Michael G. Koehler, Ph.D.


Dr. Koehler performs investigations and failure analysis from a chemistry and materials science perspective. His experience crosses a broad range of chemicals and materials including polymers and plastics, coatings, fuels, catalyst, metals, refrigerants, filtration media, membranes and pharmaceuticals. Dr. Koehler's technical expertise involves the complete cradle-to-grave life cycle of products including the design, manufacturing, transportation, application, toxicity (toxic tort), failure analysis and disposal. His application experiences include, but are not limited to, materials failure, pharmaceuticals, air quality, fuels, adhesive, paints and coatings, and environmental catalyst. Dr. Koehler has extensive experience in Six Sigma Quality including as a Master Trainer for Black Belt and Green Belt scientists and engineers, Design for Six Sigma, Design for the Environment, Design for Manufacturing programs, and Lean Six Sigma.


  • Aerospace Materials and processes
  • Polymers and plastics
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Coatings
  • Air quality
  • Filtration
  • Environmental catalytic systems
  • Fuels
  • Toxic Tort


  • Ph.D., Medicinal Chemistry, University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, IL 1987
  • B.S., Chemistry, Mathematics & Computer Sciences, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, 1982

Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society (ACS) – Chair-Elect Chicago Section
    • Chemistry and the Law Division
  • Society for Plastics Engineers (SPE)
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
  • SAE International (SAE)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)