Engineer – Materials Scientist, Ceramic Engineering #ID11008

ID11008 is an experienced materials scientist / engineer with a BSc in Materials Science and a PhD in Ceramic Engineering.

He has 30 years experience in Australia and internationally in the design, development, testing and analysis of materials used in industrial environments, with an emphasis on forensic analysis of production, installation and in-service failures.

He is a highly skilled expert witness and has prepared numerous reports and attended conclaves for both insurance and legal firms in a number of cases involving building, construction and refractory materials in Australia and internationally.

Career Highlights

  • ID11008 has over 30 years' professional experience and has expert knowledge in carrying out root-cause failure analysis on broken or failed components and materials for several industries including the building & construction, mining & minerals processing, glass and cement production and chemical processing industries.

  • ID11008 has worked as an expert witness preparing reports and attending conclaves for both insurance and legal firms in a number of cases involving building, construction and refractory materials in Australia and internationally.

  • ID11008 is highly competent in a wide range of materials testing and analysis techniques, and offer clients a one-stop-shop for any materials evaluation tests to either domestic or international standards. He provides onsite investigations, root cause failure analysis, expert witness testimony and contract research to enable process optimisation.

Education Highlights

  • BSc in Metallurgy and Materials Science
  • PhD in Ceramic Engineering

Employment Highlights

ID11008 has worked at one of the largest international steel and producers in the world, developing new materials and processes for production of engineering ceramics and refractories for Internal use within the companies and for external clients.

He has spent over a decade in the Materials Engineering Division of an Australian science and research organisation gaining the level of level Principle Research Scientist and Group leader. Work included developing processes for mobilisation of nuclear and hazardous wastes, in ceramic, glass and geopolymer cement waste forms.

ID11008 is currently the Director of a materials consultancy assisting clients with materials related problems, resulting from incorrect choice of material, material quality issues, changes in the operating process and incorrect operation of P&E. He provides independent advice regarding material selection, performing comparative tests on candidate materials, site inspections and forensic failure analysis.

ID11008 has worked as an expert witness preparing reports and attending conclaves for both insurance and legal firms in a number of cases involving building, construction and refractory materials in Australia and internationally.

Membership Highlights

  • Austmine
  • METS NSW
  • METS Ignited
  • The Institute of Materials Australia
  • The Australian Ceramic Society
  • The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society
  • The American Ceramics Society
  • The Institute of Refractory Engineers Australasia
  • Waste Management Association of Australia

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