Materials & Forensic Engineer Experts

Tawfik has undertaken major forensic investigations and expert advisory assignments for the legal, insurance and industry sectors to determine the root cause of; asset failures, material failures, mechanical failures, industrial accidents,  construction/product defects, plant damage, and asset malperformance.  Tawfik's exemplary research and applied scientific approach has enabled both, clients and tribunals understand what really occurred based on factual evidence and sound engineering principles for complex disputes.

Tawfik can assist its clients with the co-ordination of multi-disciplinary and complex investigations in Australia and overseas.


Metallurgical Evaluation
Corrosion & Durability
Welding & Joining
Protective Coatings
Material Selection
 Mechanical Testing
Construction Materials


Material Failure Analysis
Mechanical Failure Analysis
Corrosion Failure Analysis
Product Liability
Industrial Accidents
Site Investigations
Damage & Defect Evaluation


Site Inspection & Audits
Owner's Representative
Condition Assessments
Risk Assessments
Material Characterisation
Expert Secondments
Conformity Assessments


Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Failure Analysis 
Corrosion Investigations
Evidence Collection
Research & Data Analysis
Litigation & Insurance Support


International Expert Forensic & Materials Engineer 

BE (Hons) BDes PhD FIEAust CPEng RPEQ | +61 (0)4 1225 5112

Tawfik Group was established in 2010 by the international expert forensic engineer, Dr David Tawfik who provides independent engineering failure analysis services for contentious and complex matters entailing critical engineering assets, large scale construction, major industrial plants and infrastructure projects across various sectors in Australia and overseas.

Dr Tawfik has also been appointed as a court referee for the Federal Court of Australia in relation to a complex multi-disciplinary construction dispute for the water sector.

Dr Tawfik has prepared expert witness reports and presented expert evidence at the International Court of Arbitration in Paris and London at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in separate multinational disputes arising from the construction and operation failures of major power stations in North Africa and the Middle East. He was also appointed as an expert in litigation to forensically investigate the mechanical failures of critical equipment used in a nuclear processing facility. 

Dr Tawfik's applied research and objective approach has enabled his clients and tribunals understand the actual root cause of an incident based on factual evidence and sound forensic engineering principles.  

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Mail: PO Box 9095 GCMC Queensland, 9726
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