Marquis Top Engineers

Robert A. Leishear, PhD, PE, MSME, MENE, PMP, ASME Fellow, Ansys Expert, AMPP Senior Corrosion Technologist, Journeyman Sheet Metal Mechanic

Title: Consulting Engineer
Company: Leishear Engineering, LLC
Location: Aiken, South Carolina, United States

Robert A. Leishear, consulting engineer at Leishear Engineering, LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in nuclear engineering.

With 50 years of experience to his credit, Dr. Leishear has excelled as owner, president, and consulting engineer at Leishear Engineering, LLC since 2016. At the Savannah River National Laboratory, part of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, he held a number of roles since 2007, including research engineer, design engineer, calibration engineer, quality assurance engineer, radioactive packaging engineer, and process piping engineer. He invented a device that was installed on every personal computer and printer for more than 25 years as a design engineer at Westinghouse Defense and Electronics Systems Center from 1982 to 1991. He was active with Savannah River Remediation, LLC as a plant engineer, pump engineer, systems engineer, test engineer, and shift technical engineer after 1991.

Before embarking on his professional path, Dr. Leishear pursued an education at Johns Hopkins University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering in 1982, and he completed a sheet metal apprenticeship at the same time. He continued his academic efforts at the University of South Carolina, accruing a Master of Science in mechanical engineering in 2001, a PhD in mechanical engineering in 2005, and a Master of Engineering in nuclear engineering in 2023. He holds certifications and qualifications related to his area of expertise from the Association for Materials Protection and Performance and the Technological University of Madrid.

Beyond his responsibilities within the field, Dr. Leishear has participated in numerous endeavors outside of his professional circles. He authored two engineering books and published over 180 scholarly works, with two-thirds of these contributions emerging within the last eight years. He served as a peer reviewer for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, the Journal of Fluids Engineering, and the Journal of Solid Mechanics.

In light of his impressive undertakings, Dr. Leishear has accrued several accolades throughout his career. He was presented with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Fellow Award and the Copper Black Award for Creative Achievement from Mensa International. He invented and published novel theories aimed at elucidating the causative factors behind, and potential prevention strategies for, incidents such as the Fukushima nuclear accident, prospective nuclear power plant explosions, water main ruptures, offshore oil rig explosions, and gas pipeline explosions.

In the immediate future, Dr. Leishear intends to continue with his writing, academic, and scientific endeavors, confident that his current efforts will serve as the final piece of the puzzle in his remarkable body of work. To do so, he has contracted with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers to write “Fluid Transients, The Water Hammer Disaster,” and he is writing “Industrial Murder for Profit”. Together, these planned 2024 books are intended to explain and stop numerous industrial disasters and expose the politics of the coverups that keep us exposed to similar disasters in the future.

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