Electrical Failure Analysis Expert in Thermodynamics

Case Description:

An electrical failure analysis expert in thermodynamics was needed for a breach of contract suit involving electrical systems related to starter relay devices in certain consumer products. Two leading home appliance manufacturing corporations alleged that a major technology company manufactured and supplied defective electrical system components which failed at excessive rates, creating a risk of fire hazard.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate an electrical failure analysis expert in thermodynamics with an engineering degree and experience in electrical systems, failure analysis, and reconstruction. This expert was asked to have experience in the behavior of metals under thermal stress.

Experts Presented:

  • Thermodynamics Expert

    With over three decades of experience in engineering, this expert has a strong background in thermodynamics and physical metallurgy. He is the executive head of a nationally recognized technology institute’s center for thermal processing, where he has served as principal investigator and research leader for projects involving thermodynamics, reactions of materials, and experience with metal alloys. Additionally, he previously held the position of Assistant Professor within the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, and has served in a faculty fellowship at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This expert is experienced in metallurgy and familiar with behavior of metals under electrical and thermal stress, including knowledge of circumstances of oxidation and current flow. This expert holds a C.N.A.A. in Metallurgy and a Ph.D. in Materials Science. IMS Reference #5080975.

  • Electrical Failure Analysis Expert

    With over forty years of experience in failure analysis, this expert is the senior principal of an engineering, failure analysis, and energy consulting group. He specializes in microcomputer applications, electrical - mechanical energy systems, design, application of power systems in hostile environments, failure analysis of electrical equipment, and fire science, including start relay failures. This expert has chaired many committees and standards groups within the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and American Petroleum Institute (API). In addition, he holds a B.S.E.E., Masters, and a Ph.D. in Engineering, and has authored and peer-reviewed numerous publications on topics involving electrical engineering and electrical systems applications. IMS Reference #2352684

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