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  • Company: Material Answers LLC
  • Phone: 617-378-1976

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Chemical Engineering and Failure Analysis

Keywords/Search Terms:

polymer, plastic, rubber, coating, materials, material science, material engineering, thermoplastic, thermoset, composite, design, manufacturing, adhesive, ink, automotive, medical device, aerospace, packaging, accident, defect


PhD Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota; MS Polymer Science, Case Western Reserve University; BS Chemical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University

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Additional Information

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 product designs in a broad range of applications, including: automotive components, consumer products, medical devices, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, coatings, prints, construction materials, and packaging. Numerous material systems have been assessed relative to long term stability, aging, degradation, and chemistry. Collaborative projects have encompassed evaluation of environmental and human health issues in addition to classical accident and defect analysis. Prior to founding Material Answers LLC, Dr. Scott has had both industrial and academic experience: Material Answers LLC, 2004 – present. President and Founder Bezin LLC, 2012 – present. President and Co-Founder Fusion Optix Inc., 2004 – 2006. Manager, Material Science Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, 2001 – 2004. Managing Engineer Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000 – 2001. Associate Professor, Department of Material Science and Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994 – 2000. Assistant Professor, Department of Material Science and Engineering Eastman Chemical Company, 1990 – 1994. Senior Engineer