Identification of organic/inorganic compounds and formulations; analysis of contamination, corrosion deposits, and arson residues; quality control analyses of raw materials and manufactured products; materials failure and suitability analysis; development of specialized analysis procedures; problem solving; expert consultation; expert witness.
J. Stephen Duerr, Ph.D., P.E., CPC
Cary, NC 27519
Scope of Activities
Extensive multi-technique analytical laboratory studies in chemical analysis, microbiology, metallurgy, and materials science (including infrared and microFTIR spectroscopy; gas chromatography, GC/MS, and HPLC; DSC thermal analysis; metallography, macrophotography, light microscopy, and SEM/EDS electron microscopy.
Amateur Radio License: KK4QED (FCC Technician Class)
Certified Professional Chemist: National Certification Commission (AIC)
Registered Professional Engineer: No. 27047 (New Jersey)
M.I.T. Metallurgy 1971 Ph.D.
M.I.T. Metallurgy 1967 M.S.
M.I.T. Metallurgy 1965 B.S.
AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association), ASM International (Past Chair, NJ Chapter), Society for Applied Spectroscopy (Coblentz Society), Society of Plastics Engineers (Past President, Palisades-MidAtlantic Section).
ACC&CE – Scientific, Engineering, Business, and Management Consultants (Treasurer)
AIC – The American Institute of Chemists, Inc. (Treasurer and Fellow)
Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH, Metallurgist, 1965-66; Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, Westinghouse Electric Corp., West Mifflin, PA, Sr. Metallurgist, 1971-74; PhotoMetrics Inc., Woburn, MA, Director, Analytical Services, 1974-77; Structure Probe, Inc., Metuchen, NJ, Technical Director, 1977-1986; Metuchen Analytical, Inc. (Kendall Infrared Laboratories), Metuchen, NJ, President, 1978-2006; Libra Technical Center, LLC, Metuchen, NJ, Senior Partner – Operations, 2006-2008; chemlabconsulting, LLC, Cary, NC, Consulting Metallurgist/Chemist, 2009-present
Materials Failure Analysis and Chemistry Teaching Assignments: graduate program at Stevens Institute of Technology (1984-1994) and several-day short courses given by The Center for Professional Advancement (1980-1993): Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ Adjunct Professor of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering – “Materials Failures – Analysis and Nondestructive Evaluation for their Prevention” – 1984 and biennially through 1994 Center for Professional Advancement, East Brunswick, NJ
Course Director – “Metallurgical Failure Analysis and Prevention” – 1981 and annually through 1992 Course Director – “Failure Analysis in Non-Metallic Materials” – 1988 and annually through 1993 Course Director – “Instrumental Surface Analysis” – 1989 plus Course Lecturer 1979 through 1983 Course Director – “Electron Microscopy/Microanalysis” – 1980 and 1981 Course Lecturer – “Adhesion Science and Technology” – 1984 and 1985
Presentations at National and Local Technical Society Meetings