Senior Metallurgist and Materials Engineer with substantial experience in the materials, metallurgical and mechanical engineering fields. He has worked in research laboratories, including the Ballistics Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground. He has taught at the U. S. Naval Academy and continues to teach in university and industrial settings. Has directed and administered nuclear quality assurance programs for the power industry in the areas of NDE, materials engineering, testing analysis, welding engineering, cathodic protection, coatings engineering, and ASME Codes. He has also controlled and administered the materials engineering aspects of commercial dedication of components for safety-related applications, a program for reactor vessel surveillance capsule testing and evaluations, and a corrosion and coatings program. He has created, controlled, and administered welding engineering, materials testing and evaluation, materials procurement and receipt inspection, and nondestructive examination sections of ASME Section I and VIII, S and U stamp boiler and piping programs for fossil power, and created a quality program for gas supply piping. He was trained as a Level III Examiner in Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.’s NDE program and he has been certified in visual, dye penetrant, magnetic particle, eddy current, ultrasonic, and radiographic examination techniques. He has been an AWS Certified Welding Inspector.

This expert served as Principal Metallurgist for Baltimore Gas and Electric Company for thirteen years.  In that capacity, he investigated, reviewed and approved more than 2500 materials, as well as component and system design problems and failure analyses in power plants from fuel handling to fly ash control equipment and materials. Since 1970, he has analyzed many hundreds of materials engineering problems, and component and system failures for industry, government, and the insurance and legal professions as an independent consultant.

He is an expert in the evaluation of casual factors in failures of materials and engineering systems.


Has provided expert testimony as to his findings in courts of law.

Academic Background

  • Ph.D., Metallurgy and Material Science, University of Pennsylvania (1970)
  • M. S., Metallurgy and Material Science, University of Pennsylvania (1968)
  • B. E. S., Mechanics, Johns Hopkins University (1965)


Professional Experience

  • Senior Metallurgist and Materials Engineering Consultant, RTI Group, LLC, Annapolis, MD, 2005 – present.
  • Chair of the Engineering Science Department of Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland, 2001- present;
  • President, M-Structures Engineering, L.L.C., Baltimore, Maryland, 1976-Present;
  • Adjunct Faculty, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1978-Present;
  • Adjunct Faculty, The American Society for Materials International, Materials Park, Ohio, 1986-Present;
  • Governor’s Advisory Panel for the Stem to Stern Safety Review of the Central Arterial/Tunnel Project, State of Massachusetts, Boston, MA, 2006.
  • Associate Research Scientist, The Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1995-2003;
  • Adjunct Faculty, The Society for Manufacturing Engineers, 1995-Present;
  • Adjunct Faculty, Loyola College in Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, 1997- 2001;
  • Vice-President, Utility Operations, Karta Technology, Inc., 1994-1996;
  • Principal Metallurgist, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, Baltimore, Maryland, 1981-1994;
  • Member, The Off-Site Safety Review Committee for Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, 1981-1994;
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, 1979-1982;
  • Consultant, Ballistics Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Maryland, 1975-1979;
  • Consultant, Department of Defense, Republic of South Korea, Washington, DC, 1976-1977;
  • President, Windsor Metalcrystals, Inc., New Windsor, Maryland, 1973-1975;
  • Principal Researcher, Marvalaud, Inc., Westminster, Maryland, 1969-1973;
  • Teaching Assistant, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1968-1969;
  • Research Fellow, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1965-1969;
  • Laboratory Assistant, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, Baltimore, Maryland, 1965;
  • Laboratory Assistant, Koppers Company Foundry, Baltimore, Maryland, 1964;
  • Research Assistant, Department of Mechanics, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1962-1963;
  • Laboratory Assistant, Marvalaud, Inc., Westminster, Maryland, 1960-1961


Professional Honors

  • Teacher of the Year Award in the part time programs at The Johns Hopkins University for 1995.
  • The Instructor of Merit Award in 1996 and the Distinguished Educator Award in 1999 from American Society for Materials International.
  • Fellow-by-Courtesy of The Johns Hopkins University.
  • Past member of the Off Site Safety Review Committee for Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Maryland for thirteen years.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Society for Materials International, 1964-Present, serving on the Materials Engineering Institute Committee 1989-2000.
  • American Welding Society, 1994-Present.
  • Center for Non-Destructive Evaluation, The Johns Hopkins University, as Representative for Baltimore Gas and Electric, 1985-1994.
  • Associate Research Scientist, 1995-2003.
  • Electric Power Research Institute’s NDE Center, serving as Chair of the Steering Committee, 1993-1994.
  • Edison Electric Institute’s Materials and Processing Committee, 1981-93, serving as Vice Chair, 1992-1993.