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Ken Pytlewski is a licensed metallurgical and corrosion engineer specializing in materials failure analysis.  With nearly 35 years of practical experience, Ken has performed hundreds of metallurgical failure analyses and corrosion evaluations for clients in a range of industries including electrical power production, refining, transportation, manufacturing, and construction.  Ken has substantial experience in microstructural and fractographic evaluation of metals, plastics, and ceramics.  He also provides litigation support including expert witness services and testimony in his areas of expertise. 

Prior to joining Anamet, Ken was employed as a Materials Engineer at The Dow Chemical Company in Pittsburg, California and DuPont in Aiken, South Carolina. 



M.S., Materials Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 1987

B.S., Metallurgical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 1983

M.B.A., Finance, California State University, Hayward, CA, 1997


Licenses & Certifications

Licensed Professional Corrosion Engineer, California, #1056

Licensed Professional Metallurgical Engineer, South Carolina, #13211


Professional Affiliations

Member, The Independent Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Consultants of California (IMECA)

Member, National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)

Past Chairman, ASM International, San Francisco Section


Publications AND Papers

C. Kinney, I. Yi, K. Pytlewski, A.G. Khachaturyan, N. Kim, J.W. Morris Jr., The microstructure of as-quenched 12Mn steel, Acta Materialia, Volume 125, Feb. 15, 2017, pages 442-454

C. Kinney, K. Pytlewski, L. Qi, A.G. Khachaturyan, J.W. Morris Jr., An investigation into 6-fold symmetry in martensitic steel, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Volume 47A, Nov. 2016, pages 5266-5270

C. Kinney, K. Pytlewski, A.G. Khachaturyan, J.W. Morris Jr., The microstructure of lath martensite in quenched 9Ni steel, Acta Materialia, Volume 69, May 2014, pages 372-385

J.W. Morris Jr., C. Kinney, K. Pytlewski & Y. Adachi, Microstructure and cleavage in lath martensitic steels, Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, Vol. 14, 2013, pages 1-10

Hydrogen Embrittlement Cracking of 16Cr-5Ni Martensitic Stainless Steel in Seawater, presented at Corrosion Conference, Houston, TX, 2001

Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion of TP304L Stainless Steel Underground Piping with Tape Wrapped ER/E316L Welds, presented at Corrosion Conference, Houston, TX, 2001


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