Lakshman Santanam, P.E.


Mr. Lakshman Santanam has more than 20 years of experience in evaluating and engineering associated with equipment reliability, root cause failure analysis, metallurgy, corrosion, non-destructive testing, mechanical integrity, and fitness for service evaluation. Mr. Santanam is an expert in evaluating explosions and large-scale industrial failures.

Mr. Santanam has extensive experience in the United States and internationally. He has served as team leader and project manager for high profile projects, including the evaluation of process equipment for a manufacturing facility in the Philippines, quality assurance on a new boiler being fabricated in India, failure analysis of a high pressure wire wound vessel, boiler and de-aerator evaluation for a client in Latin America, and mechanical integrity programs for a client with multiple manufacturing facilities throughout the U.S. and Canada.


  • M.S., Materials Engineering, Auburn University, Alabama, 1990
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India, 1987

Years of Experience

  • Since 1990

Professional Registrations

  • Registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee

Professional Certifications

  • NACE Certified Corrosion Specialist
  • NACE Certified Material Selection/Design Specialist