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Scott Lieberman joins LPI's New York office

LPI, Inc. is pleased to announce that Scott Lieberman, Ph.D., P.E., CWI has joined our firm based out of our New York City office as a Principal Engineer. Dr. Lieberman specializes in failure analysis, microstructural characterization, and processing of metals and composites. He has extensive experience conducting investigations for clients in the automotive, aeronautical, oil and gas, electronics, fire protection, green building, consumer products, and medical device industries. He has specific expertise with optical and scanning electron microscopy, metallography, conventional and powder metallurgy, composite materials, fractography, corrosion, and development of microstructural simulations.

Dr. Lieberman conducts on-site inspections and metallurgical analysis investigations of cast iron and steel pipe failures, fire protection system issues, industrial accidents, and plumbing and HVAC component failures for industrial clients and insurance companies. He has directed and assisted on investigations of a wide variety of consumer products for projects involving production quality control, field return units, litigation, and product recalls.

Dr. Lieberman is a Professional Engineer in New York, Michigan, and California, a Certified Welding Inspector from the American Welding Society (AWS), and a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) from the U.S. Green Building Council. He has taught a course for The American Society for Materials (ASM International) involving failure analysis, design, and life prediction/validation of medical devices, and is working with ASM to develop and implement additional course curricula. He also served as an Adjunct Professor for the Mechanical Engineering Department at Santa Clara University, where he taught a graduate-level materials characterization course.

Prior to joining LPI, Dr. Lieberman was a consultant with Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, where he managed a variety of medical device projects, including failure analysis, R&D support, and litigation; and conducted investigations on surgical tools, orthopedic implants, and stents, made from materials including nitinol, titanium, cobalt-chrome, and stainless steel. He performed R&D support research on a variety of solar panel products, including investigations of thermal fatigue of welds, durability of copper interconnects, and processing and quality control of polymeric materials. In addition, he developed a metallographic technique for nitinol that does not induce a martensitic transformation, allowing for the visualization of microstructural features including grain size, welds, and heat affected zones. He also developed and implemented durability testing schemes for smartcards and information documents.

Dr. Lieberman received his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT, his M.Sc. in Composite Materials from Imperial College London, and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Georgia Tech. While a Graduate Research Assistant in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech, he investigated the processing-microstructure-properties relationships of Ti-B composites and modified alloys, high-pressure die-cast magnesium alloys, and aluminum alloys using conventional and newly developed techniques for materials characterization and microstructural design.

Dr. Lieberman can be contacted via phone at 212-233-2737, and email at slieberman@lpiny.com.


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