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Robert Anderson, Ph.D., P.E.


Dr. Anderson is a testifying expert in metallurgical and materials engineering, with 35+ years of experience serving courts in the U.S. and Canada. His specialties include materials and metallurgical failure analysis, corrosion, thermodynamics, engineering design failure, electrical fires, ballistics, and accident analysis. He is an emeritus professor of materials engineering, California State University at San Jose, CA. In the forensic sciences area, his clients include legal firms and insurance companies. He has both plaintiff and defense experience in civil and criminal matters; he is experienced as a court appointed expert. He has designed and led workshops in presentation of evidence to the jury.

Stanford University: Ph.D. Metallurgy, School of Applied Earth Sciences.
U.C. Berkeley: M.S. Chemical Engineering; Minor: Petroleum Engineering,
U.C. Berkeley: B.S. Chemical Engineering.
University of San Francisco: B.S. Chemistry,

Specializing in Forensic Materials and Metallurgical Engineering & Sciences


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Dru Anderson


Dru has more than 15 years of experience in management of business and technology operations. She is experienced in management, leadership, process analysis, and communication.  She has applied her skills in investigative journalism to achieve effective communication with executives and cross functional systems teams in a Fortune 10 computer engineering company. She is passionate about community service.