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Expert in Materials Failure Analysis, Consulting Chemistry, Laboratory Analysis of Unknowns

Expert ID: 713366 North Carolina, USA

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Dr. J. Expert has over 30 years' experience in materials failure analysis and materials characterization as well as chemical analysis of cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and foods.

Expert's materials experience has included investigations of metals, plastics, ceramics, glass, and composites by laboratory analysis. His specific strengths are the characterization of materials chemistry, microstructure, and fractography; identification of polymers, additives in commercial plastics, and other organic and inorganic unknowns; determination and development of product formulations; and analysis of corrosion, arson, drug, and other forensic residues.

Areas of materials laboratory analysis in which Expert is very experienced include light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), x-ray microanalysis (EDS), surface analysis by Auger electron spectroscopy and XPS photoemission spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction, microFTIR infrared spectroscopy, and physical testing. His extensive background in materials failure analysis and metallurgy is applied to many applications including structures, vehicles, industrial plants, electronics, appliances, and biomedical devices in the areas of product liability litigation, forensics, patent infringement, and materials failure analysis.

Expert's chemical analysis experience has included laboratory analysis of unknown materials, residues, and formulations. His specific strengths are identification of polymers, additives in commercial plastics, and other organic and inorganic unknowns; determination and development of product formulations; and analysis of arson, drug, and other forensic residues.

Areas of laboratory analysis in which Expert is very experienced include UV-visible, fluorescence, microFTIR infrared spectroscopy; gas, GC/MS, liquid, HPLC, TLC, and column chromatography; DSC thermal analysis; light, fluorescence, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) including x-ray microanalysis (EDS). His extensive background in analytical chemistry, microbiology, and metallurgy is applied to many applications including drugs, cosmetics, food/beverages, and packaging in the areas of QA/QC, product liability and development, forensics, patent infringement, and personal injury litigation.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Raleigh, North Carolina - Greensboro, North Carolina - Durham, North Carolina - Winston Salem, North Carolina - Fayetteville, North Carolina - Cary, North Carolina - High Point, North Carolina - Greenville, North Carolina - Concord, North Carolina - Rocky Mount, North Carolina

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1971 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Metallurgy Institution: M.I.T.
Year: 1967 Degree: M.S. Subject: Metallurgy Institution: M.I.T.
Year: 1965 Degree: B.S. Subject: Metallurgy Institution: M.I.T.

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2007 to 2008 Employer: Libra Technical Center, LLC Title: Sr. Partner Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1978 to 2006 Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1977 to 1978 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Technical Director Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1974 to 1977 Employer: PhotoMetrics, Inc . Title: Director Department: Analytical Services Responsibilities:
Years: 1971 to 1974 Employer: Westinghouse Title: Senior Metallurgist Department: Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory Responsibilities:
Years: 1965 to 1966 Employer: Battelle Memorial Institute Title: Metallurgist Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of ACC&CE (Association of Consulting Chemists & Chemical Engineers), American Institute of Chemists (Fellow), AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association), ASM International, Society for Applied Spectroscopy, and Society of Plastics Engineers
Licenses / Certifications
Expert is licensed in New Jersey as a Professional Engineer and he is recognized as a Certified Professional Chemist by the National Certification Commission in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (AIC)

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has testified several times a year until recently by deposition and in court at the state and federal level in materials failure analysis (usually product liability) and chemistry (usually personal injury or street drug analysis) litigation.
Training / Seminars
Expert has taught graduate courses in materials failure analysis at Stevens Institute of Technology and short courses in materials failure analysis and instrumental analysis at the Center for Professional Advancement.

Fields of Expertise

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