(B.Sc. Materials Engineering, U of A)
Ashley joined BME in 2016 and has been involved in material’s failure analysis and property damage investigations for industrial, insurance and law firm clients. She has analyzed plumbing components and devices such as dishwashers, washing machines and filters for the purpose of product liability and installer error. She has investigated numerous polymeric, steel and brass components which have failed as a result of environmental stress cracking or stress corrosion cracking. Ashley completed her Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering in 2010 at the University of Alberta and is registered as a professional engineer in British Columbia (APEGBC) and Alberta (APEGA).
While completing her formal education, Ashley worked at a forensic consulting firm and applied what she was learning about materials testing, metallurgy, welding and heat treatment to real life applications. After receiving her degree she moved to Budapest, Hungary for an internship with Robert Bosch Kft. where she joined a team developing new models of press fit pins for use in the PCB’s of Bosch’s vehicle sensors. Once back in Canada she gained further experience as a forensic engineer with a focus on material’s failure analysis, mechanical equipment failures and property loss investigations.
Ashley has investigated a wide variety of fire and explosion incidents involving residential and industrial buildings, tractor trailer vehicles and mobile cranes. She received her Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) designation in 2014 from the National Association of Fire Investigators.