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Arun Kumar, Ph.D.

EAG, Inc.
(Formerly SEAL Laboratories)
250 North Nash Street
El Segundo, CA 90245-4529

Telephone: (310) 322-2011
Facsimile: (310) 322-2243

Areas of Expertise

Failure analysis of metallic and non-metallic (glass, plastic, ceramic, rubber, polymer) materials and electronic components; fractography and fracture analysis; physical metallurgy; high and low temperature oxidation and corrosion of metals and alloys; corrosion protection; heat treatment of metals and alloys; coating development; evaluation of welding, brazing, and soldering techniques; scanning and transmission electron microscopy; electron microprobe analysis; surface analysis techniques; x-ray diffraction; cost-effective material selection, product development, and manufacturing process improvement; assistance as an expert witness, product liability trials.


Ph.D. (Engineering, Metallurgy and Metal Processing), University of California, Los Angeles (1974)
M.S. (Engineering, Metallurgy and Metal Processing), University of California, Los Angeles (1971)
B.E. (Metallurgical Engineering), IIT, ┬áRoorkee, India (1969) with Honors
B.Sc. (Physics, Chemistry and Math), University of Lucknow, India (1965)

Work Experience

1989 - present

Vice President


EAG, Inc. (Formerly SEAL Laboratories)


El Segundo, CA



1985 - 1989

Manager, Metallurgy and Materials Science


Scanning Electron Analysis Laboratories, Inc.


Los Angeles, CA



1980 - 1984

Manager, Metallurgical Services


Scanning Electron Analysis Laboratories, Inc.


Los Angeles, CA



1978 - 1980

Group Head, Materials Failure Analysis


Hughes Aircraft Company


Culver City, CA



1976 - 1978

Member of Technical Staff


Rockwell International, B-1 Division


Los Angeles, CA



1974 - 1976

Post-doctoral Research Fellow


University of California, Los Angeles


Los Angeles, CA

Teaching Experience

Instructor, "Electron Microscopy in Failure Analysis"; A short course organized by ASM International, since 1984.
Education Chairman, Los Angeles chapter, ASM International, 1985 - 1987.
Technical Reviewer, ASM International's Education Course "Principles of Failure Analysis," 1995.
Invited Lecturer, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Southern California; Don Bosco Technical Institute.

Professional Memberships / Registrations
Member, American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical & Petroleum Engineers (TMS-AIME)
Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Member, International Society for Hybrid Microelectronics
Member, ASM International (formerly American Society for Metals)
- Chairman, Los Angeles Chapter, 1989 - 1990
- WESTEC Conference Program Committee, 1981 - 1989
- WESTEC Conference Programming Chairman, 1989
Member, American Society for Testing and Materials
Member, Independent Metallurgical Engineering Consultants of California


"Method of Increasing the Fatigue Life of Titanium Alloy Parts," U.S. Patent No. 4,287,740 issued September 8, 1981.</