Chemical, Metallurgical, and Nuclear Engineer with more than twenty years' experience. He specializes in forensic engineering accident analysis; materials and metallurgical consulting; industrial materials applications and design failures; electrical fire source determination; and archeo-materials investigations.  He is experienced in multiple engineering disciplines and potential impacts of materials, high temperature, environmental, and circumstantial conditions.

This expert has provided expert testimony as to his findings in courts of law in the United States and internationally.

Academic Background

  • Post Doctoral Research Associate in Metallurgy, Stanford University
  • Ph.D., Metallurgy, Stanford University
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, Minor Petroleum Engineering, U.C. Berkeley
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, U.C. Berkeley
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of San Francisco



  • Registered Metallurgical Engineer. California
  • Registered Nuclear Engineer, California
  • Licensed Private Investigator, California


Professional Honor Organizations

  • Alpha Chi Sigma
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Sigma Xi
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), Chairman of Engineering Sciences Section, 2004-2005 and 1996-1997
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), Founders Award by ESS Section, 2005


Professional Experience

  • Principal Engineer, RTI Group, LLC, Annapolis, Maryland, 2006-present
  • Principal Engineer, FTI Corporation, Annapolis, Maryland, 1999-2003
  • President, private consulting company,  1999 – present
  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Materials Engineering, SJSU
  • Research Engineer, U.S. Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory, San Francisco
  • Chemist, Arabian American Oil Company, Saudi Arabia


Professional Associations and Activities

  • Past President/Fellow, National Academy of Forensic Engineers
  • Founding Member/Past President/Secretary-Treasurer, The Society
  • of Forensic Engineers and Scientists
  • Past Chairman, American Institute of Metallurgical Engineers
  • Past Chairman, The American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • American Nuclear Society
  • International Association of Arson Investigators
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • National Associate of Corrosion Engineers
  • Society of Plastics Engineers
  • Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Society of Wood Science and Technology
  • American Society of Metals
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineering
  • American Ceramic Society
  • American Welding Society
  • American Institute of Archaeology
  • The Forensic Society, England
  • The Materials Research Society


This expert has published professional papers; and holds patents in high temperature reprocessing of nuclear fuels, nuclear reactor, and extraction of reactive metals from their ores.