Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, 2005
  • M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, 2003
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Iowa State University, 2000
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer Metallurgical, California, #1947
  • Professional Engineer, Georgia, #PE036481
  • Professional Engineer, South Carolina, #29894
  • Professional Engineer Mechanical, Washington, #48280
  • NACE - Certified Coating Inspector Level 1 Certification
Academic Appointments
  • Lecturer, Stanford University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Santa Clara University, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professional Honors
  • Electrochemical Society (ECS), San Francisco Section, Section Officer, 2006-2007
  • Intel Foundation Fellowship, 2004
  • ECS, Dr. Daniel Cubicciotti Award, 2004
  • Omega Chi Epsilon, Chemical Engineering Honor Society
Professional Affiliations
  • The Society for Protective Coatings—SSPC
  • National Association of Corrosion Engineers—NACE
  • American Society for Metals—ASM

Dr. Guyer holds academic degrees in Chemical Engineering as well as Materials Science & Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer in both Mechanical Engineering and Metallurgy. In addition, he is also a NACE Certified Coatings Inspector. 

Accordingly, with his breadth of training and expertise, Dr. Guyer assists clients in solving complex multidisciplinary problems across a wide variety of industries.

Over the last 17 years at Exponent, he has carried out many hundreds of failure analysis investigations and product evaluations of complex engineering structures and chemical processes. Some examples include the automotive space wherein he has investigated mechanical performance of metal, plastic and glass structures, evaluated coating degradation and corrosion, and also explored issues and performance of diesel exhaust after treatment systems (EATS) components like SCR catalysts, DPF's, AFI's, and so on.

In the medical device space, Dr. Guyer has investigated performance of a variety of devices including orthopedics, cardiovascular, active implantables and drug delivery systems to name a few. Dr. Guyer has examined a range of consumer product performance issues including fractures, water ingress, over-heating events and explosions (including from various types of rifles and pistols). Relative to industrial systems, he has extensive experience with low-e coatings, boiler welds and tubing fractures, turbine coatings, as well as issues associated with a variety of other pressure vessels and plumbing components. Finally, with respect to paint and protective-coating systems; he has developed coating specifications and conducted a myriad of failure analysis investigations into delamination, cracking, blistering, chalking, discoloration, mildew and efflorescence.

In general, these investigations are typically related to root-cause analyses. As a result of Dr. Guyer's extensive research into how and why devices or structures can fail, he also consults on the design as well as risk and hazard assessments of new products.

Dr. Guyer previously held two academic appointments: one in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Stanford University where he taught the course Failure Analysis of Emerging Technologies and the other in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Santa Clara University where he taught the course Fracture and Fatigue of Materials.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Guyer was employed as a Senior Materials Engineer at Lockheed Martin's Advanced Technology Center. His research involved the oxidation kinetics of advanced high temperature ceramics as well as the fracture, mechanical and optical properties of polymer thin-films. As an undergraduate, Dr. Guyer was employed by the Dow Chemical Corporation where he examined the mechanisms of controlled drug delivery in biodegradable, pharmaceutical grade polymers.