Rafael C. Giacomin


Materials Engineer

Areas of Expertise

Failure Analysis
Evidence Collection
Materials, Metallurgy + Corrosion Analysis
Industrial / Process Failure Analysis
Litigation Support
Construction + Materials Failure Analysis + Testing

Rafael Coura Giacomin is a Materials Engineer who specializes in laboratory and field analysis of a broad range of materials. He holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Rafael has extensive experience with materials characterization instrumentation including: scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), x-ray diffraction (XRD), and light optical microscopy (LOM). Uses his knowledge of metallurgical materials, mechanical characteristics & behaviors for failure analysis, prevention, and prediction for future defects. Dr. Giacomin provides technical support, litigation support and expert analyses to law firms, insurance companies and industry.

Education / Certifications
  • PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
  • MS, Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
  • BS, Chemical Engineering, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

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