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Expertise Description

I have more than 45 years experience in the field of Electrical Engineering with expertise in the investigation of the cause and origin of fires with respect to possible electrical causes, elevator operation, and electrical shock incidents. I have experience in the national electrical safety codes, as well in the examination and analysis of television sets, washing machines, dryers, stereo systems, can openers, coffee makers, humidifiers, computer systems, telephone systems, door openers, palletizers, grinding machines, mixers, deep fryers, film processors, furnaces, air conditioners, power regulators, motors, gas engines, boats, trucks, automobiles, tractors, refrigerators, ranges, microwave ovens, rolling mills, presses, stamping machines, and distribution & transmission lines. I have over 20 years expert witness experience.

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Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes electrical accident analysis; fire origin and cause investigation; electrical equipment controls analysis; water damage to electrical systems and equipment; electrical power surge analysis and evaluation; stray voltage evaluation and analysis, and electro-mechanical equipment evaluation and analysis.


Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes Consulting Electrical Engineer, Fire Investigator, Senior Research Engineer, Assistant Director of Robotics, Senior Research Engineer in Electrical Engineering, and Research Associate. 


Education

DegreeSubjectInstitution
B.S.Electrical EngineeringCarnegie Institute of Technology
M.S.Electrical EngineeringCarnegie Institute of Technology
Ph.D.Electrical EngineeringCarnegie-Mellon University

Licenses Certifications

Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.): PA
SC

Awards & Affiliation

Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Member of the American Society for Testing of Materials (ASTM)
Member of the American Board of Forensic Examiners (ABFE)
Member of the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)

Primary Affiliation

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers


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