MATERIALS SCIENCE EXPERT WITNESSES

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-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-008805
President and CEO of company which specializes in identifying areas prone to slip and fall accidents. He entered the field of slip and fall accident prevention as a participant in the development of a chemical compound. This chemical compound known as Anti Slip Solution would prevent slip & fall accidents when applied to the surface. He currently consults with clients nationwide regarding slip and fall prevention, slip and fall safety programs and maintenance protocol. ...
Expert Witness: E-081931
This expert is currently the president of a wood products consulting company in New York. He has a PhD in Wood Science and Engineering from Colorado State University and has authored hundreds of publications in the wood science space. He was manger of Engineering Research and Development for the Western Wood Products Association (WWPA) and taught at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Department of Forest Products. His 35 years of experience brings a ...
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-040585
This expert has a wide ranging expertise in organic chemistry, polymers, and materials science. He earned his doctorate at the California Institute of Technology and gained post-graduate experience at AT&T Bell Laboratories. His current research includes the synthesis, physical characterization, and application of dendritic and hyperbranched polymers and materials for marine applications, such as repellents for sharks and dolphins, sea lamprey control agents, and ...
Expert Witness: E-075267
This renowned expert is currently the Chair of the department of Family and Geriatric Medicine for a major university in Kentucky, where she also works as a Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Bioengineering, Epidemiology & Population Health, and Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences. The expert specializes in human papillomavirus and its associated diseases, as well as colposcopy. She acted as the Principal Investigator of the clinical trials for leading HPV ...
Expert Witness: E-073602
This biomedical engineer specializes in materials science and biomechanics. He earned his B.S. and Ph.D. from New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he also served as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist overseeing the development and execution of experiments measuring neuronal activity after traumatic brain injuries. The expert is now an Adjunct Professor in Biomedical Engineering departments at two New Jersey higher education institutions.

MATERIALS SCIENCE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Movie Set Collapses Permanently Injuring High-Profile Actor MATERIALS SCIENCE Expert Case

Movie Set Collapses Permanently Injuring High-Profile Actor

This case involves the injury of a high-profile actor on the set of a movie being filmed in Los Angeles. Part of the set included a balcony of a house. The balcony had wooden balusters that were 3ft in height surrounding the entirety of the balcony area. …

Chemical Plant Workers Fall From Unsafe Catwalk MATERIALS SCIENCE Expert Case

Chemical Plant Workers Fall From Unsafe Catwalk

This case involves two workers who fatally fell from scaffolding at a chemical plant after the catwalk collapsed. The scaffolding at this plant was made out of zinc and located near tanks that emitted hydrogen sulfide. An expert in corrosion engineeri …

Boy Paralyzed After Dive Into Artificial Pond MATERIALS SCIENCE Expert Case

Boy Paralyzed After Dive Into Artificial Pond

This case involves a boy who was rendered paralyzed from the waist down when he dove into a man-made pond and struck his head causing a spinal cord injury. The bottom of the pond was all soft sand. The boy dove from a dock in the middle of the pond wit …

Lithium-Ion E-Cigarette Battery Explodes, Causes Severe Burns MATERIALS SCIENCE Expert Case

Lithium-Ion E-Cigarette Battery Explodes, Causes Severe Burns

This case involves a woman in South Carolina who suffered severe burns on her leg when an e-cigarette lithium battery exploded. The woman had recently purchased a new battery for her electronic cigarette, which was marketed and sold specifically as an appr …

Metallurgy Expert Evaluates Factory Piping Rupture MATERIALS SCIENCE 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 …

Antiques Expert Witness Opines on Illegal Material Trading MATERIALS SCIENCE Expert Case

This case involves the sale of an antique statue in Montana that was allegedly made from walrus ivory. At the time of the sale, the state in which the statue was sold had recently changed the laws banning the sale of ivory items to be inclusive of all fo …

E-Cigarette Explosion Causes Devastating Facial Injuries MATERIALS SCIENCE Expert Case

E-Cigarette Explosion Causes Devastating Facial Injuries

This case involves a young man in Nevada who was seriously injured when an electronic cigarette he was using exploded in his face. At the time of the incident in question, the man was driving to work while using the e-cigarette, which had been purchased o …

Coefficient of Friction Testing Reveals Dangerous Conditions After Serious Fall MATERIALS SCIENCE Expert Case

This case involves a slip and fall on a stairway that had been built out of slate. The original stairway made use of textured strips to provide additional traction for pedestrians using the stairway, however these had been removed during renovations under …