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Metallurgical Engineering & Failure Analysis Expert Witness

Materials Engineering Services, LLC

Materials Engineering Services, LLC

6324 Orchard Park Drive
Frisco, Texas 75034

Phone(469) 777-6684

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Materials Engineering Services provides metallurgical failure analysis expert witness, corrosion analysis, materials selection, engineering design services, engineering solutions, expert consulting, and engineering education assessment,. Knowledge based understanding of fracture mechanisms in various materials in micro and macro scales and application of fundamentals of engineering and fracture mechanics in support of failures analysis. Effects of fatigue stress, time dependent loading, and environment on the crack-growth rate assist in evaluation and estimation of life assessment and root cause of failure in products.


Materials Engineering Services offers the following services:

Engineering Solutions and Consulting
• Metallurgy and Materials Science
• Failure and Fracture Analysis
• Engineering Design and Manufacturing
• Engineering Solutions

Education and Training
• Engineering and Technology Education
• Accreditation and Curriculum Assessment Review
• Workshop and Training

Litigation Support and Expert Consulting
• Product Liability Review
• Intellectual Property
• Forensic Engineering Documentation
• Metallurgical Expert Witness
• On Site Engineering Investigation

Areas of Expertise

Additional Expertise:

Forensic Engineering, Metallurgist Expert, Remaining Life Assessment.


Materials Engineering Solutions, an independent metallurgical engineering consulting firm, provides services in forensic metallurgical engineering and materials failure analysis, mechanical testing and characterization, materials selection and manufacturing processes for products and industrial equipment, welding failure analysis, and corrosion and surface failure investigation.

Dr. Reza Mirshams is the Founder and has Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Industrial Metallurgy and Metallurgical Engineering. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer with 40 years combined industrial and academic experience. Dr. Mirshams is a tenured full professor in engineering technology and has taught courses in the areas of metallurgy, manufacturing processes of materials, failure analysis of materials, fracture mechanics, fatigue, creep, engineering product design and development, engineering mechanics, materials selection, and mechanical behavior and fracture mechanisms.

Consulting Practice

All States

More Information

Failure Analysis
Forensic Engineering and Metallurgical Failure Analysis
Corrosion Investigations

Professional Experience

Performed several forensic materials failure, metallurgical engineering analysis, expert witness testimony, and consulting in the support of investigations and litigation cases locally and nationally.


Registered Professional Engineer, State of Texas, Certificate No. 89086


American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
The Metallurgy Society (TMS)
National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)


Ph.D. degree in Industrial Metallurgy.
Licensed professional Engineer.
Tenured Full Professor of Engineering Technology.

Seminars & Training

1. Corrosion Mitigation and Failure Prevention Workshop, Denton, October 2015
2. “Nuclear Energy Materials,” Oak Ridge national Laboratory, July 2010
3. “Leadership Workshop,” for UNT Deans, Associate Deans and Chairs, March 2008.
4. “Joint 2002 Contractors Meeting in Metallic Materials and Ceramic Materials,” Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Bar Harbor, Maine, August 12-14, 2002.
5. “Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)-Fabrication and hot topics,” MRS Workshop, November 2000.
6. “Measuring mechanical properties in nanometer regime,” MRS Workshop, Boston, November 2000.


"A Case Study on Using Corrosion Analysis in Forensic Engineering,"
"Fatigue Failure Analysis Case Studies," Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention, 2015,
“Effect of Pile-Up on Nanoindentation Measurements of Polycrystalline Bulk Metals,” Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 853, (2014), pp. 143-150.
“Mechanical Properties of D2 and A2 Tool Steels Evaluated using Nanoindentation,” ECTC Proceedings ASME Early Career Technical Conference, Tulsa, Oklahoma. 2013.
"Intraspecimen Nanomechanical Properties Across the Femoral Cortex Parallel Compositional Measures," SAMPE Tech Proceedings, Fort Worth, Texas, October 2011.
“Characterization of Grooves in Scratch Resistance Testing,” Polymer Engineering and Science, (2008), pp. 2060-2065.

Professional References

National Science Foundation-Panel Review
University of North Texas
Southern University, Baton Rouge


Ph.D., Industrial Metallurgy, University of Birmingham, UK, 1980
M.S., Metallurgical Engineering, University of Tehran. 1973

Articles Published by Materials Engineering Services, LLC

 A Review of Oil and Gas Pipelines Corrosion Risk Assessment

Pipelines are among the most common means used for transporting hazardous gases and liquids in the United States. However, underground pipelines are aging and are at risk of corrosion failure due to coating degradation/disbondment, pitting corrosion and stress corrosion cracking.

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