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

Or click to narrow your search to commonly requested services’ experts:

Concrete
Chemistry
Corrosion
Root Cause Failure Analysis
Global Harmonization Services (GHS)
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

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

                                                              Keith P. Rickabaugh, CIH

                                                              Certified Industrial Hygienist
                                                              • Environmental Health & Safety
                                                              • Industrial Hygiene
                                                              • Nanotechnology
                                                              • Project Management
                                                              • Analytical Method Development
                                                              • Materials Characterization & Analysis
                                                              • Consumer Products
                                                              • Work Practice Simulation & Chamber Testing

                                                                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

                                                                    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

                                                                                                                Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) 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

                                                                                                                  Heinz Huber, Ph.D.

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

                                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                                        Global Harmonization Services (GHS)

                                                                                                                        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