Dr. Sapp has been a practicing materials scientist and analytical chemist since 2002. He is ASM Certified in Fracture Mechanics, Fractography, and Failure Analysis to determine the origin and cause of failures in metals, ceramics, plastics, and composites. He is a highly experienced electrochemist and metallographer with over twelve years of experience in industrial, aerospace, marine, and electronics corrosion testing and surface analysis. His knowledge of process chemistry spans from pilot-scale pharmaceutical synthesis and bio-conversion, to full-scale petro-chemical production. He has expertise in investigating accidents in the chemical process and oil & gas industries; analyzing flammable and combustible liquid-related accidents; and investigating carbon monoxide and chemical release or exposure-related incidents.