BEng (Hons), MSc
Matthew Calveley is a the Laboratory Manager and Senior Metallurgist with an honours degree in forensic engineering and has carried out marine and industrial based failure investigations since 2008.
Matthew graduated in 2008 with a BEng (Hons) degree in forensic engineering and a MSc Corrosion Control Engineering (University of Manchester). In addition to material science/metallurgy his degree focused on aspects of law, including the role of an expert witness and business/manufacturing matters, such as quality procedures. During his time at university, Matthew gained experience operating electron microscopes which he now uses as an investigative tool.
After university he worked for a marine engineering and testing unit, providing metallurgical consultation and carrying out marine and industrial-based failure investigations. Matthew has experience of destructive and non-destructive testing techniques and the qualification of weld procedures. Prior to joining Brookes Bell, Matthew worked as a process metallurgist for a multi-national company supplying nickel-based corrosion-resistant alloys for oil and gas. Matthew has a good working knowledge of laboratory operations and quality procedures.
Matthew has carried out numerous investigations on-site and, in the laboratory, and has produced expert witness reports for the purpose of litigation.
- BEng (Hons) Forensic Engineering Upper Second Class Degree classification (Sheffield Hallam University)
- MSc Corrosion Control Engineering (University of Manchester)
- Member of the Welding Institute
- Member of the Institute of Metals, Minerals and Mining
- Member of National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)
Previous Employment History
- Premier Hytemp Ltd (Murray Metals)
- Atlantic Engineering Ltd
- Materials, Engineering and Research Institute (MERI)
Surveying and Consultancy Experience
- Advice on corrosion prevention/protection.
- Advice on corrosion of ships' structure.
- Advice on the safe storage of corrosive substances, including sulphuric acid and phosphoric acid.
- Attendance at shipyard in the Asia Pacific region to investigate welding procedures used in the construction of new-builds.
- Bearing failures including examination of slewing bearings and roller elements.
- Examination of cargo tanks and holds to ascertain nature of corrosion damage.
- Failure of main engine bearing journals and evaluation of recent repair/re-metalling process.
- Fatigue failure of main engine components, determining cause.
- Hydrogen embrittlement of main engine crankshaft.
- Industrial-based failure/corrosion investigations. High temperature corrosion.
- Investigation of crane failures including failure of wire ropes.
- Investigating corrosion of fuel tanks.
- Steel products – alleged seawater damage.
- Developments in Rolling Bearing Fatigue
- Marine Structural Failures
- Oilfield Metallurgy
- Hull Inspection, Damage and Repair
- Corrosion Fatigue Developments
- 4th International Conference on Thermal Mechanical Processing of Steels