Robert Vecchio

Robert Vecchio has over 30 years of experience and specializes in root cause, stress, fitness-for-service (FFS), fatigue, and fracture mechanics analyses of structures and systems. As the Chief Executive Officer, he is involved with business development and oversees day-to-day company management.

Dr. Vecchio is a licensed professional engineer in New York, Massachusetts, Kansas, Washington, and Florida, and holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and Supplement in Materials Science from University of Southern California, an M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Lehigh University, an M.S. in Civil-Structural Engineering from Manhattan College, and a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from Lehigh University. He was recently named a Fellow of ASME.

Over the past three decades, Dr. Vecchio has participated in some of the most challenging structure and system issues including the Exxon Valdez Hull Rupture, 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the Hell Gate gas main and Gramercy Park steam main explosions, the 4 Times Square scaffolding collapse, Indian Point NPP steam generator girth weld cracking, ACELA train brake failure and redesign, I-35 Minneapolis bridge collapse, FFS assessment of New World Trade Center Transportation Hub, and the tragic rescue and recovery efforts following the collapse of the World Trade Center towers.

In addition to his responsibilities at LPI, Inc. Dr. Vecchio is also an assistant professor at Manhattan College where he teaches a graduate course in fracture mechanics and fatigue analyses. He has also authored or co-authored over forty technical publications. Robert Vecchio can be reached at