Materials Sciences and Engineering is the study of the structure of matter, how materials perform, the development and design of new materials, and why such materials fail. Materials scientists and engineers combine chemistry, engineering, and physics principles to solve real-life problems in a vast number of areas including biotechnology, nanotechnology, manufacturing, and other interdisciplinary areas.
Their scope is vast. As limited examples, in the healthcare field, materials scientists and engineers help doctors, medical device designers, and other biomedical professionals design and synthesize new materials for medical products such as longer-lasting joint implants. Working in the electronics and semiconductor industries, materials science and engineering experts create and manipulate liquid crystals that are used in computer monitors, laptop screens, and navigation systems. In the energy field, these types of experts find solutions to the latest challenges in the areas of renewable energy technologies by, for example, developing materials to decrease cost and increase the efficiency of solar panels, and applying materials science to improve their aesthetics.
We can place the perfect materials expert for your patent infringement, class action, or commercial litigation. We have identified experts on standard practice in use and failure or effects of materials such as solder, plastics, asphalt, concrete, glass, fiberglass, textiles, organometallic compounds, and thermoplastic and composite materials. We placed an expert metallurgist to provide rebuttal testimony regarding forged metals that were allegedly not heat-treated in accordance with the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Aerospace Material Specification as contractually required by the plaintiff. We have identified experts to testify in a class-action lawsuit as to whether a leading cosmetic company’s claims regarding the spreadability and durability of lipstick were misleading given the product ingredients. Our experts understand the unique intellectual property and trade secret issues surrounding patented and newly developed materials.