Piping Rupture MATERIALS ENGINEERING Expert Case

Metallurgy Expert Evaluates Factory Piping Rupture

This case involves piping in a large confectionery factory in Arkansas that suddenly burst while in use. The piping in question was used to transport water for use at various points in the company’s production line, and had been installed relatively recent …

Lithium Ion Battery Expert Opines on Spontaneous Cell Phone Battery Explosion MATERIALS ENGINEERING Expert Case

This case involves an individual who was burned when the lithium-ion battery contained within his smartphone spontaneously exploded while the plaintiff was on a call. The phone had been purchased within a year of its initial release, and was representativ …

Structural Engineering Expert Witness Opines on Bridge Construction Dispute MATERIALS ENGINEERING Expert Case

…  practices. Dr. Hartman graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1965 and a Master of Science degree in 1966 with a focus on …  discussions with contractors and past review of reference materials as opposed to specific research regarding the proper methodology for …

Metallurgy Expert Witness Testifies on Helicopter Crash MATERIALS ENGINEERING Expert Case

Metallurgy Expert Witness Testifies on Helicopter Crash

…  Van Iderstine were employees of McSwain, a Florida-based engineering consulting firm, and have previous experience as metallurgy expert …  Robertson-Armstrong’s counsel, the company specialized in “materials engineering, mechanical engineering, and forensic chemistry” and had …