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Gary J. Fowler
Fowler, Inc.
13707 Cimarron Avenue
Gardena, CA 90249

Telephone: (310) 329-8300
Facsimile: (310) 329-0043

Areas of Expertise

Metallurgy and materials science; fracture modes and mechanical properties of metals; failure analysis of components and mechanical systems; fracture surface analysis; stress corrosion cracking; environmentally induced cracking studies; high and low temperature fracture studies; failure analysis and fracture of welded structures; corrosion related studies; influence of metallurgical variables on fracture behavior; failure criteria; fracture mechanics; fatigue life prediction; fatigue analysis and testing; fracture toughness testing; impact studies; experimental mechanical testing; environmental fracture testing; scanning electron microscopy; energy and wavelength dispersive spectroscopy; microanalysis.

Ph.D. (Metallurgy and Metals Processing), University of California, Los Angeles (1976)
Dissertation title: "Fatigue Fracture Behavior of Pearlitic Rail Steels"
M.S. (Materials Science and Engineering), University of California, Los Angeles (1973)
B.S. (Materials Science and Engineering), University of California, Los Angeles (1973)

Work Experience

1983 - present

Metallurgical Consultant


Fowler, Inc.


Gardena, CA



1987 - 1993

Faculty, Institute of Safety and Systems Management (part time)


Safety Science Department


University of Southern California


Los Angeles, CA



1972 - 1983

Metallurgical Engineer (part time 1972 – 1976)


Failure Analysis Associates


Los Angeles, CA



1973 - 1976

Postgraduate Research Engineer


University of California, Los Angeles


Los Angeles, CA






Association of American Railroads


Chicago, IL

Professional Memberships / Registrations<
Professional Engineer, Metallurgical, California (MT1711)
Member, ASM International
Member, Society of Automotive Engineers
Member, American Society for Testing and Materials
Member, ASTM Committee E-40, "Technical Aspects of Product Liability Litigation," 1982-1991
Member, ASTM Committee E-30, "Forensic Sciences," 1991-Present
Member, American Welding Society
Member, National Association of Corrosion Engineers
Member, Independent Metallurgical Engineering Consultants of California

Honors and Awards

Graduated magna cum laude, UCLA
Department Scholar, UCLA
Department of Transportation Fellow, UCLA