Dr. Arun Kumar

SEAL Laboratories

250 N. Nash Street
El Segundo (Los Angeles) CA, 90245

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EW #461 is a metallurgical/materials engineer and obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. from UCLA, and has over 20 year of industry experience.
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EW #461 is a metallurgical/materials engineer and obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from UCLA. He has worked for Rockwell International and Hughes Aircraft Company prior to joining SEAL Laboratories in 1980. He is the President of SEAL Laboratories and specializes in failure analysis of a variety of products, from aircrafts to microelectronics, medical implants, heavy machineries, appliances, etc. Hehas investigated many famous accidents to determine their root cause.

ASM International (formerly American Society for Metals)
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
International Society for Hybrid Microelectronics (ISHM)
Independent Metallurgical Engineering Consultants of California (IMECA)
ASM International - Los Angeles, Chapter Chairman (1989-90);
WESTEC Conference Program Committee (1981-89);
WESTEC Conference Programming Chairman (1989)

Ph.D 1974 Engineering (Metallurgy and Metal Processing, Minors: Science of Materials and Corrosion): UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Los Angeles
M.S. 1971 Engineering (Metallurgy and Metal Processing): UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Los Angeles
B.E. 1969 Metallurgical Engineering: UNIVERSITY OF ROORKEE, India
B.Sc. 1965 Physics, Chemistry and Math: UNIVERSITY OF LUCKNOW, India

Co-editor, Fracture and Failure: Analyses, Mechanisms and Applications, Proceedings of the ASM-1980, WESTEC Session on Failure Analysis, American Society for Metals, 1981.

Co-author, Chapter on "Use of Microanalytical Techniques in Failure Analysis and Problem Solving", Metals Handbook, Ninth Edition, Volume 11, Failure Analysis and Prevention, American Society for Metals, November 1986.

Co-author, Chapter on "Failure Mechanisms in Printed Wiring Boards", Electronic Materials Handbook, Volume 1, Packaging, ASM International, 1989.

Reviewer, Chapter on "Failure Analysis", Composites, Vol-21, ASM Handbook, ASM International. 2001.

"Method of Increasing the Fatigue Life of Titanium Alloy Parts," U.S. Patent No. 4,287,740 issued September 8, 1981.
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