I have taught, studied and worked on glass related projects for nearly 40 years. I have taught glass manufacturing, especially thermally treated glass, for over 30 years. From the fracture pattern, I can tell whether the glass was thermally tempered, which will further determine whether the glass was appropriate for the application. I have examined similar cases involving tempered glass.
This highly qualified expert has 37+ years of experience in glass science and engineering and is recognized as one of the world’s leading glass scientists. He earned his bachelor’s in chemistry and his Ph.D. in physical chemistry. He has been the principal investigator for over $21,000,000 in sponsored research contracts and grants in glass science and engineering from agencies including NASA, the US Department of Energy, the US Navy, and the National Science Foundation. In addition, he has published nearly 200 journal articles, abstracts, books, and book chapters, and is the owner of 12 patented inventions. Currently, he is a distinguished professor of materials science and engineering and the co-director of engineering research at a prominent university in the Midwest.