Metallurgy Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of metallurgy expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on metallurgy and related issues. Metallurgy expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, and provide expert witness testimony at deposition and trial. The issues and subjects these metallurgy expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Corrosion, Failure Analysis, Manufacturing, Metallurgy, Products Liability, Plumbing, Slip Trip & Fall, Weld Failures, Welding, Welding Safety, Accident Reconstruction, Aviation & Aerospace, Construction, Construction Defects, and Electricity.

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

Engineering, Metallurgy - 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,...

Nikhil K Kar, Ph.D., P.E. Kars' Advanced Materials, Inc.

Anaheim, California
Metallurgy, Mechanical Engineering - Materials Science, Composite Materials, Fractography, Fractures, Weld Failures, Failure Analysis, Product, machinery, and equipment failures
Nikhil’s expertise is in fields of mechanical engineering, materials science, metallurgy, failure analysis, mechanical/materials behavior, laboratory testing, contamination analysis and equipment function to determine cause(s) of failure. He is involved in various consulting projects including implant failures, product failures, automotive component failures and patent infringement matters. When time permits, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses for the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California as an adjunct assistant professor of engineering practice. He has qualified as an expert witness in both State and Federal Court.

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

Los Angeles, California
Failure Analysis, Metallurgy - Automobile, Aviation & Aerospace, Motorcycle,Appliance, Engineering, Construction, Construction Defects, Corrosion, Maritime, Equipment & Machinery, Mining, Bicycles, Transportation, Medical Devices, Manufacturing, Plumbing, Products Liability, Fire, Electricity, Pipe, HVAC, CPVC, Oil & Gas, Welding
Joseph Quinn, MS, PE, is a Forensic Metallurgy and Metallurgical Engineering consultant. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Metallurgical Engineering and is registered in 7 states (CA, PA, UT, NV, AZ, CO, WA). He 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 is President of the National Society of Professional Engineers in California (NSPE-CA) and is active in several technical societies. He has taught metallurgical engineering course topics in Principals and Applications of ...

Mingxi Zheng, MS, PE BEAR INC.

San Francisco, California
Products Liability, Mechanical Engineering - Accident Reconstruction, Failure Analysis, FMEA, Material Characterization and Testing, Material Properties, Metallurgy, Manufacturing, Aviation & Aerospace, 3D printing, Automotive, Slip Trip & Fall, Warnings & Labels, Oil and Gas, Product Development, Laboratories & Testing
Mingxi is a Licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer in the state of California with expertise in materials development and mechanical engineering across a broad range of industries. With a specialty in metallurgy, fracture mechanics and failure analysis, she has experience in materials testing and process development in the aerospace and manufacturing industries, Prior to joining Berkeley Engineering And Research, Inc., she held engineering roles at SpaceX, Virgin Orbit, and other early-stage startups, where she worked on integrating Mil, ASTM, ISO, and NASA specifications into the product development process during transitions from R&D to production. In addition to knowledge of traditional materials and processing methods, she has developed characterization methods for additive manufacturing of metallic and polymeric materials. Her skills take a big picture approach, centering on the intersection of materials science and mechanical design, among other fields. Projects have inclu...

Jesse A Grantham, PhD, PE Welding & Joining Management Group

Frederick, Colorado
Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy - Welding, Welding Metallurgy, Welding Safety, Welding Procedures, Welding Code Compliance, Welding Contract Compliance, Welds Mechanical Testing, Welds Nondestructive Testing
Dr. Jesse A Grantham is a professional engineer in Colorado, Nebraska, Texas, Wyoming, Washington and available by Comity in others. He has a PhD in engineering from The Ohio State University, and MS in Welding Engineering from OSU, and MBA from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and a BS in Industrial Engineering & Management from Oklahoma State University. He is a recognized Forensic Welding Expert, a Fellow of the NAFE, affiliate of NSPE. Owner and Principal Investigator at Welding & Joining Management Group, an independent metals/weld testing laboratory. Specializes in welding code consulting and contract compliance, welding process, weld inspection, forensic investigations of weld regions, failure analysis of weld regions, welding metallurgy, underwater welding, welding inspection and testing for onshore oil, gas and mining industry and offshore equipment in marine environments. He is currently registered as an American Welding Society Inspector, Educator and Radiogra...

Frederick C Anderson, PE Advantec Engineering LLC

Avon, Connecticut
Failure Analysis, Products Liability - Metallurgy, Materials Science, Forensic Engineering, Corrosion, Fatigue, Fracture, Pipe/Tube/PEX/CPVC, Valve, Bolt, Coupling, Boiler, Power Plant, Quality, Weld, Aerial Lift, Hoist, Wire Rope, Fire Protection, Plumbing, Construction Defects
Mr. Anderson is the founder of Advantec Engineering LLC and provides expert consultation, laboratory testing and analysis, and litigation support regarding materials failure analysis, forensic engineering investigations, corrosion, and structural analysis. He has more than forty years of professional engineering experience. Mr. Anderson has provided engineering support and/or testimony for cases involving product liability, industrial accidents and equipment failures, commercial and residential accidents and equipment failures, bridge structures, and aircraft, marine, and vehicle accidents. He has also provided expert testimony and/or litigation support in cases involving flow accelerated corrosion, stress corrosion, corrosion fatigue, pitting, weld defects, and fitness for service of large industrial components, commercial products, and consumer products. Mr. Anderson is especially skillful at translating highly complex and technical information into something understandable by ...

Edward S. George E & S Consulting, Inc.

Saint Augustine, Florida
Engineering, Failure Analysis - Metallurgy, Products Liability

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

Boise, Idaho
Human Factors, Products Liability - 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...

John M Fildes, Ph.D. Spotlight Business Consulting

Batavia, Illinois
Chemistry & Chemicals, Metallurgy - Product Failures, Accidents, Analytics, Materials, Chemical, Chemical Processes, Friction, Wear, Coatings, Corrosion, Composites, Ceramics, Carbon Monoxide Detectors; Product Design, Aviation, Buildings Materials, Adhesives, Roadway Materials, R&D, Expert Witness
Dr. Fildes has extremely strong problem-solving and analytical skills, excellent communications abilities, and decades of experience of successfully conveying, with credibility and confidence, highly technical issues to laypeople. He successfully tackles challenging technical problems and often sees key issues and devises approaches, which others have missed, through a combination of vast experience, extensive technical knowledge, skilled use of analytics, creativity, an excellent understanding of testing and analysis, and strong project planning and management capabilities. • A doctoral-level scientist who has organized, written proposals, conducted, and managed $27.5 million in funded projects including research, development, litigation expert witness investigations, and collaborations involving Government labs, large defense companies, and leading universities with funding from the Army, Navy, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Technology Reinvestment Program), The ...

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...

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

Bedford, New Hampshire
Metallurgy, Failure Analysis - 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.

D.R. Foster, PhD, PE Expert Welding Engineering and Inspection

Swedesboro, New Jersey
Failure Analysis, Metallurgy - Welding Engineering, Weld Failures, Welding Design, Engineering Education, 3D Printing of Metals, Welding, Welding Safety, Inspection, Welding Metallurgy, Welding Defects, Torch cutting, Forensics, Codes Compliance, Non-Destructive Testing, Manufacturing, Marine, Navy, Aerospace, Military, ASME, AWS
Dr. D.R. 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 Welder (CW), Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), Certified Welding Supervisor (CWS), Certified NDT Level III Inspector (NDT III) 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. F...

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

Wyckoff, New Jersey
Metallurgy, Engineering - 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, Metallurgy - 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 have 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 ha...

Robert A Iezzi, PhD RAI Technical Solutions, Inc.

West Chester, Pennsylvania
Chemistry & Chemicals, Metallurgy - 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...

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.

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.

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

Lubbock, Texas
Engineering, Metallurgy - 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,...
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