Forensic Expert Witness Profile


Jeffrey Gotro


InnoCentrix, LLC
22431 Antonio Parkway, Suite B160-515
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

Phone: 949-635-6916
Fax: 949-709-3050


Dr. Jeffrey Gotro is an expert in polymers/plastics with over 30 years’ experience. His expertise spans polymer chemistry and physics, along with deep knowledge of polymer characterization. Expert in polymers used in electronic applications such as adhesives, coatings and laminates. Experience with polymer composites, highly filled compositions (fiberglass and fillers). Specialist in thermosetting polymers, epoxy, curing, processing, and process analysis. Expert in polymer/plastics characterization including multiple thermal analysis methods, mechanical property measurements, rheological (flow) measurements, and polymer processing such as dispensing, coating, lamination, and molding. Extensive experience in new product development and the product development process. Experience in manufacturing process development, process characterization, and defect analysis. Dr. Gotro has expertise in Intellectual Property evaluations and patent infringement litigation. He is an inventor on 15 issued US Patents with 4 patent applications pending. Experience in polymer (plastics) product liability, fitness for use, and polymer and plastics material selection. Provides expert witness testimony, litigation support, and consulting on polymers and plastics. Dr. Gotro has published 61 technical papers including 4 book chapters.

Ph.D. in Materials Science from Northwestern University (specialty in polymer science)
BSME in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University (specialty in Materials Science)

Professional Memberships
Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society (IMAPS)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE)
Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE)
Institute of Management Consultants (IMC)

Curriculum vitae

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  • Ph.D. in Materials Science from Northwestern University
  • Specialty in polymers; chemistry, physics, characterization
  • Expert in polymers used in electronic applications
  • Adhesives, coatings, laminates, underfills, composites
  • Specialist in thermosetting polymers, epoxy and curing
  • Thermal analysis, mechanical properties, rheology, processing
  • Intellectual Property; patent infringement litigation
  • Intellectual Property; inter partes review (IPR)
  • Polymer/plastics material selection, fitness for use
  • Polymer (plastics) product liability, failure analysis