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 Expert  724275

Expert in Forensic Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Failure Analysis


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Rhode Island (RI)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

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As a metallurgist and Professor of Engineering, he has taught about the microstructural design of cast irons and the properties associated with each microstructure. He has also investigated failures of cast iron components under varied service conditions.
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cast iron

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gray iron

As a metallurgist and Professor of Engineering, he has taught the basic concepts of corrosion in water, soil, and the atmosphere. He has investigated corrosion failures - both ferrous and non-ferrous - under actual service conditions and has provided consultation to various industrial and governmental agencies in that regard.
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corrosion

As a metallurgist and Professor of Engineering, he has taught about heat treatment and the microstructural design of ferrous alloys and the mechanical properties associated with those microstructures. He has investigated ferrous metal failures under various service conditions and advised on methods to prevent such failures.
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ferrous metallurgy

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steel

As a registered/licensed Professional Engineer and Professor of Engineering, he has applied the physical sciences to matters which might be subject to litigation -- a Dr. Quincy without the blood and gore. He has testified in over 175 trials in state and Federal courts in many jurisdictions in the US - both civil and criminal - those cases where the Physical Sciences reveal what has happened and why it has happened.
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forensic engineering

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forensic materials failure analysis

He performed his Sc.D. research on the martensitic transformation in Fe-Ni-C alloys and in particular on the nucleation of Martensite. As a metallurgist and Professor of Engineering, he has taught about Martensitic Transformations.
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martensitic transformation

As a registered/licensed Professional Engineer, he has investigated the failure of non-metallic as well as metallic materials under actual service conditions as to the cause of that failure and the means for preventing that type of failure in the future. As a metallurgist/materials Engineer and Professor of Engineering, he has taught about the properties of materials and their failures.
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materials failure

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nonferrous metal failure analysis

As a metallurgist and Professor of Engineering, he has taught about the mechanical behavior of metals and alloys, how mechanical and thermal treatment create the microstructures which determine those behaviors, and about the failures of those materials under actual service conditions. He has provided consultation and advice to industry and government agencies in that regard.
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metal mechanical behavior

As a registered/licensed Professional Engineer as well as a Professor of Engineering, he has taught about the design of products and has investigated the product failures in the field. He has provided advice and consultation to industry and government agencies in that regard and has testified in over 175 trials in many of which product liability was a key issue.
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product failure


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  Lowell, Massachusetts;  Cambridge, Massachusetts;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Hartford, Connecticut;  Waterbury, Connecticut;  Manchester, New Hampshire;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Often requested
with this expert:

corrosion in plant,buildings, hvac, etc; Hi-Temp; surveys/...
Industrial Corrosion & Failure
Corrosion and Metallurgical Failure Analysis
Metallurgy, Metal & Mineral Markets, Metal Industry...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1963   Sc.D.   Metallurgy   MIT  
1957   BS   Metallurgy   MIT  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1957 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

President

 

President - administration and consulting and forensic engineering

1963 to 1998

 

Brown University

 

Engineering

 

Professor

 

Teaching and research in metallurgical and materials engineering


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Fellow, National Academy of Forensic Engineers Fellow Institute of Materials (UK) Fellow, American Institute of Chemists Fellow, American Society of Forensic Examiners American Society for Metals The Metallurgical Society (AIME) American Society for Testing & Materials National Society of Professional Engineers RI Society of Professional Engineers Providence Engineering Society

Licenses/Certifications

Professional Engineer, Massachusetts Professional Engineer, Rhode Island Professional Engineer, Connecticut

Professional Appointments

Professor Emeritus of Engineering, Brown University, Providence, RI

Awards/Recognition

Outstanding Young Educators Award, American Society for Engineering Education Sauveur Memorial Award, American Society for Metals Freeman Award, Providence Engineering Society Engineer of the Year Award, RI Society of Professional Engineers


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Books - Introduction to the Science of Metals 125 papers in scientific and technical journals

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Blaidell  
 - Pyungminsa Publishing  
 - National Business Institute  
 - Metals and Materials  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1968 to 1970   US Naval Applied Science Laboratories   Consultant - metallurgy and materials   Consulted with scientists on ongoing projects at labs.
1971 to 1981   US Army Materials & Mechanics Research Center   Consultant - metallurgy and materials   Consulted with scientists and engineers on ongoing AMMRC projects

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He did forensic engineering relative to failure of bricks on facade of building at Naval Underwater Warfare Center, Newport, RI
  • He did forensic engineering on cause of helicopter crash on top of PanAm Building in New York City for Lloyds of London and NY Airways.
  • He did forensic engineering on cause of fatal gas explosion on behalf of New York City .
  • He did forensic engineering work on multiple gas explosions in Rhode Island on behalf of the Public Utilities Commission, State Fire Marshal, local municipalities, and insurance carriers.
  • He did forensic engineering on failures of orthopedic and vascular biomedical implants.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Metallurgy orthopedic expert for consulting on biodegradable metal evaluation.
  • Expert in Rolling mill structure corrosion to consult on corrosion.
  • Expert in metals for consulting on understanding corrosion cause of chemical reactor.
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:
175 trials in federal and state courts as expert for both plaintiff and defense in civil cases and for both defense and prosecution in criminal cases.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in piping for case involving a pipe that burst causing flooding & damage.
  • Metallurgical forensic engineer expert for consulting on steel deck coatings and corrosion.
  • Electric power line expert for consulting on power line strike by helocopter over water litigation case.
  • Expert for consulting on manganese phosphate coating issue in litigation.
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
1965 to 1965   Italy   On site evaluation of quality of steep pipe being produced by Italian steel mill (Pisa) under 6 M$ contract to US firm

 

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