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Metallurgist Expert Witness: Metals Failure Analysis, Metal Testing and Corrosion Analysis

Technical Consultant #1241


Expertise

  • Failure analysis of metallic and non-metallic parts.
  • Forensic evaluation of failed metal parts.
  • Metal test methods including electron microscopy, metallurgical testing, chemical analysis and mechanical testing.
  • Metal test methods including x-ray microanalytical techniques, surface analysis techniques, fracture analysis and fractography and x-ray diffraction analysis.
  • High temperature materials properties and selection.

Experience

Independent Consultant

  • Metal failure analysis and forensic investigation of metal parts.
  • Routinely employ fractography, optical and electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, x-ray energy dispersive microprobe analysis and accelerated corrosion testing of metal alloys and parts.

Senior Member Technical Staff, Scanning Electron Analysis Laboratories, Inc.

  • Provided metallurgical consultation to customers, including failure analysis and production problem solving.
  • Worked as expert witness in product liability litigation.

Corrosion Scientist, Revere Research, Inc.

  • Conducted research in stress-corrosion of copper-based alloys and passivation and corrosion of aluminum-based alloys.

Staff Research Associate, University of California, Los Angeles

  • Conducted research on in-situ grown oxides and sulfides as solar energy absorbers on a variety of copper-based alloys.

Consultant, Association of Scientific Advisors

  • Performed failure analysis of industrial accident situations.
  • Expert in metal forensic analyis utilizing fractography, optical and electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, x-ray energy dispersive microprobe analysis and accelerated simulation of corrosion test.

Honors & Publications


  • Metals Handbook, Use of Micro-analytical Techniques in Failure Analysis and Problem Solving
  • ASM Handbook, Fatigue Fracture Appearances
  • The Effect of Preoxidation on the Corrosion of Some Alloys in Coal Char and Sulfur Vapor
  • Application of Micro-analytical Techniques to High Temperature Corrosion Studies of Some Nickel-base Alloys
  • XRF as a Problem Solving Tool

Education

  • Ph.D. Engineering (Science of Materials), University of California
  • M.S., Materials Science, University of Southern California
  • B.S., Physics, Tehran University
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