Richard P. Baron

Richard P. Baron, Ph.D., P.E.




Dr. Baron is a Principal and Director for ESi. His forensic engineering consulting career started at Materials Analysis, a respected engineering consulting firm that joined ESi in 2012. He has over 25 years of experience in the failure analysis of metallic, polymeric, and ceramic materials, composites, and coatings. His work experience spans multiple areas, including aviation, HVAC, automotive, commercial products, electronic components, complex mechanical assemblies, and water distribution systems.

Dr. Baron earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees at Lehigh University and his Doctorate at the University of Virginia. All of his degrees are in Materials Science and Engineering, and he is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Texas and Oklahoma. He serves as a technical reviewer for ASM International’s Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention, and routinely presents failure analysis investigations at technical forums. He has testified as a qualified professional engineering expert in both state and federal courts.


  • Visual Examination and Photography in Failure Analysis, ASM Handbook, Volume 11B, October 2021
  • Creep and Stress-Rupture Failures, ASM Handbook, Volume 11, October 2020
  • Failure Analysis of a Titanium Golf Club Head, Journal of Failure and Analysis and Prevention, December 2010
  • Failure Analysis of Some Uncommon Welds, American Welding Society, October 2007
  • Failure Analysis of First Stage Turbine Air Seal Assembly, Materials Science and Technology (MS & T) Fundamentals and Characterization, October 2006
  • The Processing and Characterization of Sintered Metal Reinforced Aluminum Matrix Composites, Ph.D. Dissertation, August 1998
  • Mechanical Properties of Aluminum Matrix Composites Reinforced with Sintered Ferrous Compacts, Materials Science and Engineering, January 1998
  • Relationship Between Fractional Porosity and Tensile Strength for High-Porosity Sintered Ferrous Powder Components, Scripta Materialia, January 1998
  • The Processing and Characterization of Sintered Metal Reinforced Aluminum Matrix Composites, Journal of Materials Science, January 1997
  • Oxidation and Erosion Resistance of Amorphous Bright Chromium Electroplated Coatings, Advances in Surface Engineering, Volume 2: Process Technology, January 1997
  • See CV for further publications

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