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Materials science expert witnesses practice in a variety of fields, including metallurgy, ceramics, polymers, composites, and biomaterials. Some of the most common specialties within materials science also include nanomaterials, electronic materials, structural materials, and corrosion. They have provided opinions on the effects of material failure, product liability, patent infringement, material properties, and manufacturing defects.

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Robert Domenic Caligiuri, FASM, PE, PhDView profile

ID: 40722

Dr. Robert Domenic Caligiuri, FASM, PE, PhD

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California

Dr. Robert D. Caligiuri has over 48 years of experience in the fields of Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering. He earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California Davis, and both his MS and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University. Today, this expert is a licensed Professional Engineer in the States of Arkansas, Texas, Michigan, Utah,...

Slip & Fall Accidents Expert Witness | FloridaView profile

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Slip & Fall Accidents Expert Witness | Florida

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Florida

President and CEO of company which specializes in identifying areas prone to slip and fall accidents. He entered the field of slip and fall accident prevention as a participant in the development of a chemical compound. This chemical compound known as Anti Slip Solution would prevent slip & fall accidents when applied to the surface. He currently consults with clients nationwide regarding slip...

Lee Allen Swanger, PE, PhDView profile

ID: 66425

Dr. Lee Allen Swanger, PE, PhD

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Florida

Dr. Lee A. Swanger has 50 years of experience in Materials and Corrosion Engineering. He earned his BS in Metallurgy from Case Western Reserve University, his MS and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University, and his MBA in Finance and Marketing from Cleveland State University. Today, this expert is licensed as a Professional Engineer in the states of Alabama, Florida,...

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Expert Witness | IllinoisView profile

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Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Expert Witness | Illinois

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Illinois

This highly qualified expert earned his BS and PhD in metallurgical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a licensed engineer in five states and has over 34 years of engineering experience. He is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and a founding member of the Failure Analysis Society. He has...

Roch Joseph Shipley, FASM, PE, PhDView profile

ID: 72188

Dr. Roch Joseph Shipley, FASM, PE, PhD

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Illinois

Dr. Roch J. Shipley has 40 years of experience in the field of Metallurgical Engineering. He earned his BS and Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Today, this expert is licensed as a Professional Engineer in 5 states. Formerly, this expert held roles as the Senior Vice-President of ITC Expert Services and as the Director of Engineering Systems Inc....

Textile & Materials Engineering Expert Witness | GeorgiaView profile

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Textile & Materials Engineering Expert Witness | Georgia

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Georgia

This expert has significant experience in the development of new products and new test methods for their evaluation, including emerging nano and bio technology based products for healthcare, body protection, space exploration, etc. applications. His research contributions cover the areas of objective evaluation of subjective properties, the study of structure-property relationships, and...

Thomas Laurence Read, PhDView profile

ID: 110765

Mr. Thomas Laurence Read, PhD

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California

Mr. Thomas Read has over 46 years of experience in Failure Analysis and Materials Science. He earned his BS in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, his MS in Materials Science, and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University. Today, this expert is licensed as a Professional Manufacturing Engineer in the state of California. Formerly, this...

Welding, Materials Science and Engineering Expert Witness | UtahView profile

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Welding, Materials Science and Engineering Expert Witness | Utah

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Utah

This expert is a full professor of Mechanical Engineering at a prominent university in the Western US. He received his PhD in Welding and Materials Engineering from The Ohio State University. Prior to joining academia, he worked as a research assistant at Edison Welding Institute and as a materials engineer at Westinghouse-Power Generation. His research interests are in the area of materials...

John Neumann DuPont, FASM, FAWS, PhDView profile

ID: 114345

Dr. John Neumann DuPont, FASM, FAWS, PhD

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Pennsylvania

Dr. John DuPont has over 25 years of experience in the field of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science. He earned his BS in Metallurgical Engineering from The Ohio State University and both his MS and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Lehigh University. Formerly, he served as the Associate Director of the Energy Liason Program and as a Professor of Materials Sciences and...

Electronic Components, Materials, and Processes Expert Witness | South CarolinaView profile

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Electronic Components, Materials, and Processes Expert Witness | South Carolina

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South Carolina

This highly-qualified expert has over 25 years of experience in the areas of electronic materials, electronic components (capacitors, resistors, inductors, batteries, antennae, etc.) and assemblies (surface mount), intellectual property, product development, process optimization, market studies, and grants. He earned his MS in materials science and engineering from the University of Florida and...

Mark Bruce Hood, PEView profile

ID: 126073

Mr. Mark Bruce Hood, PE

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Florida

Mr. Mark B. Hood has 36 years of experience in the field of Metallurgical Engineering. He earned his BS in Materials Engineering from Auburn University. Today, this expert is licensed as a Professional Engineer in the states of Alabama and Florida. Formerly, this expert served as a Project Development Engineer at NDT Internet Inc and as a Consulting Engineer at McSwain Engineering, Inc....

Materials Science, Electrochemistry, and Medical Devices Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile

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Materials Science, Electrochemistry, and Medical Devices Expert Witness | California

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California

This expert in material sciences and electrochemistry received his BA in bio-engineering from the University of Pittsburgh before studying medical device fabrication science and then obtaining his PhD in physics at the University of Melbourne. He has experience with medical devices such as neural stimulators, neural recorders, and chemical sensors. This expert has two approved patents and two...

Bastiaan Eduard Cornelissen, MS, PE, PhDView profile

ID: 135922

Dr. Bastiaan Eduard Cornelissen, MS, PE, PhD

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Colorado

Dr. Bastiaan E. Cornelissen has 36 years of experience in Metallurgical Engineering. He earned his BS in Metallurgical Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, his MS in Materials Science from the University of California Berkeley, and his PhD in Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. Today, this expert is licensed as a...

Michael Thomas Burr, CFI, MS, PEView profile

ID: 300501

Mr. Michael Thomas Burr, CFI, MS, PE

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Michigan

Mr. Michael T. Burr has 17 years of experience in Materials Science. He earned his BS in Material Science and Engineering from Michigan State University and his MS in Material Science and Engineering from Wayne State University. Today, this expert is licensed as a Professional Engineer in the states of Michigan and New Jersey. He is also a Certified Fire Investigator through the International...

Maureen T.F. Reitman, PE, ScDView profile

ID: 702268

Dr. Maureen T.F. Reitman, PE, ScD

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Massachusetts

Dr. Maureen T.F. Reitman has 29 years of experience in Polymer Science and Materials Chemistry. She earned both her BS and ScD in Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Today, she is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland. Formerly, this expert served as a Research Specialist and then a Technical Manager in the Telecom Systems Divison of...

Digby test Macdonald, PhDView profile

ID: 6072878

Dr. Digby test Macdonald, PhD

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Florida

Dr. Digby MacDonald has over 52 years of experience in Nuclear Engineering. He earned both his BS and MS in Chemistry from the University of Auckland. He also completed his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Calgary. He is also active in his field as a member of several professional societies including the Electrochemical Society, the National Association of Corrosion Engineers...

Richard Paul Baron, PE, PhDView profile

ID: 6081342

Dr. Richard Paul Baron, PE, PhD

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Texas

Dr. Richard P. Baron has 25 years of experience in the fields of Engineering and Mechanics, Materials Science, and Metallurgical Engineering. He earned both his BS and MS in Materials Science and Engineering from Lehigh University and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Virginia. Today, this expert is licensed as a Professional Engineer in the states of Oklahoma...

Kosmas Galatsis, PhDView profile

ID: 6218007

Dr. Kosmas Galatsis, PhD

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California

Dr. Kosmas Galatsis has over 17 years of experience in Nanomaterials, Nanoelectronics, and Gas Sensor Technology. He earned his BE in Electrical and Communication Engineering and his Ph.D. from RMIT University. He earned his Executive MBA from La Trobe University. Formerly, this expert served as an Associate Professor of Materials Science and as the Associate Director for Function Accelerated...

Gregory Scott Chojecki, PhDView profile

ID: 6278833

Dr. Gregory Scott Chojecki, PhD

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Ohio

Dr. Gregory S. Chojecki has over 14 years of experience in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. He earned his BS and MS in Chemical Engineering and then his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, all from Clarkson University. Formerly, this expert served as a Thermodynamics Instructor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Clarkson University, as a Research and...

William David Carden, MS, PEView profile

ID: 6577245

Mr. William David Carden, MS, PE

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Florida

Mr. William Carden has over 29 years of experience in Materials Engineering, Failure Analysis, and Engineering Investigation. He earned his BS in Materials Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and his MS in Materials Engineering from The Ohio State University. Today, this expert is licensed as a Professional Engineer in the states of Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. Formerly,...

Materials Science Expert Witness FAQs

What is the role of a materials science expert witness in legal proceedings?

A materials science expert witness provides scientific analysis and testimony on the properties, behavior, and use of various materials in relation to a case.

What types of cases can a materials science expert witness contribute to?

They can contribute to product liability cases, patent disputes, construction defect cases, personal injury claims, and more where material failure or misuse is involved.

Are there subspecialties within the field of materials science that an expert witness might focus on?

Yes, subspecialties can include metallurgy, ceramics, polymers, composites, biomaterials, etc. The choice depends on the specifics of the case.

How can a materials science expert witness assist in a product liability case?

They can analyze whether a product's failure was due to material defects or misuse, helping determine responsibility for damages or injuries.

Why would a patent dispute require a materials science expert witness?

They can provide insight into whether a patented material or process has been infringed upon by analyzing its unique properties and uses.

How does Expert Institute select its Materials Science expert witnesses?

Expert Institute offers a personalized approach to help you find the highest quality experts. We source actively-practicing professionals who match all your requirements for specialty areas, work experience, litigation history, fee range, certifications, location, and more.

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