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. 

Industry Experience 
  • 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
Project Experience
  • 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)

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