Bill Hong is a seasoned metallurgical engineer with over 20 years experience in transportation and aerospace materials testing and failure analysis in a variety of materials including steel, aluminium, nickel and titanium alloys.
In addition to transportation and aerospace materials testing, Bill has expertise in failure analysis associated with litigation & engineering consultation. Bill was educated and trained in China and US in both mechanical and metallurgical / materials science disciplines at graduate levels.
- Lead failure analyst at General Motors North America Materials Testing Lab performing failure analysis on powertrain and chassis components
- Fifteen years experience in aerospace materials testing and failure analysis in commercial materials testing labs
- Plant metallurgist in steel heat treatment plants in early career
- Team member of engine cradle crevice corrosion failure investigation of a major US automotive company
- Failure analysis of boiler tube fuel ash corrosion and pipe stress corrosion cracking for major US chemical companies
- Failure analysis of commercial aircraft engine components, landing gears and hydraulic systems components
- Metallurgical testing of nickel based super alloys and titanium alloys
- Failure analysis of fasteners and corrosion / environmental assisted failures for general industries
- Expertise in scanning electron microscopy (SEM) & energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS)
TMS Conference October 7-11, 1990, Detroit, MI, presentation: “X-ray Diffraction Studies of Equi-atomic Ag-Zn Alloy”
ASM International, SAE International, Founding Member of FAS (Failure Analysis Society)