Brett Pond, PhD, PE, CWI Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Pond Industries LLC
  • Phone: (402) 800-7755
  • Cell: (402) 850-9586
  • Website: www.pondind.com
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties:

Failure Analysis and Metallurgy

Specialty Focus:

Derailment Investigation, Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), Professional Engineer (PE), Forensic Metallurgy, Expert Witness, Railroad, AREMA Rail Testing, Mechanical Testing, Metallurgical Testing, Mechanical Engineering, Corrosion, API Fitness for Service (FFS) Evaluation

Education:

Doctor of Science - Mechanical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis; Master of Science - Mechanical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis; Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis; Bachelor of Arts - Biology, Washington University in St. Louis

Years in Practice:

14

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:

1

Additional Information

Brett has over 13 years of experience as a mechanical engineering and metallurgical consultant specializing in forensic metallurgy (failure analysis). He has a strong background in the rail industry, having participated in hundreds of derailment investigations and rail related failure analyses. Brett has earned international recognition for his failure analysis capabilities and has a wide range of experience, including: API Fitness for Service (FFS) Evaluations, field testing, mechanical/metallurgical laboratory management, legal expert witness services, and failure analysis for Rail, Food, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Medical, and Transportation industries. Brett obtained his Doctor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, has obtained Professional Engineering (PE) licensure in 48 states, and is an AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI). He is an active member of ASM International, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), American Welding Society (AWS), and the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association (AREMA) Rail committee. Please visit www.pondind.com for more information.