R. Craig Jerner, PhD, PE is a Metallurgical Engineer
with over 45 years of experience. Dr. Jerner specializes in Accident Investigation, Product Liability
and Metallurgical Failure Analysis
. He has conducted approximately 1,500 accident investigations and has testified as a metallurgical expert in over 275 depositions and more than 75 State and Federal court appearances as a metallurgical consultant, accident investigator, and expert witness.
Dr. Jerner's extensive client list includes individuals, industrial, corporate and government clients who utilize Dr. Jerner's failure analysis, accident investigations, litigation consultant and metallurgical expert witness for their investigation needs.
As a metallurgist, Dr. Jerner has also consulted with the United States Coast Guard (USCG), National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the U.S. Department of Labor (OSHA). He has testified, as a metallurgical expert, before several federal agency "Boards of Inquiry." Dr. Jerner's expert testimony from these inquiries has appeared in The Congressional Record.
Dr. Jerner's philosophy is to investigate, as thoroughly as possible, all evidence in order to develop the most probable accident scenario consistent with available physical evidence and developed data/test results.
Areas of Expertise
View Dr. Jerner's Consulting Profile
- Accident Reconstruction
- Consumer Product Failure Analysis
- Corrosion and Materials Failure Analysis
- Fire and Explosion Investigation
- Forensic Macro / Micro-photographic Documentation
- Industrial Equipment Failure Analysis
- Keyence Digital Microscope
- Metal Testing
|Metallurgical Expert Witness TestimonyMetallurgical EngineeringOn Site Accident InvestigationProduct Liability / ReliabilityScanning Electron MicroscopySupervised Witness Testing / ConsultingThird Party Review and MediationWelding and Weldment Failure Analysis|