November 6, 2020
Dr. Templeton is a metallurgical/materials engineer who specializes in failure analysis and failure investigation of complex structures, equipment, components, and devices. He has specific expertise in fractographic examination, fracture mechanics, corrosion analysis and assessment, and engineering analysis, as well as characterization, defect detection, and degradation mechanism identification for a variety of materials. Highlight projects include multiple off-shore oil rig failures, a nitric acid plant explosion, the I-5 Skagit River bridge collapse, a hops extract plant explosion, multiple pipeline bursts and failures, a wind turbine failure and fire, and innumerable plumbing component failures.
In addition, Dr. Templeton has extensive experience in materials analysis for construction defect claims involving a variety of building system components and large financial losses, and he has extensive experience providing litigation support and testimony in complex legal matters. He has investigated many piping and pipeline leaks, ruptures, and explosions that led to significant property damages and financial impacts, and he has specific experience in sprinkler pipe system failure investigations and corrosion assessments.
Dr. Templeton has an advanced academic and theoretical background combined with practical metals production and quality control experience in manufacturing environments. Academic achievements include investigation and characterization of aqueous corrosion processes and resultant corrosion oxide morphologies on steel bolt fracture surfaces, fundamental research into causality and mitigation techniques to prevent primary water stress corrosion cracking in alloy 600 components, and optimization of hard magnetic properties in Nd-Fe-B magnets through controlled chemistry annealing experiments on nano-crystalline amorphous alloys.