Richard S. Brown

RICHARD S. BROWN
Executive Director
Consulting, problem solving and custom methods development for materials characterization, failure analysis and contaminant identification. Microanalysis and sample characterization by scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive x-ray spectrometry, polarized light microscopy, infrared spectroscopy and surface metrology by white light interference microscopy. Specializing in the identification, collection and analysis of small particles/trace evidence, and interpreting the results of any analyses performed as they pertain to law-science matters.

HIGHLIGHTED EXPERTISE:
  • Product failure analysis
  • Product defect analysis
  • Coating analysis
  • Corrosion analysis
  • Surface roughness measurement
  • Polymer characterization
  • Wear debris analysis
  • Adhesion and de-lamination analysis
  • Dust testing
  • Contaminant testing
  • Materials characterization
  • High resolution SEM & TEM imaging
EDUCATION:
  • M. S., Forensic Chemistry, Northeastern University, 1984.
  • B. S., Westfield State, General Science, 1980.
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:

Over thirty publications and presentations on topics including forensic analyses, digital imaging, and microscopical characterization of environmental and industrial samples.