Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Materials Science, Stanford University, 1983
  • M.S., Materials Science, Stanford University, 1976
  • B.S., Metallurgical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ, 1974
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer Corrosion, California, #1067
  • Professional Engineer Metallurgical, California, #1779
Professional Honors
  • International Nickel Company Scholarship, Virginia Tech
  • Townsend Fellowship, Stanford University
  • Wire Foundation Competition Prize
  • A.O. Smith-Inland Company 4th Annual Ferrous Powder Metallurgy Competition prize winner
Professional Affiliations
  • Surface Mount Technology Association—SMTA
  • American Water Works Association (member)
  • American Society for Testing and Materials, Committee on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices (member)
  • American Society for Metals (member)
  • American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers (member)
  • National Association of Corrosion Engineers (member)

Dr. Eiselstein specializes in failure analysis, accident reconstruction, risk analysis, and materials science (corrosion, metallurgy, composites, polymers, ceramics, and glass) as applied to product design, manufacture, intellectual property issues, and materials testing and evaluation. He has more than 30 years of experience assisting clients in the areas of design and failure analysis of a wide range of commercial and civil structures.

Dr. Eiselstein's research includes the mechanical behavior of materials (strength, fracture, fatigue, and creep), armor development, corrosion science, and testing as applied to material selection, coating evaluation, breakdown potential, repassivation, polarization, galvanic, stress corrosion cracking (SCC), hydrogen embrittlement issues and indentation hardness and fracture toughness of ceramics and single crystals.

Dr. Eiselstein's medical device consulting includes aerosol delivery devices, anastomosis devices, catheters, cochlear implants, delivery systems, electrosurgical tools, feeding tubes, fertility control devices, guidewires, heart valves, heart valve repair devices, aneurysm repair devices, orthopedic devices, hypodermic needles, batteries, intra-aortic balloon pumps, pacemakers, stents and stent grafts, syringe, trocars, as well as other medical devices. His consulting includes design analysis and testing for FDA approval of implantable devices manufactured from plastics, ceramics, stainless steel, superelastic nitinol (NiTi), Elgiloy, and MP35N; support for 510K and PMA submissions to FDA as well as failure modes and effect analysis (FMEA) for medical devices; failure analysis of implantable medical devices; and intellectual property issues.

Dr. Eiselstein has applied his materials and corrosion science skills to investigate and prevent accidents involving chemical releases, fires, and explosions. He has extensive experience dealing with fatigue, deformation and fracture of materials, fractography, electronic and microelectronic failure analysis, and all aspects of corrosion (including corrosion fatigue, environmentally assisted cracking, and hydrogen embrittlement) as applied to bridges, chemical and power plant components, construction industry, condensers, boilers, consumer products, electrical and electronic products, fire and explosion investigations, oil and gas pipelines, plumbing and piping, pressure vessels, reactor vessels, steam turbines, solder joints, thermal interface, underground storage tanks, and welds and brazing.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Eiselstein was a metallurgist with SRI International, worked as a Research Associate at Stanford University, was a consultant for EPRI, and worked at Huntington Alloys, an INCO company.