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Expert in Acoustics and Vibration

Expert ID: 733340 California, USA

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Expert worked for over 25 years at a power generation company, where he worked as Engineer, Engineering Manager, company-certified Six Sigma black-belt, and global leader for acoustics and vibration initiatives. He is currently a private consultant.

He has managed research contracts with universities. His management experience also includes engineering budgets and citywide engineering safety initiatives.

Prior to this time, Expert worked as an engineering analyst and as a sound and vibration specialist. He has provided technical leadership and developed global strategy for acoustics and vibration technology and test facilities. He has also managed and defined collaborative research projects with consultants and universities alike. Projects have included fan noise and numerical methods for sound prediction and source identification.

As an independent consultant, Expert's recent projects have included quieting of UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicles), modeling and design of acoustical enclosures and exhaust muffler systems for large and small generator installations, exhaust muffler design for motorized robots, setup and use of a 96 channel data acquisition system to correlate a Statistical Energy Analysis model of NASA's Orion Crew Capsule, and reduction of combustion driven oscillations in boiler systems.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California - San Francisco, California - Sacramento, California - Oakland, California - Stockton, California - Fremont, California - Modesto, California - Salinas, California - Santa Rosa, California - Hayward, California

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1975 Degree: MS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Year: 1972 Degree: BS Subject: Mathematics Institution: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2008 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Expert is currently a private consultant, where he lends technical knowledge and leadership in acoustics, vibration and engineering.
Years: 2002 to 2008 Employer: (Undisclosed) Power Generation Title: Various Department: Responsibilities: Expert served this Power Generation company as Engineer and Engineering Manager. He provided global leadership in vibration and acoustics initiatives.
Years: 1984 to 2002 Employer: Various Title: Sound and Vibration Specialist Department: Responsibilities: Expert's roles during this time included Engineering Analyst, Engineering Specialist, and Sound and Vibration Specialist. Among other accomplishments, he managed offshore projects with engineering modelers in India and supervised the acoustical modeling of power plants for large data warehouses where community noise presented a major concern.
Years: 1977 to 1984 Employer: Various Title: Project Engineer Department: Responsibilities: He served Gulf Oil (PA) and the Arthur G. McKee Company (OH) as Project Engineer in the chemical process and mining industries. He assisted in the development of the Corporate Hearing Conservation Program, and was the Acoustical Project Manager for a fleet of offshore drilling rigs controlling an annual improvement budget of approximately $1 million.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Professional Engineer (Mechanical), State of Minnesota
Board Certified, Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE)
Professional Appointments
INCE Secretary
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has 18 publications and presentations regarding acoustical engineering and design. He also has one U.S. patent in this field.

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