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Expert in Corrosion Engineering

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Maryland (MD)
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CORROSION; FERROUS METAL. Expert is internationally recognized in the field of corrosion. He is a master of the theory and mechanisms of passivity, breakdown of passivity, stress corrosion, atmospheric corrosion, marine corrosion, underground corrosion, and localized corrosion such as pitting and crevice corrosion. He has the most experience in this area with regard to ferrous metals such as carbon steels and stainless steels. Expert also has expertise in corrosion prevention methods including sacrificial anodes and coatings. His previous work has involved the study of the mechanism of the action of wash primers on sacrificial zinc anodes.

Other areas of interest to Expert include surface chemistry and physics, the electrochemistry of corrosion, electrodeposition, corrosion failure analysis, and measurement techniques.

PASSIVITY; LOCALIZED CORROSION. Throughout his career, Expert's main area of research has been in passivity. The major part of his work has focused on fundamental studies of the passive film that provides corrosion protection to metals. He also understands how alloying affects the resistance of these films to the breakdown that leads to localized corrosion as well as pitting, crevice corrosion, and stress corrosion cracking. Expert is the co-author of a book on passivity.

AQUEOUS CORROSION. As Chief of the Corrosion Section at the National Business of Standards (now NIST) for 16 years, Expert led a group that dealt with most aspects of aqueous corrosion. Among these topics were electrochemistry, electrodeposition, passivity, localized corrosion, economics of corrosion, organic coatings, underground/marine corrosion, atmospheric corrosion, and corrosion of art and cultural objects. Expert is also adept in failure analysis of materials by corrosion.


aqueous corrosion




corrosion chemistry


localized corrosion


metal corrosion


metal passivation




ferrous metal corrosion


corrosion prevention


corrosion engineering

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Baltimore, Maryland;  Frederick, Maryland;  Gaithersburg, Maryland;  Bowie, Maryland;  Wilmington, Delaware;  Lancaster, Pennsylvania;  and Alexandria, Virginia.

Often requested
with this expert:

Corrosion and Metallurgical Failure Analysis
Industrial Corrosion & Failure
Corrosion, Failure Analysis, Materials Selection, API 584,...
Corrosion, Material Selection

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1953   PhD   Chemistry   University of Virginia   DuPont Fellowship
1950   MS   Chemistry   Georgia Institute of Technology  
1948   BS   Chemistry   Georgia Institute of Technology  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1984 to


(Undisclosed University)


Materials Science & Engineering


Professor and Professor Emeritus


He taught, carried out and directed the research of graduate students.

1983 to 1984


Israel Institute of Technology


Material Engineering Technology


Lady Davis Fellow


He was a Visiting Professor.

1955 to 1983


National Bureau of Standards


Metallurgy Division


Final Position: Group Leader


His positions were: Corrosion Group Leader; Corrosion Section Chief, Corrosion & Electrodeposition; Research Chemist

1952 to 1955


Naval Research Laboratory


Corrosion Branch, Metallurgy Division


Physical Chemist


He carried out research in corrosion.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of ECS, NACE, and AIC.


He is a Registered P.E. as a Corrosion Engineer in the state of California (Certificate No. 621). He is certified by NACE as a Corrosion Specialist (No. 465).

Professional Appointments

He is President of the Federation of Materials Societies, and Chairman of the International Corrosion Council.


Expert is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in America in Science and Engineering, and he has been honored with many awards including the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Achievement in the Senior Executive Service of the U.S. Government (1982). He was elected to Honorary Membership in 1987 and as Fellow in 1992 in the Electrochemical Society and received the Ulick R. Evans Award of the Institute of Corrosion (UK) in 1991 and elected Fellow (Hon.) in 1996. He was elected as a Fellow of NACE in 1993. He also received the Olin Palladium Medal and Award of the Electrochemical Society in 1995.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has over 169 publications and is one of the editors of 6 books on corrosion.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Critical Factors in Proc. of the Symp. on Localized Corrosion  
 - Journal of The Electrochemical Society  
 - Materials Performance  
 - The Statue of Liberty Restoration, Proc. of The Statue of Liberty  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1955 to 1983   National Bureau of Standards   Final Position: Group Leader   His positions were: Group Leader; Corrosion & Electrodeposition; Research Chemist
1952 to 1955   Naval Research Laboratory   Physical Chemist   He carried out research in corrosion.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Corrosion expert for consulting on corrosion of austenitic stainless steel in hot water.
  • Marine engine corrosion expert for consulting on marine engine cooling system corrosion.
  • Expert for consulting on Aluminum corrosion and bimetal corrosion
  • Corrosion expert in Virginia for consulting on pipeline corrosion.
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Rusting of stainless steel.
  • Metallurgist corrosion for consulting on Pipeline Corrosion.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1983 to 1984   Israel   He was a Visiting Professor at the Technion -- Israel Institute of Technology.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert is experienced locating ventors of: corrosion control products and services; and, surface science apparatus.


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