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David J. Coates
Coates Engineering Services
20929 Ventura Blvd. #47-442
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Telephone: (818) 883-5886
Facsimile: (818) 337-2924

Areas of Expertise

Failure analysis of metals and materials; metallurgy; microstructural evaluation; materials processing; corrosion analysis including environmentally induced cracking; high temperature oxidation; fatigue analysis; fracture toughness evaluation; scanning electron microscopy; microanalysis.

Ph.D. (Metallurgy), University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England (1980)
Thesis title: "The Oxidation Resistance of Nitrided Iron Alloys"
B.S. (Metallurgy), University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England (1977)

Work Experience

1988 - present

Metallurgical Consultant


Coates Engineering Services


Woodland Hills, CA



1987 - 1988

Principal Engineer


General Electric – Nuclear Energy


San Jose, CA



1985 - 1987

Associate Consulting Engineer


L. Raymond and Associates


Irvine, CA



1982 - 1985

Director of Laboratory Operations


Mettek Laboratories


Santa Ana, CA



1980 - 1982

Post-doctoral Research Fellow


University of California, Berkeley


Berkeley, CA

Teaching Experience
ASM Course - Metallurgy for Non-Metallurgists, Los Angeles, 1989, 1990
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Spring Quarter 1985
Undergraduate course in Materials Science
University of California, Berkeley, Winter Quarter 1980
Undergraduate course in Extraction Metallurgy

Professional Memberships / Registrations
Professional Engineer, Metallurgical, California (MT1825)
Member, The Metallurgical Society of AIME
Member, ASM International
Executive Committee, Santa Clara Chapter, 1987-1988
Executive Committee, South Bay Chapter, 1989-1994
Member, National Association of Corrosion Engineers
Member, National Society of Professional Engineers
Member, California Society of Professional Engineers
Member, American Water Works Association
Member, Independent Metallurgical Engineering Consultants of California

Honors and Awards

1978 Galloway Medal, Institution of Corrosion Science and Technology, England
1988 General Electric Award to Inventors
Who's Who in the West (1989)
Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America (3rd Edition)


Austenitic Stainless Steel Alloy – US Patent No. 4,863,682 (1989)