Institutional Knowledge and 40 Years of Experience

Kars’ was established in Southern California by twin brothers, Dr. Ramesh Kar and Dr. Naresh Kar who have been metallurgists since 1974.  The metallurgical laboratory has grown from the two founders to include six additional staff members.

The team is involved in various projects based on metallurgical, materials, mechanical and electrical engineering issues.  We have a state of the art facility, where we can perform inspections and tests using microscopy, computed tomography, mechanical testing and material identification equipment.

Educators and Innovators

Today, we are a group of diverse engineers and investigators with advanced degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Bombay), UC Berkeley, USC, UC Irvine, UCSD and Cal State Long Beach.

The personnel at Kars’ have over four decades of experience in characterizing engineering materials including metals, rubbers, fibers (glass and carbon), ceramics, polymers, metal matrix composites and polymer matrix composites.  We also get involved in various fire and accident related investigations. 

Our employees are also educators.  We provide laboratory tours to local middle schools, high schools and teach engineering courses at the college level.

Licenses and Certifications

We maintain certification for eligibility to obtain technical data governed, in the U.S., by  the Department of Defense Directive 5230.25. This allows us obtain access to unclassified technical data.

We have professional engineers licensed in the State of California in multiple disciplines.  Employees on staff are also board certified forensic engineers.