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Expert in Materials Engineering, Metallurgy, Failure Analysis, Materials Selection, and Materials Design

Expert ID: 726363 Texas, USA

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Expert has a Ph.D in Industrial Metallurgy and Metallurgical and Materials Engineering -- specifically, in mechanical behavior and performance of metals and alloys -- from the University of Birmingham, England.

His research interests include mechanical behavior of materials-microstructure-deformation processing relations, mechanical properties of materials in small scales, and the study of nanocrystalline and thin films for structural applications in advanced microsystems. His expertise is subfields of failure analysis of materials, fracture characterization, and materials surface behavior in relation to microstructure, processing, and environment. He was as an expert witness on materials failure analysis and fracture of products in several litigation cases and court testimonies.

Engineering Expertise:
• Materials Failure Analysis, Corrosion Failures, Welding Metallurgy, and Materials Selection/Design.
• Fracture Mechanics, Fatigue, Creep, and Corrosion Risk Assessments.
• Manufacturing Processes (Forging, Rolling, Welding, Casting, Machining, Forming)
• Fatigue Cracks and Stress Raiser Analysis, Impact Failures, Torsion Analysis, Failure Prevention, and Engineering Solutions.
• Materials Specifications and Characterization.

Fatigue Failures, Galvanic Corrosion Stress Corrosion Cracking, Fracture characterization, Materials Selection for Aerospace Parts

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Dallas, Texas - Fort Worth, Texas - Arlington, Texas - Plano, Texas - Garland, Texas - Irving, Texas - Grand Prairie, Texas - Mesquite, Texas - Carrollton, Texas - Richardson, Texas

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1980 Degree: PhD Subject: Materials Engineering and Metallurgy Institution: University of Birmingham, UK
Year: 1973 Degree: Master of Engineering Subject: Metallurgical Engineering Institution: University of Tehran

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Department: Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering Responsibilities:
Years: 2000 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department: Engineering Technology Responsibilities: Teaching, Research, and Consulting.
Years: 1987 to 2000 Employer: Southern University and A&M College Title: Professor Department: Mechanical Engineering Responsibilities: Teaching, Research, and Consulting.
Years: 1982 to 1984 Employer: IRITEC Company Title: Project Director Department: Plant Process Design Division Responsibilities:
Years: 1980 to 1982 Employer: Rolling Mill and Steel Production Company Title: Technical Director Department: Responsibilities:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1980 to 1982 Country / Region: Iran Summary: Technical Director for Steel Casting and Rolling Mill Company.
Years: 1982 to 1984 Country / Region: Iran Summary: Project Manager in an engineering consulting frim

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Licenses / Certifications
P.E. State of Texas
Professional Appointments
Key Reader for Metallurgical and Materials Transactions
Reviewer for Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering
Awards / Recognition
• “Outstanding Service Award.” UNT Department of Mechanical Engineering
• “Best Paper Award,” ASME-Petroleum Division Conference
• Research Professorship Award
• Chancellor’s Renaissance Award
Publications and Patents Summary
Publications- 69
Research and technical reports- 12
Research, educational, and equipment awards, proposals, and grants- 19
Workshops participation- 16
Professional presentations and posters- 26

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has testified as expert witness in a state court and arbitration and deposition in several materials failure and fracture cases.

Consulting and Professional Services (1984-present):
1. Consulting and Expert Witness, Several failure analysis cases in the area of defects in materials, corrosion (galvanic and SCC), materials selection, and manufacturing processes.
2. Exova, Consulting, Welding Failure Analysis, Materials Selection, and Fracture Mechanics.
3. Zodiac Seat US (Zodiac Aerospace), Gainesville, Texas, on Al-Li alloys and stainless steel.
4. ABET, Baltimore, Maryland, Engineering and Technology Education Accreditation Evaluator (PEV) and ETAC Commissioner.
5. OK, International Inc., Garden Grove, California, on application of magnetic materials.
6. Lockheed Martin Manned Space Systems, New Orleans, Louisiana, on Al-Li alloys.
7. IMEX/S.E.A. Diamond Tools USA, Inc., Elberton, Georgia, on superabrasive diamond processing and performance.
8. Kollmorgen Corporation, Multiwire Division, New York, on multiwire manufacturing.
9. Pacific Northwest Laboratory, Richland, Washington, on facture toughness of zircaloy.
10. Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
11. Adjunct Professor, Hofstra University, Department of Physics, Hempstead, New York.
12. Key Reader, (Member of the Board of Editorial Review): Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, ASM and TMS Publications.
13. Reviewer for the following Journals, Journal of Materials Research (MRS), Journal of Advanced Materials, ASEE and ASME annual conferences.
14. Summer 1988 and 1989, Fellowship, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc.).
Training / Seminars
He has developed materials engineering courses in undergraduate and graduate levels and seminars.
Marketing Experience
He has deep insight in engineering research and education and new trends and direction for future work force development.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert has analytical and experimental skill in materials characterization for engineering applications. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Persian/Farsi Reading, writing and speaking.

Fields of Expertise

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