Debbie Aliya, Fellow ASM

Debbie Aliya, Author and FASM

Debbie Aliya has 35+ years experience in the development and use of applied critical and creative thinking skills in failure analysis, materials selection and characterization, and specification preparation for structural applications. This includes engineering consulting as well as working in and managing operations for commercial mechanical, metallographic and chemical testing labs. Ms. Aliya has spent decades planning curriculum, teaching and mentoring others in the following topics: engineering consulting, failure analysis, materials testing, engineering philosophy, and heat treating. She is a reviewer of technical work (such as, Reviewer, “Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance”) as well as an expert witness.

Constructing Competence in Failure Analysis was recently published in March of 2024

Debbie Aliya’s Contributions to Materials Science and Engineering (Partial List)

  • ASM International Failure Analysis Society, Metals Handbook – Volume 11, 2002 and 2021 editions, Editor Section 4, plus wrote 3 articles
  • Presenter, Visual Inspection for Failure Analysis, Government Engineering College, Pune, India
  • Metals Handbook, 10th Edition Volume 9 2004 Version (articles on Metallographic Sectioning and Physical Metallurgy)
  • Industrial Heating Web Page- Expert Blog 2009 – 2023 and print version 2013 and 2022
  • “Mechanisms and Causes of Failure in Heat Treated Steel Components” Chapter 3 in Failure Analysis of Heat Treated Steel Components; Editors Canale, Mesquite and Totten; publisher ASM International
  • Lubrication and Fluid Power: Journal of Machinery Monitoring, Tests and Solutions Broken Machinery Components Analysis and Case Studies
  • Plus too many conference proceeding papers, presentations, and trainings to fit here.

Professional Affiliations

  • ASM International since 1985 (Fellow in 2019)
  • Machinery Failure Prevention Technology Society
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • American Society for Nondestructive Testing
  • Society Auto Engineers