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Expert in Forensic Engineering, Failure Analysis, Metallurgy, Corrosion, Slip and Fall, Mechanical Design, R&D

Expert ID: 723418 Texas, USA

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Expert is a registered & Board-Certified Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, with 74 publications, 23 Invited Talks and Lectures, and 27+ years of experience in engineering R&D in industry and academia, Consulting, and Expert Witness Litigation Support including court testimony. Expert's Ph.D. dissertation was on the topic of metal forming analysis of non-ferrous materials such as copper and aluminum. Among many topics taught by Expert, is a course entitled "Machine Design", where principles of moving machinery, dynamics, and strength of materials are taught. These topics directly are related to the principles involved in designing a conveyor.

Expert's expertise areas include: Design of Mechanical Systems, Component Failure Analysis, Product liability / Reliability / Safety. Fires Cause & Origin, Manufacturing & Assembly, Defects, Metallurgical Engineering / Corrosion, Falls, Slips & Trips / Friction Analysis, and Patent Review.

Since 1988, Expert has provided engineering consulting to industry and government labs, as well as litigation support to both plaintiff and defense attorneys practicing in the following areas of law:

Product Liability / Personal Injury Law: Component Defect and Safety

Intellectual Property Law: Patent Review / Infringement, Breach of Confidentiality, Trade Secret Violation


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1981 Degree: B.S. Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: LSU
Year: 1984 Degree: M.S. Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: LSU
Year: 1987 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: LSU
Year: 1999 Degree: MBA Subject: Business Institution: Texas Tech University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1988 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department: Mechanical Engineering
Teaching and Research
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1981 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Principal Department:
Consulting, failure analysis, expert witness testimony
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1980 to 1981 Employer: Ethyl Corporation Title: Project Engineer Department: Mechanical Design
Design and stress analysis of pressure vessels for petro-chemical industry

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2005 to 2006 Country / Region: England Summary: Served as an expert in a case involving allegation of trade secret and confidentiality agreement violations, brought be an American Company against a British company.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Licenses / Certifications
Registered Professional Engineer, State of Texas
Professional Appointments
(1999-2005) ASME Region X Vice Chair for Education
Awards / Recognition
2002-05: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International, Board of Governors – Regional Secretary;

2002: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International, Board of Governors – in recognition for “valued service in advancing the engineering profession as Assistant Vice President for Education (1999-2001) and Vice Chair for Education (1998-1999);

2002: Texas Tech American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Student Chapter Service Award – in recognition of 13 years of service as the Faculty Advisor for the ASME chapter;

2001: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International Meritorious Service Award – in recognition for his efforts in coordinating the Graduate Student Technical Conference (GSTC);

1993: Halliburton Education Foundation Award of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement and Professionalism in Education, Research and Service;

1992: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International Counsel on Member Affairs Award for outstanding contributions as the Faculty Advisor to the ASME Student Section at Texas Tech;

1992: Ralph Teetor award for education/research, Society of Automotive Engineers;

1991: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International Board of Governors award for valued services in advancing the engineering profession;

1990: Halliburton Education Foundation Award of Excellence for Outstanding
Achievement and Professionalism in Education, Research and Service;

1989: Alcoa Foundation Grant Award for Excellence in Research;

1986: American Public Works Association (APWA) Grant Award;

1984-87: Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Company Fellow in Materials Science
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has in excess of 70 professional publications in book chapters, peer reviewed journals, and conference proceedings.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has served as expert witness in excess of 75 cases and has testified in federal and state courts as well as in numerous depositions.
Training / Seminars
Expert teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in the area of "Failure Analysis and Forensic Engineering" at Employer.

Fields of Expertise

aluminum forming, cold forming, cold working, copper forming, copper mechanical property, copper physical property, electrochemical corrosion, explosive forming, fatigue failure, ferrous metal corrosion, forming limit diagram, grain boundary, hot metal forming, hot working, hydrogen embrittlement, machinery design, machining tooling, mechanical device design, mechanical engineering, mechanical failure, mechanical joining, metal alloy, metal artificial aging, metal corrosion, metal creep, metal embrittlement, metal failure, metal failure analysis, metal forming, metal joining, metal mechanical property, metal nondestructive testing, metal physical property, metal-forming friction testing, metallurgical engineering, microstructure analysis, nonferrous metal failure analysis, rotating-beam fatigue testing, steel failure analysis, threaded fastener testing machine design, slip, aluminum fastening, violation of confidentiality, injury law, ISO 22000 (food management), expert witness, industry standard, antimicrobial medical device, tooling, heat-affected zone, stage gate process, API-752, API-75, metal replacement material, metal property, machine-tool industry, cam design, modal analysis, high-speed tool, metal testing, machine shop, machinery assembly, machine installation, American Wire Gauge equivalent, tool grinding, cast iron analysis, machinability, machine-tool runoff, machine-tool lubrication, power tool, machine-tool component balancing, welding machinery, crane design, plastic tooling, machining tooling design, aeronautics-related design, truck design, machinery lubricant, green molding sand, alternating-current generator design, force ratio, coating machinery, metal deformation, titanium nitride thin film, biomedical instrumentation, alcohol-level instrumentation, automatic screw machine tooling, roller screw, paper mill machinery, machine-tool tooling process, mechanization, industrial machine design, aluminum product design, aluminum forming limit diagram, machinery selection, tooling specification, precision machine design, assembly machine design, numerically controlled machine tool, dynamic balance, semi-continuous casting mold design, metal forming analysis, machining fixture design, adhesion, machine design, conveyor design, automated machine design, physical connecting, design process, compression mold, standard, medical instrument, repairing, mechanical tool, printing machinery, polymer joining, artificial cardiac pacemaker, metal analytical chemistry, machinery maintenance, machine tool, automotive engineering

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