Dr. Powell is on the UK Register of Expert Witnesses and has extensive experience in assisting lawyers involved in legal disputes over a wide range of general engineering issues. Recent cases have included problems associated with Health and Safety, Machine purchases, Quality control, Contractual obligations and Patent infringement.
Dr Powell has been actively involved in Laser Applications Research for over 30 years and has published over 100 papers on subjects such as:
Laser Surface Treatment
Water Jet Cutting
Dr Powell is available as a consultant for projects such as laser machine purchases, laser safety (cutting, fumes etc) and laser processing problems. Dr Powell has also provided expert written statements when conflict has arisen between laser machine suppliers and their customers. Long term R & D work can also be carried out in collaboration with the University of Lulea, Sweden,where Dr Powell is a visiting professor.
Dr Powell is also a special professor at Nottingham University. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Materials. Previous clients include: Rolls Royce plc.,Geigy plc., SAAB, British Steel, FordMotor Co. Ltd.,GKN Hardy Spicer Ltd., A.I.L.U. and Laser Cutting Job Shops.