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 Expert  721797

Expert in Electron Microscopy and Metallurgical Engineering

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Iowa (IA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has expertise in the area of electron microscopy, specifically transmission and scanning electron microscopy as applied to the study of metal systems and alloys. He has extensive experience in crystal structure determination and crystallography using the TEM and chemical analysis using x-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy. He has been in charge of evaluating and selecting new electron microscopy systems for purchase and has developed web-based SEM systems for educational purposes.

He teaches courses on metallurgical engineering and has conducted research investigations in a number of areas including the development of high strength alloys using deformation processing, the recovery of rare earths using liquid metal processing, and the examination of metal systems using electron microscopy. He has also assisted industry with failure analysis of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys and participated in industry-funded short-term research and development studies.


crystal structure determination


chemical analysis






energy dispersive X-ray analysis


metal chemical analysis


scanning electron microscopy


electron microscope


electron microscopy


transmission electron microscopy


metallurgical engineering

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Des Moines, Iowa;  Waterloo, Iowa;  and Ames, Iowa.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1986   PhD   Metallurgical Engineering   University of Illinois  
1981   BS   Metallurgical Engineering   University of Illinois  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1987 to


(Undisclosed University)


Materials Science and Engineerng




Expert is a professor in metallurgical engineering with an expertise in electron microscopy. He is in charge of the electron microscopy facilities for the department and for Ames Laboratory, the US DOE laboratory on the ISU campus.

1986 to 1987


Argonne National Laboratory


Condensed Matter Physics


Postgraduate Research Associate


He was responsible for electron microscopy studies of HiTc superconducting materials and experimental production of possible superconducting films.

2001 to 2001


Perkins Engines


Materials Laboratory




Expert had a six month sabbatical working in the materials department doing failure analysis, vendor certification, and manufacturing support.

Career Accomplishments:

He is a member of TMS, ASM International, ASEE and reviews for numerous technical journals

Publications and Patents Summary

He has over 70 publications in refereed journals as well as over 20 conference proceedings. He has given over 30 presentations at national and interational conferences.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Microscopy Research and Techniques  
 - Journal of Alloys and Compunds  
 - Journal of Materials Research  
 - Metallurgical Transactions A  
 - Microscopy Research and Techniques  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1986 to 1987   Argonne national Laboratory   Research Assistant   Expert was responsible for electron diffraction studies of high Tc superconductors and production of Nb-Ta thin films.
1987 to   Ames Laboratory   Scientist   He conducts basic research in the development of metal alloys. He is also in charge of electron microscopy facilities.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has reviewed deposed testimony regarding possible battery connection failures in a litigation.
  • He has assisted with a failure analysis investigation inlitigation regarding failed medical bone supports.
  • He has assisted several major manufacturing industries (agricultural equipment, and home appliances) with failure analysis and materials characterization studies.
  • Expert has conducted SEM investigations for local law enforcement officials for forensic applications.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
While Expert has not served as an expert witness, he has reviewed depositions of court cases.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in aerospace applications for consulting on hermetic dissimilar metal electrical connectors.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2001 to 2001   England   He will be working at Perkins Engines, a diesel engine manufacturer owned by Caterpillar, for five months starting in February 2001.

Additional Skills and Services:

He is in charge of yearly workshops offered by the Materials Science and Engineering Department to science teachers on scanning electron microscopy. He has also organized, and helped conduct, a short course on basic metallurgy principles for John Deere, Des Moines Works.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert is in charge of ordering electron microscopes for Ames Laboratory. This has included scanning and transmission microscopes.


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