Edward S. George

Saint Augustine, Florida

General Specialty

-Materials Science & Engineering
-Metallurgical Engineering
-Welding Inspection

Specialty Focus

-Coatings Inspection
-Forensic Science and Engineering
-Materials Identification and Inspection
Failure Analysis

Primary Areas of Expertise

Materials Science & Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, & Welding Inspection

Is a court-qualified expert in the field of Product Liability and Failure Analysis. He has over 30+ years of experience and has testified in depositions and trials. Mr. George’s forensic training is complemented by his industrial experience including heat treating of metals, welding and joining of materials, materials testing and evaluation, and quality control and assurance. He also has experience with optical and scanning electron microscopic techniques as well as destructive and non-destructive physical testing laboratory equipment and procedures.

Mr. George earned his BS and MS degrees from the University of Florida Department of Materials Science and Engineering, graduating with a specialty in metallurgy. He is a licensed professional engineer (PE #51375) in the State of Florida. Along with his knowledge and experience in materials science, he is uniquely qualified to evaluate and interpret evidence provided by materials in analyzing fire events.

As a  member of The National Academy of Forensic Engineers, The American Welding Society, The American Society for Testing and Materials, The Society of Automotive Engineers, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, The National Association of Fire Investigators, The International Society for Fall Protection. The Materials Information Society, Mr. George has experience in a variety of material failures including metals, polymers (plastics), composites, ceramics, glass and porcelain.



  • B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida
  • M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida



  • Forensic Engineering
  • Product Liability Consulting
  • Energy Failure Analysis
  • Transportation Accidents
  • Electrical Failure Analysis
  • Expert Consulting
  • Weld testing/ Weld Engineering
  • Corrosion Investigations
  • Mechanical Testing
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Accident and Failure Investigations
  • Metallurgical Failure Analysis


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