John P. Gashinski, P.E., CFEI
Mr. Gashinski holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA and a Master of Science in Material Science and Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
Mr. Gashinski is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Society of Materials International (ASM), The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI), Society of Automotive Engineers International (SAE), National Association of Corrosion Engineers International (NACE), International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), ASTM International Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices; ASTM International Committee G01 on Corrosion of metals and the American Foundry Society (AFS). Mr. Gashinski is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI), and a member of the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI).
Mr. Gashinski’s professional experience includes forensic engineering investigation and evaluation of design and construction elements related to Materials Science and safety engineering, including: failure analysis, laboratory examination and material characterization of industrial machinery elements, vehicular components, tooling, fuel tanks and piping, medical devices, sprinkler system components, and consumer products produced from metals, plastics, glass or ceramics utilizing light optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopic metallography. He has conducted numerous fire and explosion investigations and performed mechanical testing including tensile, compression, Charpy, hardness and micro-hardness survey.
Prior to joining AEL Mr. Gashinski served as Metallographer, Research Assistant and Materials Science Technician for various companies in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey area. His work included specimen preparation, light optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy and designed Fitness-for-Service criteria for pressure vessels utilizing API recommended practice and ASTM standards.