Principal Engineer & Office Director, Exponent
Eric Guyer specializes in materials corrosion engineering, failure analysis and prevention in complex engineering structures. He has more than 15 years’ experience in the areas of metallurgy, materials science, adhesion science, and degradation. Prior to joining Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Guyer was employed as a Senior Materials Engineer at Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Center where he researched the fracture, mechanical and optical properties of polymer thin films.
Guyer is a NACE Certified Coatings Inspector who regularly conducts analyses of various paint and protective-coating systems applied to a wide variety of steel, aluminum, and cementitious structures. Analyses commonly involve coating selection, specification writing, and failure analysis (delamination, cracking, blistering, chalking, discoloration, mildew, efflorescence, etc.). Guyer also possesses unique expertise in the use and behavior of chemical agent resistant coatings (CARC) used in military applications.
Applications he routinely investigates include complex multidisciplinary problems in chemical and power plant components, boilers, turbines, pressure vessels, plumbing components, and oil & gas pipelines. These investigations are typically related to root-cause analyses.