Expert Qualifications

This highly qualified engineer's expertise is in metallurgy and corrosion science and engineering. He has extensive experience in litigation and litigation support as well as extensive experience in pro-active client work. He specializes in failure analysis, corrosion failure analysis, material degradation, failure prevention, material selection, material characterization, and laboratory testing. He has conducted research and failure analyses involving uniform corrosion, localized corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, hydrogen embrittlement, fretting corrosion, formicary corrosion, graphitic corrosion, and galvanic corrosion. He has extensive experience solving complex corrosion problems using AC and DC electrochemical techniques, accelerated exposure techniques (environmental exposure and accelerated environments), material characterization techniques (microscopy and elemental analysis), metallographic examination, fractography, on-site investigations, and failure analysis.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location, MA
  • BS, Environmental Sciences, University of Massachusetts
  • MS, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Virginia
  • PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Virginia
  • Licensed Professional Engineer
  • Member, Electrochemical Society
  • Member, National Association of Corrosion Engineers
  • ASM International, Chairperson Central Massachusetts Chapter
  • Former, ASM International, Vice Chairperson Central Massachusetts
  • Former, Geotechnical Laboratory Technician, American Reclamation Inc./Materials Technology Center
  • Former, Senior Research Technician, W.R. Grace Construction Products Division
  • Current, Managing Engineer, Materials and Corrosion Engineering Practice at Exponent (Exponent Failure Analysis Associates)

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