Olivia Yalnizyan M.A.Sc., B.A.Sc.

Associate, Materials & Product Failure / Piping & HVAC
Direct: 647-705-2922

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.



  • Material Science & Engineering
  • Material Characterization & Failure Analysis
  • Fractography & Fracture Surface
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Biomaterials & Biomedical Devices

academic background

  • M.A.Sc., University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, 2018
  • B.A.Sc., University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, 2016


30 Forensic Engineering

Associate – Materials Failure Group
August 2019 – Present, Toronto, Ontario

  • Product liability investigations
  • Piping and plumbing investigations
  • Plastic and polymer failure
  • Metallurgical analysis
  • Fractography and fracture surface analysis

University of Toronto

Teaching Assistant – MSE431/1031: Forensic Engineering
2016 – 2018, Toronto, Ontario

  • Explained the fundamentals of various forensic investigation processes
  • Demonstrated the use of Failure Analysis tools
  • Advised on and reviewed all failure analysis reports from case studies

Agfa Graphics

2014 – 2015, Antwerp, Belgium

  • Engineered polymer coatings in exploration of crosslinking capabilities of nanocapsule solutions
  • Investigated coating properties with the use of SEM, FTIR, and TOF-SIMS techniques

Self Employed

2010 – 2014, Toronto, Ontario

  • Completed a range of construction, renovation, and repair projects for both residential and commercial properties
  • Managed and coordinated all job estimates, project tasks, and equipment use on site
  • Developed proficient hands-on skills in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, welding, masonry, and a practical knowledge of a vast range of tools and machinery