Find a Failure Analysis Expert
Experts in the investigation and reenactment of accidents, including analysis of vehicle mechanical failure, industrial accidents, damage and product liability. Failure Analysis experts serve as expert witnesses and forensic consultants in Illinois legal matters, and provide expert reports and testimony for judges, attorneys, lawyers, law firms, insurance companies and government agencies in Federal and state court trials and arbitrations in Illinois.
The listings below are of Failure Analysis experts serving Illinois.
Featured ListingsMaterials Engineering Services, LLC
Reza A. Mirshams, PhD, PE
Through multidisciplinary, systematic analysis, inspection and testing we determine the failure holistically, examining related systems, material characteristics, individual parts, maintenance, environment, product specs, history, design, existing conditions, or a combination of such factors. We determine how and why the failure occurred, focusing on the mode and the root cause, whether it be the material itself, or environmental interactions or degradation.
Expert ListingsBradley Consulting Services
Arlington Heights, IL
He is a recently retired licensed PhD materials engineer with over 40 years of experience in performing failure analyses and identifying the root cause. Areas of expertise include refinery chemical and petrochemical failures. He is a Fellow of ASM and ASTM and a board member of the Failure Analysis Society with over 60 technical publications.
Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.
Curtis R. Brown, President and CEO
A world-class Consulting and Engineering firm with 39 offices and over 300 professionals experienced in all phases of forensic engineering and consulting, including Construction Problems & Disputes, Fires & Explosions, Industrial Problems, Vehicle Accidents, Financial Forensic issues, and Environmental damages.
Core Devices Inc.
Saint Louis, MO
Dr. Izuchukwu is an expert in product liability and patent infringement cases. His areas of expertise include endoscopic surgical staplers, skin staplers, ligation devices, clip appliers, linear and circular cutters, graspers, suturing devices, respiratory devices, anesthesia machines, drug delivery devices, compressed gas containers, pressure regulators, oxygen conservers, oxygen concentrators, cryogenic oxygen devices, breathing circuits, sleep diagnosis and monitoring devices, sleep apnea products, sleep masks and sleep therapy devices, such as CPAP machines, BPAP machines, and portable ventilators. During his industry career, he designed more than two dozen commercially successful medical devices, manufacturing process and quality control procedures, in compliance with FDA and CE Quality Systems Regulations. With 19 utility patents issued to him, Dr. Izuchukwu has successfully testified as an expert witness on product liability prosecution and defense cases, and has served as a consultant as well as expert on patent litigation cases. His forensic skills includes ability to pin-point causes of device and equipment failures, whether attributable to design or manufacturing defects, operator misuse or error. Attorneys have found Dr. Izuchukwus unique educational, professional and life experience to be useful, when arguing their cases. In fact his expert testimony has led to several uncontested positive conclusions.
Head Of Engineering, LLC
Michael C. Head, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Mr. Head has more than 35 years of structural engineering analysis design and project/construction management experience throughout Saudi Arabia and the United States. His investigation design and construction experience make him highly qualified to engage in forensic investigations and to assist the design construction and legal communities.
Habitat Engineering & Forensics, Inc.
Fari Barzegar, PhD, PE
Over 30 years of experience; Structural/Civil Engineering; Construction Defects/Accidents & Disputes; Buildings, Bridges, Silos, Public Works; Vibration, Explosion, Earthquake, Wind, Fire, Flood & Demolition-Related Damage; Failure Investigations/Analysis, Errors/Omissions, Code Compliance, Standard of Care; Slip, Trip & Fall Injuries; Inspection & Report; Expert Consultant/Witness in Over 60 Cases; Testimony & Trial Experience
Richard Collins, Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc.
Cranberry Township, PA
Accurate research & scientific analysis in mechanical and biomedical engineering & regulatory assessments. Litigation support in: Accident reconstruction, Injury biomechanics and Medical device product liability. Consultation in Biomedical & Human Factors Engineering; Former Professor of Medicine; Professor of Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering.
Thomas L. Read, PhD
Santa Rosa, CA
Experienced manufacturing engineers with a laboratory providing Failure Analysis in Material Failures (glass, grinding wheels, corrosion, fatigue, welds, and structural failures). Patent and Factory Safety expertise.
James G. Robertson MSc, P.E.
Silver Spring, MD
Mr. Robertson analyzed the local controls and SCADA equipment of Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) for their role in the 2010 natural gas explosion and fire. This culminated in a $2.25 billion penalty case brought by the State of California against the utility PG&E;
Peterson Engineering, Inc.
Donn N. Peterson, PE, D-IBFES, President
Forensic Engineering services and expert witness testimonies since 1971. Accident Reconstruction, Mathematical Modeling, Whiplash Dynamics, Failure Analysis, Product Liability, Slip/Trip/Miss and Fall.
Palm Beach, FL
We measure objects to millionths of an inch, then perform comparisons and analysis to find the cause of physical product failure, using 21st century 3D scanning technologies. Metallurgical & Mechanical Engineers.
Engineering Associate Services
Michael Plunkett Offices: NC and RI
South Kingston, RI
Thirty five years experience in the design analysis, inspection and auditing of piping, pipe supports structural and other mechanical components. Extensive experience performing design reviews, safety and hazards & engineering risk analyses. Office: Homosassa, Florida Office: Wakefield, Rhode Island
El Segundo, CA
Joseph Quinn, MS, PE, is a Registered Professional Engineer in Metallurgical Engineering in 5 states and has provided over 1,000 Failure Analysis investigations on metallic and non-metallic (glass, plastic, rubber, and composite) materials or products in products liability litigation, subrogation cases, insurance claims and industrial incidents. Mr. Quinn has received awards in the International Metallographic Contest; has conducted several presentations on metallurgical engineering and failure analysis subjects at universities, ASM meetings, and industry events; and is active in technical societies and committees.
E&S Consulting, Inc.
Edward S. George
St. Augustine, FL
Court-Qualified Professional Engineering Experts, Forensic Science and Engineering, Products Liability, Metallurgical/Material Failure Analysis, Certified Welding Inspection, Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, 25+ Yrs Experience
Roger W. Griffith, P.E.
Griffith Engineering & Consulting, Inc.
Jefferson City, TN
Roger Griffith, P.E. provides engineering design, forensic analysis, and expert witness consulting in plumbing, fuel gas systems, HVAC, and fire protection. Specialty areas include hot water systems, scalding, legionella, carbon monoxide poisoning related to venting of gas appliances, and fuel gas fires and explosions. He has provided expert witness services, including deposition and trial testimony for over fourteen years.
Real-World Forensic Engineering, LLC
As the founding president of RWFE, Dr. Rasty is assisted by a staff of Masters and PhD-level Mechanical & Electrical Engineers. Dr. Rasty has 30+ years of experience in investigating over 750 accidents, and testifying as an expert witness in over 250 depositions and 12 court appearances on behalf of both Plaintiffs (60%) and Defendants (40%). As a full-time professor of mechanical engineering, as well as the director of the post-graduate forensic engineering program at Texas Tech University, Dr. Rasty has taught over 25 upper level and graduate courses in the areas of Failure Analysis, Metallurgy, Design, Safety Engineering, Materials Science, Dynamics of Motion, and Stress Analysis. Dr. Rasty's expertise areas have been effectively utilized in Products and Premises Liability cases involving design, manufacturing, or marketing defects. Dr. Rasty has successfully served as a technical expert in cases involving Fire & Explosion, Safety Engineering, Warning/Marketing Defects, Slip & Fall Incidents, Boilers and Pressure Vessels, Fasteners,Ladders, Tree Stands, Chairs, Medical Devices ..... and much more.
J.W. Kalis Engineering, LLC
John Kalis, P.E.
Expertise in Asbestos, Construction accidents, Commercial Equipment, Engineering Forensic Disciplines, Failure analysis, Fire Protection Engineering, Industrial Design, International Testified, Machinery and Industrial Equipment. Machinery Equipment, Power Plant Fossil, Power Plant Nuclear, Refineries Safety, Accidents and Injuries, Investigative & Forensics.