Swanger is the Director of the Miami, Florida, office of Exponent Failure
Analysis Associates and investigates issues related to failure analysis of
materials and mechanical systems, as well as analyzing devices and procedures
with respect to patent infringement and patent validity. Additionally, Dr.
Swanger investigates equipment and process issues in manufacturing facilities,
fossil and nuclear power plants, transportation systems, and dry-cleaning
establishments. In his thirty-six years with Exponent Dr. Swanger has given
over 500 depositions and testified in trials and arbitrations over 100 times as
an expert witness.
Lee’s particular interest is in diesel engine design and analysis. He
has testified in front of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission regarding
emergency diesel generators at commercial nuclear power plants. He has also
assisted the U.S. Navy and the U. S. Coast Guard in solving challenging
performance and durability issues with diesel engines in ships.
Prior to joining Exponent in 1983, Dr. Swanger worked for General Motors
Research Labs and for Gould Inc.’s Clevite Engine Parts Division. He has been
an adjunct faculty member in Mechanical Engineering at Cleveland State
University and at the University of Miami. Dr. Swanger is a licensed
professional mechanical and metallurgical engineer in ten states, and was also
a Hertz Foundation Interviewer from 1982 through 2016.