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Julian M. Toneatto, PhD, PE, PP
President
PO Box 133
Lafayette Hill PA 19444
USA
phone: 609-502-0900
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Julian M. Toneatto, PhD, PE, PP, has over 40 years of experience in Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering Consulting. Dr. Toneatto has a Doctorate in Structures and Dynamics and MBA in Finance. His former employers include the Department of Defense, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, States, Municipalities, DOT, private and public firms, and the EXXON Corporation. 

Dr. Toneatto served as a Professor of Civil Engineering and Course Director at the Department of Civil Engineering, U.S. Military Academy. He structured, revised, and taught courses in Advanced Structural Analysis, the Honors Course in Structural Analysis and Steel Design, and authored and taught Soil Mechanics. Dr. Toneatto has also served on the faculty at USMA (West Point): Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Philadelphia University and The US Army Engineer School at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. 

Litigation Support - Dr. Toneatto has been offering his expert witness services to the legal industry for decades. A Forensic Engineer, he provides expert reports, depositions, and court testimony in support of litigation. 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Forensic Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Safety Engineering
  • Failure Analysis
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Construction Damages
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Corrosion
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Occupational Health / Environmental Health
  • Product Liability - Consumer Safety

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Murat Okcuoglu
4175 Lago Dr.
Santa Barbara CA 93110
USA
phone: 805-637-5482
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Murat Okcuoglu is an Automotive Engineer and Designer with over 30 years of experience. He has worked with most United States and European automotive manufacturers.

Mr. Okcuoglu has invented and developed QuadraDrive, VersaTrak, and various other traction control and all wheel drive systems which went into production on many make and model vehicles including Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Mustang Cobra R, Dodge Viper R/T, Buick Rendezvous, Pontiac Aztec, Saturn Vue, Chevrolet Venture, and Oldsmobile Silhouette.

Driving race cars for 40 years, Mr. Okcuoglu has tested and developed vehicles with all major U.S. and most European manufacturers and manufacturers' on proving grounds around the world. He has unparalleled experience on both the hands on and academic aspects of automotive engineering and vehicle systems.

Mr. Okcuoglu has produced several publications and papers and has been awarded 9 U.S. and over 7 foreign Patents. He currently works as an independent consultant, doing research mostly on Vehicle Dynamics and Electronics.

Litigation Support - Murat Okcuoglu provides expert witness services to attorneys representing both plaintiff and defendant. His experience includes approximately 70 depositions and testimonies in Federal and State courts. Mr. Okcuoglu's services include site review, thorough reporting, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Automotive Research
  • Automotive Design
  • Automotive Testing
  • Automotive Forensic Analysis
  • Automotive Drivetrains
  • Automotive AWD 4x4 design
  • Automotive Transmission Design
  • Automotive Engine Design
  • Automotive Emission Controls
  • Automotive A/C Design
  • Handling Stability / Skidding
  • Rollover Propensity
  • Electronic Systems & Components (ESC)
  • Autonomus Vehicle Systems
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    Dr. Joseph Jolson
    Owner
    5867 Solway Street
    Pittsburgh PA 15217
    USA
    phone: 412-480-3049
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    Dr. Joseph D. Jolson has over 28 years of industrial experience providing Product Development, Product Support, Litigation, Subrogation, and Intellectual Property Services. He has championed the development of two-dozen commercially successful products. Dr. Jolson's experience includes:
  • The development, testing, use, and analysis of failed aqueous and lithium batteries
  • The development, placement, testing, use and analysis of failed carbon monoxide, chlorine, combustible gas, ethylene oxide, hydrogen, hydrogen sulfide, oxygen, nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide, and volatile organic hydrocarbon gas detectors
  • The development, testing, use and analysis of failed air purifying respirators including self-contained self-rescuers
  • Areas of Expertise:
  • Batteries
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Gas Detection
  • Failure Analysis
  • Industrial Hygiene & Safety
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Mine Safety
  • Product Testing
  • Respiratory Protection
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    Gerard A. Macri, PhD
    Forensic Chemist
    27 Willow Pkwy
    New Windsor NY 12553
    USA
    phone: 845-742-6967
    fax: 845-561-9291
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    GerardGerard A. Macri, PhD is a Forensic Chemist with 40+ years’ experience and a comprehensive understanding of the physical and/or chemical properties and behavior of various substances to assist in the support and vindication of the client’s claim.

    Gerard Macri & Associates provides expert technical assistance in forensic chemical investigations, technical and scientific analyses of physical and documentary evidence and serve as an expert witness in the areas of sampling, testing, and identification of unknown chemical residues and substances; analysis of chemical reactants, products, and reactivity; causes and origins of violent chemical reactions, fires and explosions, hazardous chemical reactions and incompatible mixture; limits of chemical overexposure risks, sources of chemical contamination in air, soil, water and environment and other chemical investigations.

    Dr. Macri has served as an expert witness for liability claims on behalf of plaintiff / defendant attorneys, as well as insurance companies. Dr. Macri is available to testify in cases involving:
    • Examination/Analysis/Identification of Chemical Forensic Evidence
    • Causation of Chemical Fires, Explosions, and Exothermic Reactions
    • Chemical Overexposure and Injury from Consumer Products
    • Chemical Analyses of Substances Causing a Slip and Fall
    • Hazardous Chemical Reactions of Oxidizers and Flammables/Combustibles Mixtures
    • Estimation of Contaminant Chemical Airborne Concentrations
    • Chemical Overexposure Risk Assessments
    • Cause of Injury from Chemical Consumer Products
    • Warning labels and safety data sheets (SDS) for consumer products
    • Chemical Product Defects and Manufacturer Liability
    • Chemical safety, handling, and storage of flammable, toxic and corrosive chemicals
    • Investigation of Soil, Groundwater, and Storm Water Contamination
    • Compliance with/Violations of Federal EPA and State Environmental Regulations
    10/8/2018 · Chemical Industry
    A slip or trip and fall accident can occur in almost any location, from a wet floor in the grocery store to a dangerously uneven sidewalk. Not every situation gives rise to legal liability, but valid slip and fall claims are filed and settled every year.

    9/10/2018 · Chemical Industry
    Suppose for the moment a noteworthy author published a paper dealing with the chemical properties of a flammable substance (like ethanol) made the following statements

    8/21/2018 · Chemical Industry
    The use of synthetic field turf or grass on athletic and recreational fields has increased significantly over the last 40 years primarily because of their durability and low maintenance. However, agency reports and published literature have heightened the public awareness of the potential health risks associated with the chemical constituents present in these synthetic fields.

    7/27/2018 · Chemical Industry
    Hazardous waste is a waste with properties that make it potentially dangerous or harmful to human health or the environment. The universe of hazardous wastes is large and diverse. Hazardous wastes can be liquids, solids, or contained gases. They can be discrete chemical compounds, mixtures of compounds, or simply have some property that makes them hazardous. In regulatory terms, a hazardous waste is a waste that appears on one of the four RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) hazardous wastes lists (the F-list, K-list, P-list, or U-list) or that exhibits one of the four characteristics of a hazardous waste - ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity.

    In 2002, a violent explosion from inside the basement of a ten-story building in New York City hospitalized 31 people (four critically) and caused extensive damages to the masonry structure. The blast dislodged portions of the basement ceiling and inside walls, collapsed the concrete stairwells and portions of the elevator shaft, and shattered glass windows five stories above ground

    6/15/2018 · Injury
    A New York City pathologist who lived in a Manhattan apartment claimed personal injury from the inhalation of vapors released from a commercially available construction adhesive used in her apartment while she was present. The plaintiff claimed permanent pulmonary distress, asthmatic symptoms, and sensitization to the smell of virtually all other chemicals – including common household chemicals.

    5/21/2018 · Chemical Industry
    Commercial household drain cleaners sold in retail stores around the country contain a combination of fairly aggressive chemicals designed to unclog drains by dissolving grease, hair, food proteins, and other organic waste products.

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    Chuck Dutill, PE, DFE
    Expert Witness | Principal Consultant
    1240 West Chester Pike, Suite 213
    West Chester PA 19382
    USA
    phone: 610-701-5650
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    For 40 years, Chuck Dutill, P.E., D.F.E., has been performing Hydrology and Environmental Engineering nationwide. He has focused on wastewater, stormwater, flooding, sewers, septic systems, groundwater, drainage, runoff, hydrology, hydraulics, backups, drinking water, and air quality. Litigation Support - Mr. Dutill has spent approximately 25% of his professional time providing expert witness services for 40 years. Approximately 50% of his expert witness services have been for defendants and about 50% for plaintiffs. He has issued 120 to 125 expert reports, been deposed approximately 35 to 40 times, and testified in federal and state court (including jury and non-jury trials) approximately 25 to 30 times. Forensic cases have occurred in more than 30 states. As indicated in feedback from attorneys on expert witness cases, some of his strengths include understandable guidance, responsiveness, timeliness, communication, effective report writing, strong testimony (including on cross), efficiency, organization, and assistance with framing case issues. Expertise:

    • Hydrology
    • Flooding
    • Wastewater Treatment
    • Septic Systems
    • Sewer Systems
    • Sanitary Sewage
    • Groundwater
    • Stormwater Management
    • Drainage
    • Runoff
    • Water Mains
    • Backups
    • Mold
    • Wells
    • Hydrogeology
    • Storm Sewers
    • Hydraulics
    • Erosion
    • Drinking Water
    • Air Quality
    • Water Quality
    • Detention
    • Maintenance
    • Construction
    • Operations
    • Design
    • Inspections
    • Floodplains
    • Contamination
    • Toxicity
    • Hazardous Waste
    • Spills
    • Grading
    • Remediation
    • Pollution
    • Sinkholes
    • Health and Safety
    • Pumping
    • Modeling
    • Odors
    • Soils
    • Dams
    • Regulations
    • Combined Sewers
    • Overflows
    • Aquifers
    • Water Distribution
    • Water Treatment
    • Hydraulic Fracturing
    • Standard of Care
    • Sedimentation
    • Hydroplaning
    • Wetlands
    • Landfills
    • Monitoring
    • Infiltration/Inflow
    • Metering

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    Philip T. Tringale, PhD, PE
    Environmental Engineering Consultant
    555 Montgomery Street, Suite 1300
    San Francisco CA USA
    phone: 510-874-7011
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    Philip T. Tringale, PhD, PE is a registered Professional Civil Engineer with over 25 years of Environmental Consulting experience. His site and redevelopment projects include commercial and industrial facilities, landfills, and cases requiring technical support for litigation.

    Dr. Tringale has directed numerous site assessments and remediation programs involving soil and groundwater contaminated primarily by organic solvents, metals, and petroleum products. He has particular expertise in site characterization and in the use of in-situ testing to evaluate soil properties. Dr. Tringale has provided final design for remedial actions that involve excavation, containment, bioremediation, vacuum extraction, monitoring, and groundwater treatment.

    Dr. Tringale has been providing litigation support services to the legal industry for over 20 years. He is available to attorneys for Plaintiff and Defense. Dr. Tringale has been retained approximately 15 times and has provided expert testimony in support of counsel for cases involving:
    • National Contingency Plan Compliance
    • Identification of Contaminant Sources
    • Magnitude and Extent of Contamination
    • Remedial Cost Estimates
    • Allocation of Cost and Responsibility
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    Gary Hutter, PhD, PE, CSP
    Dr.
    4228 Commercial Way
    Glenview IL 60025
    USA
    phone: 847-297-6538
    fax: 847-297-6615
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    Gary Hutter, PhD, PE, CSP, is affiliated with Meridian Engineering & Technology, Inc., providing safety /engineering services in safety-forensic matters. Dr. Hutter has over 45 years of education, experience, and training in: Mechanical, Environmental, and Safety Engineering, and Human Factors/Biomechanics.

    He has taught at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) teaching courses in: “Industrial Health & Safety”, “OSHA & EPA Compliance”, and “Safety Risk Assessment”. He is a Registered Professional Engineer (PE), a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and safety committee member for the: National Safety Council, ASTM, Fabricators & Manufacturers Ass’n., and ANSI. Dr. Hutter is chairman of the NSC's committee for machinery safety. He is an author/reviewer/contributor to OSHA, ANSI, and NSC publications on: safety, interlocks, used equipment safety, confined space, consumer products, and Lockout & Tagout. He is a contributing author in the text book “Carbon Monoxide Poisoning”.

    Prior safety-related professional employment has included: the E.P.A., Ford Motor Company, UOP, and Clark Equipment Co.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Hutter has provided services for over 30 years as a consultant and as a corporate representative. His provides the technical basis for evaluating liability issues on: equipment failures, patents, consumer products, construction safety, code compliance, and property losses. He often documents equipment performance, performs safety tests/calculations, and researches problems and failures. His is available to attorneys representing both plaintiff and defendant; and on non-litigation matters in accident documentation/evaluation, due diligence in safety, OSHA surveys, and safety risk assessments.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Safety Engineering / Accident Reconstruction / Construction
    • Mechanical Engineering Issues / Coefficients of Friction (slips)
    • Industrial Hygiene / Environmental Engineering
    • OSHA & Code Compliance (ANSI, ASTM, UL...)
    • Confined Space Entry / Carbon Monoxide Exposures
    • Machinery Safety / Safeguarding / Lockout-Tagout / Interlocks
    • Hot Water / Chemical Burns
    • Chemical Safety / MSDS / Warnings / Exposures / CPS
    • Machine Design for Safety / Steel Mill Safety
    • Human Factors / Biomechanics, Epidemiology of Accidents
    • Written Safety Materials/ Manuals / Warnings
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    JIJI THOMAS
    Senior Officer-Environment
    Kudilil House, Eravimangalam
    Kottayam 686613
    IND
    phone: 987-067-0240
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    TCE Consulting Engineers Limited (TCE) is one of India's leading Engineering Consulting Organizations. TCE offers a wide range of multi-disciplinary services in project engineering across several sectors. The firm has completed more than 4500 assignments, including the engineering of several power plants with total installed capacity of over 41,000MW, several large urban water supply and waste water projects, as well as those for smaller towns, facilities inside battery limits and offsite facilities for several chemical and industrial plants.

    TCE has highly qualified and experienced professionals on its rolls. Design offices are located in several cities in India - Mumbai, Bangalore, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune and Jamshedpur, and a branch office in the USA and South Africa.

    TCE has successfully carried out several assignments overseas — in South East Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia Pacific, Australia and the Americas.

    TCE has done projects funded by:
    • World Bank
    • Asian Development Bank
    • United Nations Development Programme
    • Japan Bank for International Cooperation
    • United Nations Industrial Development Organization
    • World Health Organization
    • United States Agency for International Development
    Services Include:
    • Environmental Impact Assessment
    • Environmental Survey & Consultations
    • Environmental Data Analysis & GIS mapping
    • Environmental Sampling, Monitoring & Pollution Analysis (Air, Water & Soil)
    • Environmental Clearance & Liaison with Statutory Authorities
    • Industrial Site Visits and Identification of Suitable Waste Disposal Sites & Methodologies