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Marco Soto,


 Managing Director, Oceania

Senior Forensic Engineer in Sydney, Australia

A Chartered Professional mechanical engineer with over 17 years of engineering experience ranging from the purely theoretical to the empirical, Marco has converted his early career experience in semiconductor R&D and medical device design into the foundations for investigations into equipment losses. Marco currently assists his clients by performing equipment damage assessment evaluations and forensic investigations into losses involving all manner of losses involving mechanical, electrical, thermal, or other systems.


Contamination sampling and mapping of products of combustion
Design, construction, and qualification of testing hardware for electronics cooling and power generation devices.
Development of software modeling computational routines for thermoelectric devices
Equipment damage assessment for mechanical, electrical, medical, and manufacturing equipment after fire, water exposure, breakdown, shipping, impact, contamination, lightning and other incidents.
Extensive experience in investigating lift and escalator damage and breakdowns.
Forensic investigations of crane collapses, crane accidents, fires, pipe failures, ceiling failures, machinery breakdowns, marine structure collapses, and other incidents
Origin and Cause Evaluation
Automation Systems
Electrical Systems
Equipment Breakdown & Failures
Fire & Explosion Investigation
Manufacturing Equipment
Materials Failure Investigations
Mechanical Systems
Power Generation & Distribution


  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Thesis Title: Actuator Saturation Control of LPV Systems and Systems w
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  • B.S., Mathematics
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Marco Soto


Sydney Office
L12 37 Bligh Street
Sydney, NSW