Expert Witnesses

Note that this is a list of volunteer experts. Don't add anyone to this list besides yourself, and be polite and courteous to these volunteers. They don't have to help you and are providing their services out of the goodness of their hearts.

PLEASE DO NOT PUT YOURSELF ON THIS LIST UNLESS YOU FULFILL THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must have either a degree, significant professional experience (meaning at least several years), or have in-depth academic knowledge in the field. If you are merely a hobbyist or have some passing interest in a subject, you should not consider yourself a subject matter expert.
  • You must be regularly available via forums and/or IRC. If people can't easily get a hold of you, then that doesn't really help. If your IRC nickname is different from your site name, please list that as well. You will be considered inactive if absent from your preferred contact method for over one year.
  • You must be willing to help others with your subject matter expertise. This isn't a bragging contest or talent show, this is an effort to get people in contact with experts who can help them with technical details.
  • Please defer to active contributors. Even if you are a valid subject matter expert, knowing how to apply that knowledge to writing for the SCP community is critical in separating actually interesting information from unnecessary fluff. If you have not successfully contributed to the SCP Wiki in the form of SCP articles, tales, or other non-collaborative literature, then please defer to those who have.

To add yourself alphabetically to the list in the appropriate category/ies, please insert the following code with your professional experience/credentials:

[[*user YOUR NAME]] -- YOUR INFORMATION

If you want to make yourself available for reference on stuff you're a hobbyist at, feel free to list that in the comments on the thread named "Non-profession Helpers". If you believe a listed user has become inactive, please contact a staff member with the relevant information.


ART & DESIGN

djkaktusdjkaktus — Music (8+ years as a performer/educator).

DrKensDrKens — Freelance photographer (8+ years in both digital and film [all formats, incl. wet plate, daguerreotype, 35mm, 120/220, and large format], as well as darkroom/special effects), graphics designer (4+ years), and web designer (3+ years). Very experienced with Adobe CS and Lightroom.

FerJoxFerJox — Several years in 3D modeling with Blender.

HornbyHornby — Audio engineering and theatre technology. (13 years experience as a professional live theatre technician.) (Note: Hornby is rarely ever on chat, but checks his Wikidot PMs regularly - that's the way to reach him.)

MC_KejmlMC_Kejml — Knowledge of Cinematography. (Three years hands-on filmmaking experience and education.)

MoenennbysMoenennbys — 6 years in performing musical arts (choir and orchestra), 5 years of composing. Extensive musical history knowledge.

purple_riderpurple_rider — 5 years experience in theatre with set/properties/lighting design. Currently working on a BFA in theatre design/technology. Can be most reliably reached through a pm. I do lurk on irc occasionally and my name there is the same as my name here

wishunwishun — 6 years experience in FX industry — movie production practicalities, special effects — make-up and mechanical only, I don't do CGI.

ZenlissZenliss — 4 years in 3D modeling with Blender.

BIOLOGY

DrBleepDrBleep — Bachelors in Microbiology, 3+ years experience in Virological labs, strongest topics are Molecular Biology, Bacteriology, Immunology on a microscopic and molecular scale, Retroviruses, and certain double stranded viruses (such as Herpes). Willing to answer questions.

ophiteophite — Biochemistry. (Wife is a biochemist, and also willing to answer questions).

PhotosyntheticPhotosynthetic — B.Sc. in evolution & ecology with botany focus, Ph.D. candidate in botany, 4 years' professional experience. Botany, ecology, plant taxonomy, plant physiology. Photosynthetic is rarely in chat; contact her via wiki PM.

ProsopagnosticProsopagnostic — MS in Cognition & Neuroscience, pursuing PhD in the same. Ask me questions about (human, systems-level) neuroscience.

VivaxVivax — Biology, Immunology. Bachelors, Masters (pending).

WaluwadjetWaluwadjet — Finishing a Bachelor's of Science in Zoology, 3 years experience in laboratory work. Strongest subjects are ichthyology and herpetology, but I also have experience with arachnology, ecology, evolution, and anatomy.

WrongJohnSilverWrongJohnSilver — M.S. Bioengineering. Specialties in biomechanics, medical imaging, and the cardiovascular system.

CHEMISTRY

FlameShirtFlameShirt — Currently hold an Ordinary Degree in Chemistry, working towards an integrated Bachelors-Masters degree. Able to answer questions on most chemical areas, including environmental, materials and pharmacology.

COMPUTERS

ChaoSeraChaoSera — BSc in Computer Science, MSc in Embedded Systems and Microrobotics. Knowledgable on robotics, software development, embedded systems (specifically in automotive) and autonomous driving.

ChrisAKAPiefishChrisAKAPiefish — BTEC in IT, 4 years experience in IT, currently another 4 years in Software Support supporting a payroll system, accounts system and asset management system. Able to provide knowledge on SQL, databases in general, knowledge on how payroll, accounting and asset management databases work, knowledge of ITIL environments and able to offer knowledge on general IT.

DrMagnusDrMagnus — BS in Computer science, with experience in applications development, and research in Semantic Web Ontologies

LumancerLumancer — Bachelor's in Software Engineering.

CULTURE & LANGUAGE

DmatixDmatix — Hebrew, Arabic, history (esp. Roman). Professional translator of Hebrew (and to a lesser extent Arabic), bachelor's in history, currently completing master's degree in history (focused on Roman history).

Dr_GromDr_Grom — German language, both written and spoken, native speaker. Translation in both directions and proofreading in German. Checking PMs multiple times daily.

Eta CarinaeEta Carinae — French native speaker. Several years as professional translator English/French (both ways): written translation, oral simultaneous translation. Masters in English. Not in chat (yet), PM is good, I visit the site every day.

FerJoxFerJox — Spanish, native speaker.

Gene RGene R — Russian translation & proofreading of machine-translated Russian (Drewbear's note: Gene R is the one responsible for one quarter of the translations on the Russian SCP wiki, and has done several translations of original SCPs from Russian to English and posted them here on behalf of the original authors.)

ghostchibighostchibi — Japanese language both written and spoken. Native Japanese speaker, also knowledge of Kansai dialect Japanese (probably a bit outdated in slang though).

LumancerLumancer — Extensive knowledge of Roman Catholic beliefs, traditions, structure, and lore.

ophiteophite — Bachelor's in Anthropology, with plenty of linguistics and archaeology on the side. Juris Doctor. Anthropology, linguistics, archaeology.

ENGINEERING

DrKensDrKens — Materials Science and Engineering [Nanomaterials and Nanodevices, Semiconductors, Spectroscopy/Optical Research, Electromagnetic properties] and robotics/automated systems. (Bachelor's in Materials Science and Engineering, 3+ years active research experience, published, currently in industry as a R&D Process Engineer).

LurkDLurkD — Mining Engineering; geology, mineralogy, petrology, demolition and precision blasting, fluid mechanics, engineering design/survey (Master's in Mining Engineering, Minor in Explosives Engineering, 7+ years industry experience).

Sad XiaoSad Xiao — Automation engineering technology - advanced diploma in electro-mechanical engineering technology. Robotic and industrial applications, industrial safety standards, automation applications, technical writing, technical sales, drafting work - Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) in Mechanical Design. 3D Printing part design and production. (Most easily reached in chat!)

VAElynxVAElynx — Materials science and engineering in general, physics and chemistry as related to the prior, technical writing (regularly exploited at work to check english in reports to be submitted to western journals). Master of Mechanical Engineering, currently PhD student of questionable ability on his way to be a thin films deposition technician. VAE is rarely in chat, contact him via wiki PM.

WestrinWestrin — 13 years in the repair of separate airplane parts. Won't answer questions about airplanes as a whole, but separate components are free game.

WrongJohnSilverWrongJohnSilver — B.S. Mechanical Engineering, M.S. Bioengineering. Mechanics and fluid flow of biological tissues, general knowledge in biology, mechanics, and electromagnetism.

FINANCE

DrMagnusDrMagnus — Works in the financial sector as a Software Developer. Specializes in market risk, fixed income bond mathematics, banking systems, and especially back-end financial systems work. Can be consulted for a wide array of topics, but any financial related topics if I can't answer, I can find someone within my organization who can.

WrongJohnSilverWrongJohnSilver — MBA in Finance. Studied economics and markets.

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS

HornbyHornby — Espionage, intelligence, international politics. (BA in Political Science / International Relations with Leadership, Peace, and Security Studies subfield.)(Note: Hornby is rarely ever on chat, but checks his Wikidot PMs regularly - that's the way to reach him.)

LeveritasLeveritas — Bachelor's degree Social Worker, several years experience in teaching Civics (Citizenship, mainly Politics).

PedantiquePedantique — MA, Public and International Affairs (major in security and intelligence studies.) Always available via PM, rarely available on chat.

spikebrennanspikebrennan — Law, business(JD).

HISTORY

DmatixDmatix — Hebrew, Arabic, history (esp. Roman). Professional translator of Hebrew (and to a lesser extent Arabic). Bachelor's degree in history, currently completing master's degree in history (focused on Roman history).

MC_KejmlMC_Kejml — European History; structure and evolution of state, trade, religious beliefs, everyday life, etc. Knowledge of Czech Republic, both language-translation services, history, and geography (life). (Bachelor's in History and Humanities.)

react0rmanreact0rman — Bachelor's in History, currently preparing for a Master's in Indigenous Studies. Focus is on African social history before and during colonization (particularly West African cultures, as well as Ethiopia), but I've had a wide breadth of study. As a result, I'm reasonably well-informed on the indigenous history of the Americas pre-colonization, Polynesian history, and Russian history. I also have decent Latin and German, as well as some Hebrew. Contact me over PMs; I don't use IRC.

INDUSTRIAL

Boogey_Man23Boogey_Man23 — Trained and worked for about 4 years as an occupational underwater diver. Included certifications in small vessel operation and marine VHF radio protocols. Can be contacted with a wikiPM, or 'BoogeyMan23' (or 'BoogeyMobile23') on IRC.

The Great HippoThe Great Hippo — Several years experience in the petrochemical industry, with a focus on distillation and operation of large-scale refinery equipment (pumps, compressors, heat exchangers, distillation towers, steam turbines, automated control valves, etc). If you ask nicely, I can also provide you with CC-compliant photographs of industrial equipment and industrial settings. Available via PM here or on IRC as 'Hippo' (often in #Site19).

MATH

MZambiaMZambia — Bachelor's degree in mathematics, focused primarily on real and complex analysis. Not sure how helpful that will be, but should it come up, I can help.

wishunwishun — Master's in Math — particularly non-euclidean geometry.

MEDICINE

djkaktusdjkaktus — Dentistry (2+ years in practice).

DrewbearDrewbear — Medical records. I can probably answer very basic questions about medical terminology, although I defer to actual medical professionals about full medical details. Also, although I am not a doctor/nurse/other health professional, I work with a wide variety of medical records constantly as part of my job.

FlameShirtFlameShirt — Extensive pharmacology knowledge as part of a chemistry degree.

WrongJohnSilverWrongJohnSilver — Protocols in animal experiments from bioengineering degree.

MILITARY

CadaverCommanderCadaverCommander – Naval veteran with 6 years of active-duty service. Trained in nuclear power plant operational principles, aircraft carrier auxiliary machinery maintenance and repair, and shipboard quality assurance programs. Extensive deployment experience spread across multiple tours of southeast Asia, Australia, and South America. Best reached via IRC or Wikidot PM.

KohnKohn — Prior active-duty Marine Corps Infantryman with 5+ years. Served in standard and Special Operations Capable units. Has experience in most aspects of ground warfare weapons and tactics including: CQB, recapture, communications, security, and others. Wiki PMs would be the best contact method.

sirpuddingsirpudding — Served for ten years in the USMC and USMCR as an 0341 mortarman, most of that as the FDC chief for an 81mm mortar platoon. Deployed to Iraq in 2009. Experience with infantry operations and mortar fires. Wikidot PM is preferred.

PHYSICS

MZambiaMZambia — Working on PhD in plasma physics. I can answer questions about that, fluid dynamics, and most classical physics topics.

PetrogradPetrograd — Undergraduate physics minor. Petrograd's not on IRC much, but wiki PMs are good.

RalphomonRalphomon — MPhysPhil in physical and philosophy, PhD in semiconductor quantum physics, current postdoctoral researcher in experimental quantum optics/quantum information. Particularly interested in quantum mechanics (including philosophy thereof, particularly Everettian many-worlds interpretations), can help with most general physics, not as much help with astronomy/cosmology. Not on IRC, will respond to wiki PMs.

YugobossYugoboss — Got a PhD in astrophysics/cosmology, currently a postdoctoral researcher for the last 5+ years. I specialize in astrophysics/cosmology (on subjects like dark matter, dark energy, cosmic microwave background, etc), but I should be able to help with any physics topic (and/or can get help from colleagues working on other fields). Not present on IRC, but I will try to quickly respond to wiki PMs.

PSYCHOLOGY

ahbonjourahbonjour — Child psychology and child care. Several years experience as au pair, nanny, pre-school educator, and misc. child care. Experience with autism and Down syndrome in children. Not on IRC much, but responds to PMs the same day.

DrewbearDrewbear — Psychology and psychological abnormalities (can help w/ general questions). Medical records. Bachelor's in Psychology w/ specialty in Experimental Psychology.

Escape TheoryEscape Theory — Several years of experience in child care, mainly treatment for kids with Autism, ADHD, ADD, Down Syndrome, ASD, etc. PM me if you need help

fieldstonefieldstone — MA in behavior analysis. Experience in behavior therapy for people with autism, intellectual disabilities, and emotional disorders. Knowledge related to therapeutic processes, clinical analysis/documentation, alternative/augmented communication methods, and mechanics of learning/conditioning. Rarely in chat, available through PMs.

FlameShirtFlameShirt — Extensive work with mental health charities, Scottish Mental Health First Aid trained, as well as having lived experiences.

PetrogradPetrograd — Experimental psychology, statistics, human factors/ergonomics, also library (circulation). Current research is in cognitive decision-making. (Ph.D. student in human factors psychology, M.A. in Experimental and I/O Psychology.) Petrograd's not on IRC much, but wiki PMs are good.

ProsopagnosticProsopagnostic — MS in Cognition & Neuroscience, pursuing PhD in the same. Will be especially helpful with questions regarding memory and learning.

Zachary MaxwellZachary Maxwell — Bachelor's degree in Social Work (England) - meaning expertise in both English laws involving social work, and the societal elements of social work. Specialising in mental health, specifically young people (16-25) but also adults. Worked long term with elderly people in a caring role, as well as running a Woman's Group specialising in mental health and sexual abuse. Long term experience and academic knowledge of gender and sexuality; long term volunteer in LGBT+ groups. Never in IRC, please PM or catch me on the forums.

RELIGION

DrScaramoucheDrScaramouche — Consecrated Deacon in the Lutheran church. (ELCA/America), Seminary graduate (MAMS-C). Also happen to be a playwright. (Go figure. Two useless degrees!) Experience with interfaith, Abrahamic tradition, Wicca, limited interface with Eastern religions & medicines. Fairly adept at ethics, philosophy in general, and related fields. Extremely open mind. Please PM me on the Wiki/Forum. Will try to be on IRC, but work schedule is… sporadic.

INACTIVE

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