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We have welding and inspection experts to aid in your litigation needs. The background of our principal welding engineer is listed below. Click Here for more expert witness information.

Dr. Foster focuses on the design, manufacture, testing, and safety associated with welded structures. In addition to Dr. Foster’s significant experience in the field of welding engineering in academia and in industry, Dr. Foster possesses a PhD in Welding Engineering and numerous certifications in welding, inspection, and engineering, all of which have exceptionally prepared Dr. Foster to properly analyze welding failures, welding designs and welding procedures that are the subject of litigation.

General Specialties: Welding Engineering, Welding Failure Analysis, Welding Safety, Welding Design, Welding Metallurgy, Additive Manufacturing, and Engineering Education

Specialty Focus: Welding Engineering, Welding Failures, Welding Safety, Welding Design, Engineering Education, Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing of Metals, Welding Processes, Welding Inspection and Testing, Non-Destructive Testing, Welding Metallurgy, Welding Defects, Welding Fabrication, Polymer Welding, Welding Process Efficiency and Streamlining, Welding Codes Compliance (ABS, AWS, ASME, API, ISO and military specifications), Welding Consulting, Quality Assurance, and In-situ Process Monitoring


Dr. D.R. Foster is the Principal Engineer at Expert Engineering and Education where he focuses on welding engineering consulting and the training of engineers and technicians.

Dr. Foster earned his BS, MS, and PhD in Welding Engineering from The Ohio State University’s Department of Material Science and Engineering. Dr. Foster has spent more than 10 years as a welding engineer in academic, aerospace, and marine sectors.

Strongly dedicated to his craft, Dr. Foster has earned multiple certifications related to fields of welding engineering and inspection. These certifications include Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), Certified Welding Educator (CWE), Certified Welding Supervisor (CWS), and Licensed Professional Engineer (PE).

Dr. Foster is a former engineer at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and former tenure track university professor with extensive experience teaching undergraduate-level and graduate-level courses in materials science, welding processes, and the design of welded structures. His research has been published in numerous scientific journals. Dr. Foster has also been a reviewer for many scientific journal publications. He actively presents at multiple engineering conferences every year and has provided invited talks at large government agencies such as the Air Force Research Lab, NASA, and the Navy's National Shipbuilding Research Program. In addition, Dr. Foster has performed work for many large government agencies/consortiums such as Ohio Aerospace Institute, Virginia Aerospace Institute, US Navy, NASA, the National Shipbuilding Research Program and the National Science Foundation, while also providing welding engineering solutions for private industry.


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