Maritime Engineering Expert 417115 NJ

Expertise Description

My background has spanned over 40 years in the field of Maritime Engineering. My extensive experience includes working with marine torts and claims, design error, construction error, personal injury, liability and avoidance in marine design and construction, operation procedures, management procedures, design procedures, production quality control, shipbuilding practices, shipbuilding contracts, naval architecture, marine engineering, and subcontractors. I have also been working as a maritime engineering expert witness in New Jersey for more than two decades.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes testifying in many courts, including British Columbia province court, in contract matters, as well as before the U.S.D.O.T. Board of Contract Appeals and the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals on behalf of defendants and plaintiffs. I have been accepted as an expert in shipbuilding practices, shipbuilding contracts, naval architecture, marine engineering and related areas.

Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes working as an independent consultant to tanker designing and constructing shipyards in Japan and Korea. I have also worked as an independent consultant to marine and related transportation organizations in Australia.

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes acting as Contract Manager or Assistant Contract Manager on behalf of commercial clients for major contracts ($5-60 million) for the construction and conversion of major vessels. Generally, this has to been for the purpose of taking over appropriate management duties for troubled contract situations. I have also assisted project teams actively involved in military, governmental and commercial vessel construction projects develop and implement project management tools for periodic assessment of the contractually required performances of all parties to the contract.


Degree Subject Institution
Ph.D. Engineering Economics University Of Sydney Sydney Australia
M.S. Engineering Mechanics Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering University Of Michigan Ann Arbor Michigan
B.S. Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Webb Institute Of Naval Architecture Glen Cove New York

Licenses Certifications

Certificate in Admiralty & Maritime Law
Certificate – Advanced Commercial Arbitration Advocacy Institute

Awards & Affiliation

Royal Institution of Naval Architects
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
American Society of Naval Engineers

Primary Affiliation

American Society of Naval Engineers