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Expert in Automotive and Small Engines

Expert ID: 715505 Wisconsin, USA

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Expert has built or rebuilt over 30 automotive (chassis dyno) or engine test cells, most with sophisticated automated data acquisition and control systems. He is currently operating both automotive chassis dynamometer and small engine dynamometer tests at a state-of-the-art emissions test facility for small engines through medium-duty trucks. The primary function of the facility is to monitor in-use emissions of a fleet of alternative and conventional fuel vehicles and small engine products. The facility has two chassis dynamometers and a small engine dynamometer capable of automated steady-state and dynamic test cycles, including SAE J1088 and IM-240. Raw or dilute emissions can be monitored via conventional FID, NDIR, and chemiluminescence as well as FTIR instruments.

Expert is currently monitoring fleets of alternative-fueled vehicles. Alternative-fueled vehicles are matched with baseline vehicles, and monitored for emissions, life cycle costs, and user convenience in normal state and municipal fleet and pool service. The program is beginning its second year of a scheduled five years, and over 10 million miles have been accumulated on over 300 vehicles. He also built two successful prototype gasoline and alcohol-electric hybrid automobiles, plus a range extension genset and trailer for electric vehicles.

Expert developed the first commercial, small engine, solid-state ignition system, and spent several subsequent years developing improvements in small engine ignition magnetos.

A majority of Expert's career has been in engine research laboratory settings, evaluating advanced engine concepts and components of all types. His experience includes fuel systems, induction systems, exhaust systems, starting systems, cooling systems (including bi-phase or boiling liquid systems), materials, sound analysis, combustion chamber design, piston design, bearings and lubrication systems, mechanical and electronic governors, mufflers, coatings and paints.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois - Rockford, Illinois - Aurora, Illinois - Naperville, Illinois - Elgin, Illinois - Waukegan, Illinois - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin - Green Bay, Wisconsin - Kenosha, Wisconsin

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1963 Degree: B.S. Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Northwestern University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1964 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1991 to 2000 Employer: University Of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Title: Part-Time Staff, Senior Project Research Project Manager Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1976 to 1989 Employer: Briggs and Stratton Corporation Title: Senior Research Project Engineer Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1972 to 1976 Employer: Teledyne Wisconsin Motor Title: Chief Research Engineer Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1963 to 1972 Employer: Tecumseh Products Title: Project Engineer Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of The Society of Automotive Engineers, SAE.
Publications and Patents Summary
He holds two U.S. patents.

Fields of Expertise

emission measurement, engine testing, nonroad engine, small engine, alternative fuel vehicle, dual fuel engine, electric automobile, energy-efficient drive, energy-efficient electric motor, ethanol fuel, ignition system, carburetor, energy-efficient engine, engine, gasoline engine, internal combustion engine combustion chamber, internal combustion engine combustion chamber design, automotive exhaust system, exhaust system, ethanol-fueled automobile, life-cycle cost, engine test facility, automotive test facility, Department of Transportation transportation code, fuel system, environmental regulation, engine ignition system, automotive emission control, electric motor control, natural gas engine, heat-transport property, heat transfer fluid, methyl-alcohol fuel, mobile-source air pollution control fuel effect, electric-vehicle propulsion, electric motor design, vehicle air-pollution test procedure, vehicle air-pollution test equipment, mechanical power transmission, internal combustion engine, automotive gasoline-engine emission-control specification, electric ignition, direct-current motor, life cycle, internal combustion, governor standard, automotive power train, off-road vehicle, variable-speed motor control, Stirling engine, ignition, wood gasification, two-stroke cycle engine, torquemeter, thermometry, Stirling cycle, spark-ignition engine, propane engine, propane, pressure measurement, multiphase heat transfer, motor oil, gas engine, four-stroke cycle engine, Environmental Protection Agency regulation, electromechanical control, combustion engine, boiling thermodynamics, biomass fuel, automotive industry, automotive engineering, automotive electrical system, alternative fuel, alcohol engine

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