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Gordon E. Lakso
1355 Summit Road
Lafayette, CA 94549

Telephone: (925) 939-8595
Facsimile: (925) 939-6198

Areas of Expertise 

Failure analysis and consultation on an array of metals and other materials from aerospace, automotive, maritime, construction, power generation, recreation, food-processing, chemical and petrochemical industries; medical devices and instruments, electrical components, home appliances and tools; twenty-five years of hands-on laboratory experience; metallography and other laboratory services available. 


M.S. (Metallurgy), Iowa State University (1966)
B.S. (Metallurgical Engineering), South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (1964)

Work Experience

1996 - present

Independent Consultant


Lafayette, CA



1972 - 1995

Chief Metallurgist


Anamet Laboratories, Inc.


Hayward, CA



1969 - 1972

Technical Services Engineer


Airco Vacuum Metals


Berkeley, CA



1966 - 1968

Commissioned Officer / Metallurgist


Redstone Arsenal, AL

Professional Memberships / Registrations
Professional Engineer in Metallurgy, California No. 1663.
Member, American Society for Materials International
- Chairman, Golden Gate Chapter, 1994 - 1995
Member, American Welding Society
Member, National Association of Corrosion Engineers
Member, American Foundryman's Society
Member, American Water Works Association
Member, Independent Metallurgical Engineering Consultants of California
- Chairman, 1993 - 1995

Member, Society of Forensics Engineers & Scientists