Matthew J. Perricone, Ph.D.

Matthew J. Perricone, Ph.D.

RJ Lee Group
350 Hochberg Road
Monroeville , PA 15146
Office: 855-275-7554
Fax: 724-733-1799
Introduction

Matthew J. Perricone, Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, is currently a Principal Investigator at RJ Lee Group, Inc., where he directs and performs root cause failure analyses for an array industrial sectors in support of manufacturing quality assurance, product development, and performance optimization. He also supports litigation matters including product liability, toxic tort, patent infringement and contract disputes including warranty and insurance claims. Dr. Perricone has been accepted as an expert in corrosion, failure analysis and materials science in U.S. District Court. He has testimony experience in depositions and at trial, and has submitted expert reports in wide variety of cases that settled prior to testimony. Dr. Perricone has been the lead investigator on projects ranging from corrosion of turbine blades in power plants to failure of electrical components in consumer electronics. Equally comfortable leading or contributing to a multi-disciplinary team of experts with a diversity of scientific backgrounds, Dr. Perricone has been involved as an expert in a many complex cases ranging from the corrosive impact of Chinese-manufactured drywall to the cracking of concrete railroad ties across the U.S. He has conducted studies of corrosion performance and environmental degradation of materials, including concrete structures, and has done extensive work on alloy development for U.S. naval applications. Along with his work as a Principal Investigator, he is the Team Lead of the company’s Technical Consulting Services Group. Dr. Perricone has published in the peer-reviewed literature and serves as a peer reviewer for multiple materials science journals. He is an active contributor to multiple professional societies and standards organizations, including ASM International, ASTM International, AMPP (formerly NACE International), and the American Welding Society. He was awarded the ASM Silver Medal by ASM International.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Case experience includes product liability, construction law, toxic tort, patent infringement, and contract disputes;
• Expert in forensic materials characterization and root cause failure analysis with experience in a wide variety of industrial sectors and materials types including metals, composites (including concrete) and polymers;
• Accepted as an expert in corrosion, failure analysis and materials science in U.S. District Court in multiple jurisdictions;
• Adept at explaining complex scientific concepts in an understandable manner to those without a scientific background;
• Experienced in conducting scientific investigations both in the field and in the laboratory within the context of litigation in order to form the defensible basis for expert opinions;
• Seasoned professional with experience in developing and defending expert opinions in high value, high profile lawsuits with the potential for enterprise-level impact including allegations involving:
o Root cause evaluation for building collapse
o Corrosive impact to residential properties and vehicles from settled dust emitted from industrial sites
o Manufacturer identification of historical paints relative to potential lead exposure
o Cracking of concrete railroad ties placed into service nationwide
o Premature degradation of multiple airfield runways at one of the busiest airports in the world
o Corrosive impact of imported Chinese-manufactured drywall on residential structures, systems (HVAC, plumbing, electrical), and personal property including appliances
o Cracking of the concrete containment for a U.S. based nuclear power plant
o Failure of polymer composite components of high purity water systems for microelectronics

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
• Accident Investigation
• Analytical Testing Labs
• Consumer Products
• Corrosion
• Failure Analysis
• Forensic Engineering
• Materials
• Materials Engineering
• Medical Devices
• Polymers
• Products Liability
• Spectroscopy


Areas of Expertise
  • Analytical Testing Labs
  • Consumer Products
  • Corrosion
  • Failure Analysis
  • Materials Engineering
  • Medical Devices
  • Metallurgy
  • Polymers
  • Products Liability
  • Spectroscopy

References

References upon request.