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THOMAS L. READ, Ph.D.
1435 FULTON ROAD
SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA 95403

Telephone: (707) 544-2374
Facsimile: (707)544-2370
E-mail: tread@sonic.net
WEB Site: WWW.readconsulting.com


Summary of Expertise

B.S. (Metallurgical Engineering), University of Pennsylvania (1961)
Graduate courses -- MS Materials Science, Stanford University 1968, and Ph. D. Materials Science and Engineering Stanford University 1972

User and Worker safety, Product Liability and equipment design (Includes device safety, factory safety and machine guards)
Failure Analysis (Includes both materials and design)

Manufacturing Expertise: Includes Patents, Tooling, Processing, Product Design, Factory Safety (Machine Guards), Quality Control, Quality Verification, Reverse Engineering and Factory Procedures


Education

  1. Stanford University, Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, 1972
  2. Stanford University, MS Materials Science, 1969
  3. University of Pennsylvania, BS Metallurgical Engineering, 1965
  4. Diploma, Tercer Curso Panamericano de Metalurgia Nuclear, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1968

 

Professional Experience

1975 - Present  Engineering Consultant in private practice with attorneys and insurance adjusters. 
Litigation-related practice includes plaintiff and defense clients in approximately equal numbers.  Included are numerous depositions and trial appearances.


2001- 2001 Senior Metallurgical Engineer and Safety Engineer
Rheodyne, Inc. Rohnert Park, CA

1993 - 2001 Chief Metallurgist Komag Materials Technology Inc., Santa Rosa, California


1988 - 1993 Senior Thin Film Project Engineer Deposition Sciences Inc., Santa Rosa, California


1984 - 1988 Thin Film Circuit Engineer, Safety Engineer and Reliability Engineer
Microwave Technology Inc., Fremont, California


1975 - 1984 Project Engineer, Safety Engineer and Project Manager
Hewlett Packard Co., Santa Rosa, California


1974 - 1975 Senior Project Engineer
Optical Coating Laboratories Inc., Santa Rosa, California


1972 - 1974 Senior Process Engineer
Corning Glass Works, Coming, New York. Included glass finishing process development and glass failure analysis.


1969 -1972 Engineering Consultant Failure Analysis Associates, Stanford, California.  Aided engineers with failure analysis.




Professional Memberships / Registrations

Registered Professional Engineer: Certificate No. MFOO2174, State of California