Thomas L. Read, PhD.

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Listed in Accident Reconstruction, Failure Analysis, Intellectual Property, OSHA, Products Liability, Safety

Education and Credentials:
1. Stanford University, Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, 1972
2. Stanford University, MS Materials Science, 1969
3. University of Pennsylvania, BS Metallurgical Engineering, 1965
4. Diploma, Tercer Curso Panamericano de Metalurgia Nuclear, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1968
1. Over 40 years of experience as a consultant to attorneys in materials, metallurgy, accident reconstruction, OSHA worker safety, products liability, intellectual property, factory safety and other litigation. This includes numerous depositions and court appearances.
2. 35 years of manufacturing experience in the electronics industry doing processing, process and product introduction, equipment design and build, glass and metal grinding, forming and polishing, part design, machine safety, machine design, quality control, and materials engineering.
User and Worker safety, Product Liability and equipment design (Includes device safety, factory safety and machine guards)
Failure Analysis (Includes both materials and design)
• Glass Damage & Failures: Jars, Bottles (Wine and Champagne), Safety Glass, Windows, Windshields, Doors etc.
• Metallurgical Failures: Implants, Pipes, Bolts, Cables, Welds, Gears, Chairs, Prosthetics, Ladders, Plumbing, etc
• Ceramic and Porcelain Failures: White Ware, Grinding Wheels, Cutoff Blades and Structural Ceramics
• Polymer (Plastic) Degradation and Failures: Piping, Packaging, Chairs, Medical Devices, Implants, Bungee Cords, .
• Corrosion Failures: Galvanic, General; this includes materials selection and electronic devices.
• Manufacturing Defects: Any manufactured Item.
• Wood Failures: Chairs, Ladders, Stairs, Window Leaks etc (Includes deterioration from rot).
Manufacturing Expertise: Includes Patents, Tooling, Processing, Product Design, Factory Safety (Machine Guards), Quality Control, Quality Verification, Reverse Engineering and Factory Procedures
1975 - Present Engineering Consultant in private practice with attorneys and insurance adjusters. Litigation-related practice includes plaintiff and defense clients in approximately equal numbers. Included are numerous depositions and trial appearances.
2001- 2002 Senior Metallurgical Engineer and Safety Engineer
Rheodyne, Inc. Rohnert Park, CA
1993 - 2001 Chief Metallurgist
Komag Materials Technology Inc., Santa Rosa, California
1988 - 1993 Senior Thin Film Project Engineer. Thin film Coating Equipment Design
Deposition Sciences Inc., Santa Rosa, California
1984 - 1988 Thin Film Circuit Engineer, Safety Engineer and Reliability Engineer
Microwave Technology Inc., Fremont, California
1975 - 1984 Project Engineer, Safety Engineer and Project Manager
Hewlett Packard Co., Santa Rosa, California
1974 - 1975 Senior Project Engineer
Optical Coating Laboratories Inc., Santa Rosa, California
1972 - 1974 Senior Process Engineer
Corning Glass Works, Coming, New York. Included glass finishing process development and glass failure analysis.
1969 -1972 Engineering Consultant
Failure Analysis Associates, Stanford, California. Aided engineers with failure analysis.
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