Dr. Koripelli is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Kentucky. He is the Technical Director for David N. French Metallurgists with several years of experience specializing in pressure parts analysis. Dr. Koripelli has 15+ years of metallurgical engineering and failure analysis experience. He has directed numerous metallurgical projects to determine the root cause of failures, assessment of components, material evaluations, and life estimation of pressure parts and high-energy piping. Dr. Koripelli is a frequent writer for the POWER magazine. He has published numerous papers in the international conferences and journals.