Reza A. Mirshams

Dr. Reza A. Mirshams

Materials Engineering Solutions, LLC
6324 Orchard Park Dr.
Frisco , TX 75034
Mobile: 469-964-4040
Office: 469-777-6684
Introduction

A licensed Metallurgical Engineer and University Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Technology with 40 years of professional experience. Professional experience includes failure analysis of products and parts and finding the root cause of fracture failures due to metallurgical inconsistencies, operational causes, and flaws in manufacturing processes.

He has taught various engineering courses, has been an expert witness in litigation trials, and published archival articles. He has demonstrated knowledge and expertise in conducting investigations and scientific analysis of equipment failure in industrial operations. Areas of specialty include accident investigation, product failures, product liability, tubular products failures, welding failures, and corrosion caused failures.


Areas of Expertise
  • Accident Investigation
  • Corrosion
  • Design Engineering
  • Failure Analysis
  • Fatigue
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Materials
  • Materials Engineering
  • Metallurgy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pipelines
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Engineering

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Ph.D., Industrial Metallurgy, University of Birmingham, UK.
M.S., Metallurgical Engineering. University of Tehran
Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Texas
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Member of The Metallurgical Society - AIME
National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: -Have talked in more than 60 national and international conference presentations
- Have taught Engineering Mechanics, Fatigue and Creep in Materials Design, Manufacturing Processes, Product Design and and Development, Materials Engineering, Failure Analysis, and Engineering Ethics.

Experience with Steel, Aluminum alloys, Copper alloys, Nickel and Titanium.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: Never.
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 11
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Metallurgy, failure analysis, manufacturing defects, materials selection, corrosion, product defects.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 50%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 50%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 5
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: January 2017
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: One
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Two
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 20 yeas,
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, Expert witness, laboratory testing, patent review, specifications and codes compliance. Please see www.MetallurgyExperts.com
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Vary with level engagement and the case.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Vary with level engagement and the case.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Vary with level engagement and the case.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Vary with level engagement and the case.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel cost and laboratory fees.

References

References upon request.