Machinery Expert Witnesses

Machinery 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 machinery. The machinery expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Construction, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Engineering, Equipment & Machinery, Maritime, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy, Oil and Gas, Plumbing, Products Liability, and Safety.

Nikhil K Kar, Ph.D., P.E. Kars' Advanced Materials, Inc.

Anaheim, California
Metallurgy, Mechanical Engineering - Materials Science, Composite Materials, Fractography, Fractures, Weld Failures, Failure Analysis, Product, machinery, and equipment failures
Nikhil’s expertise is in fields of mechanical engineering, materials science, metallurgy, failure analysis, mechanical/materials behavior, laboratory testing, contamination analysis and equipment function to determine cause(s) of failure. He is involved in various consulting projects including implant failures, product failures, automotive component failures and patent infringement matters. When time permits, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses for the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California as an adjunct assistant professor of engineering practice. He has qualified as an expert witness in both State and Federal Court.

Janine McCartney, Ph.D, MBA, CSP, CHST HHC Safety Engineering Services, Inc.//HHC Safety Consulting Services, Corp.

Wilmington, Delaware
Safety, Oil and Gas - Oil & Gas, Pipeline, Electrical, Safety Engineering, Arc Flash/NFPA 70E, OSHA, Accident Investigation, Falls, Equipment, Machinery, Accident Reconstruction, Construction, Industrial Plants, Worker's Compensation, Safety Inspection, Safety Management, Training, Employee, Workplace Safety, Toxic Tort.
Dr. Janine McCartney is a Safety Engineer with designation as a Certified Safety Professional, Construction Safety and Health Technician, Registered Professional Industrial Hygienist, and Certified Safety Instructor (Master's Level). Dr. McCartney has held Management safety positions and a Safety Officer II position with OSHA Consultation. She worked for 11 years in the oil & gas industry and pipeline industry on large multi-state pipeline construction projects and as an exploration geologist (onshore and offshore). Dr. McCartney has taught for Texas A&M-Texas Engineering Extension as Adjunct Faculty and teaches the OSHA 10 and 30 hour General Industry and Construction courses for OTI. Her career spans 40 years. Please see her two podcasts on AM Best about Ghostwriting: What an Expert should never allow and Wrongful Expert Designations: What Claims Examiners should know-April 2022. Awards: 2022-2017 AM Best Service Provider, Editorial Staff of Science of the Total Environment, He...

Gary L Blank, PhD, PE Engineering Update Institute

Campton Hills, Illinois
Electrical Engineering, Electronics - Control Systems, Motors, Power Systems, Intellectual Property, Instrumentation, Patent Infringement, Process Control, Power Electronics, Statistics, Signal Processing, Communications, Expert Witness, Machinery, Brushless DC Motors, Avionics.
Dr. Blank was elected President of IEEE-USA in 2014 by the 200,000 members of IEEE-USA. As President, he traveled to Canada, Europe, South America, and nationwide (including Capitol Hill) representing and pursuing the interests of the members. Dr. Blank has 40+ years of experience in the design, construction, and manufacture of electrical/electronic control and instrumentation systems. Many of these systems involved the control of motors, electronic devices, both ground and airborne vehicles, signal processing, machinery, and communication. During his term of office as President of IEEE-USA, • he was invited to the U.S. State Department (John Kerry, Secretary of State) to render his opinions on a variety of topics including Standards and Patents, • he submitted comments to the USA President’s Office of Science and Technology as input to a proposed U.S. Strategy for American Innovation on ways the Administration could help technology companies’ programs, • he was contacted by phon...

Neal A. Growney, PE Neal A. Growney & Assoc., LLC

Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Products Liability, Equipment & Machinery - Machine guarding: metalworking, woodworking, food, plastic and rubber, machinery: saws, press-brakes, oxy-acetylene torches, CNC machining, grinders, buffers, mills; printing presses; power tools; ladders; material handling: conveyors, forklifts, truck loading, palletizers; construction machinery.
Rubber/plastic mills, calendars and Banbury style mixers, 2 and 3-roll mills, extruders; vertical post mixers, blenders, power presses, hand tools, drill presses, doors and gates, railings, hoists, lifts, shaker screens, bucket elevators, scrap grinders, V-belt & chain drives, jacks, compressed gas containers, compressors, wire rope, log splitters, lawn mowers, packaging machinery, commercial & industrial washing machines and ironers, racks, flatbed truck unloading, exercise machines, personal protective equipment, strut, warnings, instructions, manuals, training, OSHA, ANSI, ASTM,NFPA, MSHA, BOCA, DOT drivers' logs.

John M Walker, CEng,CMarEng,FIMarEST, SAMS AMS AqualisBraemar LOC Group

New York, New York
Maritime, Engineering - Marine,Ship,Shipyard,Ship building,ship repair, maintenance,Yacht,super yacht,engine,Boilers,Turbines,Bunkers,Salvage,Hull,Machinery,Cruise Ship,Maritime,accident investigation, root cause,fuel,lubricants,failure analysis,ISM,SOLAS,USCG,tug,barge,classification society,marine diesel, azipod
Has acted as an expert for shipowners, engine/equipment manufacturers and insurance Underwriters in high profile marine and energy casualties, both in the United States and worldwide. Prominent speaker at marine industry events. Course lecturer marine casualty and salvage. • Experienced hands-on Marine Engineer and Chartered Engineer(CEng), Surveyor and Consultant with 27 years in the marine industry • Project management, fleet maintenance, and new construction; cruise ships, mega-yachts and refrigerated cargo ships • Design and construction planning of marine power plants and propulsion systems • Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (FIMarEST) SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE: • Cruise ships and superyachts; new building and repair management • Marine Casualty Investigation • Root cause analysis of major incidents and failures • Diesel-electric and azipod propulsion • Gas turbines propulsion, large crosshead type, medium, and high-speed diesel engines • ...

Dennis W. Eckstine Eckstine & Associates, Inc.

Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
Construction, Equipment & Machinery - Construction Vehicles, Construction Equipment, Cranes, Forklifts, Aerial Lifts, Construction Accidents, Accident Reconstruction, Electrocution, Machinery, OSHA, Safety, Slips, Trips & Falls, Cranes, Aerial Lifts, Fork lifts
Eckstine & Associates, Inc. (E & A) provides litigation support, safety consulting, safety training, and engineering consulting services relating to safe and design of cranes, aerial work platforms, lifts and other construction, industrial, and agricultural equipment. Our expertise regarding lifting equipment is unparalleled.

Daniel R Robles, PE, MBA Community Engineering Services, PLLC

EDMONDS, Washington
Mechanical Engineering, Plumbing - inspection, construction, building, envelope, aviation, feasibility, epoxy, liner, failures, Aquatherm, PPR, PEX, blockchain, risk, machinery, insurance, repiping, CPVC piping failures, defect
Dan Robles has 35 years of practical engineering experience across the aerospace, building construction, and technology  industries. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters degree in International Business Administration. Dan serves as an Expert Witness at the intersection of engineering, business, and standard of care.  His technical specialties include plumbing systems, building envelope, mechanical failures, defects, investigations and report writing.  Dan is a registered engineer in California and Washington. Mr. Robles started his career working as a mechanical fabricator and designer while attending engineering school.  After graduating, he was hired by the Northrop Corporation developing composite structures for military aircraft.  He then joined Hughes Aircraft Space and Communication Systems, where he designed precision mechanisms for satellite ejection (from an orbiting vehicle).  Next, he was employed at Rockwell International where he ser...

Mark R Webster, PE, MSME, MBA Webster Engineering, LLC

Hubertus, Wisconsin
Mechanical Engineering, Equipment & Machinery - Conveyors, Elevators, Material Lifts Industrial Controls, Dynamic Analysis, Animations, Forensic Engineering, Intellectual Property, Freight Lifts, ASME Safety Standards, Failure Analysis, Hydraulics, Manufacturing, Products Liability, Lifting Systems, Material Handling, Machinery, Patents
Licensed Professional Engineer with more than 30 years of experience with conveyors, and a wide range of industrial machinery and control systems. conveyor systems, material handling systems, elevators, material lifts, vertical conveyors, shopping cart conveyors (adjacent to escalators), automated car parking systems, custom engineered machinery and systems. Board Certified Forensic Engineer. Chair of ASME B20.1 Safety Standards for Conveyors and Related Equipment, Member of ASME Board on Safety Codes and Standards, member of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. Engineering specialties include machine design, dynamic system analysis and animation (multi-body physics, motion analysis), hydraulic lifts and systems, heavy mechanical drives for lifting and other material handling applications, finite element analysis. Very active in ASME safety codes and standards.