THE MATERIALS CONSULTANT
The materials consultant is a materials engineer who gives professional technical advice in the field of materials engineering. Therefore the materials consultant is a person with a materials engineering degree who understands the depth and breadth of the science of metal alloys and materials, and the processing, structure, property, performance relationships, more than any other engineering discipline. No other engineering discipline is equivalent to materials consulting. The materials consultant is considered to be the new metallurgical consultant.
The materials consultant typically works in a advisory support role, to design metal alloys and materials with the properties other engineering disciplines need and use. And writes material and process specifications, and process procedures, and also select, recommend, evaluate, process, and apply metal alloys and materials, plus develop, and qualify, and apply process procedures, and assist with material procurement.
In addition to the basic core of engineering mathematics, physics, chemistry etc, required of all engineering disciplines, the materials consultant also studies: