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 Expert  723418

Expert in Forensic Engineering, Failure Analysis, Metallurgy, Corrosion, Slip and Fall, Mechanical Design, R&D


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Texas (TX)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is a registered & Board-Certified Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, with 74 publications, 23 Invited Talks and Lectures, and 27+ years of experience in engineering R&D in industry and academia, Consulting, and Expert Witness Litigation Support including court testimony. Expert's Ph.D. dissertation was on the topic of metal forming analysis of non-ferrous materials such as copper and aluminum. Among many topics taught by Expert, is a course entitled "Machine Design", where principles of moving machinery, dynamics, and strength of materials are taught. These topics directly are related to the principles involved in designing a conveyor.

Expert's expertise areas include: Design of Mechanical Systems, Component Failure Analysis, Product liability / Reliability / Safety. Fires Cause & Origin, Manufacturing & Assembly, Defects, Metallurgical Engineering / Corrosion, Falls, Slips & Trips / Friction Analysis, and Patent Review.

Since 1988, Expert has provided engineering consulting to industry and government labs, as well as litigation support to both plaintiff and defense attorneys practicing in the following areas of law:

Product Liability / Personal Injury Law: Component Defect and Safety

Intellectual Property Law: Patent Review / Infringement, Breach of Confidentiality, Trade Secret Violation

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aluminum forming

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cold forming

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cold working

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copper forming

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copper mechanical property

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copper physical property

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electrochemical corrosion

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explosive forming

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fatigue failure

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ferrous metal corrosion

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forming limit diagram

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grain boundary

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hot metal forming

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hot working

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hydrogen embrittlement

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machinery design

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machining tooling

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mechanical device design

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mechanical engineering

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mechanical failure

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mechanical joining

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metal alloy

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metal artificial aging

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metal corrosion

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metal creep

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metal embrittlement

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metal failure

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metal failure analysis

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metal forming

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metal joining

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metal mechanical property

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metal nondestructive testing

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metal physical property

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metal-forming friction testing

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metallurgical engineering

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microstructure analysis

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nonferrous metal failure analysis

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rotating-beam fatigue testing

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steel failure analysis

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threaded fastener testing machine design


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Lubbock, Texas.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1981   B.S.   Mechanical Engineering   LSU  
1984   M.S.   Mechanical Engineering   LSU  
1987   Ph.D.   Mechanical Engineering   LSU  
1999   MBA   Business   (Undisclosed University)  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1988 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Mechanical Engineering

 

Professor

 

Teaching and Research

1981 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Principal

 

Consulting, failure analysis, expert witness testimony

1980 to 1981

 

Ethyl Corporation

 

Mechanical Design

 

Project Engineer

 

Design and stress analysis of pressure vessels for petro-chemical industry


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

ASME, SAE

Licenses/Certifications

Registered Professional Engineer, State of Texas

Professional Appointments

(1999-2005) ASME Region X Vice Chair for Education

Awards/Recognition

2002-05: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International, Board of Governors – Regional Secretary; 2002: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International, Board of Governors – in recognition for “valued service in advancing the engineering profession as Assistant Vice President for Education (1999-2001) and Vice Chair for Education (1998-1999);

2002: Texas Tech American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Student Chapter Service Award – in recognition of 13 years of service as the Faculty Advisor for the ASME chapter;

2001: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International Meritorious Service Award – in recognition for his efforts in coordinating the Graduate Student Technical Conference (GSTC);

1993: Halliburton Education Foundation Award of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement and Professionalism in Education, Research and Service;

1992: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International Counsel on Member Affairs Award for outstanding contributions as the Faculty Advisor to the ASME Student Section at Texas Tech;

1992: Ralph Teetor award for education/research, Society of Automotive Engineers;

1991: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International Board of Governors award for valued services in advancing the engineering profession;

1990: Halliburton Education Foundation Award of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement and Professionalism in Education, Research and Service;

1989: Alcoa Foundation Grant Award for Excellence in Research;

1986: American Public Works Association (APWA) Grant Award;

1984-87: Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Company Fellow in Materials Science


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has in excess of 70 professional publications in book chapters, peer reviewed journals, and conference proceedings.


Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in failure analysis for a shaft breaking on a conveyor.
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 served as expert witness in excess of 75 cases and has testified in federal and state courts as well as in numerous depositions.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in pressure vessel manufacturing and installation for litigation.
  • Expert in to review and testify concerning vehicle welds.
  • Tribology expert for consulting on Hotel Slip and Fall - New Orleans, LA.
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
2005 to 2006   England   Served as an expert in a case involving allegation of trade secret and confidentiality agreement violations, brought be an American Company against a British company.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Expert teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in the area of "Failure Analysis and Forensic Engineering" at Expert's University.


 

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