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Larry E. McKnight
McKnight Laboratory, Inc.
Care of PhotoMetrics, Inc.
15801 Graham Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

Telephone: (714) 895-4465
Facsimile: (714) 893-4682
Cell: (562) 201-0148
E-mail: metallurgistmcknight@gmail.com

Areas of Expertise

Metallurgical failure analysis; fractography; welding; corrosion; scanning electron microscopy; establishing materials in-process; sequences and manufacturing control; forensic analysis for litigation (over 500 depositions and 50 trial court appearances as expert witness).


Education

B.S. (Metallurgical Engineering), University of Washington (1960)


Work Experience


1986 - present

Owner / President

 

McKnight Laboratory, Inc.

 

Santa Fe Springs, CA / Huntington Beach, CA

 

 

1979 - 1986

Partner / Owner (50%)

 

Mettek

 

Santa Ana, CA

 

 

1975 - 1979

Owner

 

Materials Science Center

 

Newport Beach, CA

 

 

1967 - 1975

Chief Metallurgist

 

Testing Engineers

 

Los Angeles and San Diego, CA offices

 

 

1960 - 1967

Research Laboratory Engineer

 

Eagle Pitcher Corporation

 

Chicago Vitreous Division

 

Chicago, IL

 

 

1959 - 1960

Research Engineer

 

Boeing Airplane Company

 

Seattle, WA

 

 

1957 - 1959

Metallurgical and Corrosion Engineering Work

 

Corps of Engineers

 

Anchorage, AK



Teaching Experience

Orange Coast College – "Welding Inspection and Testing," 1970, American Welding Society
Chapman College – "Failure Analysis of Welds, 1973," American Welding Society
Don Bosco Tech – "Failure Analysis of Welded Structures," American Society for Metals
Cal Poly Pomona – Corrosion Seminar, 1979
Long Beach State College – "Failure Analysis"
American Society for Metals – "Metallurgy for Non-Metallurgists," 1981, 1982, 1983
American Society for Metals – "Fundamentals of Failure Analysis," 1993


Professional Memberships / Registrations
Registered Metallurgical Engineer, California No. MT1570
Registered Corrosion Engineer, California No. CR908
Past Chairman, American Society of Metals, Orange Coast Chapter
Chairman, WESTEC Technical Conference, 1977 - 1978
Fellow Selection Committee, ASM, 1977 - 1978
Member, ASM International
Member, American Welding Society 
Member, American Institute of Steel Construction
Member, National Association of Corrosion Engineers
"Who's Who in Engineering," American Association of Engineering Societies, Fifth Edition, 1982
Member, Independent Metallurgical Engineering Consultants of California
- Chairman, 1982 - 1983
Firm Membership, Consulting Engineers Association of California
University of Washington, Materials Science and Engineering Department, Industrial Advisory Board, 1992 - 1994
Board of Registration on Corrosion, State of California, 1995


Honors and Awards

Fellow, American Society of Metals (elected 1976)
Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society


Patents

"Electrolytic Deburring of Metals," 1960, Boeing Company