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  • What We Do

    What We Do

    Failure Analysis
    Materials Identification & Testing
    Mechanical Testing
    Stress Analysis
    Expert Forensic Consulting and Testimony

  • What We Do

    What We Do

    Failure Analysis
    Materials Identification & Testing
    Mechanical Testing
    Stress Analysis
    Expert Forensic Consulting and Testimony

  • What We Do

    What We Do

    Failure Analysis
    Materials Identification & Testing
    Mechanical Testing
    Stress Analysis
    Expert Forensic Consulting and Testimony

  • What We Do

    What We Do

    Failure Analysis
    Materials Identification & Testing
    Mechanical Testing
    Stress Analysis
    Expert Forensic Consulting and Testimony

  • What We Do

    What We Do

    Failure Analysis
    Materials Identification & Testing
    Mechanical Testing
    Stress Analysis
    Expert Forensic Consulting and Testimony

  • What We Do

    What We Do

    Failure Analysis
    Materials Identification & Testing
    Mechanical Testing
    Stress Analysis
    Expert Forensic Consulting and Testimony

News and Updates


07/2017: Kars’ has recently acquired a Thermofisher MicroRaman Spectrometer

06/2017: Dr. Naresh Kar and Dr. Nikhil Kar successfully assisted on a settlement agreement based on a defectively manufactured residential fire sprinkler

02/2017: Kars’ has recently acquired a Nikon 3D X-ray Computed Tomography system (180 kV and 225 kV) that provides micro focus CT scan capability and allows us to render objects in 3D using Volume Graphics!

05/19/2016: Dr. Nikhil Kar was retained as an materials engineer expert witness in relation to greenhouse plastic tarp failures. The trial resulted in a successful outcome with a plaintiff verdict in the case, Pimientos vs. Poly-Ag.

11/2015: KARS’ has acquired a Faxitron Digital X-Ray system for non-destructive imaging of materials for defect examination. Please check out some of the images we have posted under Lab/Equipment: Faxitron Digital X-Ray System.

09/2015: Dr. Nikhil Kar was rendered an expert witness in the case of Warren vs. Kaiser with regards to a titanium medical implant failure. His testimony in deposition and trial helped assist in a favorable outcome for the Plaintiff.

6/2014: Dr. Naresh Kar successfully assisted a large insurance company in subrogation recovery related to property damage caused by a defective refrigerator valve.

5/2014: Dr. Naresh Kar and the Karslab team assisted in the favorable outcome of lawsuit claims made towards a major window manufacturer regarding premature peeling of paint from homes in La Jolla, California.

4/2014: Dr. Ramesh Kar provided composite failure analysis expertise that assisted a major law firm in Los Angeles obtain a $21.7 million product s liability and negligence verdict (July 2013) against a jet ski manufacturer. The jet ski manufacturer had been sued for product liability; and the case involved a passenger suffering brain damage.

2/2014: KARS’ has recently acquired a new JEOL 6610 LV SEM for non-conductive materials microscopy and analysis.

6/9/2014: Dr. Naresh Kar testified at trial in Fresno, California (on a personal injury / property damage matter) resulting in a successful 12-0 jury verdict.

5/23/2014: Congratulations to Vicente Cheng who received his Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA with a specialization in Structural materials.

5/22/2014: Congratulations to Dr. Nikhil Kar who received his Professional Engineering License and will be teaching a course on Failure Analysis at USC in Fall 2014.

11/14/2013: Check out our Case Studies Page to see some of our recent work : Click Here

11/5/2013: Welcome to our re-designed website!

10/22/2013: Simulation and modeling of material behavior (via SolidWorks Simulation Premium) is now a capability that can be performed by KARS’ personnel.

10/18/2013: KARS’ now equipped with state of the art mechanical testing equipment from United Testing Systems Inc.

10/02/2013: KARS’ is pleased to announce the new hire of Rohan Panikar as an engineer who will be tasked with failure analysis and FTIR investigations. Welcome Rohan!

08/11/2013: KARS’ is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Nikhil Kar as a lead engineer who has a background in both Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering.

About Kars’ Lab


With 30 plus years of serving the materials community, the professionals at KARS’ Advanced Materials have provided their customers with satisfaction and support with regards to materials characterization, failure analysis investigations, mechanical testing, and engineering consulting. KARS’ also provides the legal community and insurance carriers with ‘Expert Witness’ consultation and courtroom testimony. Please select the link below to learn more.

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Case Studies


Dr. Ramesh, Dr. Naresh and Dr. Nikhil Kar are indisputable leaders in the materials engineering community. Over the past 30+ years, their team has performed over 5000 failure analyses investigations ranging from airplane and automotive components to plumbing and corrosion failures, industrial hardware, biomedical components, fires and given lectures on failure analysis at USC, UCLA, UC Irvine and ASM workshops. Please select the link below to learn about some of these case studies.

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