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Russell A. Lund
8406 Loyola Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Telephone: (310) 670-7970
Facsimile: (310) 645-5831

Areas of Expertise

Providing services in the areas of: engineering failure analysis and prevention, metallurgy, fractography, metallography, and fracture mechanics analysis. Examples: determination of failure modes in turbines and pumps, civil structures, industrial machinery, and aviation and automotive components; metallographic and fractographic characterization of damage and cracking in power plant and refinery shells and tubes.

Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering), University of California, Los Angeles (1990)
Dissertation title: "Numerical Assessment of Finite Deformation Crack Tip Fields"
M.S. (Metallurgy and Metals Processing), University of California, Los Angeles (1979)
B.S. (Materials Science), University of California, Los Angeles (1977)

Work Experience

1985 - present

Consulting Engineer


Los Angeles, CA





1985 - 1990

Post Graduate Research Engineer


University of California, Los Angeles



1975 - 1985

Metallurgical Engineer and Consultant


Failure Analysis Associates


Los Angeles, CA



Teaching Experience
Lecturer, University of California, Los Angeles, 1990 - 1992

Professional Memberships / Registrations

Registered Professional Engineer, Metallurgical, State of California (MT1734)
Registered Professional Engineer, Mechanical, State of California (M27880)
Member, American Welding Society
Member, ASME International (formerly American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
Member, ASM International (formerly American Society for Metals)
Member, ASTM (formerly American Society for Testing and Materials)
Member, Independent Metallurgical Engineering Consultants of California
Member, NACE International (formerly National Association of Corrosion Engineers)
Member, TMS (formerly The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society)

Honors and Awards

Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering anonymous donor fellowship, 1987 - 1988.
Alan S. Tetelman Memorial Fellowship (four academic years), 1985 - 1987 and 1982 -1984.
Awarded the degree of Summa Cum Laude with B.S., 1977
Elected to Tau Beta Pi, 1977
Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, 1976
Regents Scholarship, University of California, Los Angeles, 1972