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 Expert  713366

Expert in Materials Failure Analysis, Consulting Chemistry, Laboratory Analysis of Unknowns


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

North Carolina (NC)
USA
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has over 30 years' experience in materials failure analysis and materials characterization as well as chemical analysis of cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and foods.

Expert's materials experience has included investigations of metals, plastics, ceramics, glass, and composites by laboratory analysis. His specific strengths are the characterization of materials chemistry, microstructure, and fractography; identification of polymers, additives in commercial plastics, and other organic and inorganic unknowns; determination and development of product formulations; and analysis of corrosion, arson, drug, and other forensic residues.

Areas of materials laboratory analysis in which Expert is very experienced include light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), x-ray microanalysis (EDS), surface analysis by Auger electron spectroscopy and XPS photoemission spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction, microFTIR infrared spectroscopy, and physical testing. His extensive background in materials failure analysis and metallurgy is applied to many applications including structures, vehicles, industrial plants, electronics, appliances, and biomedical devices in the areas of product liability litigation, forensics, patent infringement, and materials failure analysis.

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materials failure analysis

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ceramic failure analysis

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composite failure analysis

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failure analysis

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forensic materials failure analysis

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fracture analysis

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metal failure analysis

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nonferrous metal failure analysis

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plastic failure analysis

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steel failure analysis

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metallurgy

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corrosion

Expert's chemical analysis experience has included laboratory analysis of unknown materials, residues, and formulations. His specific strengths are identification of polymers, additives in commercial plastics, and other organic and inorganic unknowns; determination and development of product formulations; and analysis of arson, drug, and other forensic residues.

Areas of laboratory analysis in which Expert is very experienced include UV-visible, fluorescence, microFTIR infrared spectroscopy; gas, GC/MS, liquid, HPLC, TLC, and column chromatography; DSC thermal analysis; light, fluorescence, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) including x-ray microanalysis (EDS). His extensive background in analytical chemistry, microbiology, and metallurgy is applied to many applications including drugs, cosmetics, food/beverages, and packaging in the areas of QA/QC, product liability and development, forensics, patent infringement, and personal injury litigation.

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chemical injury

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chemistry

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chemical analysis

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forensic chemistry


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Raleigh, North Carolina;  Greensboro, North Carolina;  Durham, North Carolina;  Winston Salem, North Carolina;  Fayetteville, North Carolina;  Cary, North Carolina;  High Point, North Carolina;  Greenville, North Carolina;  Concord, North Carolina;  and Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1971   Ph.D.   Metallurgy   M.I.T.  
1967   M.S.   Metallurgy   M.I.T.  
1965   B.S.   Metallurgy   M.I.T.  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

2009 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Consultant

 

2007 to 2008

 

Libra Technical Center, LLC

 


 

Sr. Partner

 

1978 to 2006

 

Metuchen Analytical, Inc.

 


 

President

 

1977 to 1978

 

Structure Probe, Inc.

 


 

Technical Director

 

1974 to 1977

 

PhotoMetrics, Inc .

 

Analytical Services

 

Director

 

1971 to 1974

 

Westinghouse

 

Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory

 

Senior Metallurgist

 

1965 to 1966

 

Battelle Memorial Institute

 


 

Metallurgist

 

Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a member of ACC&CE (Association of Consulting Chemists & Chemical Engineers), American Institute of Chemists (Fellow), AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association), ASM International, Society for Applied Spectroscopy, and Society of Plastics Engineers

Licenses/Certifications

Expert is licensed in New Jersey as a Professional Engineer and he is recognized as a Certified Professional Chemist by the National Certification Commission in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (AIC)


Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopic analysis for consulting on residue deposited on medical device.
  • Refractory metal expert for consulting on refractory metal issues.
  • Expert for consulting on testing of our plastic folding pallet boxes to gain FM approval.
  • Expert in metal forensic analysis for the analysis of a bronze cannon.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has testified several times a year until recently by deposition and in court at the state and federal level in materials failure analysis (usually product liability) and chemistry (usually personal injury or street drug analysis) litigation.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in chemistry and material flammability for consulting on flammability issues.
  • Expert witnesses for hose accidents for consulting on expert witness for Tranfer Hose Design.
  • Roller bearing expert for consulting on Tapered roller bearing failure. Client applied compressed air to bearing. Cage deformed. Tapered element struck client,s eye.
  • Expert in chemical engineering for analysis on small pellets for a litigation case.
  • Expert in ultraviolet sunlamp technology to measure relative radiation in product liability litigation.
  • Expert for consulting on Failure in oil seals in a screw compressor oil free for VRU in petrochemical complex.
  • Expert in packaging technology for litigation case involving glass particles found in food from food packaging.
  • Materials science expert for consulting on the composition & analysis of consumer product.
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.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Expert has taught graduate courses in materials failure analysis at Stevens Institute of Technology and short courses in materials failure analysis and instrumental analysis at the Center for Professional Advancement.


 

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