Bio Sketch: Dr. Jesse A. Grantham, PE

DrGrantham13Dr. Jesse A. Grantham is a forensic expert specializing in metallurgical, pipelines and structural metal failure analysis, code compliance and contract compliance, as well as workplace safety issues. He heads the forensic team at Welding & Joining Management Group™ in Frederick, Colorado, as well as overseeing the testing, calibration and welder certification programs. Dr. Grantham is a Professional Engineer in several states, as well as an active Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) by the American Welding Society (AWS), Certified Radiographic Interpreter (CRI) Certified Level III by the American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), Past Treasurer and Fellow of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE). He has worked on hundreds of failure analysis cases throughout the USA.


Ph.D. Welding Engineering The Ohio State University Metallurgy, Welding, Safety, Underwater
M.S. Welding Engineering The Ohio State University Welding, Metallurgy, Underwater
Masters Business Admin. University Southwest LA Marketing, Finance, Operations
B.S. Industrial Engineering Oklahoma State University Manufacturing, Time Study, Safety


Owner, Testing Laboratory

Welding & Joining Management Group™

Code Consulting, Forensic Studies, Mechanical Tests, Nondestructive Tests, Training

Teacher, Collegiate

Columbia Basin College, Washington State University

Metallurgy, Welding, Plant Processes

Process Engineer

Siemens – Nuclear Division

Load and Weld Zircaloy Fuel Rods

Designer, Inspector

GESI, Coast & Gulf of Mexico

Facilities for Platforms, Pipelines, Refineries, Skid Assemblies


Fabrication Facility

Fabricate Generator Packages, Mining Equipment, Modular Housing

Affiliations / Registrations:


American Society NDT

#95605, MT, PT, UT, VT

Certified Welding Inspector

American Welding Society

#98041061, since 1979

Certified Welding Educator

American Welding Society

#9807029E, since 1979

Forensic Engineer

National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE)597F

#597F - Fellow, Diplomate, Senior Member, Expert Witness, Past Treasurer

Professional Engineer


Industrial Engineering – Mfg, Safety

Certified Radiographic Interpreter American Welding Society CRI #1511017N, 2015
Metals & Welding Expert American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Associate Member

Metals & Welding Expert

Rocky Mountain Property Claims Association (RMPCA)
Colorado Bar Association (CBA)
Wyoming Trial Laywers Association (WTLA)


  • Specializes in hands-on certification of manual, semi-automatic and robotic processes, design, metallurgy of non-ferrous and ferrous materials, CFRs, codes & standards, OSHA & MSHA compliance, safety issues, mechanical tests and nondestructive tests.
  • Recognized expert in the practice and the metallurgical science of forging, bolts, cutting & welding for structural steel, pressure vessels, tanks, shop fabrication and field erection.
  • Directs an Inspection and Testing Laboratory.
  • Provided numerous depositions and testimony.  An expert utilizing "hands-on" testimony.
  • Active member of technical and professional societies. 
  • Published author of a series of guides from the Welding Community Series (2007 - 2012)
  • Author and co-author of 50 articles and papers – local, national and international.
  • Dr. Grantham has served as Treasurer for AWS Colorado Section (2007 - 2011) and NAFE (2009 - 2012)

For more detailed information, please feel free to download Dr. Grantham's Curriculum Vitae.

Metals & Welding Expert Consultant Services

Dr. Grantham is an expert in metals, welding and joining cases with many years of Expert witness experience When it comes to telling it like it is, in plain, easy to understand English, Dr. Grantham is the obvious choice. His gentle yet commanding style conveys his knowledge and professionalism allowing jurors to easily comprehend the expert forensic findings of his report. Dr. Grantham has been involved in several multi-million dollar suites involving welding and metal failures for both the plaintiffs as well as defendants.

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Examples of Previous Metals and Welding Forensic Cases:

  • Dr Jesse A Grantham, PE, Forensic Metals and Welding Expert ConsultantLeaks in Welds – Propane Tanks – welding & metallurgical determinations
  • Failed Dump Trailer – Metallurgy & failed aluminum welds
  • Explosion & Fire – Acetylene Cylinders – accident reconstruction & metallurgical evaluations
  • Burns & Injury – Welder Training Facility – accident reconstruction & safety analysis
  • Electric Shock from Welding Ground – Steel Building Erection – safety & process
  • Frozen Water Pipe Thawing – Electrical circuits & accident reconstruction
  • Fatigue & Fracture – Stainless Steel Gas Appliance Flex Connector – failure analysis & metallurgy

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Welding & Metals Forensic Expert Consulting Services


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3756 Monarch Street MAP
Frederick, Colorado 80516

Colorado: 303-451-6759

Wyoming: 307-996-6540

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