Eduardo Hernandez, PE – Principal Engineer

Eduardo Hernandez is the Principal Engineer at Project X Corrosion Engineering, providing failure analysis and corrosion mitigation services. He is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona’s Mechanical Engineering bachelor degree program, has a Masters Degree in Materials Science from the Technical University of Tampere in Finland.  He has NACE CP-2 and NACE Corrosion Technologist certifications. His career has spanned being a tax preparer, fund raising assistant, foundry intern, 3D AutoCAD drafter, university research assistant, land development engineer, corrosion engineer, and forensic engineer.  His background has lead to the founding of Project X Corrosion Engineering testing soil / water corrosivity, providing corrosion control recommendations, investigating leaks and failures due to corrosion, and metallurgical investigations involving fractures, defects, or corrosive bacteria.  His experience has provided the opportunity to learn from many people’s mistakes and to provide advice on avoiding future mistakes .  Clients vary from geotechnical engineers, facility maintenance operations, land developers, infrastructure asset managers, insurance claims, and expert witness work.

Eduardo Hernandez

EDUCATION:

Eduardo Hernandez is currently pursuing a doctorate in corrosion focusing on MIC.
Masters Degree, Materials ScienceTampere University of Technology, Finland (2006)
Bachelor of Science Degree, Mechanical Engineering
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona , California (2002)

CERTIFICATIONS:

NACE Corrosion Technologist #16592
NACE Cathodic Protection Technician CP-2
Professional Engineer CA M37102
NACE Protective Coatings & Linings-1

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

NACE International Association of Corrosion Engineers
NACE Los Angeles Section Board 2007 to 2013
Organizer of Temecula NACE-ASM-ASCE combo meetings (2012-Present)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
American Society for Metals (ASM)
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
American Water Works Association (AWWA)
Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA)

PRESENTATIONS:

“Corrosion Field Engineering”, Cal Poly Pomona NACE Student Chapter, 2009
“Microscopic Corrosion Case Studies”, NACE Los Angeles Section, 2009
“Coatings and Metallurgical Defect Analysis with 3-D Microscopes”, NACE San Joaquin Section, 2010
“Coatings and Metallurgical Defect Analysis with 3- 0 Digital Microscopy", American Petroleum Institute
(API), 2010
“Microbiologically Induced Corrosion in Aluminum”, IMECA, 2010
“Brass Fittings Failures”, NACE San Diego Section, 2011
“Forensic Engineering in Construction Defects”, Cal Poly Pomona NACE Student Chapter, 2011
“Construction Defect Case Studies and Mitigation”, NACE Western Area Conference, 2011
“Construction I Product Corrosion and How you got There”, NACE San Diego Section, 2012
“Corrosion Cells and Water Corrosivity Analysis”, ASM-ASCE-NACE Temecula meeting, 2012
“Corrosion Cells and Water Corrosivity Analysis”, NACE Los Angeles Section meeting, 2012
“Current Water Corrosivity Knowledge, Lab, and Field Techniques” Western States Corrosion Seminar,
2013-2016