John A Williams, PhD, PE, CFEI, MBA, ASA Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: EPS, LLC
  • Phone: 574 247 6000
  • Fax: 574 277 3775
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Oil and Gas and Energy

Specialty Focus: Oil & Gas, Oil & Chemical Fires, Explosions, Chemical Release, Boiler Fires & Explosions, Chemical Accident Investigation, Coal Technologies, Appraiser - Machinery & Technical, Industrial Property Valuation, Oil Refining, Waste-to-Energy, Chemistry & Chemicals, Biofuels, Energy

Education: PhD, Dept. of Chemical and Fuels Engineering, University of Utah; MS, Dept. of Chemical and Fuels Engineering, University of Utah; BS, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Delaware; MBA, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago

Years in Practice: 37

Additional Information

Dr. Williams performs technology assessments, forensic investigations, and financial valuation services for explosions, fires, chemical releases, industrial accidents, and equipment failures in oil & gas production, oil refining, power generation (boilers, steam, turbines, electricity production) energy systems (gas, oil, coal, renewables), chemicals, plastics, steel making, glass making, biotechnology (citric acid, succinic acid, enzymes, ethanol, butanol), and renewable energy (municipal and industrial waste to energy, biofuels, cellulose/cellulosics, gasification, wind) facilities. Recent Expert and Litigation Support services have included technology investigations, assessments, appraisals, licensing and dispute resolution; forensic investigation of explosions, fires, and equipment failures; valuation and appraisals in ad valorem taxation, depreciation, obsolescence, and determination of fair market value, intangible asset valuation, liquidated, and business interruption damages. Dr. Williams is an Accredited Senior Appraiser by the American Society of Appraisers. A licensed Professional Engineer, Dr. Williams has over 37 years of engineering experience and has led EPS a full-service engineering firm delivering engineering, procurement, and construction management services (EPCM). Dr. Williams operations experience began in 1977 as an equipment operator in the United Steelworkers union and his engineering experience has ranged from manufacturing operations, detailed design, failure analysis, troubleshooting, cost estimating, finance, and project and construction management. Dr. Williams has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and has been an Instructor for the AIChE since 1996. Dr. Williams is Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator (CFEI) by the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI) and an Accredited Senior Appraiser by the American Society of Appraisers (ASA).