Materials Science & Engineering

Expert Witnesses and Consultants

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.

Expertise for Every Need

Our experts’ knowledge of the many varied aspects of the Materials Science and Engineering arena distinguishes us and gives our clients a valuable and tangible advantage. The following is but a very small sample of the critical issues on which our experts may consult or testify:

  • Metals
  • Metamaterials
  • Concrete
  • Ceramics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Plastics & Polymers
  • Semiconductors
  • Combinatorial Materials Synthesis
  • Energy
  • Liquid Crystals
  • Plasma

Among many other standards involved in the Materials Science and Engineering field, our experts and consultants can opine on standards promulgated by:

  • International Organization for Standardization (IS0)
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • Electronics Industry Association of Japan (JEITA)

How We Find Your Experts

Unlike other companies who search for experts through stale databases, Rubin Anders works in lockstep with our clients to identify the precise expert you seek. Our researchers dig deep into the science or industry elite to identify the proverbial “needle in a haystack” authority you need. At Rubin Anders, the team assigned to your case will include deeply trained scientists, lawyers, and others highly skilled in their job, many with Ph.D.s. It’s a result of understanding your problem, knowing the right questions, and probing your expectations. And as your case and needs evolve, we proactively anticipate that, too.

We succeed at locating knowledgeable experts with deep experience in the Materials Science and Engineering arena because we have years of experience, a team of researchers who are themselves often Ph.D. scientists, and our exacting search methodologies honed over 20-years in business. You will not find the technical expertise of our research department in any other expert placement firm. Our team and our process are unparalleled for successfully matching your perfect expert.

The primary criteria we use to select these individuals include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic background and certifications
  • Industry experience and professional background
  • Location and travel limitations
  • Experience in legal proceedings, including prior testimony experience
  • Qualifications of the opposition witnesses
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Fees

Our team of Ph.D. and J.D. researchers have years of experience in their disciplines and are consummately poised to identify experts who can fill the niche you need. Whether you’re seeking an expert confirmation that your vendor’s “Certification of Content” for the product he has sold you is accurate, or an expert to testify in a patent infringement IPR regarding the protectability of sequenced electroluminescent circuitry, we have the technical expertise and extensive network to find your perfect expert.