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Timothy C. Korinek, PE, CFEI

Senior Metallurgist, Materials and Mechanical Engineer


Materials, Metallurgy & Engineering Lab
N144 W6466 Pioneer Road
Cedarburg, WI






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  • Professional summary

    As a multidisciplined forensic engineer with over a decade of materials, metallurgical, and mechanical engineering experience, Timothy provides clients with valuable information to make informed decisions. His extensive background in failure analysis includes projects serving major insurance companies, adjusters, attorneys, defense contractors, manufacturers, and municipalities. He performs analyses on fractures, corrosion, metals, plastics & ceramics, electrical arcing and overheating evidence, fireplace and chimney fires, explosions, and various other investigations. Timothy performs investigations in the field and manages the facilities of the EFI Global Milwaukee Laboratory which includes a metallurgical / materials testing suite with Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). Timothy is currently growing the plastics testing capabilities at the Milwaukee lab, which will have Fourier Infrared Transform Spectroscopy (FTIR) in house.   

    Timothy has performed failure analysis on a wide variety of systems, products, and components such as appliances, industrial machinery, electric motors, pumps, valves, circuit boards, weldments, plumbing fittings, and furniture.

    Tim’s areas of expertise include:

    • Mechanical, Metallurgical, and Materials Failure Analysis
    • Failure Analysis of Plastics
    • Chimney, Fireplace, and Gas System Analysis
    • Fracture Analysis
    • Corrosion Damage
    • Casting and Weld Analysis
    • Analysis of Mechanical Systems
    • Analysis of Electrical Overheating Damage
  • Education

    Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 2021

    Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 2012

  • Certifications

    Professional Engineer, Wisconsin, #45814

    Professional Engineer, Michigan, #6201070063

    Professional Engineer, Minnesota, #58085


  • Disciplines
    • Engineering - Forensic Engineering
    • Engineering - Mechanical
    • Fire Investigations
    • Engineering - Metallurgy
    • Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
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