Expert 506998 - FL

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years of experience in the fields of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with areas of interest in jet and rocket propulsion systems, advanced low pollutant emission, high efficiency combustions systems for advanced aircraft and automotive applications, and alternative fuels and renewable energy systems. I have developed graduate level courses in computational fluid dynamics, graduate level courses in thermodynamics and fluid dynamics, and undergraduate courses in internal combustion engines, fluid dynamics, aircraft propulsion, compressible flow, numerical analysis and thermodynamics. I have experience with automotive engineering, turbomachinery, internal combustion engines, external aerodynamics, dynamics, mechanics of materials, non-destructive testing. I have over 20 years expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Relevant Experiences

I am the director of a major automotive research organization, head of the graduate Automotive Engineering program and a full professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at a prominent technology institute. I am the associate editor for several reputable automotive publications. In the last six years, I have organized 32 technical sessions for SAE international conferences in the areas of direct injection SI engine technology, diesel fuel injection and sprays, HCCI combustion, powertrain development for hybrid vehicles, fuel and additive effects on SI engine performance, Advanced OBD systems, multidimensional engine modeling, high efficiency engines, modeling of diesel and SI engines, fuel and fuel additive effects on CI performance, cold starts and transient operation, engine boosting systems and SI fuel injection and sprays.

I took a lead role in the development of a then new facility while at a prominent university, the Center for Advanced Vehicle Technology. I was the director of both the Computational Fluid Dynamics and the Internal Combustion Engine Laboratories while at other major universities.


Degree Subject Institution
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.S. Pennsylvania State University Aerospace Engineering
B.S. Pennsylvania State University Aerospace Engineering