Roch J. Shipley, Ph.D., P.E.

Materials Engineering

Dr. Shipley performs engineering investigations and failure analysis from a materials engineering perspective. His evaluations involve design, manufacturing, materials, and operational factors. He specializes in complex issues involving multiple disciplines and/or accident reconstruction. He has experience with both ferrous and non-ferrous alloys, including aluminum, titanium, and nickel-base superalloys. Dr. Shipley is licensed by examination as a Professional Engineer and has testified in both State and Federal Courts.


  • Failure Analysis / Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Ferrous Alloys and non-Ferrous Alloys, including superalloys.
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Aircraft
  • Heavy trucks
  • Automotive
  • Railroads
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Utility Equipment
  • Electrical components
  • Fire damaged components
  • Gas Appliances


  • Ph.D., Metallurgical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, 1980
  • B.S., Metallurgical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 1976

Continuing Education

  • Currently Licensed in Illinois, Michigan, Maryland, Ohio, and Pennsylvania
  • NCEES record established to expedite licensure in additional states.