Disk Data Storage Expert 358921 CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have more than 25 years of Electrical Engineering experience with a focus on Disk Data Storage. I have been the President of a company championing and managing the facilitation and publication of advanced magnetic, solid state and optical technology development for disk, heads, drives, and network storage systems. I have provided technical due diligence for investors in bankruptcy and startups in data storage, investigations into data erasure and security, as well as storage device and system testing, and failure analysis. I have over 15 years of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes magnetic recording engineering and engineering management experience at major companies developing flexible tapes and floppy disc storage as well as rigid disks at major companies. I have an extensive engineering background in magnetic heads and media as well as integration of these and other technologies into hard disk drives. I was responsible as an individual contributor, as well as a high level engineering and corporate manager for design of magnetic storage systems for many generations of hard disk drives.


Degree Subject Institution
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering Shinshu University Nagano Japan
M.S. Electrical Engineering University of Minnesota Minneapolis MN
B.S. Physics University of Minnesota Minneapolis MN

Awards & Affiliation

IEEE Magnetics Society
IEEE Consumer Electronics Society

Primary Affiliation

IEEE Consumer Electronics Society