Dr. Reitz is a metallurgist specializing in failure analysis, material selection and processing, corrosion, and mechanical testing. He worked in the industry for Babcock and Wilcox for almost 20 years. He taught in the Mechanical Engineering department at North Dakota State University for over ten years and has conducted numerous short courses on a variety of metallurgical topics as a consulting metallurgist in North Dakota. He has a BS in Nuclear Engineering (1976) and MS in Metallurgy (1982), both from Georgia Tech. He earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (focus on Metallurgy) from Oregon State (1991). He is a registered Professional Engineer in Oregon, North Dakota, and Virginia (PE-Metallurgy). He is a member of several professional societies (past chair and board member) and published numerous technical articles in the field of metallurgy. His other interests include biking, reading, and fishing.