Experience

With 60 years experience, Dr. Richman is highly knowledgeable in metallurgy and materials engineering. He provides expert consulting and forensic engineering services for manufacturers, engineering firms, airlines, port authorities, public utilities and other entities. Dr. Richman’s extensive experience includes serving as bioengineer and biophysicist for hospitals as well as technical advisor to the U.S. District Court in Rhode Island. A licensed engineer, Dr. Richman specializes in product and structure failure analysis in metal resulting in collapse, malfunction or accident; automobile accident reconstruction; and analyzing the cause and origin of fire and explosions. Over the years, Dr. Richman has taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate scientific courses at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brown University, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and Johnson & Wales University. He has also served on numerous industry and university committees and published more than 100 technical articles.

Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Engineer in Connecticut
  • Registered Professional Engineer in Rhode Island and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Council of Engineering Specialty Boards (CESB) Board Certified Diplomate in Forensic Engineering, National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE)
    Board Certified Forensic Examiner, American Board of Forensic Examiners
  • ScD, Metallurgy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1963
  • SB, Metallurgy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1957
  • Boston Latin School, 1947 – 1953
  • Published more than 100 technical articles

Affiliations/Awards

  • Engineer of the Year, Rhode Island Society of Professional Engineers, 1992 – 1993
  • Award for Excellence in Teaching of Engineering, Technical Analysis Corp., 1992
  • Freeman Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering, Providence Engineering 
Society, 1989
  • American Institute of Chemists, Fellow
  • American Board of Forensic Examiners, Fellow
  • Institute of Materials (U.K.), Fellow
  • National Academy of Forensic Engineers, Fellow
  • Outstanding Young Faculty Award, American Society for Engineering Education, 1969
  • Albert Sauveur Memorial Award, American Society for Metals, 1968 – 1969
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Sigma Xi
  • American College of Forensic Examiners (ACFE), Diplomate, Fellow
  • American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, TMS 
(The Minerals, Metals, Materials Society)
  • American Institute of Chemists, Founding Member, Fellow
    • Providence Engineering Society
    • Trustee, 1992 – Present
  • President, 1991 – 1992First Vice President, 1990 – 1991
  • Materials Characterization, (formerly Metallography), Editorial Advisory Board, American Elsevier Publishing Co., 1970 – 1998
  • Brown University
  • Undergraduate Programs, Division of Engineering, Director, 1991 – 1998
  • ABET Representative, Division of Engineering, 1989 – 1998
  • Radiation Safety Committee, 1990 – 1998
  • Committee on Academic Standing, 1992 – 1996
  • Executive Committee, Division of Engineering, 1968 – 1989; 1989 – 1993,
  • Medical Council, 1991 – 1992
  • Undergraduate Concentration Committee, Division of Engineering, 1991 – 1992
  • Representative for Undergraduate Curriculum and Affairs, Division of Engineering, 
1985 – 1989
  • Journal of Forensic Engineering, Editorial Advisory Board, 1986 – 1992
  • National Science Foundation, National Advisory Board, Educational Modules of Materials Science and Engineering, 1974 – 1986
  • ASM International (formerly American Society for Metals)
    • National
      • Constitution and By-Laws Committee, 1969 – 1972
      • Development Committee, 1968 – 1969
      • Education Committee, 1960 – 1962, 1966 – 1968
    • New England Regional Conference Committee
      • Secretary, 1968 – 1970
      • Program Chairman, 1965 – 1968
    • Rhode Island Chapter
      • Chairman, 1968 – 1969
      • Secretary, Treasurer, 1965 – 1968
    • Boston Chapter
      • Executive Committee, 1960 – 1963
      • Student Affairs Chairman, 1958 – 1960
  • International Code Council
  • Institute of Materials (U.K.), Fellow
  • International Association of Arson Investigators
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • National Fire Protection Association
  • Rhode Island Society of Professional Engineers
  • U.S. Army Reserve, Major, Ordnance Corps. (Retired)

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