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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Fracture Analysis experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Fracture Analysis landscape.
This expert brings to the table many years of experience in the areas of materials engineering, failure analysis and engineering investigations. This expert holds both a BS and MS in Materials Engineering. Specializing in the determination of root cause and problem resolution, with extensive experience designing and conducting field and laboratory testing, this expert's work has encompassed metallurgy, property/structure relationships, stress states and corrosion of both ferrous and non-ferrous materials from across a broad range of industries. Much of this expert's background centers around the areas of materials characterization, fractography, metallography and mechanical testing.
Although this expert's work has supported a broad spectrum of industries, this expert has worked with natural gas suppliers/distributors for most of this expert's career. This expert's work within the natural gas industry has been generally associated with large, catastrophic incidents, with state regulatory agencies involved, where this expert was tasked with identifying root cause. However, this expert has also been involved with evaluation and replacement programs, including the fit-for-service evaluation of cast iron pipes sections removed from existing lines.
This expert has provided litigation support to select clients for many years, with this expert's first project assisting a subrogation specialist successfully resolving a dispute regarding the fracture of a cast iron fire hydrant line that flooded the bottom floor of a building. This expert's litigation support clients have represented a wide range of industries, including natural gas. This expert has been involved with over 100 litigated or pre-litigation matters, and has provided deposition testimony approximately thirteen times.
This expert has been conducting research on alumina (aluminum oxide or Al2O3) based ceramics for many years. This expert's dissertation research focused on the toughening and strengthening of alumina under the guidance of world-renowned experts in alumina ceramics. This expert has experience and expertise in the processing, mechanical properties and microstructural characterization of alumina. This expert actually created a sample of pink alumina oxide when one of this expert's samples was accidentally contaminated with chromium during sintering. This expert has continued to study the processing-property-structure relationships of alumina and zirconia based ceramics throughout this expert's career at a University where this expert has taught classes on mechanical properties of ceramics, corrosion and failure analysis.
In addition to research and teaching, this expert has served as an expert in hundreds of materials science related matters. This expert has been retained in several cases regarding the strength and fracture of alumina based ceramics, porcelain components, and hip implant stems. This expert's litigation experience also includes patent law cases related to infringement and Inter Partes Reviews. This expert holds BSc and MSc degrees in Metallurgical Engineering, and a PhD in Materials Engineering.
This expert is the founder and CEO of a highly successful consultancy specializing in plastics. This expert has spent many years in the Plastics Industry as a leading authority on plastic and composite part failure. This expert worked for a plastics product manufacturer as a leading Principal Scientist. This expert is a world-renowned scientist and author as evidenced by many awards. This expert is a member of ASM International (a society of Material Scientists), the American Chemical Society Polymer Chemistry and Polymeric Materials Divisions, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, the National Association of Subrogation Professionals, the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, the Failure Analysis Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers, the Institute of Packaging Professionals, and the Society of Automotive Engineers. This expert has provided expert services in over 150 litigations involving plastics and composites. This expert is one of the top plastic failure experts in the world having analyzed hundreds of plastic and composite parts including, pipes, food packages, bottles, tanks, latches, toys, medical devices, exercise equipment, automotive parts, pulleys, chairs, and stools. This expert has authored >100 scientific papers, >60 US Patents, a book, and several encyclopedia articles on chemicals and plastics.
CONSULTANT AND EXPERT WITNESS ON CHEMICALS AND PLASTICS