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 Expert  719835

Expert in Composite Structures/Materials

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
Expert has significant experience in developing the appropriate methods needed to manufacture composites by autoclave curing, filament winding, resin transfer molding, and pultrusion.



autoclave composite processing


composite material impact damage evaluation


composite material manufacturing


composite material processing


composite-filament winding process


structural composite

Expert is an internationally recognized expert in the design of damage tolerant composite structures. He has a special interest in the damage caused by impact and fatigue. He has developed several computer codes applicable to the design of structures and components such as plates, shells, cylinders, straps and joints.

composite failure analysis


composite material


composite material failure


composite material stress analysis


composite structure


composite structure design

Expert has extensive experience with the effects of moisture and temperature on the chemical, thermal and mechanical behaviors of organic matrix composites.

environmental effect on composite material

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Salinas, California;  Santa Rosa, California;  and Hayward, California.

Often requested
with this expert:

Composite Materials
High-temperature Composites and Advanced Materials...
Carbon Fibers, Composites, Pitches, CVD, Graphite
Sterilization, Sterilizers

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1962   PhD   Mechanical Engineering   Yale University  
1961   MS   Mechanical Engineering   Yale University  
1960   MEng   Mechanical Engineering   Yale University  
1959   BE   Mechanical Engineering   University of Sydney  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1983 to


(Undisclosed University)


Aeronautics and Astronautics


Professor and Chair (90-01)


Since 1994 he has been the Paul Pigott Professor of Engineering and since 1990 Chair of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. As Chair he provides leadership in establishing directions in the areas of Departmental research, faculty recruitment, and curriculum development.

1967 to 1983


University of Michigan


Mechanical Engineering




He taught and established a composites structures laboratory for students doing research leading to the doctoral degree.

1979 to 1980




Mechanical Engineering


Professor (Visiting)


He taught students courses appropriate to the ME curriculum.

1962 to 1967




Mechanical Engineering


Assistant Professor


He taught students courses appropriate to the ME curriculum and performed research.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE), American Society for Composites (ASC), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and American Physical Society (APS).


He is a Professional Engineer.

Professional Appointments

He has the following appointments: Editor-in-Chief, for the Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites (JRPC), Senior Technical Corporate Advisor (1999-2000) for Hexcel Corporation, Board of Directors (1993-1999) for Hexcel Corporation, and on the Executive Committee for International Committee on Composite Materials.


He has received the following awards: Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Technical University of Budapest (2000); AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Award (2000); Medal of Excellence in Composite Materials (1999); American Society of Composites Distinguished Researcher Award (1997); AIAA Engineer of the Year Award (1995); National Academy of Engineering (1994); Hungarian Academy of Science (foreign member)(1995); Worcester Reed Warner Medal, ASME (1994); Delmonte Award, SAMPE (1991); NASA Public Service Group Achievement Award (1988); and Ralph R. Teetor Award, SAE (1978).

Publications and Patents Summary

He is the author of twelve books and over two hundred technical papers and holds a patent on a fluidic controlled respirator.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
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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:
He has testified as a forensic witness in lawsuits involving materials, structures, hydraulics, fluid and heat equipment.
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.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Hungarian   He is proficient in Hungarian.

Additional Skills and Services:

He has prepared tutorials/seminars at professional conferences (e.g., SAMPE) over the years on composites design.


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