Expert in Metallurgical Engineering
Expert is extremely knowledgeable of material standards and codes such as ASTM, ANSI, DOD, and international standards. He has been responsible for the conversion of international standards, such as DIN to U.S. substitutes. He is also very experienced in the preparation and interpretation of material, processes, and product specifications.
Expert has extensive experience in the failure analysis of a wide variety of components, particularly high-temperature components such as gas turbine, steam turbine, and other power plant components. In addition to determining failure modes and root causes for failures, he is experienced in corrective actions to prevent failures. He also provides expert witness services in the area of failure analysis, and determining failure modes and root causes.
He evaluated refurbishment for a gas turbine component.He was involved in the evaluation of processing problems with an implanted medical device component.He was involved in material selection, brazing process development and heat treating process development for an industrial tool.He conducted failure analysis of an aluminum extension ladder.He was involved in U.S. specification equivalents of specifications from other countries.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota - Saint Paul, Minnesota - Burnsville, Minnesota - Saint Cloud, Minnesota - Eden Prairie, Minnesota - Minnetonka, Minnesota
|Year: 1969||Degree: MS||Subject: Metallurgical Engineering||Institution: University of Cincinnati|
|Year: 1963||Degree: BS||Subject: Metallurgical Engineering||Institution: University of Cincinnati|
|Years: 1983 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Metallurgical Engineer and Owner||Department:||Responsibilities: He provides consulting and expert witness services to manufacturing, insurance, and legal clients. He is responsible for complete materials consulting services, testing services, and failure analysis. He is also responsible for the operation of a materials laboratory.|
|Years: 1974 to 1983||Employer: Brown Boveri Turbomachinery (Turbodyne Corp. )||Title: Chief Metallurgist/Manager, Engineer||Department:||Responsibilities: He was responsible for all materials and processing issues for land based gas turbines, steam turbines, and generators. He was responsible for the conversion of German drawings and specifications to American equivalents. He was also responsible for the operation of a materials testing laboratory.|
|Years: 1963 to 1974||Employer: General Electric Co.||Title: Metallurgical Engineer, Nuclear Systems Programs and Aircraft Engine Group||Department: Aircraft Engine Group, and Space Power and Propulsion Div.||Responsibilities: He was responsible for materials support and failure analysis of assigned jet engine components. He was also involved with specification preparation and material properties design data analysis. He also conducted NASA R&D on refractory metals, and liquid metal corrosion.|
|Associations / Societies|
|Expert is a member of ASM International, the Metallurgical Society of AIME, the American Welding Society (AWS), the American Society of Nondestructive Testing, the American Society for Quality Control, the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, ASTM, and SAE.|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|He is a P.E. in Minnesota and Ohio.|
|He was the Chairman of the Minnesota Chapter of ASM International, and was the Chairman of the Northwest section of AWS.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Expert has provided regular support as an expert witness on numerous occasions. This includes depositions and court appearances.|
|Training / Seminars|
|Expert provides seminars on failure analysis, materials evaluation, and material specifications.|
| Expert has experience locating vendors of
high-temperature metallic materials and
European material vendors.
He has access to printed material and
personal contacts to aid in vendor location.
|Other Relevant Experience|
|Expert has extensive experience with gas turbines, steam turbines, and generators.|