Mechanical and Material Engineer
Senior Welding Engineer and Inspector
He is an experienced Welding Engineer with a diverse background in Welding Engineering and Quality Assurance. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University’s Welding Engineering Program and is a current American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspector (CWI). He is highly skilled in reviewing welding, quality assurance, procedural, and inspection documentation to assess compliance with required codes, standards, and governing project documentation. In addition to his engineering experience, he has decades of practical hands-on experience in various sectors of industry, including systems repair (automotive, truck, equipment, etc.), quality assurance (welding, casting, forging, testing, etc.), and vendor development. He excels at relaying information in a relevant fashion; providing easily understandable explanations of complex concepts, distilling jargon down to everyday relatable terms for the layperson while maintaining the use of technically correct terminology and language where appropriate.
Paper Production Consultant
He is an established expert in paper stock preparation processes, including headbox screening, centrifugal cleaning, refining, thick stock and broke screening. He is knowledgeable in recycled fiber processing, including direct entry fibers, deinking and industrial grade fiber recycling. He also specializes in unit operations include repulsing, cleaning, screening, fractionation, flotation deinking, wash deinking, dispersion, thickening and backwater system design. Proficient at introducing new ideas and technologies based on technical and economic benefits, he has authored multiple papers and delivered many presentations at industry association technical meetings. He has an extensive background in technical sales and marketing throughout the NAFTA region, applying a strong global knowledge base acquired through affiliation with European and Asian based work teams.
Wood and Paper Sciences Consultant
He currently serves as an Associate Professor in the Departments of Forest Biomaterials (Wood & Paper Science) and Chemistry and as a faculty in the programs of Fiber & Polymer Science and Environmental Sciences. His laboratory, The Laboratory of Soft Materials & Green Chemistry, probes fundamental materials science topics focused on the green chemistry of renewable polymers. He received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Florida for modeling photoinduced charge separation states of novel Rhenium (I)-based organometallic ensembles as a first order approximation of photosynthesis. He began his professional career as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Paper Science and Technology at the Georgia Institute of Technology examining the mechanism of singlet oxygen’s chemistry with lignin & cellulose. A large part of his recent work has been focused on the chemical modification of cellulosics for biomedical applications.
Sr. Aeronautical Engineer / Transport Aircraft Certification Specialist
He is an aircraft modification, manufacturing, and maintenance veteran with over 48 years’ experience as a corporate executive, FAA aircraft certification manager, aeronautical engineer, and consultant. For 25 years, was an executive in the MRO industry. This included serving as the President of Goodrich Aviation Technical Services, a major transport airplane maintenance, manufacturing, and modification business. For 15 years, he worked with the Federal Aviation Administration as an aviation safety executive and engineer, including serving as Manager of the Seattle Aircraft Certification Office. For the past 6 years, he was the CEO for a Boeing subsidiary company that designs and produces wing aerodynamic performance improvement modifications for Boeing airplanes. He is also an aviation consultant and advisor to airlines, aviation MROs, manufacturers, law firms, financial institutions, historical foundations and special purpose aircraft operators.
Senior Solid Mechanics and Materials – Aerospace Engineer
This expert has a Ph.D. and entered his professional career as a Mechanical and Aerospace engineering student at the University of Dayton where as an undergraduate took advance graduate level aircraft materials courses at the United States Air Force Materials Institute at Wright Patterson Air Force base. Subsequently he conducted doctoral research, at the Johns Hopkins University, on next generation aircraft materials through the 1990s. He followed his passion for materials science and mechanical engineering along an academic research path of success, balanced by the practical use of applied science to forensic investigations on a variety of subjects.
He earned his Doctoral and Master’s degrees (Materials and Solid Mechanics Thesis) from the John Hopkins University Mechanical Engineering department. Subsequently, he completed his Post-Doctoral work at the University of Cambridge, U.K. the Micromechanics Centre. As a Fulbright Scholar (Portugal) and National Science Foundation International Research Fellow (United Kingdom), he has proven international enabling skills. He has over 40 indexed peer-reviewed scientific publications with more than 900 citations. He also routinely presents at technical science conferences and is an active reviewer of journal manuscripts. He has more than 25 years of experience teaching and researching materials, metallurgy, solid mechanics and global engineering.
He has considerable expert witness experience with numerous appearances at depositions, trails and has testified in 29 civil actions from May 2014 to October 2018.
Expert 011170 is a Materials Engineer with over 40 years of experience in accident reconstruction, product liability, intellectual property, factory safety, user safety, product design, process development, equipment design, machine guards and user safety. He has extensive experience with thermal and chemical strengthening of glass, including strength analysis and failure analysis. In addition, he was heavily involved in the process development and failure analysis of laminated glass with a previous employer.
His expertise in failure and analysis includes both materials and design. These analyses include glass damage and failures, as well as metal failures, ceramic structure failures, plastic and rubber component failures, wood product failures, and electronic device failures. He has proven expertise in the analysis of product design as it relates to user safety. As an manufacturing engineer, he is knowledgeable in all aspects including patents, tooling processing, product design, factory safety, quality control, quality verification, reverse engineering, factory procedures, statistical process control and the patent process. He is a proven expert in the field of manufacturing process evaluation, which includes both the technical and economic viability of processes.
This expert is also knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of elemental surface analysis and laboratory techniques. This includes scanning and transmission electron microscopy and all forms of spectrographic analysis (EDAX, Auger, SIMS, ISS and FTIR).
He has provided expert testimony as to his findings in courts of law.
Semiconductor Device Physicist / Materials Engineer
This expert has over 15 years of hands-on Silicon Valley R&D experience in materials science and semiconductor physics. He specializes in semiconductor device physics, particularly in solar cell physics, as well as nanomaterials and devices based on nanomaterials. He is very knowledgeable in coating and thin-film process engineering by many different materials and methods, including synthesis, characterization and analysis, modeling and simulation.
For several years, he was a visiting professor at Standford University, in their Department of Materials Science and Engineering. For four years he was an associate professor in physics and study director of the Karlstad University in Sweden. He has a strong track record of developing intellectual property, including 30 scientific journal publications, three of which he was the sole author, 16 granted US patents, two as the sole inventor, and 6 pending US patents. He has also participated as a peer reviewer for Applied Physics Letters and Journal of Applied Physics.
RTI is a pioneering, global accident and failure investigation and safety management consultancy serving the legal and insurance markets. With origins dating back to 1975, our forensic engineering services span comprehensive high-risk industries and transportation operations disciplines, including aviation, marine, rail, utilities, nuclear, explosion, and construction.