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 Expert  727701

Expert in Corrosion of Metals, Industrial Water Treatment, Materials and Biomaterials, Failure Analysis


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is a corrosion engineering and electrochemistry expert with 30 years of industrial experience in the field of corrosion science and electrochemistry, spanning the areas of industrial failure analysis, testing, and monitoring. Her experience involves all aspects of corrosion, and includes metallurgical, mechanical, and electrochemical studies of materials performance in aggressive media, such as turbine blades, chemical reactors, boilers, heat exchangers, industrial water treatment, and selection of protective coatings and treatments.

Expert provides forensic expert witness and expert determination services to claimant and defendant related to the failure of industrial and domestic systems. Product failures include automobile components, semiconductors, medical devices, machinery, pipe systems, chemical processes and contamination.

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acidic corrosion

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active-metal brazing

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alloy corrosion

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anti-corrosive coating failure analysis

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anti-corrosive coating material

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boiler chemical cleaning

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boiler feedwater treatment

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boiler water treatment

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chemical plant corrosion

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chemical process equipment corrosion failure

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condensate water treatment

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cooling water treatment

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corrosion

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corrosion allowance

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corrosion by-product

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corrosion chemistry

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corrosion control

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corrosion coupon

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corrosion failure analysis

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corrosion fatigue

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corrosion film

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corrosion measurement

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corrosion monitoring

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corrosion potential

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corrosion prevention

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corrosion protection

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corrosion resistance

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corrosion testing

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corrosion-resistant material

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damage

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defect

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deionized water system

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dispute

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electrochemical corrosion

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erosion-corrosion

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heat exchanger failure analysis

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industrial water treatment

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metal coating corrosion

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microbiologically-induced corrosion

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oxidizing agent chemistry

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pH measurement

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pitting erosion

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process-water treatment

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specific material corrosion

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stress corrosion

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stress corrosion cracking

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surface coating corrosion

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uniform corrosion

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wastewater treatment corrosion

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water treatment system


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1983   PhD   Corrosion Science and Engineering   UMIST, UK  
1981   MSc   Corrosion Science and Engineering   UMIST, UK  
1976   Licentiate Degree   Chemical Engineering   University of Coimbra, Portugal  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2008 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Director

 

Expert provides expert witness and expert determination services minly in the areas of corrosion of materials and industrial water treatment (boilers and cooling systems), as well as indistrial consulting and materials testing.

1997 to 2008

 

Corrosion Technologies Inc.

 


 

President

 

Expert provides expert witness and expert determination services minly in the areas of corrosion of materials and industrial water treatment (boilers and cooling systems), as well as industrial consulting and materials testing.

1987 to 1997

 

Kelsey-Hayes R&D Center (presently TRW)

 

Materials

 

Principal Engineer

 

Expert supported 10 industrial plants that produced components for the automotive industry (GM, Crysler and Ford), conducted industrial troubleshooting and failure analysis

1984 to 1987

 

AMAX Research Center

 


 

Research Associate

 

Expert worked in the corrosion inhibitor laboratory. These inhibitors were for industrial water treatment and automotive applications.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

The Eelctrochemical Society and The National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)

Licenses/Certifications

Chartered Engineer

Awards/Recognition

The British Research Council 1980 and The Canadian Science Research Coucil 1984


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

18 publications


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • • Surface analysis (AES, ESCA, FT-IR, SEM, EDS) electrochemical and electrochemical evaluation of materials for automotive applications• Corrosion management in the Power Industry (materials corrosion, repair and reliability, and development of electrochemical corrosion sensors)• Pilot plant simulations for materials selection for ionic liquid applications• Development of coatings and thin films for micro-valves, mass flow controllers, and other MEMS devices• Selection of super-alloys for high-temperature reforming applications• Selection of packaging materials for electronic components• Development of corrosion models for fibre optic connectors exposed to the atmospheric environments• Electrochemical study of electrical connectors and contact systems for photovoltaic systems• Selection of packaging materials and corrosion inhibitors to replace metallic coatings for computer hard drive applications• R&D Electrochemical studies of bio-implants (stents, artificial shoulders, frame implant device assembly plates and screws)• Failure analysis of body implants (hip and knee replacement materials; analysis of failed bracket• Development of an implantable bladder drug delivery system• Failure analysis of corroded and scaled air-conditioning systems, heat exchangers, reactors, pipes, and welds• Evaluation of high pressure carbon dioxide gas cylinders• Selection of corrosion resistant materials for plastic injection moulds, and heat sinks for printed-circuit board applications • Failure analysis of calciners and compressor bearings in the oil and gas industry• Evaluation of distillation columns failed by hydrogen embrittlement, stress-corrosion cracking and erosion corrosion• Failure analysis of diodes• Mechanical testing of components using ASTM standards (stress-strain measurements, hardness/micro-hardness, impact tests, etc.)• Laboratory and field testing, inspection, and monitoring of metals, alloys, polymers, welds, adhesives, water treatment corrosion and scale inhibitors, and organic coatings• Evaluation of the integrity of a large metropolitan storage water tank• Failure analysis of railway electric power cables• Failure analysis of pumps and pipes in water treatment plant• Materials selection for sulphur granulation plant• Prediction of steel and concrete pile corrosion for a service period of 150 years (Bay Bridge East Span replacement)• Corrosion control of ports and bridges (Port of Oakland, Port of San Francisco, and The San Francisco Bay tunnel)• Assessment and prioritization methods for repair and improvement of the City of San Francisco water supply pipeline network• Studies of gas-phase corrosion inhibition for parts during transportation and idle equipment in coastal environments• Accelerated galvanic corrosion studies in simulated atmospheric urban and marine environments• Development of molybdenum-based corrosion inhibitors for water treatment and antifreeze applications• Critical pitting temperature studies for components acceptance in the semiconductor industry.
  • • Boilers, and large air-conditioning and cooling water systems• Large industrial and domestic copper pipe networks• Contamination of bottled water• Solder ball rosette configuration on PCB and BGA networks for electronic applications• Sprinklers• Automobile antilock brake systems, air-conditioning systems, and RV chassis brackets• Train car underbodies• PC board manufacturing• Castings and structures• Electrical contacts in electronic components
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in corrosion protection for consulting on coating solutions for de-mineralized water tanks.
  • Expert for consulting on Electrolysis Phenomena.
  • Copper expert for consulting on Copper Water Fountain.
  • Expert for consulting on Base metal carbon steel corrosion.
  • Corrosion expert for consulting on aluminum and stainless steel in process air equipment, coastal environment.
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's main work involves producing reports concerning industrial and domestic metal component failures. She has worked both in the US and in the UK systems and has made depositions in the US.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Carbonic and graphitic material.
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
English   fluent
Portuguese   fluent
Spanish   Fluent
French  

Market Research:
Expert is most familiar with industrial water treatment (cooling and boiler water treatment) and petrochemical industries.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Expert is a member of the Academy of Experts in the UK. She has attended all courses and seminars relevant to expert witness and expert determination practice. She is in the Register of Expert Determiners of the Academy of Experts.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert is experienced in locating suppliers, vendors, labs and testing facilities in her area of expertise through partnerships with companies in Silicon Valley in the US (where she worked prior to relocating to the UK), and companies and universities mostly in the London area.

Other Skills and Services

Expert provides electrochemical and corrosion testing, and failure analysis services


 

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