Mechanical Engineer Expert 530614 IL

Expertise Description

I have over 45 years experience in mechanical engineering with a focus in mechanical engineering analysis, design and safety; regulations compliance, failure analysis and forensic engineering; general industry/construction/product/process safety; accident investigation, accident reconstruction, accident analysis; product development, failure modes and effects analysis, hazards analysis and safety research; laboratory and/or field experimental investigations to test/evaluate product/process performance; and research in areas involving patents, standards, specifications and codes. I have spent more than 30 years offering my services as a mechanical engineering expert witness with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Relevant Experiences

I have direct experience working on similar and larger skid mounted integral units when I worked for Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America and Bentley Nevada – specifically performance testing, vibration, modeling and modifications to increase efficiency. These units were placed in service throughout the pipeline which pumped natural gas from the Gulf of Mexico to the Chicago market or were sold to oil companies operating in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska – I validated the performance and vibration levels for these companies independent of the manufacturer. See attached Curriculum Vitae.


Degree Subject Institution
M.S. Mechanics and Materials Engineering University of Illinois at Chicago Circle – Chicago Illinois
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering Illinois Institute of Technology – Chicago Illinois
B.S. Mechanical Engineering University of Illinois – Champaign-Urbana Illinois

Awards & Affiliation

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
American Standards and Testing Methods (ASTM)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM)

Primary Affiliation

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)