Aerospace Expert Witnesses

Aerospace expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on aerospace. The aerospace expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Aviation & Aerospace, Chemical Engineering, Engineering, Failure Analysis, and Safety.

Ronald Barrett

Barrett Aerospace Technologies

Lawrence, Kansas
Aviation & Aerospace, Engineering - Aerospace, Aviation, Engineering, Aircraft Design, Aerodynamics, Structures, Smart Structures, Stability and Control, Propulsion, UAV, UAM and UAS, Drone, Missile, Munition, Helicopter, Electric Flight, Flying Toys, Flight Testing, Aircraft Crashworthiness, Cost Analysis, Patents
I am a Full Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Kansas (KU) and Director of the Aircraft Design Laboratory (ADL). When not working for the university, I run a small business, Barrett Aerospace Technologies, which is typically centered on transitioning KU technologies to the commercial world. • Winner of the Discover Magazine Award for Aerospace and Aviation • Led more award winning American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Aircraft and Missile Design teams than any other in the world • Associate Fellow, AIAA • Listed by Stanford/Elsevier as one of the world’s top 2% most cited Technologists • Most cited member of the AIAA Aircraft Design Technical Committee • Published more than 400 professional works • Holder of 20 patents • Worked on projects for all of the branches of the US DoD, NASA, NSF, DARPA, all major US aerospace corporations and many minor. I have worked in many corners of aerospace technology from flight test engineer to USAF weap...

Michael R. Henderson

XL Aviation

Aviation & Aerospace, Engineering - Aircraft Accident, Aircraft Incident, Aircraft Crash, Plane Crash, Aviation Safety, General Aviation, GA, Aviation, Flight, FAA, NTSB, FSDO, AOPA, Pilot Training, Flight School, Aircraft Maintenance, Crash Forensics, Aircraft Safety, Cessna, Cirrus, Bonanza, Piper, Beechcraft, Champion, Extra, Pitts
Current Flight School & Aircraft Lease Business Owner, Physicist with over 50 years of critical problem solving experience providing General Aviation Aircraft and Pilot Training. Expert in determining the critical factors that determine all manner of aviation outcomes connecting pilot capability, training, emotional fitness, state of being and the relevant relationships between pilot, machine and environment. Inventor and builder of key technologies. Sought technical resource focused on FAA requirements, historical trends, aircraft capabilities as well as current pilot training and behavior characteristics relevant to critical performance cause and effect. Skilled and experienced in critical state of the art problem solving techniques developed for and used by NASA, Boeing, IBM, Intel, Apple and Others.....Expert Pilot & Physicist. Cause and Effect Master, Clear and Concise Reporting. Most recent cases: Desiree Horton v OCFA et al

Chris Scott, PhD

Material Answers LLC

Weston, Massachusetts
Chemical Engineering, Failure Analysis - polymer, plastic, rubber, coating, materials, material science, material engineering, thermoplastic, thermoset, composite, design, manufacturing, adhesive, ink, automotive, medical device, aerospace, packaging, accident, defect
Dr. Chris E. Scott is President of Material Answers LLC. He specializes in material structure, properties, and processing. His work emphasizes thermoplastics, thermosets, blends, composites, and multicomponent formulations. He has extensive experience with manufacturing, product development, product design, and failure analysis. Systems investigated include plastics, composites, coatings, paints, adhesives, rubbers, fibers, suspensions, emulsions, and pastes. In particular, Dr. Scott has published extensively on the topics of polymer processing and structure relationships, compounding and mixing in multiphase polymer systems, and structure and morphology development during polymer processing. He is the inventor on 11 U.S. patents, author of more than 30 articles in peer reviewed journals, author of 40 conference proceedings, and has presented more than 50 seminars to industry and government organizations. Dr. Scott has conducted failure analysis investigations and developed p...

D.R. Foster, PhD, PE

Expert Welding Engineering and Inspection

Swedesboro, New Jersey
Failure Analysis, Safety - Welding Engineering, Weld Failures, Welding Design, Industrial Safety, 3D Printing of Metals, Welding, Welding Safety, Inspection, Welding Metallurgy, Welding Defects, Torch cutting, Forensics, Codes Compliance, Non-Destructive Testing, Manufacturing, Marine, Navy, Aerospace, Military, ASME, AWS
Dr. D.R. Foster is the Principal Engineer at Expert Welding Engineering and Inspection, where he focuses on welding engineering consulting, inspection, and the training of engineers and technicians. Dr. Foster is an expert in regard to the design, manufacture, testing, and safety associated with welded structures. In addition to Dr. Foster’s significant experience in the field of welding engineering in both academia and industry, Dr. Foster possesses a BS, MS, and PhD in Welding Engineering. Strongly dedicated to his craft, Dr. Foster has earned multiple certifications related to fields of welding engineering and inspection. These certifications include Certified Welder (CW), Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), Certified Welding Supervisor (CWS), Certified NDT Level III Inspector (NDT III) and Licensed Professional Engineer (PE), all of which have prepared Dr. Foster exceptionally well to properly analyze failures and other welding problems that are the subject of litigation. Dr. F...