Joseph Quinn, M.S., P.E. Expert Witness
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General Specialties: Failure Analysis and Metallurgy

Specialty Focus: Automobile Components, Aircraft/Aerospace Components, Fasteners, Equipment & Machinery, Handheld Tools, Fire Sprinkler Systems, Household Appliances & Consumer Products, Plumbing Pipe & Valve Leaks, Fracture Surface Analysis, Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Corrosion/Environmental interaction

Education: Master of Science, Materials Engineering, California State University; Bachelor of Science, Materials Science and Engineering; Add'l. Cert. - Ferrous Physical Metallurgy, University of Pittsburgh, Swanson School of Engineering; Associate of Applied Science, Engineering Technology, Westmoreland County College

Years in Practice: 13

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 3


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Joseph Quinn, M.S., P.E., is a Forensic Metallurgy and Metallurgical Engineering consultant. Mr. Quinn is a Registered Professional Engineer in 5 states and has provided over 1,000 Failure Analysis investigations on metallic and non-metallic (glass, plastic, rubber, and composite) materials or products. Mr. Quinn provides metallurgical and materials consultation, expert witness testimony, and forensic failure analysis for civil litigation with retentions by defendants and plaintiffs. He has received awards in the International Metallographic Contest and has conducted several presentations on metallurgical engineering and failure analysis subjects at universities, ASM meetings, and industry events. He has taught metallurgical engineering course topics in Principals and Applications of Steel Alloy Design at the University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering. He was awarded outstanding graduate, presidents’ list, graduate with distinction, and high honors; his education was focused in failure analysis, mechanical behavior of materials, corrosion and degradation, and physical metallurgy. • Product failures involved in water loss, fire & explosions, accidents, as well as other forensic investigations. • Material failures due to abuse/misuse, application, design, environment, fabrication, installation, maintenance, manufacturing, and processing. • Fracture analysis of Metals, Plastics and Glass • Corrosion & environmental degradation/interaction of materials • Mechanical behavior of materials • Fasteners (bolts, rivets, threaded components) • Fire Sprinkler System Components • Weld, Braze, and Solder failures • Plumbing Pipe & Valves • Automobile & Transportation components • Aircraft components • CPVC Pipe and Fittings • Household Appliances and Consumer Products • Construction Materials & Equipment • Heavy Machinery & Equipment • Pipelines & Process Piping • Electrical Connectors & Devices • Handheld Tools