Failure Analysis Expert Witnesses and Consultants
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Experts in the investigation and reenactment of accidents, including analysis of vehicle mechanical failure, industrial accidents, damage and product liability.
The listings below are all Failure Analysis expert witnesses and consultants.
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 ListingsAdvantagement, LLC
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.
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.
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.
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;
Joseph Quinn, P.E.
El Segundo, CA
Joseph Quinn, P.E., is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Metallurgical Engineering and is registered in 5 states (CA, PA, UT, NV, AZ). He has 3 degrees in the fields of Materials Science and Engineering and has provided over 1,000 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; is the current vice president of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) in California; and is active in technical societies and committees.
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.
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.
J.W. Kalis Engineering, LLC
Mr. Kalis, a Forensic Engineer, has served Legal for more than 20 years as an Expert Witness or Consultant. He has testified Nationally, in Quebec and France, and assisted Legal Firms in Hawaii and Austrilia. References are available. He was employed by a Major Chemical Company for more than 29 years as a Consultant Engineer, requiring world travel to facilities resolving issues with fires, system, equipment, material failures, poor workmanship and unsafe practices (injuries). In addition, Mr. Kalis has been an active member in the ASTM by developing material safety standards. He has been a speaker at numerous national and regional contracting and engineering association symposiums. Mr. Kalis served in the United States Army in a construction / engineering battalion designing hospitals and school facilities in Europe.
Engel Metallurgical Ltd.
Sauk Rapids, MN
Engel Metallurgical specializes in product failure analysis materials evaluations and general materials engineering consulting. Our customers include large and small industrial clients insurance companies and attorneys. The industries represented by our industrial clients are quite diverse.
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
Engineering Associate Services
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
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.
Safety Controls Technology, Inc. (SCT)
Rob Medlock - Former OSHA Area Director
Middlesburg Heights, OH
Before joining Safety Controls Technology in February of 2011, Mr. Medlock served over 33 years in the forefront of occupational safety & health working for the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). During his tenure he served in OSHA's Area, Regional, National and State Plan offices completing many assignments critical to the Agency and becoming well respected in the labor and business communities. He is a skilled team builder who believes in the value of providing a safe workplace.
Bradley 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.
The Kilpatrick Group, PA
Gary E. Kilpatrick, PE, DFE
Since 2003, Gary E. Kilpatrick, PE, DFE at The Kilpatrick Group, PA has been a service provider of accident reconstruction to our legal and insurance clients. Gary is a board certified Forensic Engineer through the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) and is a Diplomat Forensic Engineer (DFE). He has extensive engineering education, training and experience in accident reconstruction and product defect and failure analyses. Gary has a forensic engineering practice in six major areas namely: (1) Motor Vehicle Products Defects and Failure Analyse which includes school buses and heavy commercial articulated vehicles; (2) Motorcycles and All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV) Accidents and Products Defects and Failure Analyse; (3) Cranes Accidents and Products Defects and Failure Analyse including load charts, rigging and crane data recorders; (4) Forklift Accidents and Products Defects and Failure Analyse; and (5) Amusement Park Ride Products Defects and Failure Analyse and (6) General Industrial Accidents including OSHA Regulations. Gary is a certified Industrial OSHA expert in General Industry and Construction Equipment. Gary has a Class-A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). He has driven commercial tractor trailer trucks and has tanker, hazardous materials, triples, passenger bus and school bus endorsements and is a commercial tractor trailer expert. Gary is also a member of the North Carolina Truckers Association. He holds certifications through Northwestern University’s Center For Public Safety in motor vehicle crash reconstruction and commercial tractor trailer truck crash reconstruction. Gary is also a part-time NC School Bus driver and School Bus Safety Expert. He has also been an avid motorcycle rider for 30 years and is a motorcycle and ATV/ROV expert. Gary travels throughout the United States to investigate motor vehicle crashes, product defect and failure claims resulting in personal injury or wrongful death.
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.
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.
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