Jahan Rasty, PhD, PE, MBA Expert Witness

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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Engineering and Metallurgy

Specialty Focus: Failure Analysis, Accident Reconstruction, Slip, Trip & Fall, Products Liability, Human Factors, Intellectual Property, Forensic Science, Fire, Equipment & Machinery, Electricity, Biomechanics, Premises Liability

Education: MBA, 1999, Texas Tech University; PhD, 1987, Louisiana State University; BS, MS 1981/1984, Louisiana State University

Years in Practice: 28

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 25


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Jahan Rasty, PhD, PE, MBA is a tenured full professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas Tech University (since 1988) where he also serves as the Director of newly established post-graduate Forensic Engineering Certificate Program, as well as the director of Materials Performance Characterization and Failure Analysis Laboratory. Dr. Rasty is also the founding president of Real-World Forensic Engineering, LLC, which is a boutique-style engineering consulting firm. He is an experienced engineering expert and has successfully testified in more than 250 cases and has conducted over 1,000 engineering investigations in the areas of consumer products and industrial machinery failures involving design, manufacturing and marketing defect issues. Professor Rasty is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas, and holds various forensic certifications in the fields of fire and explosion investigation (CFEI, CFII), as well as vehicle Crash Data Retrieval (CDR). He received his BS, MS and PhD degrees from Louisiana State University (LSU-Baton Rouge campus) and his MBA degree from Texas Tech University.