Expert 522454 - CA(N) NY

Expertise Description

I have over 20 years experience in Mechanical Engineering with expertise in machine design, computer optimization of structure and performance, machine shop skills, welding, thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, project management, optical disk drives, and atomic resolution storage. I have additional knowledge in solar and renewable energy with expertise in low cost inverters for solar power, energy storage flywheel design, and low cost, multi-GW power distribution. I have supplemental expertise in High Performance Fibers (HPFs) for use in aerospace (turbo machinery, rockets, airframes, nuclear thermal propulsion), nuclear power (fault tolerant fuel rod cladding and Fuel in Fiber"), and other industries that require advanced materials with exceptional strength, stiffness, heat resistance and/or chemical resistance. I have over 30 years expert witness experience.

Expert 520751 - OR

Expertise Description

With over 45 years experience in the field of Naval Nuclear Power, I am an expert in nuclear reactors, metallurgy, boilers, boiler chemistry, steam turbines, hydraulics, pneumatics, pumps, valves, and cross training in electrical. I have additional knowledge in construction, startup and validation on nuclear-powered ships, and the assembly of materials and components for Heat Recovery Steam Generators.

Expert 520704 - MD

Expertise Description

I have been working in the field of Ship Design for over 50 years with a specific focus in naval engineering and ocean engineering. I have worked with Shipbuilding, Power Systems and Electronics, Alternative Energy, Business, Education, and Personnel Development. I have also spent time as a ship design expert witness in Maryland by providing numerous clients with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 519337 - FL

Expertise Description

I have spent over 35 years working in the field of Scuba Diving and Submarine and Ship systems. My SCUBA expertise in overhead-environment and low-visibility diving, such as cave diving, penetration wreck diving, harbor water and suspended-solids diving. I am also experienced with the design, acquisition, fabrication, testing, certification, operation and maintenance of submarine nuclear propulsion plant components and systems, submarine auxiliary systems and surface ship systems, deep submergence platforms/systems, hyperbaric, diving, and life-support systems.

Expert 520816 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have worked for over 25 years as a Chemical Engineer and Naval Specialist. I also have SCUBA dive experience with security swims, underwater ship's husbandry, and Dry-Docking inspection. I have additional expertise in Disabled Submarine/Submersible Rescue Response, managing nuclear materials and spent nuclear fuel, Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle, Atmospheric Diving System (ADS), and Submarine Rescue and Chamber at-sea operations. I have also spent more than a decade providing consultations and deposition as a chemical engineering expert witness in Southern California.

Expert 358895 - NJ

Expertise Description

With more than 30 years of Engineering experience, my focus has been on Electrical Engineering. My experience includes many fossil and nuclear fueled generating station projects, electrical equipment, performing calculations (system study, voltage drop, short-circuit analysis, load analysis) and leading the construction effort of said generating stations. I have served as an engineering expert dealing with safe practices of operation of nuclear and fossil fuel generating stations and substations; as well as performed forensic engineering investigations for commercial, industrial and municipal agencies, such as the analysis of the effects of saltwater intrusion, due to Hurricane Sandy, on airfield lighting cables at international airports. I have also performed forensic engineering tasks while investigating fires and suspected electrical ignition sources while assisting insurance companies and the legal community. My expert witness work includes providing expert testimony in cases of electrical faults caused by excavation or other physical failure of raceway or conduit systems.

Expert 507315 - 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 40 years of experience in all aspects of power plant engineering design, procurement, construction, operations, maintenance, testing, decontamination and dismantlement of both fossil and nuclear generating facilities both in the United States and internationally. I have developed design documents such as system descriptions, process flow diagrams, P&IDs, technical specifications for fluid systems included in power plants both fossil and nuclear. This work also included preparation of safety analysis reports and environmental impact assessments. While working for a public utility, I operated and maintained mechanical components and instrumentation in operating power plants, conducted performance testing of boilers and turbines and auxiliary systems in accordance with power test codes, and developed power plant life extension and availability improvement programs while participating in the implementation of such programs in operating power plants in the United States. I led a team of engineers that developed the concept of removing and replacing nuclear power plant steam generators by making a new construction opening in the containment shell. As Chief Nuclear Engineer I directed personnel performing containment pressure/temperature transient calculations, thermo-hydraulic and radiological analysis. At Chernobyl, I oversaw and managed the analysis and development of four early projects to stabilize the existing confinement structure, the radiological safety programs, characterize the radiation zones within the existing structure, evaluate the long terms waste management program, and the new safe confinement design that is being implemented. I have over 5 years of expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

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 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 128615 - FL

Expertise Description

I have more than 50 years experience in mechanical design / operations with general building construction, residential construction, hospitals, commercial buildings, commercial architecture, warehouses, industrial construction, fossil / nuclear power plants, and utility distribution systems. My experience includes mechanical engineering, plumbing, HVAC, power, and utility mechanical systems. I have more than 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 96979 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years experience in oceanography, specializing in coastal engineering. My expertise includes: beach nourishment; coastal development / engineering / processes; data analysis; environmental monitoring; estuarian dynamics; hydrology; kelp reefs; lagoons; maritime engineering; nearshore oceanography; numerical modeling; offshore structure design; reefs; shoreline changes; simulations; structural dynamics analysis; tsunamis; water quality monitoring; wave measurements and climate cycles; and wetlands restoration. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

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 40621 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have 40 years experience in the pressure vessel and piping industry as a metallurgist, welding engineer, quality assurance manager, and consultant. I have experience with nuclear power, ASME boiler and pressure vessel code, welding, and quality assurance. I have more than 30 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 40607 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have more than 50 years experience in Civil Engineering. My expertise includes structural engineering, pressure vessel, piping, nuclear power construction, ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, welding, and quality assurance. I have over 30 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 389076 - RI

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years experience in the field Mechanical Engineering with expertise in design and analysis, inspections and auditing of piping, pipe supports, pressure vessels and other structural and mechanical components. I have experience with maintenance and field engineering for performance enhancement of piping systems including high energy steam, vacuum air systems for sludge removal, HVAC, air and vacuum handling systems, buried piping and seismic qualification in accordance with ASME, ANSI, AWS, API and NRC requirements. I have over 25 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 463159 - CA(N) CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have more than 10 years experience in the field of Management Science and Engineering with expertise in supply chain and operations management. I have additional knowledge of spreadsheet-based modeling and quantitative methods, Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC), RFID and RFID-based sensor systems. I have prior expert witness experience as a RFID expert.

Expert 443168 - DE FL GA IL MD NE NY OH PA TN VA

Expertise Description

I have over thirty years of experience in the field of Research and Technical Management in the Energy and Automotive industries with expertise in automotive safety devices, automotive electronics, alternate energy products, and sensors of all types. I have additional knowledge in software development, new product development, micromachined devices, fluid dynamic systems, designs of superconducting energy storage devices, magnetic power conversion devices for space satellites, and megawatt size solar energy. I have more than 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Expert 169501 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have more than 45 years experience in the field of Structural Engineering. My experience includes soil mechanics, soil dynamics, arctic engineering, earthquake engineering, and engineering seismology. My projects involve dams and embankments, high-rise buildings, major industrial and refinery installations, offshore platforms, port and harbor facilities, bridges, wind storms, nuclear power plants, liquid natural gas facilities, underground repositories for nuclear waste disposal, industrial disposal sites, and pipelines and transmission lines. I have prior expert witness experience.

Expert 55213 - CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have over 40 years experience in fire protection engineering, specializing in combustion science, fire modeling, fire protection engineering, fire research, heat transfer, optical properties of surfaces, and thermal physics. My experience includes matters pertaining to combustion and explosions; thermal radiation; foam, gas phase, and powder fire extinguishers; smoke detectors; private and commercial aircraft fires, vehicle fires and watercraft fires; residential building fires; commercial building fires; industrial building fires; rural, suburban, and urban fire hazards; and fire performance and spread in electrical cable arrays. I have more than 35 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.