Cahn Litigation Services is frequently called upon to locate an expert witness to support energy and power generation matters, including cases involving nuclear power. A nuclear power expert witness typically has a background and expertise in engineering and/or environmental law. Cahn Litigation Services has completed numerous searches for expert witnesses with specialized knowledge in nuclear power, including cases involving nuclear waste, a nuclear reactor, nuclear power plant and nuclear facilities, nuclear energy, nuclear safety, radioactive material, and radiation exposure. Most often the expert witness chosen is member of an industry organization such as the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) or the World Nuclear Association.
Nuclear power electricity generation was introduced in the United States in the 1950s, and boasts one of the lowest levels of fatalities per unit of energy generated as compared to other energy sources, including coal, petroleum, and natural gas.
A subject matter expert in nuclear technology and programs might be called upon to provide expert testimony in a class action litigation case, intellectual property disputes, or public health investigations. Litigation support services by a nuclear power expert witness could include analysis of a nuclear plant, expert opinion, expert report, deposition, and expert witness testimony at a trial. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a qualified expert with prior expert witness experience. In addition, clients may seek a nuclear industry expert for pre-litigation consulting work.
Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.
The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Nuclear Power experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Nuclear Power landscape.
This expert holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. This expert's field of specialty is Engineering Design, and this expert has worked on various types of equipment from pipes and valves to propulsion equipment to automotive power systems and nuclear power plants. This expert has served as an independent engineering consultant for many years.
This expert holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering and has made pioneering contributions to the field of wide band-gap semiconductors that use boron and nitrogen compounds. This expert's work involves optimizing crystal growth to produce large and high quality crystals with electrical properties that are suitable for micro devices. This expert's research has improved the materials that are the building blocks of a new generation of micro devices, revolutionizing communications, transportation, lighting, medicine and consumer applications. This expert has studied silicon carbide crystal growth extensively, adopting procedures from that process to improve aluminum nitride crystal growth. This expert is highly familiar with silicon carbide epitaxy (17 papers) and the electronic device applications of silicon carbide.
This expert leads a prolific research group whose work is focused on materials synthesis and characterization, and device fabrication. Applications for this expert's work include optical devices such as ultraviolet light emitting diodes and laser diodes, high speed transistors, radiation detectors, and nuclear to electrical power conversion devices. This expert has mentored more than two dozen advance-degree students, and is the recipient of multiple industry and academic awards. This expert has served as a manuscript reviewer for many journals, and a proposal reviewer for the National Science Foundation.