Chris Scott

Chris Scott

Material Answers LLC
66 Buckskin Drive
Weston, MA 02493
Office: 617-378-1976

Dr. Chris E. Scott is President of Material Answers LLC. He specializes in material structure, properties, and processing. His work emphasizes thermoplastics, thermosets, blends, composites, and multicomponent formulations. He has extensive experience with manufacturing, product development, product design, and failure analysis. Systems investigated include plastics, coatings, paints, adhesives, rubbers, fibers, suspensions, emulsions, and pastes. In particular, Dr. Scott has published extensively on the topics of polymer processing and structure relationships, compounding and mixing in multiphase polymer systems, and structure and morphology development during polymer processing. He is the inventor on 11 U.S. patents, author of more than 30 articles in peer reviewed journals, author of 40 conference proceedings, and has presented more than 50 seminars to industry and government organizations.

Dr. Scott has conducted failure analysis investigations and developed product designs in a broad range of applications, including: automotive components, consumer products, medical devices, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, coatings, prints, construction materials, and packaging. Numerous material systems have been assessed relative to long term stability, aging, degradation, and chemistry. Collaborative projects have encompassed evaluation of environmental and human health issues in addition to classical accident and defect analysis.

Areas of Expertise
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemicals
  • Design Engineering
  • Failure Analysis
  • Materials
  • Materials Engineering
  • Medical Devices
  • Paint & Coatings
  • Products Liability
  • Trade Secrets

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota
MS, Polymer Science, Case Western Reserve University
BS, Chemical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Society of Plastics Engineers, member
American Institute of Chemical Engineers, member
Polymer Processing Society, member
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: University professor for seven years.
Presented more than 50 seminars to industry and government organizations.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Hundreds.
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Approximately 40.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 6 March 2023
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Seven times.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 25 years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Expert witness, consulting, testing, reports, site inspections.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $520 per hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $520 per hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $520 per hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $520 per hour
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Non-working travel is charged at half the regular rate.
Expenses are charged at cost with no additional markup.


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