in 1979 with a B.S. in Metallurgy, Ed Larkin accepted a position at Pittsburgh Testing Laboratory, then a Division of PSI.
functioned as a Materials Engineer and Corrosion Specialist in the Metallurgy Department at PSI
for 19 years.
In 1998 Mr. Larkin accepted a position at MATCO as the Manager of the Metallurgical Department.
In 2003 he
was promoted and now functions as a Senior Manager.
now has over twenty five years of experience performing failure analyses.
has examined a wide variety of product failures and has broad experience with metallography and scanning electron microscopy of materials.
projects have included metallurgical investigations of jet engines and landing gears, coatings, PVC pipes, human implants, transmission towers, computer components as well as many, many others.
has been called on frequently to serve as an expert witness in a court of law.
In addition to his
work in metallurgy and metallography, Ed
is an expert concrete petrographer.
and Horia Merches, Metallurgical Sample Preparation specialist, have developed proprietary techniques for polishing the large concrete cores to enable characterization of aggregate and paste.
Mr. Larkin also has experience in QC Testing and QA Requirements for nuclear applications.
This includes equipment calibration, performance certification and written documentation.
Mr. Larkin is a past Chairman of the
section of NACE.
He has also held the position of Vice Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary.