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Robert N. Anderson, PhD, PE, PI RNA Consulting, Inc.

Los Altos Hills, California
Metallurgy Expert Witness, Failure Analysis Expert Witness - Metallurgy, Materials, Failure Analysis, Engineering, Sciences, Accident Analysis, Thermodynamics, Corrosion, Design Failures, Asbestos, Industrial, Welds, Medical Device Failures, Electrical Fire Source, Firearms, Ballistics, Metals, Composites, Polymers, Wood, Ceramics, Building Materials, Pipes.
Dr. Anderson is president of RNA Consulting, Inc., a forensic engineering consulting corporation that specializes in materials and metallurgical engineering and sciences. Dr. Anderson is a testifying expert in materials and metallurgical engineering, with 35+ years of experience serving courts in the U.S. and Canada. His specialties include failure analysis, corrosion, thermodynamics, engineering design failure, electrical fires, ballistics, and accident analysis. His expertise is the analysis of the behavior of materials, such as metals, plastics, glass, wood, and ceramics, in their related environments. Case areas include: • Failure of materials - metals, wood, glass, ceramic, rubber, composites, plastics. • Systems and product design failure analysis, and reliability evaluation. • Investigations involving paint, adhesives, chemicals, and asbestos. • Failures due to construction accidents or building materials failures including system design, materials selection, m...

Joseph Quinn, M.S., P.E. Materials FACT

Los Angeles, California
Failure Analysis Expert Witness, Metallurgy Expert Witness - Automobile Components, Aircraft/Aerospace Components, Fasteners, Equipment & Machinery, Handheld Tools, Fire Sprinkler Systems, Household Appliances & Consumer Products, Plumbing Pipe & Valve Leaks, Fracture Surface Analysis, Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Corrosion/Environmental interaction
Joseph Quinn, M.S., P.E., is a Forensic Metallurgy and Metallurgical Engineering consultant. Mr. Quinn is a Registered Professional Engineer in 5 states and has provided over 1,000 Failure Analysis investigations on metallic and non-metallic (glass, plastic, rubber, and composite) materials or products. Mr. Quinn provides metallurgical and materials consultation, expert witness testimony, and forensic failure analysis for civil litigation with retentions by defendants and plaintiffs. He has received awards in the International Metallographic Contest and has conducted several presentations on metallurgical engineering and failure analysis subjects at universities, ASM meetings, and industry events. He has taught metallurgical engineering course topics in Principals and Applications of Steel Alloy Design at the University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering. He was awarded outstanding graduate, presidents’ list, graduate with distinction, and high honors; his education was focused i...

Adam K Aleksander, PhD, PE, CSP Aleksander & Associates P.A.

Boise, Idaho
Human Factors Expert Witness, Products Liability Expert Witness - Warnings, Labels, Reconstruction, Visibility, Failure Analysis, Forensic Engineering, Defects, Photogrammetry, Metallurgy, Human Factors, Ergonomics, Construction, OSHA, Safety Engineering, Product Liability, Equipment Failures, Industrial Accidents, Power Utility Accidents, Insurance Claims
Specific Cases: Go cart nip point fatality, washing machine amputation, amputations in punch presses, hydro-pneumatic tank explosion, agricultural truck amputation, airport conveyors, biscuit cutter, amusement rides, water-jet fatality, slips & trips, lead rope snap, exercise machine failures and injuries, document burn injuries, folding chair collapse, concrete anchor system, nail gun injury, prosthesis bolt failure, steam iron electrocution, pool light burn, design of warnings and instructions, ATV rollover, automotive failures and crash related phenomena, measurement of ECDs (TASER®) Farm equipment, failed engines, mining conveyors, power plant systems, belt conveyors, potato processing system, sewer line, tire shredder processing analysis, failed brake die, failed conveyor bearing, RV axle repair failure, trailer suspension system failure, trailer separation, dump truck telescoping cylinder failure, brake system, headlight filament analysis, service station gasoline tank leak, b...

David M Hallman, MS, PE Hallman Engineering LLC

Maple Grove, Minnesota
Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness, Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness - Automotive, Vehicle Fires, Crash Data, Failure Analysis, Water Loss, Metallurgy, Origin and Cause, Vehicle Mechanical, Farm Equipment, Expert Witness, CDR, EDR
David Hallman is a Licensed Professional Engineer in six states and has over twenty five years combined experience in materials research, mechanical engineering and design, crash testing research and crash investigation / reconstruction, vehicle fire research and investigation, automotive mechanics and forensic mechanical and materials investigation . He holds degrees in mechanical engineering and materials science. His extensive hands-on experience as a mechanic coupled with his two degrees makes him ideally suited for all types of failure investigations. These investigations have included but are not limited to an elevator failure involving materials and design issues, a personal injury involving a paper shredder, multiple cases involving farm equipment and personal injuries, machine guarding cases, chair collapse cases, bolted joint failures, patient lifter failures, vehicle hand control issues, and tipped telehandler and boom crane cases. David's automotive background couple...

Jay H Daily JHD Product Liability Consulting

Plattsmouth, Nebraska
Products Liability Expert Witness, Industrial Design Expert Witness - Testing, Failure Analysis, Ergonomics, Product Design, Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Premises Liability, Structural Engineering, Warnings and Labels, Slip, Trip & Fall, Metallurgy, Machinery/Equipment
I have 32 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.

Thomas W. Caldwell, PE Summit Associates of Bedford, LLC

Bedford, New Hampshire
Metallurgy Expert Witness, Failure Analysis Expert Witness - Design Defects, Material Selection, Engineering, Manufacturing Defects, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Mechanical Failure, Corrosion, Fitness for Use, Equipment Operation, Equipment Maintenance, Trade Secrets
Testifying and consulting expert for both plaintiff and defense counsel. Cases have involved hand tools, recreational and exercise equipment, fire fighting apparatus, rotating machinery, construction hardware, fasteners, joints, piping, tubing, lighting fixtures. 40+ yrs designing, manufacturing and quality assurance of components for consumer & industrial products including safety and performance-critical applications for aircraft, automotive safety systems, medical products, construction machinery, defense arms and munitions. Mr. Caldwell has testified in patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation cases. He has lectured in the USA, Europe and India on manufacturing premium quality metal products. He has published in the areas of batteries, materials selection and materials processing. Licensed Professional Engineer, Ohio. US Patent holder.

Richard F. Lynch, PhD Lynch & Associates, Inc.

Wyckoff, New Jersey
Metallurgy Expert Witness, Engineering Expert Witness - Metallurgical failure analysis & test interpretation for the legal profession. Expert witness/consultant on material failures, corrosion, product failure & specifications

Barry Formisano Formisano & Associates, Inc.

Gardiner, New York
Failure Analysis Expert Witness, Metallurgy Expert Witness - Weld Failures, Welding Safety, Welding Processes, Weld Inspection and testing, Weld Engineering, Weld Metallurgy, Brazing and soldering, Manufacturing Weld Defects, Weld Structural Fabrication, Pipeline Weld Failures, Welding Codes Compliance, Construction Weld Failures, Welding Consulting
I have been an independent welding consultant since 1992, with 30+ years experience in the welding industry involving research and development and industrial applications of welding procedure qualifications of record, welding procedure specifications, welding fabrication, welder performance qualifications, nondestructive and destructive inspection and testing of welds, and weld failure analysis. As a consulting and testifying expert witness I have been qualified by Courts in several states; and has been retained by both plaintiffs and defendants for lawsuits involving product liability, manufacturing defects, personal injury and code compliance. I hold degrees in Welding Technology, Mathematics and Science, in addition to college level teaching credentials in the field of welding. Previous employment includes positions with the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Laboratory; these positions required a high level security "Q" clearance. I...

Robert A Iezzi, PhD RAI Technical Solutions, Inc.

West Chester, Pennsylvania
Chemistry & Chemicals Expert Witness, Metallurgy Expert Witness - Paint, Plastics, Metal Coatings, Packaging, Fluoropolyners, Pretreatments for Metals & Plastics, Patents, Nanotechnology, Corrosion, Polymer Science, Metal Alloys, Electrochemistry, Steel, Laminates, Li-ion Batteries, Surface Preparation & Cleaning, Extrusion, Product Development, Li-ion batteries
I have more than 40 years of experience in paint and metal coatings, corrosion, plastics, plastic additives, pretreatments for metals and plastics, fluoropolymers, intellectual property, patent infringement, Li-ion batteries, composites, extrusion, PVC, nanotechnology, metal & plastic packaging, polymer & materials science, electrochemistry, laminates, metal buildings, surface preparation & cleaning, steel & metal alloys. I have extensive experience as an expert witness and consultant in these technical fields, and am a recognized authority on the technology. Most of my experience was obtained while working in R&D at Fortune 500 companies, specifically Arkema Chemicals, Campbell Soup, Betz-Dearborn, and Bethlehem Steel, where I developed and commercialized dozens of innovative products. I was awarded seven U.S. patents, multiple foreign patents, and have authored 2 book chapters and 50 publications in respected technical journals and conferences. I earned my Ph.D. in Materials Sci...

Reza A Mirshams, PhD, PE Materials Engineering Services, LLC

Frisco, Texas
Metallurgy Expert Witness, Failure Analysis Expert Witness - Corrosion, Failure Analysis, Products Defect, Products Liability, Galvanized Steel, Welding, Materials Selection for Design, Forensic Engineering, Accident Investigation, Manufacturing, Tubular Products, Oil and Gas, Pipeline, Vehicle, Construction, Equipment and Machinery, Failure Inspection.
Dr. Reza Mirshams has Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Industrial Metallurgy and Metallurgical Engineering and is a Licensed Professional Engineer with 40 years combined industrial and academic experience. Dr. Mirshams is a tenured full professor in engineering technology and has taught courses in the areas of mechanical metallurgy, manufacturing processes of materials, corrosion, galvanized steel, failure analysis of materials, fatigue, creep, engineering product design and development, materials selection in engineering design, and mechanical behavior and fracture mechanisms. His research interests include mechanical metallurgy, fracture analysis, corrosion assessment and mitigation for construction industry and energy industry, heat treatments of steel, mechanical behavior of materials-microstructure relations, fracture mechanics, fatigue and creep of metals, nano and micro scales properties, and the study of advanced materials for structural applications in design of mechanical systems...

Jahan Rasty, PhD, PE, MBA Real-World Forensic Engineering, LLC

Lubbock, Texas
Engineering Expert Witness, Metallurgy Expert Witness - Failure Analysis, Accident Reconstruction, Slip, Trip & Fall, Products Liability, Human Factors, Intellectual Property, Forensic Science, Fire, Equipment & Machinery, Electricity, Biomechanics, Premises Liability
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,...

Daniel Foster, PhD, PE Expert Welding Engineering and Inspection

Norfolk, Virginia
Failure Analysis Expert Witness, Metallurgy Expert Witness - Welding Engineering, Weld Failures, Welding Design, Engineering Education, 3D Printing of Metals, Welding Safety, Inspection, Welding Metallurgy, Welding Defects, Welding Fabrication, Polymer Welding, Codes Compliance, Non-Destructive Testing, Manufacturing, Marine, Navy, Aerospace, Military
Dr. Daniel Foster is the Principal Engineer at Expert Welding Engineering and Inspection, where he focuses on welding engineering consulting, inspection, and the training of engineers and technicians. Dr. Foster is an expert in regard to the design, manufacture, testing, and safety associated with welded structures. In addition to Dr. Foster’s significant experience in the field of welding engineering in both academia and industry, Dr. Foster possesses a BS, MS, and PhD in Welding Engineering. Strongly dedicated to his craft, Dr. Foster has earned multiple certifications related to fields of welding engineering and inspection. These certifications include Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), Certified Welding Educator (CWE), and Licensed Professional Engineer (PE), all of which have prepared Dr. Foster exceptionally well to properly analyze failures and other welding problems that are the subject of litigation. Dr. Foster is a former National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NA...

Walter S Laird, PE, CFEI, CFII, CMI, CFI Forcon International

Richmond, Virginia
Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness, Maritime Expert Witness - Metallurgy, Plastics, Equipment, Machinery, Products, Vehicles, Boat Crash, Fuel Gases, Plumbing, Lifts, Fire Cause & Origin, Marine Engineering
Received his education from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Johns Hopkins University. He obtained his B.S. and M.S. in Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, and Materials Engineering. Walter is a Certified Marine Investigator and a Certified Fire Investigator with over thirty years of experience conducting complex investigations. He has been Lead Engineer for FORCON International in charge of the Mid-Atlantic region for over 20 years, conducting marine accident, personal injury, property damage, and product failure analysis and providing expert testimony in areas of noted expertise.
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