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Mechanical Engineer PE, Ph.D in Chicago, IL

Professional Profile

This expert has nearly 30 years of experience as a mechanical engineer. His background is rather broad and diverse in the application of his mechanical engineering skills. He has worked on numerous aspects of the thermal performance of engineering systems (HVAC, heat transfer, phase change, fluid flow) as well as being an integral part of product development teams. He has been involved in numerous failure investigations, accident investigations, and worked on a number of litigation related matters.

Experience

  • Accident Investigations
  • Analysis and Design of Thermal Systems
  • Analysis of inductively heated casting furnaces
  • Analysis of metal particulate ignition and combustion
  • Basic Structural Analysis related to system design, product development and experimental set-up
  • Chemical Thermodynamics
  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Systems
  • Damage Assessment
  • Data acquisition system development, design, and usage
  • Design process improvement and model development for process equipment
  • Development of complex computer modules for analysis
  • Electrochemistry
  • Evaporative cooling and other HVAC systems
  • Experimental analysis of natural convection for passive cooling systems
  • Experimental andnumerical analysis of soil heat transfer
  • Experimental equipment design, equipment selection, test set-up design, data collection and analys
  • Expert, Hands On Knowledge of Computer Hardware and Software
  • Failure Analysis
  • Failure Analysis and Forensic Investigations
  • Fluid Flow
  • Forced Convection
  • Heat Tranfer
  • Improvements in solid propellant motor ignition analysis
  • Induction Heating
  • Knowledge in safety analyses, waste canister design
  • Mass Transfer
  • Material Phase Change
  • Metal Combustion
  • Natural Convection
  • Numerical and experimental modeling
  • Numerical simulations of thermosyphons
  • Porus Media
  • Product Design
  • Radiant Heat Transfer
  • Radiation heat transfer analysis for spent nuclear fuel storage
  • Research and development of microprocessor based control system for automobile engines
  • Robotic software and telerobotic manipulation
  • Software Development
  • Solid propellant rocket motor performance
  • Structural Analysis
  • Thermal Aspects of Safety Analysis
  • Turbulence

Work History

President

Responsible to the CEO and Board of Directors for all aspects of corporate operations and performance.

Key focus areas include: establishment of a long range strategic plan with near and mid-term strategies for achievement; improved performance to financial goals while maintaining or improving customer satisfaction; growth, nurturing and empowerment of the executive management team to ensure the company is staffed for long term success; establishment of near-term plans and strategies to maintain growth in revenue and profitability despite the economic crisis of 2008; identification and pursuit of new markets while maintaining growth in current markets; and, strengthening of the company infrastructure to ensure that all resources are available to support our continued growth in revenue and profit. Key achievements include: sustained growth in revenue that met the annual goal for 2008 despite the economic crisis; record profits in 2008; success in opening new markets while maintaining growth in current markets; implementation of new marketing strategies to effectively position the company for continued year over year growth and further improved financial performance.

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Areas of Expertise

    Fire Investigation,Materials Science,Mechanical

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Licenses/Certifications

  • Registered Professional Engineer, State of Idaho

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