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Alan has worked in a wide range of manufacturing industries including the oil and gas industry, automotive industries, stainless steel manufacturers, aerospace, cutting tool manufacturers, sports technologies, securities, rail and the construction sector. He is an expert witness and has provided testimony in a number of high profile criminal cases and is in-demand as an advocate of knowledge transfer partnerships (KTPs), as well as for his specialist welding, alloys and ceramics expertise.


  • Forensic engineering
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Welding and joining problems and solutions
  • Dissimilar metal joining
  • Metallurgy of stainless steels
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)
  • Forensic investigation of light bulbs

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Alan is a regular contributor to regional, national and specialist trade publications, as well as a frequent voice on Radio Sheffield.