John Williams

PO Box 6034 South Bend, IN 46660

About the Expert

Dr. Williams leads EPS a full-service engineering firm delivering engineering procurement and construction services for refining chemicals power generation equipment fabrication and material-making facilities.

Areas of Expertise

Alternative Energy Technologies
Appraisal Machinery Equipment
Chemical Synthesis
Costing And Valuations
Engineering Forensic Disciplines
Equipment And Machinery Valuation
Materials Logistics
Shale Oil

Expert's Profile

Dr. Williams’ expertise includes analysis of technology development, process design, facilities, utilities, capital investment, operating costs, and valuation consulting for numerous energy and technology industries. He also conducts forensic investigations into chemical and oil fires and explosions.

Educate your legal team regarding the issues of your case with knowledge gained through continuing engineering experience in energy and technology development, and backed by academic credentials in both engineering science and business management.

Personal Achievements


  • Ph.D., Department of Chemical and Fuels Engineering Awarded 1990 University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah Dissertation: Ignition of Solid Fuels in Fluidizing Bed Combustion
  • M.S., Department of Chemical and Fuels Engineering Awarded 1984 University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah Thesis: Hydropyrolysis of Aromatic Ethers Oil and Gas Re ning
  • B.S., Department of Chemistry Awarded 1981
  • M.B.A., Graduate School of Business: Finance Awarded 1994 University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois


  • PE - California
  • PE - Florida
  • PE - Illinois
  • PE - Indiana
  • PE - Kentucky
  • PE - Louisiana
  • PE - Michigan
  • PE - Missouri
  • PE - Ohio
  • PE - Texas
  • PE - Utah
  • PE - Virginia
  • PE - Alabama
  • PE - Massachusetts
  • PE - Mississippi
  • PE - North Carolina
  • PE - Oklahoma
  • PE - South Dakota
  • PE - Washington

Special Training

  • Accredited Senior Appraiser in Machinery & Technical Specialties by American Society of Appraisers (ASA)
  • Developer, Author, and Instructor for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).  Conceptual Development and Cost Estimating of Engineering Projects 2000-present: Cost Estimating, Project Management, and Consutrction  Practical Project Evaluation: Capital and Operating Cost Estimation 1996-present: Costs, Operations Analysis, Valuation Analytics
  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator by National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)


  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Society of Appraisers (ASA)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • AACE International (formerly the Associate for Advancement of Cost Engineering)
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)


  • Distinguished Service Award 2018, University of Utah, College of Engineering
  • Distinguished Alumni Award 2015, University of Utah, Department of Chemical Engineering


  • Economic Obsolescence in Petroleum Operations, Presentated at WSPA PSAC Conference, February 2019
  • How Do Regulations A ect the Energy Industry: 2017, Presented at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Utah, November 2017.
  • How Do Regulations A ect the Energy Industry, Presented at the University of Utah College of Engineering, September 2016.
  • Contingency in Capital Cost Estimation, Chemical Engineering Progress, June 2007.
  • Keys to Bioreactor Selection, Chemical Engineering Progress, March 2002.
  • Revamping and Retro tting Pneumatic Conveying Systems: Practical Approaches, Presented at the Powder & Bulk Solids Conference, Rosemont, IL May 2000.
  • Optimize Distillation System Revamps, Chemical Engineering Progress, March 1998.
  • Revamping Distillation Column Operation: Practical Approaches, Presented at the AIChE National Meeting, Houston, TX March 1997.
  • Process Development Utilizing Environmental Premises. AIChE National Meeting, Los Angeles, CA March 1991.

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