Dr. Collins is a Materials Science and Engineering expert at ARCCA. Dr. Collins applies his knowledge of materials science and engineering to relate processing, properties, defects, and structure to the mechanical properties and performance of engineering materials. This includes investigating cases and claims such as consumer product failures and incidents involving industrial equipment, as well as performing laboratory testing and analyses of material composition, structure, and properties. He is also a member of The Minerals, Metals , and Materials Society and the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry as well.
Dr. Collins received a Ph.D. and M.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. His research focus was fatigue and fracture of metallic films and damage evolution in composite laminates. Dr. Collins has extensive knowledge and experience with mechanics of materials, mechanical deformation, fatigue, and thermomechanical effects on mechanical properties from his background in mechanical testing and investigation.