Experience You Can Trust


With more than 35 years of experience, James Dwan has made quite a name for himself in forensic engineering.

Boasting an extensive portfolio, he’s offered expertise to a wide range of multinationals, working across aerospace, marine and heavy engineering. He has also led an academic role in materials engineering and manufacturing processes, specialising in failure, fracture mechanics and welding technology. Working as an Adjunct Professor in the Dept of
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Trinity College Dublin, he has published and presented over 35 academic papers.

Based on his wide industrial and academic experience, James excels in forensic engineering consultancy. Having presented failure reports as an expert witness across Europe and America, working to relevant international standards and notifiable bodies, his knowledge and expertise have marked him out as a truly world class forensic engineering consultant.

Our Values
Our values are extremely important to us, and you can be assured of the utmost confidentiality &
Our passion for what we do means that we assess every task in detail, completing a thorough
investigation to ensure that Dwan Forensic Engineering is a name you can trust for reliable results.
With a world-class team, providing expertise you can rely on, Dwan Forensic Engineering offers
unparalleled levels of experience, knowledge and success.
Precise & Comprehensive
We treat every project with the same exhaustive, attentive approach; solving every problem with
expert analysis and a meticulous attention to detail.

Academic Education

  • PhD in Engineering, Trinity College Dublin
  • Master Engineering Design (MED), University College Dublin
  • Bachelor Materials Engineering (B.Eng. (Matls)), University College Limerick
  • Bachelor Marine Engineering (B.Eng (Mar)), Cork Institute of Technology
  • Post. Grad. Diploma Statistics (P.Grad.Dip.Stats), Trinity College Dublin
  • Cert. Medical Sciences (C. Med. Sci), RCSI Dublin

Professional Titles & Awards

  • Fellow Engineers Ireland (FIEI)
  • Fellow Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (FIMMM)
  • Chartered Engineer (C.Eng) Engineers Ireland
  • European Engineer (Eur.Ing) FEANI
  • Professional Member The Welding Institute (M.Weld.I)

Professional Memberships

  • Institution of Engineers of Ireland (Engineers Ireland) (IEI)
  • Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3), UK
  • The Welding Institute, UK
  • The Association of Consulting Forensic Engineers (ACFE), Ireland
  • ASM International, USA
  • Failure Analysis Society (FAS) (ASM Intl), USA
  • American Powder Metallurgy Institute (APMI), USA


Dwan Forensic Engineering have a wide range of clients across the globe.

Our clients originate from all sectors of industry from big multinationals, SME’s to the private individual who require our expertise. With extensive experience in forensic engineering, we are equipped to provide you with solutions to your challenges.

Finally, we observe and respect our clients’ wish for confidentiality and privacy.