Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Electronic Materials, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2000
  • B.S., Materials Science and Mineral Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1996
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer Mechanical, California, #32549
  • Professional Engineer Electrical, Oregon, #77681PE
Academic Appointments
  • Consulting Assistant Professor Stanford University, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, appointed yearly from January to June, 2006-2015
Professional Honors
  • ASM Undergraduate Award, 1996
  • Drake Scholar, University of California at Berkeley, 1992 - 1996
  • Chancellor's Scholar, University of California at Berkeley, 1992 - 1996
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • American Society for Metals
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Board Member, Berkeley Engineering Fund (2007-2009)
  • Member of the Advisory Board for the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley (2015- )

Dr. Murray's areas of expertise include failure analysis of electrical and mechanical systems, metallurgy, and the mechanical and electrical properties of materials. Technically, Dr. Murray specializes in the areas of electronics, magnetism, and magnetic materials.  From his more than twenty-year's experience in product safety and quality, Dr. Murray also advises companies on their product integrity organizations and other aspects of their business.

Dr. Murray provides data science, electrical and materials consulting services to a variety of industries. Engineering systems investigated include appliances, computers and consumer electronics, medical electronics, and large electrical generators and motors. These investigations have involved risk assessment, understanding of complex electrical and electronic systems, fracture and fractography, environmental effects, electrical and magnetic modeling, and materials defects. Dr. Murray has also conducted multiple investigations related to potential product recalls and applies statistical methods to reach solutions for difficult failure problems in large populations of products.

Dr. Murray held an appointment as a Consulting Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering at Stanford University where he taught the course Techniques of Failure Analysis from 2006-2015.