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This page contains mechanical engineering expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on mechanical engineering and related issues. Mechanical engineering expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts. The issues and subjects these mechanical engineering expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Mechanical Engineering, Failure Analysis, Electrical Engineering, Forensic Engineering, Construction, Plumbing, Products Liability, Hvac, Manufacturing, Premises Liability, Slip Trip & Fall, Construction Defects, Explosions, Fire Protection, and Industrial Accidents.

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David Smith, MS, MBA, PE, CSP Alpine Engineering and Design, Inc.

Intellectual Property, Mechanical Engineering - Patents, intellectual property, aerial lift, boom lift, scissor lift, manufacturing equipment, agricultural equipment, oil and gas equipment, refuse equipment, garbage trucks, trailers, conveyors, exercise equipment, safety, consumer products, chairs, seating, furniture.
Experienced mechanical engineer (MS, PE) with six issued patents and multiple patents pending. Award winning inventor. Vice President of Alpine Engineering and Design, Inc., a mechanical engineering consulting company with clients around the United States ranging from individual inventors to Fortune 500 companies. Worked on the development of multiple successful products including among other things: aerial lifts, garbage trucks, trailers, exercise equipment and manufacturing equipment. Graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. Completed a master's of science degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA with an emphasis in product development. Licensed professional engineer (PE) and a certified safety professional in comprehensive practice (CSP). Certified trainer for boom lifts, scissor lifts, rough terrain and counterbalanced forklifts. Over 10 years experience in product development, patents, safe equipment design, and design safety reviews. Exper...

Lamar T. Hawkins, PE, JD PEG, Inc.

Birmingham, Alabama
Engineering, Premises Liability - Civil Engineering, Fall Protection, Construction, Analysis, Industrial Safety including OSHA and NFPA. See www.peginc.biz for Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geo technical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering.
PEG, Inc. offers consultation and expert testimony in many specialized areas, such as the following: Accident Reconstruction & Investigations Building Codes Concrete Failures Construction & Environmental Construction Equipment Accidents Construction Safety & Related Codes Cooling Towers & Hydraulics Electrical Engineering Excavation, Blasting & Trenching Exhibit Reconstruction & Investigations Fall Protection Highway & Transportation Problems Mechanical Engineering Metallurgy & Welding / Failure Studies OSHA Issues Paints, Coatings & Lead Abatement Premise Liability Product Failure & Liability Issues Safety Issues (Construction, Industrial & Product) Slips, Trips & Falls Software Engineering Studies Structural Steel & Building Failure Studies

Timothy C Behrens, PE, DFE, CFI, CFEI, CVFI EFI Global, Inc.

Tolleson, Arizona
Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering - Accident Reconstruction, Failure Analysis, Fire, Explosions, Plumbing, Premises Liability, Slip-Trip & Fall, Bicycle, Motorcycle, Products Liability, Transportation, Recreational Vehicles, Heavy Equipment, Industrial Equipment & Machinery
Mr. Behrens has over 38 years of experience in mechanical engineering, with the last 34 years primarily devoted to failure analysis and forensic engineering. His forensic engineering practice is diverse and has included conducting over a thousand engineering investigations involving a wide range of fires, explosions, accidents, and product failures. Mr. Behrens has conducted hundreds of full-scale vehicle crash, fire and component-level tests, which has provided a practical basis for his extensive knowledge and expertise in the analysis of automotive fires, failures and accidents. Mr. Behrens also has expertise in fire and failure analysis involving appliances, plumbing systems, fire sprinkler systems, HVAC, and commercial/industrial equipment. In addition, Mr. Behrens provides engineering expert evaluations for slip/trip & fall accidents and premises liability issues. He also has some experience in the investigation of water intrusion, foundation and roof damage on commerci...

Al Rose, P.E. Arizona Forensic Engineering Investigations, PLC

Tucson, Arizona
Mechanical Engineering, Plumbing - Pipe Failure Expert, Pipeline Failure, Pipe Failure Analysis, Pipe Failures, Pipeline Failures, Pipe Expert
*500+ forensic engineering cases, $100 Million+ in cases involving nearly every kind of pipe and tubing found in residential, commercial, and industrial applications * Designed piping in every state in the U.S for large chemical, petroleum, and wastewater plants * 30 years’ experience in design and failure analysis of pipes * Performed thousands of computer simulations and stress analyses *Led dozens of successful R&D Projects involving piping components *Installed commercial and residential pipe *Top-Level Customer Service and Response Mr. Rose is an industry expert in pipe failure analysis, possessing a rich background in design, failure analysis, material science, expert testimony, and investigative skills. He is proficient in forensic modeling, having performed thousands of computer simulations and stress analyses. He has lectured at universities and provided continuing education, possessing the ability to explain complex matters in simple terms to students, juries and arbitra...

Justin Hall, MAS, PE Hall Engineering Group, Ltd

Little Rock, Arkansas
Structural Engineering, Construction Defects - Civil Engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering, construction, construction fault, forensic engineering, structural failure, structural inspection. Licensed in AR, TX, OK & MO.
Expert consultant/witness in over 50 cases with trial experience across the South including AR, MO, OK, TX, TN, LA and MS. Justin Hall, PE is a licensed professional engineer providing a broad range of services in civil/structural engineering to insurance companies and law firms, construction, energy, mining, and technology, engineering and architectural firms, governmental and educational institutions, property owners, builders and individuals. With over 18 years of experience in engineering and forensic consulting, structural design, construction project management, international codes and research, Justin Hall, PE has provided clients with structural analysis and design, condition assessment, damage investigations, failure analysis, construction consulting & management, and expert testimony. States include Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi. SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE - Civil/Structural Engineering & Construction Forensics — Exper...

John H Hamilton, MSME PE

MOUNTAINBURG, Arkansas
Mechanical Engineering, Safety - Guarding, plastics processing equipment, lockout-tagout (LOTO), intellectual property, Industrial accidents, agricultural accidents, on product warnings, machine design, pumping-piping systems,
Mr. Hamilton, is a professional engineer and a full-time faculty member of the University of Arkansas. In this this faculty position he is responsible for teaching undergraduate mechanical engineering courses. Previously Mr. Hamilton worked as a full-time consulting engineer assisting professionals in both industry and the legal community by serving as a consultant and as an expert witness. As an expert, Mr. Hamilton has evaluated hundreds of consumer, industrial and agricultural incidents related to safety, machine guarding and mechanical engineering. He has worked in industry as a manufacturing and plant engineer and has been responsible for the safety of an industrial plant with over 300 employees, where he designed guards and worked extensively with plastic injection molding machines amongst many other industrial safety responsibilities. Mr. Hamilton is devoted to educating the next generation of engineers. He has developed and teaches a senior level Mechanical Engineering co...

MARTIN M BALABAN, PhD, PE AR TECH

Encino, California
Accident Reconstruction, Premises Liability - Biomechanics, Building Codes, Construction & Industrial Accidents, Failure Analysis, Human Factors, Mechanical Engineering, OSHA, Products Liability, Safety, Slip Trip & Fall, Vehicle collisions
Vehicular:
 all vehicle types, multi-vehicle, bicycles, pedestrians, skidmark analysis. damage-matching, occupant biomechanics. visibility & line-of-sight analysis, traffic signal phasing, vehicular component defects, seatbelts. Premises Liability: Code Compliance, Slip, trip, floor friction testing, stairway & ramp accidents, glass injuries, guardrails; illumination issues; manual & electronic gates, door closing mechanisms, falling objects, structural failures. Occupancies include single- and multi-family residences, retail stores, office buildings, garages, sidewalks, parks and other public access. Industrial & Construction accidents: Walking-working surfaces including ramps, hoisting & conveying, powered lifts, work platforms, forklifts, construction vehicles, materials handling & storage, machine guarding, ladders, scaffolding, trenching & shoring, Cal-OSHA compliance, lockout/tagout, IIPP analysis, human factors & ergonomics issues. Products Liability: Liability regard...

Jose J. Granda, PhD, PE Cadsim Engineering

Sacramento, California
Accident Reconstruction, Engineering - Mechanical Engineering, Auto Accidents, Accident Biomechanics, Occupational Accidents, Failure Analysis, Computer Simulation, Finite Element Modeling (FEA), Motorcycle Accidents, Truck Accidents, Human Factors, Work Place Accidents, Vehicle Dynamics, Heavy Vehicles
Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the California State University in Sacramento, CA with 35+ yrs. experience. Professional Registered Mechanical Engineer (PE License, CA). An expert in accident reconstruction using computer simulations of accidents involving vehicles, trucks, motorcycles, biomechanics, occupational, workplace, failure analysis impact forces & industrial accidents. EDR (Event Data Recorder) analysis, patents. EW Experience: Written reports, depositions & trial experience. Specialized training: Vehicle Dynamics and Design, Vehicle Safety & Crash Reconstruction, Accident Biomechanics, Finite Element Modeling in Computer Aided Design, Advanced Mechanical Design and Failure Analysis, CSUS. Motorcycle Accident reconstruction, Northwestern University; EDR Certification, Tech 1, Tech II, EDR Analysis Certification, Collision Safety Institute; Applying Automotive EDR Data to Traffic Crash Reconstruction, SAE Society of Automotive Engineers International; Expert wit...

Michael Onazi, MS, PE Principal Engineer, Mazi Energy Consulting LLC

Pasadena, California
Engineering, Energy - Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Oil and Gas, Failure Analysis, Thermal Engineering, Fluid Systems, Pipeline Engineering, Process Engineering, Storage Engineering, Integrity Engineering, Investigation
Mr. Michael is a multi-disciplinary engineer with experience in the energy industry, he holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering, and an MS degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Southern California. He is also a Licensed Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering.

T. Kim Parnell, PhD, PE Parnell Engineering & Consulting (PEC)

Sunnyvale, California
Medical Devices, Intellectual Property - Mechanical Engineering, Forensic, Medical Device, Nitinol, Biomedical, Patent,IP, Consumer Products, Failure Analysis,Fracture,Fatigue, Truck Rollover, Crashworthiness, Finite Element, FEA, Reliability, Cell Phone,MDL,Mesh,IVC, Composite,Piping,Equipment,Machinery,Food Processing,Personal Injury
T. Kim Parnell, PhD, PE is Principal & Founder of Parnell Engineering & Consulting (PEC). Dr. Parnell holds PhD and MSME degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, a BES from Georgia Tech, and is a registered Professional Mechanical Engineer (PE) in the State of California. He is an ASME Fellow, an IEEE Senior Member, and a Member of ASM and SAE. Dr. Parnell is Past-Chair of the IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section (IEEE-SCV) (over 12,000 members) and Past-Chair/Board Member of the IEEE Consultants' Network of Silicon Valley (IEEE-CNSV). Dr.Parnell is an experienced Expert Witness, has provided testimony in both trial and deposition, and has authored numerous expert reports and IPR declarations. He has worked extensively as an expert in medical devices, patents, product failure, product liability, and personal injury. Dr. Parnell has been retained in medical device litigation cases that are in the news and adjudicated in MDLs.  Products include IVC Filters (Inferio...

Michael D Haughey, P.E. Silvertip Integrated Engineering Consultants

Westminster, Colorado
HVAC, Plumbing - Engineering-Mechanical, Fire Protection, Energy Conservation, Sustainability, Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation, Heating, Cooling, Air Conditioning, Fire Sprinklers, Colorado PE, Utah PE, Wyoming PE, New Mexico PE
Professional Engineer: Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico. Mechanical Engineer, 46 years HVAC, Plumbing, & Fire Protection engineering design, facilities engineering, energy analysis, systems commissioning, troubleshooting, expert witness 7 projects, expert witness subconsultant 49+ projects, and sustainability consulting. Presented over 54 seminars to organizations in the HVAC field. Past President and current Director Rocky Mountain Chapter ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers); Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Board of Directors and Secretary; US Green Building Council (USGBC) - Colorado Board of Directors, Programs Coordinator, and Greenbuild 2006 Host Committee Chair. 28 year member of Toastmasters; Member Colorado Earthquake Hazard Mitigation Council; Past member: AIA Colorado Committee on the Environment, AEE, RMAEE. Keynote Speaker for the Rocky Mountain Chapter ASHRAE 2004 Annual Tech Conference.

Curt M Freedman, PE, CEM, CEA, LEED AP CMF Engineering Inc

Connecticut
Mechanical Engineering, HVAC - HVAC, Carbon-monoxide incidents, HVAC design, Winter Freeze-ups, Pipe failures, Industrial accidents, Appliance malfunctions, Fire sprinkler system malfunctions, Solar panel failures, Electrical equipment failures, Building assessments, Wind/flood damage, Fork lift/machine accident evaluations
Provide professional engineering consulting services for the residential, commercial, and industrial sector. Design, engineer, and construct HVAC systems, plumbing systems, and utility conservation products; boiler and chiller design. Evaluate building mechanical and structural infrastructure. Provide forensic engineering services for attorneys and the insurance industry. Advocate for utility conservation and more equitable electric, natural gas, water, and sewer tariffs. STATES OF ENGINEERING REGISTRATION Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Energy Auditor (CEA), The Association of Energy Engineers. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED® AP), U.S. Green Building Council. Tau Beta Pi (τβπ) ~ Engineering honor society. PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFILIATIONS: ~ Association of Energy Engineers (AEE); ~ The ...

Kristopher J. Seluga, M.S., PE Technology Associates, LLC

Stamford, Connecticut
Accident Reconstruction, Products Liability - Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics, Automotive, Construction, Engineering, Failure Analysis, Forensic Science, Human Factors, Motorcycle, Premises Liability, Safety, Slip Trip & Fall
Our staff of experienced engineers are ready to apply established scientific and engineering knowledge and techniques to your case. Our staff has published hundreds of papers, served on national ANSI standards committees and assisted over 2,500 attorneys and insurance agents settle or try their cases. Because the laws of physics and principles of engineering are universal, we are able to investigate and opine on a wide range of topics including motor vehicle crashes, heavy machinery, consumer products, construction sites, falls and biomechanical analyses. In each case, we assist our clients by determining, in as much detail as possible, how and why an accident occurred and communicating those finding in a clear and concise manner.

Brian K Bramel, SE, PE, Ph.D. Bramel Engineering

District Of Columbia
Structural Engineering, Construction Defects - Construction, construction site safety, concrete, open web joist, light gage steel, underpinning, mechanical engineering, product defects, failure analysis, finite elements, design build
Dr. Bramel has over 30 years of broad Engineering experience in all aspects of the construction process: from design through construction and service. Dr. Bramel has effectively served as an Expert Witness and a litigation advisor on hundreds of cases in the past 10 years. He has advised in Construction Defect, Building and Material Failures, Product Liability, Personal Injury, Construction Work Site Injuries, Multi-Employer Worksite Matters, as well as building code compliance and insurance claims throughout the mid-Atlantic region. His expertise in Civil, Mechanical, and Structural Engineering allows a broad perspective of potential matters beyond the traditional Engineering solutions. Dr. Bramel is a practicing Licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and Delaware, a practicing Licensed Structural Engineer in Washington, D.C., and a Model PE NCEES record holder. He is a current member of the New York City Building Code R...

Daniel J Barshinger, PE Kimley-Horn

Sarasota, Florida
Accident Reconstruction, Mechanical Engineering - MOT, Temporary Traffic Control, Construction zone, Heavy vehicle, Commercial vehicle, Headlight and lighting analysis, Infotainment data analysis, Visibility and photometric analysis, Vehicle EDR black box analysis, Human factors analysis, Video analysis, Drone Pilot
As an engineer, Mr. Barshinger applies the principles of design, analysis, testing, and safety to forensic evaluations involving traffic accident investigation and reconstruction. His professional background includes mechanical engineering positions in the manufacturing and consulting industries. His manufacturing experience includes assembling and testing electronic components and various products. Mr. Barshinger has been involved in product defect allegation cases involving a wide range of products. He has received specialized training in accident reconstruction and traffic collision investigation. His training also includes preserving and analyzing data stored in vehicles such as airbag modules, engine control modules, GPS, and infotainment systems, as well as video footage analysis from various sources. He conducts vehicle accident and mechanical component investigations for clients throughout the southeast United States. Mr. Barshinger has also reconstructed crashes involving c...

Macarthur Drake, Jr., M.D., M.S.

Miami Beach, Florida
Neuroradiology, Radiology - Brain, head and neck, spine imaging, CT, CTA, MRI, MRA, Myelography, Diagnostic Radiology, Teleradiology, Mammography, Medical Expert, Internal Medicine, Medical Device Expert, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
11 Medical Licenses including FL, CA, NY, OH, IL. Neuroradiology Fellowship Trained & Board Certified. Neuroradiology lecturer. Diplomat, American Board of Radiology. Former NASA Engineering Intern. Former GE Aircraft Engineering Intern.

Vladimir K. Markoski, PE M2E Consulting Engineers

Miami, Florida
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering - HVAC, MEP Design, Fire Protection, Life Safety, NFPA codes, UL standards, LEED, Plumbing Systems
Forensic Engineering and Law class lecturer, University of Miami, School of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering This course is designed to provide background and working knowledge of how forensic engineering projects are initiated and managed from engineer’s and attorney’s perspectives. Various elements required in a forensic investigation project from condition assessment to expert report preparation and expert testimony are covered. The role of the forensic engineering expert is explained from the view of the engineer and attorney.

Miroslav Mladenovic, P.E. M2E Consulting Engineers

Miami, Florida
Engineering - Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Structural Engineering, and Forensic Engineering
M2E Consulting Engineers is a full service Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Structural Engineering Firm located in South Miami, Florida and services the tri-county area. The Firm specializes in design and forensic engineering services, thus our clients benefit from the combination of those two skill sets. Our constant exposure to construction and development problems in our forensics practice allows us to sharpen our design skills on a daily basis, and our design experience completes our problem solving tools in our forensics tasks. The overall benefit comes in the form of a quality, efficient, and effective design. M2E has a track record of successfully completed real estate projects. The Firm also provides real estate owners, developers, contractors, condominium associations, and management companies throughout the country with plan review, construction observations, due diligence inspections and reporting services. The Firm provides design engineering services to the con...

Robert B Elkins, Jr., P.E., BCxP Expert Consultations, LLC

Canton, Georgia
Mechanical Engineering, HVAC - Building Envelope, Vapor Barrier, Water Damage, Construction Defects, Indoor Air Quality, Design Defects, Plumbing System Failure, Humidity Control, Industrial Ventilation, Building Pressure, Building Controls, Commissioning
Mechanical Engineer with over 35 years of design, construction, testing, &/or commissioning experience began providing forensic analysis and expert witness services as Expert Consultations, LLC in 2016. Since starting Expert Consultations, we have consulted on over 30 assignments across eight states. We work directly with insurance companies and attorneys, in subrogation and litigation, on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. We have on-site testing facilities sufficient to inspect and evaluate residential and light commercial equipment and controls for both HVAC and plumbing systems.

David Smith, MS, MBA, PE, CSP Alpine Engineering and Design, Inc.

Meridain, Idaho
Intellectual Property, Mechanical Engineering - Patents, intellectual property, aerial lift, boom lift, scissor lift, manufacturing equipment, agricultural equipment, oil and gas equipment, refuse equipment, garbage trucks, trailers, conveyors, exercise equipment, safety, consumer products, chairs, seating, furniture.
Experienced mechanical engineer (MS, PE) with six issued patents and multiple patents pending. Award winning inventor. Vice President of Alpine Engineering and Design, Inc., a mechanical engineering consulting company with clients around the United States ranging from individual inventors to Fortune 500 companies. Worked on the development of multiple successful products including among other things: aerial lifts, garbage trucks, trailers, exercise equipment and manufacturing equipment. Graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. Completed a master's of science degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA with an emphasis in product development. Licensed professional engineer (PE) and a certified safety professional in comprehensive practice (CSP). Certified trainer for boom lifts, scissor lifts, rough terrain and counterbalanced forklifts. Over 10 years experience in product development, patents, safe equipment design, and design safety reviews. Exper...

David C Flettrich, PE David C. Flettrich, A Professional Engineering Corporation

New Orleans, Louisiana
Engineering, Construction - Mechanical engineering, Electrical engineering, Control systems engineering, Forensic engineering, Certified indoor environmentalist, Design errors and omissions, Construction defects, HVAC systems, HVAC control systems, Hydronic systems, Moisture intrusion, Mold growth
Mr. Flettrich has fifty-two years experience in (1) the design and retrofit of energy efficient mechanical, electrical, and control (MEC) systems for both new and existing residential, commercial, industrial and institutional facilities with particular emphasis on HVAC, refrigeration, hydronics, controls, energy conservation, and energy management systems (2) problem solving and (3) cause and origin investigations related to poorly performing or problematic building systems. He is a licensed PE in mechanical, electrical and control systems engineering in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The combination of his multi-disciplined expertise and his extensive background in design and construction uniquely qualifies him as a forensic expert who is capable of performing comprehensive investigations and eliminates, in many instances, the need to retain multiple engineering experts on cases requiring a multi-disciplined investigation.

David Alley, PE ANNA Inc.

Annapolis, Maryland
Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering - electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, power plant, nuclear, gas, oil, coal, marine, design, commissioning
SUMMARY Electrical Power Plant Consulting Engineer and Project Manager experienced in • Switchgear, protection and control systems design, installation, startup, 
commissioning, performance testing and troubleshooting for • cogeneration, hydroelectric, geothermal, combustion turbine, steam 
turbine, diesel, gasoline and gas fired reciprocating engines and nuclear 
power plants and related equipment and systems for • power plant owners, facility owners, utilities, U. S. Navy, U. S. Air Force, 
US Coast Guard, MSC, environmental engineers, power system component manufacturers and switchgear & control systems manufacturers • Forensic expert witness and consultancy related to electrical engineering in electric power systems. 
 EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS • MBA, Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 1983-1985. • BSEE, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 1968-1972 LICENSES Registered Professional Electrical Engineer, in as ...

Brian K Bramel, SE, PE, Ph.D. Bramel Engineering

Tracys Landing, Maryland
Structural Engineering, Construction Defects - Construction, construction site safety, concrete, open web joist, light gage steel, underpinning, mechanical engineering, product defects, failure analysis, finite elements, design build
Dr. Bramel has over 30 years of broad Engineering experience in all aspects of the construction process: from design through construction and service. Dr. Bramel has effectively served as an Expert Witness and a litigation advisor on hundreds of cases in the past 10 years. He has advised in Construction Defect, Building and Material Failures, Product Liability, Personal Injury, Construction Work Site Injuries, Multi-Employer Worksite Matters, as well as building code compliance and insurance claims throughout the mid-Atlantic region. His expertise in Civil, Mechanical, and Structural Engineering allows a broad perspective of potential matters beyond the traditional Engineering solutions. Dr. Bramel is a practicing Licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and Delaware, a practicing Licensed Structural Engineer in Washington, D.C., and a Model PE NCEES record holder. He is a current member of the New York City Building Code R...

Ole E Haaland, PE ANNA Inc.

Annapolis, Maryland
Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering - electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, power plant, nuclear, gas turbine, generator, engineering, relays, design, contractor, commissioning, marine, Electrical Power, Utility, Power, Electrical Generation, Generation
SUMMARY Mr. Haaland has thirty four years experience in power production, design, construction, and commissioning, with 27 years managing people and projects. He is a registered professional engineer in Maryland and held a Senior Reactor Operator’s license at Indian Point #3 Nuclear Power Plant. Experience is in conventional, nuclear, and alternate fuel power plant mechanical and electrical systems management, design, construction, plant outage management, start-up, performance testing, and operation. He has performed as Project Manager, Construction Manager, and Commissioning Manager for several Greenfield power projects. He has successfully engineered, estimated, planned, executed work, and provided troubleshooting services for power plants of varied prime movers. His has been instrumental in meeting contractual and schedule requirements. EDUCATION AND COMMITTIES BSME, New York Institute of Technology, 1980 IEEE-45.1 Shipboard Power Systems – Design Committee ASSOCIATIONS...

Jason S. Kiddy, PhD, PE, CFEI Aither Forensic Engineering

Gambrills, Maryland
Mechanical Engineering, Products Liability - Plumbing, Construction Defects, Premises Liability, Industrial Accidents, Heavy Equipment, Hunting Equipment, Manufacturing, Aviation, Origin and Cause, Pressure Vessels, Intellectual Property, Fire and Explosion Investigation
Dr. Kiddy is a principle at Aither Forensics Engineering, LLC, a forensics consulting firm located in central Maryland. Dr. Kiddy spent over 20 years in various industries prior to becoming a full-time expert witness providing a broad industry experience base from which to draw extensive knowledge on a wide variety of topics. Dr. Kiddy's work experience includes the oil and gas industry, aircraft and helicopter design, marine structures, wind turbines, and telecommunications. From a technical perspective, Dr. Kiddy has expertise in mechanical design, engineering materials, plumbing/HVAC systems, corrosion, fire origin and cause, codes and standards, and warnings/instructions. From a product design standpoint, Dr. Kiddy's experience includes all aspects of a product life cycle such as early stage R&D, product development and qualification, manufacturing, quality control, and failure analysis. Dr. Kiddy is a registered professional engineer in five states, a certified fire and ex...

John Corliss JM Corliss & Associates, LLC

Lynn, Massachusetts
Mechanical Engineering, Hotel & Restaurant - combustion, foodservice equipment, heat transfer, home appliances, reliability, residential heating, water heating, food preparation, manufacturing, restaurant equipment, appliances
Experienced mechanical engineer with over 40 years of experience in product design and manufacturing for commercial foodservice equipment, combustion equipment, heating and cooling and energy applications. Trained to the black belt level in lean six sigma. Expert witness services include patent infringement, product liability,and personal injury cases. I have provided services to attorneys for both the defense and plaintiff in a variety of cases. My experience and capabilities provide litigation support in the commercial appliance industry, restaurants and foodservice, residential appliances, residential heating and cooling equipment, combustion equipment and similar industries. My training in mechanical engineering and my experience with manufacturing commercial products provides the background for my expertise in thermodynamics and heat transfer, and combustion and burner systems. My expertise in these areas is applied to commercial and residential appliances, HVAC equip...

Curt M Freedman, PE, CEM, CEA, LEED AP CMF Engineering Inc

Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Mechanical Engineering, HVAC - HVAC, Carbon-monoxide incidents, HVAC design, Winter Freeze-ups, Pipe failures, Industrial accidents, Appliance malfunctions, Fire sprinkler system malfunctions, Solar panel failures, Electrical equipment failures, Building assessments, Wind/flood damage, Fork lift/machine accident evaluations
Provide professional engineering consulting services for the residential, commercial, and industrial sector. Design, engineer, and construct HVAC systems, plumbing systems, and utility conservation products; boiler and chiller design. Evaluate building mechanical and structural infrastructure. Provide forensic engineering services for attorneys and the insurance industry. Advocate for utility conservation and more equitable electric, natural gas, water, and sewer tariffs. STATES OF ENGINEERING REGISTRATION Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Energy Auditor (CEA), The Association of Energy Engineers. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED® AP), U.S. Green Building Council. Tau Beta Pi (τβπ) ~ Engineering honor society. PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFILIATIONS: ~ Association of Energy Engineers (AEE); ~ The ...

R Craig Williams, PE, BSME, MSAE, PhD(abd), CFEI, CFII Canney Brook Forensic Engineers

Boston , Massachusetts
Mechanical Engineering, Fire - Origin and Cause, Legal, Failure Analysis, Electrical Engineering, Equipment and Machinery, Forensic Science, HVAC, Construction Defects, Construction, Forest, Slip, Trip, and Fall, Products Liability, Premises Liability, Laboratories & Testing, Plumbing, Manufacturing, Investigation, OSHA, IBC
R. Craig Williams, PE BSME MSAE PHD(abd) CFEI CFII Principal Professional Engineer Serving All New England, New York, New Jersey, and Midwest Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator Mechanical, Electrical, Materials, HVAC, Fires, Explosions, Injuries & Death Licensure in: MA, CT, RI, ME, NH, VT, NY, NJ, FL, MI, OH, MO Mr. Williams is a mechanical, electrical, materials engineer with 38 years’ of practice in consulting, research, manufacturing, operations, product design, business development, failure analysis and forensic engineering. Over his many years of licensed experience, he designed, specified, maintained, operated, and evaluated mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and mobile equipment. He is an outstanding forensic investigative expert. His extensive heat transfer. fluid dynamics, fire dynamics, and materials science background allows superior failure, incident, fire, and explosion analysis. Experience in professional engineering consulting, engineering research , construct...

David M Hallman, MS, PE Hallman Engineering LLC

Maple Grove, Minnesota
Mechanical Engineering, Accident Reconstruction - Automotive, Vehicle Fires, Crash Data, Failure Analysis, Water Loss, Metallurgy, Origin and Cause, Vehicle Mechanical, Farm Equipment, Expert Witness, CDR, EDR, Heavy Truck Data, Motorcycle Crash
David Hallman is a Licensed Professional Engineer in nine states with over twenty seven years combined experience in materials research, mechanical engineering and design, crash testing research and crash investigation and reconstruction, vehicle fire research and investigation, automotive mechanics and forensic mechanical and materials investigation. He holds degrees in mechanical engineering (BS) and materials science and engineering (MS). His extensive hands-on experience as a mechanic coupled with his two degrees makes him ideally suited for all types of failure investigations. David works on a wide variety of forensic mechanical, forensic materials and forensic metallurgical investigations. David's automotive background coupled with his two degrees makes him ideally suited for all aspects of crash investigation and reconstruction. Some of the cases investigated include a vehicle tie rod failure that triggered a cross over crash, several unintended vehicle acceleration cases...

Lamar T. Hawkins, PE, JD PEG, Inc.

Mississippi
Engineering, Premises Liability - Civil Engineering, Fall Protection, Construction, Analysis, Industrial Safety including OSHA and NFPA. See www.peginc.biz for Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geo technical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering.
PEG, Inc. offers consultation and expert testimony in many specialized areas, such as the following: Accident Reconstruction & Investigations Building Codes Concrete Failures Construction & Environmental Construction Equipment Accidents Construction Safety & Related Codes Cooling Towers & Hydraulics Electrical Engineering Excavation, Blasting & Trenching Exhibit Reconstruction & Investigations Fall Protection Highway & Transportation Problems Mechanical Engineering Metallurgy & Welding / Failure Studies OSHA Issues Paints, Coatings & Lead Abatement Premise Liability Product Failure & Liability Issues Safety Issues (Construction, Industrial & Product) Slips, Trips & Falls Software Engineering Studies Structural Steel & Building Failure Studies

Brett Pond, PhD, PE, CWI Pond Industries LLC

Omaha, Nebraska
Failure Analysis, Metallurgy - 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
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), Natio...

Emil J Geiger, PhD, PE Geiger Engineering

Reno, Nevada
Mechanical Engineering, Technology - Product Defects, Microtechnology, Sensors, Microfluidics, MEMS, Product Design, Gas Sensors, Industrial Accidents, Failure Analysis, Laboratory Accidents, Injection Molding, Fluid Dynamics
With over 15 years of mechanical engineering experience, Emil has a broad range of skills that bridge many settings and applications. He draws from his broad background ranging from academic laboratories to technology startups to solve problems efficiently and effectively. As a former professor, he is a persuasive communicator and is able to explain difficult concepts crisply and accurately both orally and in text. His primary expertise is in microtechnology and has over a dozen published articles in this area. His research has been supported by National Science Foundation and NASA. He has extensively lectured on the mechanical design process and is able to provide objective analysis in the area of product design and product defects.

Brian K Bramel, SE, PE, Ph.D. Bramel Engineering

New York
Structural Engineering, Construction Defects - Construction, construction site safety, concrete, open web joist, light gage steel, underpinning, mechanical engineering, product defects, failure analysis, finite elements, design build
Dr. Bramel has over 30 years of broad Engineering experience in all aspects of the construction process: from design through construction and service. Dr. Bramel has effectively served as an Expert Witness and a litigation advisor on hundreds of cases in the past 10 years. He has advised in Construction Defect, Building and Material Failures, Product Liability, Personal Injury, Construction Work Site Injuries, Multi-Employer Worksite Matters, as well as building code compliance and insurance claims throughout the mid-Atlantic region. His expertise in Civil, Mechanical, and Structural Engineering allows a broad perspective of potential matters beyond the traditional Engineering solutions. Dr. Bramel is a practicing Licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and Delaware, a practicing Licensed Structural Engineer in Washington, D.C., and a Model PE NCEES record holder. He is a current member of the New York City Building Code R...

Curt M Freedman, PE, CEM, CEA, LEED AP CMF Engineering Inc

New York
Mechanical Engineering, HVAC - HVAC, Carbon-monoxide incidents, HVAC design, Winter Freeze-ups, Pipe failures, Industrial accidents, Appliance malfunctions, Fire sprinkler system malfunctions, Solar panel failures, Electrical equipment failures, Building assessments, Wind/flood damage, Fork lift/machine accident evaluations
Provide professional engineering consulting services for the residential, commercial, and industrial sector. Design, engineer, and construct HVAC systems, plumbing systems, and utility conservation products; boiler and chiller design. Evaluate building mechanical and structural infrastructure. Provide forensic engineering services for attorneys and the insurance industry. Advocate for utility conservation and more equitable electric, natural gas, water, and sewer tariffs. STATES OF ENGINEERING REGISTRATION Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Energy Auditor (CEA), The Association of Energy Engineers. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED® AP), U.S. Green Building Council. Tau Beta Pi (τβπ) ~ Engineering honor society. PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFILIATIONS: ~ Association of Energy Engineers (AEE); ~ The ...

Steven Pietropaolo, MS, P.E., CFEI LGI Forensic Engineering, PC

North White Plains, New York
Engineering, Forensic Science - Forensic Engineering, Explosions, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Product Liability, Fires, Fire Protection, Appliances, Construction, Building Defects, Failure Analysis, Laboratories & Testing, Building Defects, Plumbing
Steven Pietropaolo has a Bachelor Degree of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College. Mr. Pietropaolo is a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of New York, amongst many others. He is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, a Certified Fire Investigator Instructor, a Certified Forensic Consultant and Certified Forensic Professional Engineer. He is a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute. He is Board Certified in Forensic Engineering by the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. He has 30+ years of hands on engineering experience including electrical, mechanical, materials, safety, human factors, fire protection, and construction. He has knowledge of codes and standards used in construction and industry including building codes and safety codes. He is an expert in investigating and opining on New York State Labor Law cases (§200, §240(1) and §241(6)) involving ...

Kristopher J. Seluga, M.S., PE Technology Associates, LLC

New York
Accident Reconstruction, Products Liability - Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics, Automotive, Construction, Engineering, Failure Analysis, Forensic Science, Human Factors, Motorcycle, Premises Liability, Safety, Slip Trip & Fall
Our staff of experienced engineers are ready to apply established scientific and engineering knowledge and techniques to your case. Our staff has published hundreds of papers, served on national ANSI standards committees and assisted over 2,500 attorneys and insurance agents settle or try their cases. Because the laws of physics and principles of engineering are universal, we are able to investigate and opine on a wide range of topics including motor vehicle crashes, heavy machinery, consumer products, construction sites, falls and biomechanical analyses. In each case, we assist our clients by determining, in as much detail as possible, how and why an accident occurred and communicating those finding in a clear and concise manner.

R Craig Williams, PE, BSME, MSAE, PhD(abd), CFEI, CFII Canney Brook Forensic Engineers

New York
Mechanical Engineering, Fire - Origin and Cause, Legal, Failure Analysis, Electrical Engineering, Equipment and Machinery, Forensic Science, HVAC, Construction Defects, Construction, Forest, Slip, Trip, and Fall, Products Liability, Premises Liability, Laboratories & Testing, Plumbing, Manufacturing, Investigation, OSHA, IBC
R. Craig Williams, PE BSME MSAE PHD(abd) CFEI CFII Principal Professional Engineer Serving All New England, New York, New Jersey, and Midwest Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator Mechanical, Electrical, Materials, HVAC, Fires, Explosions, Injuries & Death Licensure in: MA, CT, RI, ME, NH, VT, NY, NJ, FL, MI, OH, MO Mr. Williams is a mechanical, electrical, materials engineer with 38 years’ of practice in consulting, research, manufacturing, operations, product design, business development, failure analysis and forensic engineering. Over his many years of licensed experience, he designed, specified, maintained, operated, and evaluated mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and mobile equipment. He is an outstanding forensic investigative expert. His extensive heat transfer. fluid dynamics, fire dynamics, and materials science background allows superior failure, incident, fire, and explosion analysis. Experience in professional engineering consulting, engineering research , construct...

John R Puskar Prescient Technical Services

Hinckley, Ohio
Mechanical Engineering, Oil and Gas - Boilers, Natural Gas, Furnaces, Carbon Monoxide, NFPA Codes, gas piping, steam, explosions, fires, ovens, OSHA, heaters
Mr. Puskar is currently the President of Prescient Technical Services in Cleveland, Ohio. His firm provides strategic safety solutions related to flammable gas safety and the prevention of fires and explosions related to piping systems and combustion equipment in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Puskar is a licensed professional engineer in Ohio and 6 other states. Mr. Puskar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Youngstown State University and MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Puskar is the 2015 National American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Uzgiris Barnett medal winner for a lifetime of safety contributions to industry. Mr. Puskar has served on several National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and code committees including 86 (ovens and furnaces), 85 (boilers), 820 (waste water treatment plants), and 56 (flammable gas piping safety). Mr. Puskar served as a Senior Energy Sys...

Andrew Rich, BSME, ACTAR, ASE Rich Consulting, LLC

Fairlawn, Ohio
Accident Reconstruction, Mechanical Engineering - Event Data Recorder, Mechanical Inspection, Pedestrian/Bicycle Accidents, Scene Mapping, Damage (Crush) Analysis, Computer Diagramming, EDR, Simulation, Animation
Mechanical engineering degree, summa cum laude ACTAR accredited accident reconstructionist Experienced testifying at deposition and trial Experienced accident reconstruction/EDR instructor Involved in crash research Many peer-reviewed published works Over 2500 investigations

Jason S. Kiddy, PhD, PE, CFEI Aither Forensic Engineering

Pennsylvania
Mechanical Engineering, Products Liability - Plumbing, Construction Defects, Premises Liability, Industrial Accidents, Heavy Equipment, Hunting Equipment, Manufacturing, Aviation, Origin and Cause, Pressure Vessels, Intellectual Property, Fire and Explosion Investigation
Dr. Kiddy is a principle at Aither Forensics Engineering, LLC, a forensics consulting firm located in central Maryland. Dr. Kiddy spent over 20 years in various industries prior to becoming a full-time expert witness providing a broad industry experience base from which to draw extensive knowledge on a wide variety of topics. Dr. Kiddy's work experience includes the oil and gas industry, aircraft and helicopter design, marine structures, wind turbines, and telecommunications. From a technical perspective, Dr. Kiddy has expertise in mechanical design, engineering materials, plumbing/HVAC systems, corrosion, fire origin and cause, codes and standards, and warnings/instructions. From a product design standpoint, Dr. Kiddy's experience includes all aspects of a product life cycle such as early stage R&D, product development and qualification, manufacturing, quality control, and failure analysis. Dr. Kiddy is a registered professional engineer in five states, a certified fire and ex...

James J Shields, PE J&J Associates

Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
Mechanical Engineering, Equipment & Machinery - Fuels, Piping, Hose, Pumps, Compressors, Storage Tanks, Trucks (Fuel), Boilers, Concrete Handling, Fired Heaters, Controls, Appliances, Explosions, Failure Analysis
BIOGRAPHY ENGINEERING & CONSULTING SERVICES based on over 45 years experience in the design, startup, and trouble-shooting of: piping systems, fluid machinery and auxiliary equipment (pumps, compressors, storage tanks, heat exchangers, filters, separators, valves) instrumentation, & controls in utility and industrial power plants. EXPERT WITNESS Investigations/Reports/Testimony on: Gaseous & Liquid fuels; Fuel Delivery Trucks; Natural Gas & Propane Systems & Storage Tanks ; Residential/Commercial Oil & Gas-fired: Boilers, Furnaces, Heaters; Air Conditioning Plants; Electric Generators; Concrete Pumping Apparatus & Hoses; Domestic & Commercial Appliances. FAILURE ANALYSIS of: Natural Gas/Propane Explosions; Boilers; Furnaces; Hot Water Heaters; Pumps; Piping/Hoses/Plumbing; Automatic Control Devices; Appliances (Gas Ranges, Washers, Dryers, Water Chillers).

Mike Simard, PE, PMP, CEP PACED Engineering Inc

Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing - Engineering Design, Project Management, Cost Estimating, Industrial Construction, Process Scale-up, Pilot Plant, Biomass, Supercritical Fluids, Pumping, Quality Assurance, Industrial Safety, French
Pragmatic, hands-on engineering leader with over 30 years’ experience in start-ups to Fortune 100 companies in power generation, biomass conversion and building material industries. Licensed Professional Engineer (PE), certified Project Manager Professional (PMP) and Certified Estimating Professional (CEP). Member of ASME and AACE. Published author, conference speaker and inventor with multiple patents. Expertise in engineering design, industrial construction, project management and cost estimating. Specific technical skills in: • Industrial construction, process scale-up, pilot plants, commissioning & testing, and troubleshooting. • Biomass handling, slurry pumping, supercritical fluids, mixing systems, liquid/solid separation, control valves, compressed-air systems, material handling and other mechanical systems. • Manufacturing, heavy machinery, quality assurance and industrial safety. Currently full-time faculty member at Villanova University, having developed courses in mec...

Chad E. Jones, P.E., CMSE®, CFEI The Warren Group, Inc.

Irmo, South Carolina
Mechanical Engineering, Fire - Machine Design & Safeguarding, HVAC and Plumbing Systems for Commercial, Industrial & Residential, Fires & Explosions Investigator, Certified Machine Safety Expert, Process Engineering, Industrial Accident Investigation
Senior Consulting Engineer Chad Jones is a licensed professional engineer in several states, a NAFI-Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, and a Certified Machinery Safety Expert. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University. Chad has over 23 years of engineering experience including mechanical, process and manufacturing engineering. He has participated in and led industrial accident investigations and participated in in-depth process safety audits. This work has included equipment design, machine safeguarding, cost estimating and safety compliance. He has designed HVAC and plumbing systems for commercial, industrial, and private clients. Chad’s process experience includes the operation and control of continuous and batch polymerization equipment to produce nylon as well as expansion projects to add new equipment to increase production. His machine design experience includes utilizing diffusion pumps in the design of high vacuum production equ...

Jay H Daily JHD Product Liability Consulting

ROWLETT, Texas
Products Liability, Manufacturing - Testing, Failure Analysis, Ergonomics, Product Design, Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Premises Liability, Structural Engineering, Warnings and Labels, Slip, Trip & Fall, Metallurgy, Machinery/Equipment
I have 34 years of engineering design experience in multiple industries. I have developed designs for aerospace, consumer products, industrial machinery and products for use in retail environments. Strong manufacturing background and familiarity with all types of manufacturing equipment and processes. These include CNC cutting equipment, roll forming, stamping and progressive dies, Mig, Tig, and high frequency welding, robotics and automated manufacturing processes, assembly, finishing and packaging systems. I have the ability and resources to do physical testing of products, materials, including destructive and non-destructive testing. Strong analytical skills to assess product design and performance empirically and theoretically relative to specific industry standards. I am well versed in safety warnings and labels, and the responsibilities these requirements place on manufacturers of products and equipment.

Justin Hall, MAS, PE Hall Engineering Group, Ltd

Texas
Structural Engineering, Construction Defects - Civil Engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering, construction, construction fault, forensic engineering, structural failure, structural inspection. Licensed in AR, TX, OK & MO.
Expert consultant/witness in over 50 cases with trial experience across the South including AR, MO, OK, TX, TN, LA and MS. Justin Hall, PE is a licensed professional engineer providing a broad range of services in civil/structural engineering to insurance companies and law firms, construction, energy, mining, and technology, engineering and architectural firms, governmental and educational institutions, property owners, builders and individuals. With over 18 years of experience in engineering and forensic consulting, structural design, construction project management, international codes and research, Justin Hall, PE has provided clients with structural analysis and design, condition assessment, damage investigations, failure analysis, construction consulting & management, and expert testimony. States include Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi. SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE - Civil/Structural Engineering & Construction Forensics — Exper...

Joshua M Keena, PhD, PE

Lakeway, Texas
Mechanical Engineering, Firearms & Ballistics - Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Design, Automotive Engineering, Thermal Fluid Systems, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Weapon Engineering, Firearms and Ballistics, Fire Science, Automotive Engines, Vehicle Dynamics, Automotive Powertrains
Dr. Keena brings over 15 years experience leading and conducting basic, applied, and advanced research. PhD from the University of Texas, licensed Professional Engineer in Texas, and a West Point graduate. Strives to delight clients by conquering challenges and delivering precise, reliable solutions to complex problems. Award winning engineer recognized for distinguished service across a broad spectrum of dynamic and diverse assignments. Technical and leadership experience in academic, government, and commercial venues, including Associate Director for Armaments at the Center for Innovation and Engineering (CIE) at the United States Military Academy, a world-class institution for leadership development and engineering education. Areas of academic expertise include Weapons Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Thermal-Fluid Systems, Heat Transfer, and Mechanical Engineering Design. Recipient of the Claudius Crozet Award for exemplary project advising and research collaboration and ...

Randall King, PhD, PE King Professional Engineering, Inc.

DALLAS, Texas
Mechanical Engineering, Products Liability - Patent infringement & invalidity, products liability, machinery design, failure analysis, design defects & manufacturing defects, 15 US patents + 6 foreign patents, Oilfield, industrial & agricultural accidents, pumps & compressors, valves & piping, consumer products, mechanical equipment failures
Dr. King is a licensed professional engineer with a Ph.D‭. ‬in mechanical engineering‭: 40+ ‬years experience in mechanical engineering‭, ‬product design‭, research and development of high-pressure oilfield fracturing pumps and automotive components, forensic investigation‭, ‬and litigation support‭. ▪ Testified at 10 trials & 44 depositions ▪ 20 Patent, IPR, & PGR cases – 3 trials & 9 depositions ▪ 21 Patents ▪ Patent infringement & invalidity ▪ Products liability ▪ Design defects & manufacturing defects ▪ Failure analysis ▪ Oilfield, Industrial, Construction, & Agricultural accidents ▪ Pumps, valves, compressors, & piping ▪ Cranes, trucks, lifts ▪ Consumer products Dr. King has served as a forensic engineer for over 15 years, testifying at 10 trials and 44 depositions in state and federal courts for both plaintiff and defense. Dr. King has served on 20 patent cases, providing opinions on invalidity, infringement, IPR’s, PGR's, and claim construction, including li...

Craig Koehn, P.E. EBE/I-ENG-A

Houston, Texas
Engineering, Construction - Mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, plumbing engineering, engineering design, fire investigation, fire protection, fire alarm.
Qualified and experienced MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) engineer with expertise in design and construction. Member of the Investigative Engineers Association.

D. Reid Middlebrooks, PE Apollo BBC

Houston, Texas
Mechanical Engineering, HVAC - Building Science, Insulation, Building Assessment, HVAC, Water Intrusion, Design Flaw/Defect/Failure, Condensation, Buildings, Forensic Analysis, Building Envelope, Building Forensics, Humidity Control
Mr. Middlebrooks is an experienced mechanical engineer specializing in evaluating failures of HVAC systems and their impact on wall and roof assemblies. He regularly provides opinions based on analysis of cooling and dehumidification design strategies and the occurrence of condensation on surfaces such as insulated pipes and within wall systems.

Bradley N Plank, PE MME Forensic Consulting, Inc.

Dallas, Texas
Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy - Product Liability, Failure Analysis, HVAC, Oilfield, Heavy Equipment, Cranes, Cables, Medical Devices, Plastics, Boilers, Water Heaters, Plumbing
Using his combination of mechanical and metallurgical (including plastics) experience and education, Mr. Plank provides forensic and consulting engineering services to attorneys, insurance professionals, and manufacturing companies. A registered engineer in Texas and 23 other states, his experience includes 32 years in manufacturing in the metals processing industries, 29 years performing failure analyses, and 26 years investigating claims. Mr. Plank has testified in a wide variety of matters including personal injury and property damage, in both state and federal court, and his testimony has never been excluded. Assignments have involved mechanical equipment, appliances, oil and gas transmission equipment, plumbing, HVAC, heavy equipment, machine tools, cranes and wire cables, manufacturing processes, and thermal processes, among many others.

Johnie P. Spruiell, P.E. Integrity Forensics and Engineering, LLC

Sanger, Texas
Mechanical Engineering, Forensic Science - Electrical Engineering, Energy, Equipment & Machinery, Failure Analysis, Fire, Laboratories & Testing, Oil and Gas, Products Liability, Product, Plumbing, Leak, Warnings & Labels, Guarding, CSST, Gas Explosions, Natural Gas, Propane, LPG, Forensic Engineering, Expert Witness
LICENSURE: -Texas Professional Engineer License #57023 -Colorado Professional Engineer License #24555 -Mississippi Professional Engineer License #17888 -Alabama Professional Engineer License #35693 -North Carolina Professional Engineer License #049314 -South Carolina Professional Engineer License #37169 -Virginia Professional Engineer License #0402061315 -Michigan Professional Engineer License #6201069726 -Minnesota Professional Engineer License #58020 EDUCATION: -BSME, University of Texas at Arlington, 1978 AFFILIATIONS: -MEMBER, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) -SENIOR MEMBER, National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) -MEMBER, National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) -MEMBER, National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) -MEMBER, Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) -Pi Tau Sigma -Tau Beta Pi PRIMARY AREAS OF EXPERTISE: -Fire and Explosion Analysis Fuel Gas Fires and Explosions Residential, Commercial, Ind...

Tarek Omar, PhD ART, LLC

McLean, Virginia
Mechanical Engineering, Accident Reconstruction - Accident investigation and reconstruction, forensic engineering, personal injury, highway safety, structural analysis, Computer Simulation, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), airbag & seatbelt, guardrails, patent infringement; slip, trip & falls; crashworthiness, fuel tank, and pipelines analysis
Experts in our consulting firm (ART, LLC) have more than 28 years of superior expertise in the areas of Mechanical Engineering, accident investigation and reconstruction, personal injury, highway safety, forensic engineering, automotive/vehicular engineering, Computer Simulation, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), and structural analysis. We also conducted lots of research on guardrails, airbag & seatbelt fatalities/injuries; slip, trip & falls; patent infringement, crashworthiness, failure analysis, fuel tank, and pipelines. ART experts are widely recognized as world leaders in advanced computer simulations of complicated structural, crashes, and impact-related problems. We conducted a wide variety of successful projects and accident reconstruction analyses for many government agencies, private industry, and engineering and law firms. Professional in utilizing state-of-the-art technology including 3-D computer animation and the latest engineering techniques for crash analysis (frontal...

Daniel R Robles, PE, MBA Community Engineering Services, PLLC

EDMONDS, Washington
Mechanical Engineering, Plumbing - inspection, construction, building, envelope, aviation, feasibility, epoxy, Aquatherm, blockchain, risk, machinery, insurance
Project manager for repiping and construction projects. Facility Condition assessments, Blow-in Epoxy liner failure investigations, Aquatherm failure investigations, mechanical and machinery failure investigation, plumbing fixture installation failure investigations, dezincification and other corrosion failure investigations. Risk management, insurance investigations, insurability of blockchain applications. Blockchain applications in engineering. Municipal planning and public advocacy. Statements of work. Specifications, contractor selection. Design and test engineering for Space Shuttle, military aircraft, and Satellites. Airport operations. regulated industries. Commissioning agent for commercial aircraft. Service engineer for aircraft fleet. Adjunct university professor. US Mexico Cross border international business. Public speaking, writing and publication. Business management.

(Victor) Alan Werner, PE, P.Eng, PMP VA:W

Renton, Washington
Mechanical Engineering, Equipment & Machinery - Mechanical engineering, industrial process, industrial design, energy modeling, energy control, steam production, fluid transfer, process analysis, heat exchange, piping, pumps
Alan Werner’s skills and background include forensic analysis in the areas of industrial process systems, industrial process equipment including pumps, fans, heat exchangers, mixers, specialty equipment, piping include safety devices, and pipe support systems. Specific experience has been gained in chemical process plants, pulp and paper mills, wood processing plants, boiler plants, chiller plants, and co-gen systems. Using a proprietary thermodynamic model, I am able to replicate boiler and chiller systems to duplicate normal and off-spec operations. I have designed mechanical parts and machinery, some using unusual materials and/or features. I have experience in worker sound exposure investigation and remediation, as well as "fence line" acoustical research. Trained for patent litigation. My professional licenses are in Washington, California, Florida (Ret), and British Columbia (former).

Mark R Webster, PE, MSME, MBA Webster Engineering, LLC

Hubertus, Wisconsin
Mechanical Engineering, Equipment & Machinery - Conveyors, Elevators, Material Lifts, Industrial Controls, Dynamic Analysis, Animations, Forensic Engineering, Intellectual Property, Freight Lifts, ASME Safety Standards, Failure Analysis, Hydraulics, Manufacturing, Products Liability, Hydraulic Lifting Systems,Material Handling,Machinery Patents
Licensed Professional Engineer with more than 30 years of experience with conveyors, and a wide range of industrial machinery and control systems. conveyor systems, material handling systems, elevators, material lifts, vertical conveyors, shopping cart conveyors (adjacent to escalators), automated car parking systems, custom engineered machinery and systems. Board Certified Forensic Engineer. Vice Chair of ASME B20.1 Safety Standards for Conveyors and Related Equipment, Chair of ASME Board on Safety Codes and Standards, member of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. Engineering specialties include machine design, dynamic system analysis and animation (multi-body physics, motion analysis), hydraulic lifts and systems, heavy mechanical drives for lifting and other material handling applications, finite element analysis. Very active in ASME safety codes and standards.
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