Expert 520115 - PA

Expertise Description

With more than 35 years experience working in the petroleum and renewable fuels industry, I have spent my career focusing in the product areas of gasoline, diesel fuel, marine fuel, biodiesel, biofuels, jet fuel, heating oil, and fuel additives. I have also spent time providing consultations as a petroleum expert witness in Pennsylvania.

Expert 505631 - AL AK AZ AR CA(N) CA(S) CO CT DE DC FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WY WI

Expertise Description

I am a mechanical engineer, with over 40 years of experience in the field of internal combustion engines, specializing in diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies. I started my career in 1973 with a company where I gained valuable experience in engine design and development, before moving to the university sector in 1981. I developed research programs in diesel and natural gas engine technologies and taught bachelors’ and master’s courses in diesel engine technology, and advised graduate students at doctoral and masters levels in the field of internal combustion engine technology. In business, I have also managed the development of new technologies and innovation through small teams – processing to the leadership of a large global engineering organization with greater than 2,000 engineers. My leadership role in innovation and technology development, new product development and support has included managing resources and product development in both leading and emerging markets – most notably Brazil, India, and China. I was directly involved with almost every new engine and exhaust emission program from 1993 to 2014. These programs delivered successful engine designs with dramatic reductions of criteria pollutants, oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) of over 98% to near-zero levels. I provided emission regulations promulgated by EPA and California. I have prior expert witness experience with consultation and deposition.

Expert 135072 - CA(S) WA

Expertise Description

I have over 10 years experience in power plant electrical engineering. My expertise includes nuclear power plants, oil field systems, steam generation boilers, heat recovery steam generators, gas turbines, steam turbines, micro-turbines, reciprocating engines, transformers, switchgear, power plant auxiliary equipment, controls, distribution, and air quality permits and reporting. I have prior expert witness experience.

Expert 141418 - CA(N) CA(S) FL IL MN NY TX

Expertise Description

I have 40 years experience in metallurgical engineering and failure analysis, accident reconstruction, welding inspections, OSHA regulations, railroad litigation, and product liability. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 128394 - DC TX

Expertise Description

I have over 50 years experience as a Laboratory Director specializing in mechanical design engineering, with an emphasis in all phases of industrial equipment and machinery design, vibration, including fans, blowers, motors, generators, engines, couplings, gearboxes, dynamometers and rolling mills. My expertise includes: troubleshooting of aircraft gas turbine engines and accessories, auxiliary power units, rotary wing drive gearboxes and gear trains. My expertise also includes: various motors, blowers, and variable frequency drives as well as ship propulsion systems, including diesel and gas turbine engines. I have additional expertise in troubleshooting, machinery malfunctions and failures, and machinery accidents, including accidents leading to extensive property damage, injury, and death. I have extensive experience in the use of vibration as a diagnostic tool, as well as high speed rotor balancing. I have experience with planning and executing heavy machinery lifts, evaluations of reinforced concrete foundations, and evaluations of fabricated machinery support structures, advanced vibration analysis and applications. I have prior expert witness experience.

Expert 48394 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years experience involving design engineering, project management, and construction management of industrial power generation, cogeneration, standby emergency power units, emergency diesel generators, and gas turbine generation systems. I specialize in analytical services relating to plant performance, monitoring, control, fuel processing, and safety. My particular expertise for projects involve industrial gas turbines, such as Allison 501/570 series in standby power and cogeneration applications, and for stationary power generation and marine propulsion using large diesel engines such as ElectroMotive Diesels in both diesel electric and diesel reduction configurations. I have experience in application and special project modifications of micro-turbines for power generation and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) applications. My special expertise includes interpretation of and conformance to codes and standards as applicable to power generation and marine propulsion fields, including NFPA-70 (National Electric Code), ASME, ASTM, ANSI, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR's). I have special training and experience in systems integration, Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA) and system level reliability analysis. I have more than 25 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 501643 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have more than 40 years experience in the field of Forensic Engineering with expertise in Naval Engineering and Gas Turbine Engines used as prime movers. I have experience with engine management, operations and maintenance of diesel engines, firefighting equipment operations and their installation; engine exhaust emission control devices and systems testing including diesel, natural gas, dual fuel (diesel and natural gas), and gasoline fueled engines. I have over 20 years expert witness experience with consultation and deposition.

Expert 455959 - AL AK AZ AR BC CA(N) CA(S) CO CT DE DC FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA QC RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WY WI

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years of experience as a Professional Electrical Engineer and Electrical Contractor with an extensive background in electrical power and controls engineering. I have design and installation experience, as well as an extensive knowledge of the National Electrical Code and construction installation practices. This practical foundation of electrical experience was primarily gained through working in the electrical trade while owning and operating a Design Build Electrical Contracting business. My background includes electrical design, project management, cost estimating, and field construction work, which has provided a unique perspective that few engineers have today. I have provided services as an electrical engineering expert witness relating to electrical construction defects, losses or damages associated with personal injury due to electrical accidents, electrical controls, for water/wastewater, pump station, tank, or treatment plants and related causes of sewage spills or tank over filling causing flooding.

Expert 385970 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years experience in diesel fuel systems. I have experience with design, specification, installation, startup, commissioning, troubleshooting, project management and inspections of diesel fuel systems for emergency backup generators and boilers. My areas of expertise also include pipe sizing, pump sizing, pump flow calculations; vent sizing; pressure calculations, overpressure alarms and sequences of operations, and back pressure devices.