A fracture mechanics expert witness is typically a licensed professional engineer with extensive experience in mechanical engineering and/or metallurgical engineering. An engineering expert witness needs to not only have expertise, but must also feel comfortable explaining technology to lay people. The selected expert may be a member of an industry association, such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME).
Matters requiring fracture mechanics expert witness services often involve intellectual property, such as patent infringement litigation, inter partes review or trade secret disputes. A forensic engineer can reverse engineer and analyze components to prove (or disprove) intellectual property infringement or theft. A fracture mechanics expert might also provide testimony in a torts matter like personal injury or accident reconstruction, or perform failure analysis for a product liability investigation case.
Litigation support by a fracture mechanics expert witness could include forensic engineering, mechanical testing, expert reports, depositions, and expert testimony at a trial. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request an expert with prior expert witness testimony experience. In addition, clients may seek a mechanical engineer for pre-litigation consulting work.
Cahn Litigation Services has completed numerous searches for a fracture mechanics expert, providing candidates for each case to the specifications provided by the law firm. Whether the case involves linear elastic fracture mechanics, stress analysis, finite element analysis, corrosion, or pressure vessels, Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for an expert witness around quickly. The firm has an earned reputation for providing candidates suited to each unique project and its nuances.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Fracture Mechanics experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Fracture Mechanics landscape.
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