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 Expert  719534

Expert in Materials Engineering and Failure Analysis

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Missouri (MO)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is a world-renowned materials engineering expert and a specialist in the field of corrosion engineering and failure analysis. He has over 50 years of experience in materials engineering, mechanics and structural forensic engineering in the chemical process industry and the bio/pharmaceutical industry. His expertise includes material selection (clad metals, fiber reinforced plastic, ceramics, graphites, wood, cement, and insulators such as refractories and brick lined equipment; failure analysis; corrosion (identification, testing, protection, cathodic, anodic, PAP, microbiologically induced (MIC), high temperature, and protective coatings), fabrication (welding, heat treatments, tool and die design); and tribology (wear erosion).

In addition to his materials engineering expertise, Expert has extensive experience in electrical, mechanical, chemical, and metallurgical engineering. He is knowledgeable of wood capabilities as well as material construction, fabrication, use, and applications.


structural mechanics


materials engineering


microbiologically-induced corrosion

Expert has his own failure analysis laboratory and/or access to any additional equipment needed. He also conducts in-plant equipment inspections, represents clients at fabricator's site to ensure proper quality control of new equipment or repairs. He has helped clients comply with the new underground tank regulations.

materials failure analysis


materials failure


wood failure

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Saint Louis, Missouri;  Columbia, Missouri;  Saint Charles, Missouri;  Saint Peters, Missouri;  Florissant, Missouri;  and Springfield, Illinois.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1952   M.S.   Metallurgical Engineering   Sever Institute of Technology   Worked on MS from 1949-1952, but never completed degree
1949   B.S.   Mechanical Engineering   Washington Univ.  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1985 to







1953 to


(Undisclosed University)


Mechanical Engineering


Adjunct Professor


1950 to 1985




Materials Technology


Senior Fellow


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is an active member of ASTM, AIChE, NACE, ASM, AWS, ECS, AEWG, SPI, Sigma Xi, Pi Tau Sigma, and Tau Beta Pi. He is the Executive Director of the North Central Research Institute, and Past National Director.


Expert is a Registered Professional Engineer in Missouri and California. He is also a Certified Corrosion Specialist by the National Association of Corrosion Engineers.

Professional Appointments

Currently, Expert is a chairman of ASME. In 1997, he was named a Fellow of AlChE.

Publications and Patents Summary

He is the author of more than 120 publications, including the "Materials of Construction" section of the sixth and seventh editions of "Perry's Chemical Engineering Handbook," Expert holds two U.S. patents and one European patent on welding procedures.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Materials Performance  
 - Corrosion  
 - American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)  
 - National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)  

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
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