Component Corrosion Failure, Fatigue Failure Expert Consultant Resume
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  • Aviation
  • Electrochemical
  • Electronics
  • Metallurgy
  • Corrosion Engineering

This expert earned a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

This expert earned a B.S. from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

Component Corrosion Failure, Fatigue Failure Expert Consultant Resume
 

This expert has extensive knowledge in corrosion performance of materials, metal fatigue, failure analysis, and high temperature corrosion. Aqueous corrosion, corrosion protection and control are other areas in which this expert has knowledge in. Additional areas of expertise this consultant has include physical, chemical, and mechanical properties of metals and alloys. Cyclic deformation behavior, stress corrosion cracking, high strength aluminum alloys, aircraft structural materials, and fatigue crack initiation are other areas of expertise this consultant has.

This expert is highly experienced in areas including thin film-environment interactions, pitting and crevice corrosion, electronic applications chemical mechanical planarization of interconnects, and intumescent materials. Other areas of experience in this consultant's background include copper alloy electroplating, microelectronic applications, aqueous and stress corrosion resistance, and stress corrosion cracking. Furthermore, this consultant has experience in liquid metal embrittlement, hydrogen damage failures, corrosion fatigue failures, and fracture of metals and alloys. This expert is also knowledgeable in high temperature structural materials, aluminum alloy piping failures, corrosion fatigue of low carbon steels, stress corrosion cracking of pure Cu, and deformation of metal single crystals.

This associate also offers specialization in transmission electron microscopy, creep properties of nickel alloys, fatigue cracking in a nickel-base superalloy, and the environment and fatigue fracture. Mechanisms of fatigue crack nucleation, oxygen and fatigue fracture of alloys, and microstructural effects on fatigue of metals and alloys are other areas of specialization this expert has. This expert is also knowledgeable in fractographic features in eutectic composites, hydrogen assisted fatigue cracking of aluminum alloys, low cycle fatigue of a nickel alloy, and stress corrosion cracking of stainless steels. Further knowledge of this expert includes mechanism of corrosion fatigue crack initiation and propagation, stress corrosion cracking in duplex stainless steel weldments, and fatigue behavior of aluminum bronze alloys. This expert has an understanding in material removal in fretting, pitting potential of stainless steel, stem microanalysis of duplex stainless steel weld metal, and fatigue mechanisms in nickel and cobalt-base eutectic composites. Nitrogen and stress corrosion cracking of stainless steel weld metals, fibrous eutectic alloys, and creep-fatigue-environment interactions in eutectic composites are other areas of interest this expert has.

Additional specialization of this expert includes cyclic wear behavior of tempered martensite steel, the effect of retained ferrite on localized corrosion of stainless steel, sulfide inclusion dissolution kinetics in pit initiation of stainless steels, and environmental considerations in wear processes. Other areas of this consultant's expertise include shot peening, catalytic activity of iron, nickel and nickel-phosphorus in electroless nickel plating, and passive films formed on ferritic stainless steels. Hydrogen diffusion in nickel, crack growth behavior of aluminum in liquid mercury, microbiologically influenced corrosion processes, and modeling of corrosion fatigue pre-crack initiation processes are areas of interest this expert. This expert has extensive knowledge in cathodic depolarization, stress corrosion cracking behavior of tungsten heavy alloys in sodium chloride solution, surface dissolution and passivation on the cyclic deformation of nickel, and electroless nickel coatings. Other areas in which this consultant has experience are the aqueous lithium salt blanket concept, microbiologically influenced corrosion, matrix composition and properties of c/glass composites, and cracking of aluminum-lithium copper alloy in chloride solutions. This expert is also experienced in the catalytic effect of platinum on oxidation of carbon fibres, moisture and hydrogen induced embrittlement of iron aluminides, and mercury liquid embrittlement failure of aluminum alloy piping. This expert is also knowledgeable in aerospace applications of intermetallics, corrosion of titanium in alkaline peroxide bleach liquors, dissolved ozone and corrosion behavior of metals and alloys, and chemical processes in the chemical mechanical polishing of copper. Electrochemical interactions in the chemical-mechanical polishing of copper for integrated circuits, mass transfer models for the electro deposition of copper with a buffering agent, and deposition of copper on patterned tin barrier layers are other areas of interest this consultant has.

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Providing metallurgical engineering consulting, metallurgy, corrosion engineering consulting, research, failure analysis, forensic engineering, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Major University, Department Head

Associate Director, Center for Advanced Interconnects Science and Technology

Visiting Senior Scientist (Humboldt-Preis-Träger), Max-Planck-Institut fur Eisenforschung, Dusseldorf

Visiting Professor of Metallurgy, Imperial College of Science & Technology, University of London

Senior Research Associate, Advanced Materials Research & Development Lab, Pratt and Whitney Aircraft

Research Assistant, Dept. of Metallurgy & Materials Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Commissioned Officer, U.S. Coast Guard

Water Leaks (Weeping) Staining Investigation
Analysis of Roof Components at Condominiums
Materials Review for Seawater Cooled Heat Exchangers

This expert has been published in over 200 publications on topics related to intumescent materials, copper alloy electroplating, microelectronic applications, aqueous and stress corrosion resistance, stress corrosion cracking, liquid metal embrittle

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