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Neff, Michael
Michael Neff Associates
10833 Braddock Drive
Culver City, California 90230

Telephone: (310) 612-0222
E-mail: mtlrgist@gmail.com

WEB: www.neffmaterials.com


Areas of Expertise 

Expertise in analysis of engineered materials, systems, and design. Specialized competence in Scanning Electron Microscopy and associated X-ray analysis. Experience in metal, cementitious, and polymeric materials specification, failure analysis, and contamination/corrosion control, as well as data acquisition and evaluation in process engineering. Specific expertise in failure analysis of engineered materials, including investigation and interpretation of test results. Experience in a wide range of disciplines, including the research, industrial, and legal sectors. Command of a broad range of hardware and software tools. 

Education 
M.S. (Materials Engineering, Specializing in Solidification Science), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1977)
B.S. (Materials Science & Engineering), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1977)

Work Experience 


2000 - present

President

 

Michael Neff Associates

 

Culver City, CA

 

 

2000 - present

Partner

 

Chemistry of Concrete

 

Goleta, CA

 

 

1984 - 2000

Senior Member Technical Staff, Materials Science

 

Seal Laboratories

 

El Segundo, CA

 

 

1980 - 1983

Consultant

 

Stoody Company

 

Los Angeles, CA

 

 

1980 - 1985

Instructor, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

 

University of Southern California

 

Los Angeles, CA

 

 

1977 - 1980

Research Associate & Metal Crystal Growth Laboratory Manager

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Cambridge, MA



Teaching Experience 
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1980 - 1985
Mechanical engineering and materials science
Electron Microscopy in Failure Analysis, 1984 - 1998
One-week intensive course has been conducted bi-annually. Attendees come from across the U.S.
Materials Engineering Institute, Materials Park, OH, 1998 - present
Principles of Failure Analysis

Professional Memberships / Registrations 
Member, ASM International
Chapter Advisory Committee, 1989-1991
National Chapter Operations Committee, 1989-1991
Los Angeles Chapter Chairman, 1988-1989
Member, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
Voting Member of Committee C09-65, Petrography
Member, American Concrete Institute (ACI)
Member, Microprobe Analysis Society (MAS)
Member, Independent Metallurgical Engineering Consultants of California
Member, International Metallographic Society (IMS)

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