Danielle De Rango B.Eng.Society, M.A.Sc., E.I.T

Associate, Materials & Product Failure / Piping & HVAC

Our Associates perform on-site investigations to determine origin and cause of complex losses. Their process: examine and collect evidence, take on-site photos, interview witnesses, conduct testing in our lab and analyze data to produce technical reports that are clear and concise.


Expert Summary

Ms. Danielle De Rango is an Associate with the Materials Failure group at 30 Forensic Engineering. She holds a Masters in Materials Engineering from McMaster University, where she specialized in the galvanization of advanced high strength steels for automotive applications. At 30 Forensic Engineering, Danielle investigates a diverse range of product failures, mechanical system failures, and equipment failures.


  • Material Science & Engineering
  • Material Characterization & Failure Analysis
  • Fractography & Fracture Surface
  • Technical Writing


Master of Applied Science (Materials Engineering), McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, 2019
Bachelor of Engineering and Society (Material Science and Engineering), McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, 2015


  • Decoding Failures: Introduction to Failure Analysis and Fractography Course, Certificate 2019, Hamilton, ON
  • Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) Certificate, 2017, Hamilton, ON


30 Forensic Engineering
Associate, Material Failures
2021 – Present, Toronto, ON

  • Lead investigations in materials industry failures, including corrosion, mechanical and cracking failures.
  • Analysis of physical failure mechanisms including fractography and fracture surface analysis, metallurgical analysis, plastic, and polymer failures, piping and plumbing investigations.
  • Prepare technical reports for clients summarizing findings of investigations.

Roar Engineering
Materials & Metallurgical Engineering
2019 – 2021, Mississauga, ON

  • Performed forensic engineering services in the field of materials and metallurgy, and provided failure analysis examination, including both destructive and non-destructive testing.
  • Investigated failure and cause of loss for corrosion, mechanical, and cracking failures, and completed failure analysis of plumbing components and systems, including household appliances and sprinkler systems.
  • Prepared technical reports for clients summarizing findings of investigations.

McMaster University
Student Investigator, Development of Research Studies for and Experiential Learning in a Complementary Studies Engineering Course, Faculty of Engineering
2019, Hamilton, ON

  • Created research question to assess the impact of reflection on student motivation in an experiential learning course.
  • Developed assessment criteria in the form of surveys to determine student perception on reflection.
  • Prepared ethics approval application for university board review.

Teaching Assistant, Materials Science and Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering
2016 – 2017, Hamilton, ON

  • Explained the fundamental of materials selection and design applications to final year students.
  • Advised on and reviewed all materials selection and design assignments.
  • Evaluated and graded coursework and provided constructive feedback to students.


  • Professional Engineers Ontario, Member
  • ASM International, Member


  • ASM International, Ontario Chapter Executive Committee, Communications Manager, 2017 – Present
  • National Engineering Month, PEO Oakville Chapter, Design Challenge Volunteer, 2019
  • Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair (BASEF), Award Judge, 2017, 2019
  • Engineering Graduate Society, McMaster University, Executive Member, 2017 – 2019