Acoustical Engineering Expert 43070 IL

Expertise Description

I have over 45 years experience as an acoustical engineer. My expertise includes environmental noise assessment and control, gunfire and explosives noise, airport, helicopter, and roadway noise, audibility of signals and warning devices, music venue noise, industrial noise assessment and control, vibration, human and community response to noise, measurement and monitoring of noise, architectural acoustics and building acoustics measurements, general acoustics, as well as international laws, regulations and practices. I have more than 40 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: wrongful death – functionality of glass break detector alarm when murderer broke sliding glass door; wrongful death – functionality of fireman's PASS alarm; wrongful death – functionality of alarm system in two specified sleeping areas; personal injury – whether siren sound level was loud enough to warn plaintiff at a distance; noise nuisance – whether shaft-ventilation-blow-fan noise levels was a nuisance at a community 1 mile distance from the fan; excessive noise – whether ventilation-fan noise levels at plaintiff's home exceed the relevant Illinois State limits; airport noise – whether noise levels produced by aircraft operations exceed the state limit; noise assessment; noise criteria.

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include: Noise measurement; Sound measurement; Perform noise assessment; Develop noise assessment criteria; Provide noise level prediction; Predict the decay of sound with distance both outdoors and within structures; Predict audibility of sounds or noises; Predict the noticeability of sounds or noises.

Professional Experiences


PhDElectrical Engineering/AcousticsUniversity of Illinois Urbana
MSElectrical Engineering/AcousticsUniversity of California Berkeley
BSElectrical EngineeringUniversity of Illinois Urbana

Licenses Certifications

District of Columbia Professional Engineer
Board Certified
Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA

Awards & Affiliation

Engineer of the Year
Corps of Engineers
Top 10 Federal Engineers of the Year
National Society of Professional Engineers

Primary Affiliation

Acoustic Society of America

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases