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 Expert  729233

Expert in Polymer and Composites Engineering, Manufacture and Usage of these Materials


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Tyne and Wear
United Kingdom
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has extensive experience in the design, manufacture and use of polymeric and composite materials. He has specific expertise in both thermoplastic and thermosetting composites and in the use of composites in the oil and gas industry. His experience includes fire resistance of composites structures. He has managed joint industry projects in several areas related to the use of composite materials in oil and gas, and in transport. He has also written a number of Expert Reports relating to polymer and composite materials.
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advanced composite

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advanced composite forming

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advanced composite manufacturing

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advanced composite manufacturing cost estimation

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advanced composite process development

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advanced composite processing

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advanced composite technology

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carbon fiber reinforced plastic

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carbon-fiber composite

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composite engineering

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composite failure analysis

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composite fiber

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composite material

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composite material characterization

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composite material failure

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composite material manufacturing

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composite material manufacturing process development

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composite material mechanical property

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composite material micromechanics

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composite material processing

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composite material processing technology

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composite naval architecture

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composite-filament winding process

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engineering plastic

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epoxy matrix composite

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fiber-reinforced composite

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fiber-reinforced composite bar

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fiber-reinforced plastic

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fiberglass-reinforced composite

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fiberglass-reinforced composite fabrication

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fire-resistant composite

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glass fiber

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glass fiber polymer composite

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glass-filled polyester

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graphite epoxy composite

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graphite organic composite

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laminate material

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polymer composite extrusion

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polymer engineering

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polymer matrix composite

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prepreg material

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random-fiber composite

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reinforced composite

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reinforced plastic

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sandwich core phenolic foam

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structural composite

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syntactic foam

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thermoplastic composite


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1965   B.Sc.   Chemical Engineering   Manchester University  
1971   M.Sc.   Polymer Engineering   Loughborough University  
1977   Ph.D.   Polymer Engineering   Leeds University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1990 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Mechanical and Systems Engineering

 

Professor

 

Teaching and Research

1979 to 1990

 

Liverpool University

 

Department of Mechanical Engineering

 

Senior Lecturer

 

Teaching and Research

1974 to 1979

 

Leeds University

 

Mechanical Engineering

 

Research Fellow

 


1968 to 1974

 

ICI

 

Petrochemical and Polymer Laboratory

 

Research Engineer

 

Research in Polmer Engineering


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Fellow of IoMMM and C.Eng.

Professional Appointments

Research Director of NewRail Research Centre. Associate Editor of Plastics, Rubber and Composites.

Awards/Recognition

Two Silver medals and Holiday Medal from IoMMM.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Over 150 publications. Scopus 'H' rating, 13.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert Witness in High Court on problems relating to blistering of composite sandwich panels.
  • Expert Witness in a Patent case relating to long fibre thermoplastics. In court in Delaware, USA.
  • Consultant in the design and layout of a plant for manufacturing fibreglass pipes in Argentina.
  • Expert Report on the failure of metallic tooling in a polymer recycling process.
  • Single Joint Expert on a case involving the manufacture of composite shower trays.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Epoxy potting comparison / replacement.
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 prepared Expert Reports in varous areas of Polymer Engineering and has given evidence in court in both the UK and USA.
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
2000 to 2009   Argentina   Several visits in connection with a company manufacturing composite pipe.
1992 to 1992   Switzerland   Visiting Professor at EPFL Lausanne.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Basic proficiency
German   Basic proficiency
Spanish   Ability to read technical reports.

Market Research:
Extensive experience working with the composites industry and with the set-up of processes for manufacturing composite components.

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

Taught courses in Materials Science and in many subjects relating to composite materials. He has written a course on Non-Metallic Materials for Oil and Gas Engineers.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

General familiarity with suppliers to the composites industry.

Other Skills and Services

Familiarity with fire behaviour of composites and polymers.


 

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