Forensic & Consulting Electrical Engineer - Expert Witness
Roger Wilson provides forensic investigations for incidents that may have involved electricity, electrical appliances, etc. Mr. Wilson has over 25 years of experience including supervision of electrical design work for commercial, industrial, governmental and petrochemical projects including: medium-voltage up to 69 kV, 480Y/277V, and 208Y/120V power distribution systems; switchgear; motor control centers (MCCs); dry-type and liquid-immersed transformers; motors; high-bay, low-bay, and office lighting systems; telecom systems; CCTV systems; lightning protection systems; and grounding systems. He is also well-versed with the National Electrical Code (NEC) and has a substantial amount of direct field and inspection experience.
Litigation Support Services
Roger Wilson provides litigation support and expert opinions to attorneys, insurance companies, fire investigators, and private parties for evaluation and analysis of electrical systems, components and products.
Initial 15 minutes of consultation available at no charge.
Areas of Expertise
Shock, Arc Flash, Electrical Explosion, Electrical Fire.
Prior to becoming an independent forensic consultant, Mr. Wilson accumulated over twenty years of diverse experience - mostly with electrical design and supervision of electrical design work for commercial, industrial, governmental, and petrochemical projects, including: medium-voltage up to 69 kV, 480Y/277V, and 208Y/120V power distribution systems; switchgear, motor control centers, transformers; motors; high-bay, low-bay, and office lighting systems; telecom systems; CCTV systems; and grounding systems.
Mr. Wilson is also well-versed with the National Electrical Code (NEC) and has a substantial amount of direct field experience. Although Mr. Wilson's focus in Electrical Engineering, he is also licensed to practice Mechanical Engineering in several states - having passed the required examinations in each of the disciplines of Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. After graduating from Auburn University, Mr. Wilson obtained a graduate degree in physics from The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).
Mr. Wilson is certified as a Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI), by the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI). Mr. Wilson holds the official position of 2014 & 2015 Vice Chair for the IEEE Joint Chapter of Orange County Power & Energy Society (PES) / Industry Applications Society (IAS).
Mr. Wilson is licensed in each of the following states: California, Arizona, Nevada, Washington, Colorado, Nebraska, Alabama, Georgia.
Mr. Wilson has 25 years of varied experience, including forensics, industrial, commercial, residential, petroleum, chemical, defense, aerospace, and nuclear. Detailed CV and Professional Fees Schedule available on request.
Licensed in Electrical Engineering in the following states:
Alabama Lic # 21930
Arizona Lic # 35633
California Lic # E16273
Colorado Lic # PE-44045
Georgia Lic # PE024322
Nebraska Lic # E-8132
Nevada Lic # 014825
Washington Lic # 46702
Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI)
Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
2016-2017 Chair for the IEEE Joint Chapter of Power & Energy Society (PES) / Industry Applications Society (IAS), of Orange County, CA
2014-2015 Vice Chair for the IEEE Joint Chapter of Power & Energy Society (PES) / Industry Applications Society (IAS), of OC, CA
Senior Member, IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society (PSES)
Member, International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI)
Member, National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
Member, National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)
Member, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Licensed, Master's Degree, and over 25 years of engineering experience (CV and Professional Fees Schedule available on request).
M.S. from The Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) - 1993
Courses: Electromagnetic Theory, Electro-Dynamics, Electro-Optics, Solid State Physics, Statistical Mechanics, Kinetic Theory, Classical Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Engineering Seminars, etc.
B.S. from Auburn Univ. - 1987
Courses: Electricity and Magnetism, Electronics, Engineering Mathematics, Experimental Physics, Dynamics, Mechanics, Statistical Thermodynamics, Optics, Vector Calculus, labs.
A.A.S. in Electrical Technology - 1984
Hands-on experience wiring electrical power distribution panels, branch circuit panels, industrial control panels, electric motors, and residential framework; and classes on industrial, commercial, and residential electrical-related systems.