Our Experts

Our experts work in a wide variety of technical areas, and therefore support multiple industries and types of services that RJLG provides. For ease of navigation, our experts are listed in their most active areas of service to RJLG clientele, but a more detailed description of each staff member’s experience and expertise can be found on their bio page. To learn more about each expert, please click their name in their profile card below.

For all experts across general service areas, please click:

Materials
Mining, Minerals & Asbestos
Environmental & Industrial Hygiene
Criminal Forensics

Materials Experts

Gary S. Casuccio

Senior Scientist
  • Nanomaterials Analytical Method Development
  • Nanoparticle Characterization
  • Nanomaterials Characterization
  • Powder Metals Characterization
  • Particle Characterization
  • Inclusion Analysis

    Vincent B. Conrad, Ph.D.

    Consulting Scientist
    • Particulate Characterization
    • Air Quality
    • Scaling
    • Lubricants
    • Oil Analysis / Predictive Maintenance
    • Water Treatment
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas
    • Power Generation

    Michael J. Deible, Ph.D.

    Consulting Scientist
    • Physical Chemistry
    • Materials Analysis
    • Corrosion Analysis
    • Computational Chemistry
    • Analytical Chemistry

      James B. Duncan, Ph.D.

      Consulting Scientist
      • Water Chemistry & Separations
      • Industrial Waste Separation Processes
      • General Electrochemical Corrosion Processes

        Eric R. Giannini, Ph.D., P.E.

        Principal Investigator
        • Concrete Durability: Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) & Delayed Ettringite Formation (DEF)
        • Standards and Test Methods for Concrete and Aggregates
        • Nondestructive Testing (NDT) of Concrete
        • Concrete Pavements
        • Laboratory Mockups to Simulate Concrete Distress
        • Bamboo: Mechanical Testing & Characterization

          Christopher M. Hefferan, Ph.D.

          Applied Physicist & Consulting Scientist
          • Microstructural Characterization & Analysis
          • Failure Analysis
          • Innovative and Custom Experimental Design
          • Electron Backscatter Diffraction Microscopy (EBSD)
          • Statistical Microscopy
          • Consumer Products

            Lykourgos Iordanidis, Ph.D.

            Laboratory Manager of Analytical Services & Senior Chemist
            • Inorganic & Organic Chemistry
            • Material Specification
            • Structural Characterization
            • Air Quality

            Stephen Kennedy, Ph.D.

            Consulting Scientist
            • Soil & Clay Mineral Speciation
            • Airborne Particle Characterization
            • Environmental Forensics
            • Industrial Forensics
            • Powder Metal Characterization

            Richard J. Lee, Ph.D.

            CEO & Consulting Scientist
            • History of Regulations
            • Concrete Failure Analysis
            • Non-Commercial Asbestos
            • Asbestos Identification
            • Electron Diffraction
            • Methodology Development

            Alan M. Levine, Ph.D.

            Senior Consulting Scientist
            • Analytical Chemistry (Organic & Inorganic)
            • Thermal, Physical, and Microbial Test Procedures
            • Failure Analysis (Polymers)
            • Method Development
            • Optical and Electron Microscopy

            Jason S. Lupoi, Ph.D.

            Consulting Scientist & Analytical Chemist
            • Infrared Spectroscopy
            • Chemometrics
            • Raman Spectroscopy
            • Biofuel Feedstock Characterization
            • Analytical Chemistry

              Monica McGrath-Koerner

              Consulting Scientist
              • Mineral Characterization
              • Microscopy
              • Asbestos Identification
              • Talc
              • Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
              • Selected Area Diffraction (SAED)

                Steven J. Monaco, Ph.D.

                Senior Consulting Scientist
                • Lubrication
                • Materials Characterization
                • Catalysts & Sorbents
                • Surface Science
                • Materials Synthesis
                • Gas-Solid Interactions

                  James Pellegrino

                  Senior Scientist
                  • Heavy Industrial Forensics / Root Cause Analysis
                  • Iron/Steel Making, Rolling Mills, Mining, Marine & Construction Equipment
                  • Physical Metallurgy / Microstructure
                  • Mechanical Metallurgy / Flow, Fracture, Fatigue and Environmental
                  • Corrosion

                  Matthew J. Perricone, Ph.D.

                  Principal Investigator & Technical Consulting Group Manager
                  • Root Cause Failure Analysis
                  • Corrosion Investigations
                  • Metallurgy & Materials Science
                  • Accelerated Life Testing
                  • Concrete Failure Analysis
                  • Forensic Materials Identification

                  Sean M. Ruane

                  Biopharm & Powder Metals Manager
                  • Biopharmaceutical Material Characterizations
                  • Foreign Particulate Matter Investigations
                  • Organic & Inorganic Component Identification
                  • Analytical Chemistry
                  • Powder Metal Characterization
                  • Heavy Liquid Separation (HLS) Analysis

                    Karen Smith

                    Senior Scientist
                    • Materials Characterization
                    • Foreign Particulate Matter Investigations
                    • Microscopy
                    • Spectroscopy

                      April Snyder

                      Construction Materials Laboratory Manager & Senior Scientist
                      • Petrographic Studies
                      • ASR/ACR
                      • Failure Analysis
                      • Distress Investigations
                      • Delamination & Debonding Concrete and Stucco

                        Clayton A. Stein, Ph.D.

                        Materials Scientist & Researcher
                        • Microstructural Characterization
                        • Electron Microscopy
                        • Electron Backscatter Diffraction Microscopy (EBSD)
                        • Crystallographic Texture Analysis
                        • Powder Metal Characterization

                          Brian R. Strazisar, Ph.D.

                          Principal Investigator
                          • Cement & Concrete Chemistry
                          • Forensic Failure Analysis of Concrete
                          • Oil/Gas Well Cement Integrity
                          • Concrete/Mortar Characterization
                          • Chemical Failure Mechanisms
                          • Science Communication

                          Keith E. Wagner

                          Senior Materials Scientist
                          • Industrial Problems with Forensics
                          • Materials Failures and Fractography
                          • Corrosion Studies
                          • Electronic Materials and Devices
                          • Glass and Polymer Materials Analysis
                          • Construction Materials Evaluations

                          Mining, Minerals & Asbestos

                          Bryan R. Bandli, Ph.D.

                          Mineralogist & Microscopist
                          • Mineral & Materials Characterization
                          • Microscopy
                          • Asbestos
                          • Electron Backscatter Diffraction
                          • Mines & Quarries
                          • Talc

                          Richard J. Lee, Ph.D.

                          CEO & Consulting Scientist
                          • History of Regulations
                          • Concrete Failure Analysis
                          • Non-Commercial Asbestos
                          • Asbestos Identification
                          • Electron Diffraction
                          • Methodology Development

                          Monica McGrath-Koerner

                          Consulting Scientist
                          • Mineral Characterization
                          • Microscopy
                          • Asbestos Identification
                          • Talc
                          • Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
                          • Selected Area Diffraction (SAED)

                            Matthew S. Sanchez, Ph.D.

                            Principal Investigator
                            • Mineral Characterization
                            • Microscopy
                            • Talc
                            • Vermiculite
                            • Asbestos

                            Drew R. Van Orden, P.E.

                            Registered Professional Engineer
                            • Asbestos
                            • Amphibole Identification & Quantification
                            • Mines & Quarries
                            • Worker Exposure
                            • Statistical Analyses
                            • Quality Control

                            Environmental & Industrial Hygiene Experts

                            Kristin Bunker, Ph.D.

                            Senior Scientist
                            • Nanomaterials characterization
                            • Microscopy
                            • Materials science

                              Gary S. Casuccio

                              Senior Scientist
                              • Nanomaterials Analytical Method Development
                              • Nanoparticle Characterization
                              • Nanomaterials Characterization
                              • Powder Metals Characterization
                              • Particle Characterization
                              • Inclusion Analysis

                                Don Ewert

                                Product Stewardship & Business Development Lead
                                • Product Stewardship
                                • SDS & Label Authoring
                                • GHS/HazCom/WHIMS
                                • SDS Hazard Reclassification
                                • TSCA, REACH & CLP
                                • IH/Toxicology/Occ Health

                                Heinz Huber, Ph.D.

                                Senior Project Manager
                                • Chemistry
                                • Environmental Health & Safety
                                • Radiation Safety
                                • Operations Optimization
                                • Air Toxics

                                  Richard J. Lee, Ph.D.

                                  CEO & Consulting Scientist
                                  • History of Regulations
                                  • Concrete Failure Analysis
                                  • Non-Commercial Asbestos
                                  • Asbestos Identification
                                  • Electron Diffraction
                                  • Methodology Development

                                  Larry Lockrem

                                  Technology Development, Columbia Basin Analytical Laboratories
                                  • Geochemistry
                                  • Soil & Clay Mineralogy
                                  • RCRA & CERCLA Special Analyses
                                  • Developing Environmental Methods
                                  • Field In-Situ Measurements & Assessments
                                  • Non-Destructive Assay

                                  Joseph Sears, Ph.D.

                                  Technical Director & Senior Scientist
                                  • Forensic Toxicology
                                  • Narcotics & Alcohol Analyses
                                  • Analytical Method Development
                                  • Proton Transfer Reaction Mass Spectrometry
                                  • Volatile Organic Compounds

                                    Antonios Tasoglou, Ph.D.

                                    Senior Scientist
                                    • Air Quality Engineer
                                    • PTR-MS Specialist
                                    • Atmospheric Chemistry
                                    • Air Toxics
                                    • Carbonaceous Aerosols
                                    • Gas & Particle-Phase Instrumentation

                                      Criminal Forensics Experts

                                      Joseph Coiro

                                      Forensic Scientist
                                      • Gunshot Residue Analysis
                                      • Expert Witness Testimony
                                      • Trace Evidence Analysis
                                      • SEM/EDS Analysis
                                      • Microscopy

                                      Tarah Helsel

                                      Forensic Scientist
                                      • Gunshot Residue Analysis
                                      • Expert Witness Testimony
                                      • Trace Evidence Analysis
                                      • SEM/EDS Analysis
                                      • Microscopy

                                      Stephanie Horner Hrico

                                      Forensic Scientist & Quality Assurance Analyst
                                      • Gunshot Residue Analysis
                                      • Expert Witness Testimony
                                      • Trace Evidence Analysis
                                      • SEM/EDS Analysis
                                      • Microscopy
                                      • QA Analysis

                                      Allison Murtha Laneve

                                      Manager & Forensic Scientist
                                      • Gunshot Residue Analysis
                                      • Expert Witness Testimony
                                      • Trace Evidence Analysis
                                      • SEM/EDS Analysis
                                      • Microscopy

                                      Commonly Requested Services

                                      Concrete Experts

                                      Eric R. Giannini, Ph.D., P.E.

                                      Principal Investigator
                                      • Concrete Durability: Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) & Delayed Ettringite Formation (DEF)
                                      • Standards and Test Methods for Concrete and Aggregates
                                      • Nondestructive Testing (NDT) of Concrete
                                      • Concrete Pavements
                                      • Laboratory Mockups to Simulate Concrete Distress
                                      • Bamboo: Mechanical Testing & Characterization

                                        Richard J. Lee, Ph.D.

                                        CEO & Consulting Scientist
                                        • History of Regulations
                                        • Concrete Failure Analysis
                                        • Non-Commercial Asbestos
                                        • Asbestos Identification
                                        • Electron Diffraction
                                        • Methodology Development

                                        April Snyder

                                        Construction Materials Laboratory Manager & Senior Scientist
                                        • Petrographic Studies
                                        • ASR/ACR
                                        • Failure Analysis
                                        • Distress Investigations
                                        • Delamination & Debonding Concrete and Stucco

                                          Brian R. Strazisar, Ph.D.

                                          Principal Investigator
                                          • Cement & Concrete Chemistry
                                          • Forensic Failure Analysis of Concrete
                                          • Oil/Gas Well Cement Integrity
                                          • Concrete/Mortar Characterization
                                          • Chemical Failure Mechanisms
                                          • Science Communication

                                          Chemistry Experts

                                          Michael J. Deible, Ph.D.

                                          Consulting Scientist
                                          • Physical Chemistry
                                          • Materials Analysis
                                          • Corrosion Analysis
                                          • Computational Chemistry
                                          • Analytical Chemistry

                                            James B. Duncan, Ph.D.

                                            Consulting Scientist
                                            • Water Chemistry & Separations
                                            • Industrial Waste Separation Processes
                                            • General Electrochemical Corrosion Processes

                                              Lykourgos Iordanidis, Ph.D.

                                              Laboratory Manager of Analytical Services & Senior Chemist
                                              • Inorganic & Organic Chemistry
                                              • Material Specification
                                              • Structural Characterization
                                              • Air Quality

                                              Alan M. Levine, Ph.D.

                                              Senior Consulting Scientist
                                              • Analytical Chemistry (Organic & Inorganic)
                                              • Thermal, Physical, and Microbial Test Procedures
                                              • Failure Analysis (Polymers)
                                              • Method Development
                                              • Optical and Electron Microscopy

                                              Jason S. Lupoi, Ph.D.

                                              Consulting Scientist & Analytical Chemist
                                              • Infrared Spectroscopy
                                              • Chemometrics
                                              • Raman Spectroscopy
                                              • Biofuel Feedstock Characterization
                                              • Analytical Chemistry

                                                Steven J. Monaco, Ph.D.

                                                Senior Consulting Scientist
                                                • Lubrication
                                                • Materials Characterization
                                                • Catalysts & Sorbents
                                                • Surface Science
                                                • Materials Synthesis
                                                • Gas-Solid Interactions

                                                  Corrosion Experts

                                                  Vincent B. Conrad, Ph.D.

                                                  Consulting Scientist
                                                  • Particulate Characterization
                                                  • Air Quality
                                                  • Scaling
                                                  • Lubricants
                                                  • Oil Analysis / Predictive Maintenance
                                                  • Water Treatment
                                                  • Mining
                                                  • Oil & Gas
                                                  • Power Generation

                                                  James B. Duncan, Ph.D.

                                                  Consulting Scientist
                                                  • Water Chemistry & Separations
                                                  • Industrial Waste Separation Processes
                                                  • General Electrochemical Corrosion Processes

                                                    James Pellegrino

                                                    Senior Scientist
                                                    • Heavy Industrial Forensics / Root Cause Analysis
                                                    • Iron/Steel Making, Rolling Mills, Mining, Marine & Construction Equipment
                                                    • Physical Metallurgy / Microstructure
                                                    • Mechanical Metallurgy / Flow, Fracture, Fatigue and Environmental
                                                    • Corrosion

                                                    Matthew J. Perricone, Ph.D.

                                                    Principal Investigator & Technical Consulting Group Manager
                                                    • Root Cause Failure Analysis
                                                    • Corrosion Investigations
                                                    • Metallurgy & Materials Science
                                                    • Accelerated Life Testing
                                                    • Concrete Failure Analysis
                                                    • Forensic Materials Identification

                                                    Keith E. Wagner

                                                    Senior Materials Scientist
                                                    • Industrial Problems with Forensics
                                                    • Materials Failures and Fractography
                                                    • Corrosion Studies
                                                    • Electronic Materials and Devices
                                                    • Glass and Polymer Materials Analysis
                                                    • Construction Materials Evaluations

                                                    Root Cause Failure Analysis Experts

                                                    Christopher M. Hefferan, Ph.D.

                                                    Applied Physicist & Consulting Scientist
                                                    • Microstructural Characterization & Analysis
                                                    • Failure Analysis
                                                    • Innovative and Custom Experimental Design
                                                    • Electron Backscatter Diffraction Microscopy (EBSD)
                                                    • Statistical Microscopy
                                                    • Consumer Products

                                                      Richard J. Lee, Ph.D.

                                                      CEO & Consulting Scientist
                                                      • History of Regulations
                                                      • Concrete Failure Analysis
                                                      • Non-Commercial Asbestos
                                                      • Asbestos Identification
                                                      • Electron Diffraction
                                                      • Methodology Development

                                                      James Pellegrino

                                                      Senior Scientist
                                                      • Heavy Industrial Forensics / Root Cause Analysis
                                                      • Iron/Steel Making, Rolling Mills, Mining, Marine & Construction Equipment
                                                      • Physical Metallurgy / Microstructure
                                                      • Mechanical Metallurgy / Flow, Fracture, Fatigue and Environmental
                                                      • Corrosion

                                                      Matthew J. Perricone, Ph.D.

                                                      Principal Investigator & Technical Consulting Group Manager
                                                      • Root Cause Failure Analysis
                                                      • Corrosion Investigations
                                                      • Metallurgy & Materials Science
                                                      • Accelerated Life Testing
                                                      • Concrete Failure Analysis
                                                      • Forensic Materials Identification

                                                      Brian R. Strazisar, Ph.D.

                                                      Principal Investigator
                                                      • Cement & Concrete Chemistry
                                                      • Forensic Failure Analysis of Concrete
                                                      • Oil/Gas Well Cement Integrity
                                                      • Concrete/Mortar Characterization
                                                      • Chemical Failure Mechanisms
                                                      • Science Communication

                                                      Keith E. Wagner

                                                      Senior Materials Scientist
                                                      • Industrial Problems with Forensics
                                                      • Materials Failures and Fractography
                                                      • Corrosion Studies
                                                      • Electronic Materials and Devices
                                                      • Glass and Polymer Materials Analysis
                                                      • Construction Materials Evaluations