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Expert in Basic and Applied R&D - Commercial and Government Projects in Physical Sciences and Engineering

Expert ID: 721828 Virginia, USA

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Expert is an expert in all aspects of experimental research. He is proficient in conceptual design through R&D, prototyping, and testing. He is also proficient in many technology areas including digital and analog electronics, data acquisition; optics and electrooptics; mechanical design; r.f. and telecommunications; lasers and pulsed power technology; and spectroscopy including laser ablation, cryogenics, and vacuum technology.

He is experienced in specialty gun systems, advanced munition design, and ballistics instrumentation and research. Expert is skilled in systems engineering and analysis. He has broad experience in sensors and remote sensing. Also, he is a master machinist and is computer literate.

Expert conducts independent research and development in advanced weapon technologies, energetic materials, commercial mining and excavation technology, nondestructive evaluation, medical technology, biotechnology, antiterrorism, antidrug, antiproliferation and verification technology, and environmental monitoring and remediation technology. He maintains an extensive technical/scientific library and laboratory facility with large equipment inventory and holds secret clearance.

He provided, on request, independent expert scientific, programmatic and technical guidance to a
national laboratory for startup of an area of R&D new to the laboratory.He designed, built and integrated, on request, a customized version of an owned invention for inclusion in a major DoD research program.He worked on the design and fabrication of an airborne differential absorption lidar (DIAL) for tracking of environmental pollutants. This was designed for use in the NASA ER-2 high altitude research plane.He provided the government with independent scientific, technical, programmatic and political assistance, including numerous on-site investigations, of programs that were in serious trouble, and devised solutions. These included a space mission, exotic weapon technology both in federal labs and in industry, advanced energy storage and production technology. He has assisted numerous large and small companies with proposal and business development projects, including technical evaluation and final proposal review.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Baltimore, Maryland - Frederick, Maryland - Gaithersburg, Maryland - Bowie, Maryland - Richmond, Virginia - Alexandria, Virginia - Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1973 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: E.E. / Physics - Particle Beams and Plasma Institution: Cornell University
Year: 1973 Degree: M.S. Subject: E.E. / Physics - Laser Physics Institution: Cornell University
Year: 1969 Degree: M.E.E. Subject: E.E. - Electrophysics/Radiophysics Institution: Cornell University
Year: 1969 Degree: B.E.E. Subject: Solid State/Microwaves Institution: Cornell University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1981 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: CEO / Principal Scientist Department: Responsibilities: He is the founder, president, and principal scientist. He has conducted major R&D programs with the Naval Research Laboratory, NASA, BMDO, and others. He conducts independent R&D and has at least thirty inventions/new technologies.
Years: 1997 to 2000 Employer: Raytheon E-Systems Title: Senior Experimental Physicist Department: APTI Responsibilities:
Years: 1988 to 1994 Employer: BMDO/Defense Nuclear Agency Title: Senior Scientist/Program Manager Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1977 to 1982 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Scientist and Principal Investigator Department: Responsibilities: Expert has been a consulting scientist with the (Undisclosed) since 1982.
Years: 1974 to 1977 Employer: Columbia University Title: Senior Research Associate Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1973 to 1974 Employer: Cornell University Title: Research Associate Department: Responsibilities:

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1974 to 1977 Agency: Department of Energy Role: Senior Scientist Description: Expert designed, built, instrumented and operated a Tokamak device for a controlled nuclear fusion program.
Years: 1977 to 1982 Agency: Defense Nuclear Agency Role: Senior Scientist Description: He performed basic and applied research in intense particle beam systems. He also invented new technologies for beam generation and handling.
Years: 1983 to 1984 Agency: Naval Research Lab Role: Consulting Scientist Description: He designed and built high power laser diagnostic systems for use in NRL nuclear fusion experiments.
Years: 1985 to 1994 Agency: SDIO/BMDO Role: Senior Physicist Description: Expert designed and built custom versions of inventions relating to intense particle beams for incorporation into SDIO R&D programs. He provided expert oversight and evaluation of numerous SDIO and other government R&D programs.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He is a member of the American Physical Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Professional Appointments
He was appointed both a NSF Fellow and a Cornell Fellow.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 70 publications and 30 inventions in diverse areas, including numerous defense and weapon systems, non-destructive evaluation, diagnostics and instrumentation, medical therapies, counterproliferation and counterdrug technology, and advanced technology for mining and excavation.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has been an expert witness and scientific consultant for litigation support. He has limited experience as an expert witness dealing with engineering design, fault analysis (fire and propagation), and related physical processes (applied in admiralty law case - fire at sea).
Training / Seminars
He has presented numerous times at the American Physical Society Meetings.
Vendor Selection
He has always, as a hands-on researcher and inventor, personally located sources and suppliers in a broad spectrum of categories. He is also skilled in finding and using low-cost alternatives to standard sourcing in situations where funding is limited (such as startups and new inventions). He maintains an extensive reference materials library covering thousands of categories and products.
Marketing Experience
He has an excellent record of success in government business development, with organizations ranging from tiny startups to Fortune 500. At present, he is pursuing the commercial development and marketing of several personally owned inventions and technologies.
Other Relevant Experience
He is expert in the numerous ancillary skills (such as machining design and drafting electronics) that complement technical and scientific expertise in order to produce practical and economic products and solutions. He maintains laboratory and fabrication capabilities up to prototype level and maintains an extensive scientific and technical library.

Fields of Expertise

analog circuit, analog design application, digital circuit, digital communication, digital-to-analog conversion, energy generation, laser, laser development, laser ionization spectroscopy, ammunition, pulse power, weaponry gun, ballistic projectile, ground-penetrating radar, electromagnetic radiation detection, laser light scattering, laser accelerometer, radio frequency circuit, laser focusing, radio communication circuit, current-limiting fuse, X-ray laser, power engineering, adaptive optics, beam optics, electronic breadboard, laser ablation, atmospheric optics, space power system, pulse modulation, laser fusion, pulsed ultraviolet laser, Marx generator, impulse generator, nuclear weapon, microwave optics, ionizing radiation, coherent radiation, free-electron laser, laser interferometer, laser optics, laser fabrication, laser design, electronic equipment design, physical optics, spark gap, metal nondestructive testing, electroexplosives nondestructive testing, transducer circuit, electronics nondestructive testing, electronics design engineering, electrical oscillator, electrooptical systems design, firearm construction, coherent laser, pulsed laser radar, electrooptics, lightning, electric pulse circuit, resistance-capacitance circuit, electronic device design, continuous wave laser, electric-power conversion, electric energy generation, pulsed electric energy system, ionization, electromagnetic radiation, firearm, gun, electrical phenomenon, weapon, ammunition, energy system, electromagnetic compatibility, gun action, beta radiation, ultraviolet laser, switching circuit, superconducting circuit, pulsed laser, pulse transformer, optics, nondestructive testing, magnetohydrodynamics, interior ballistics, infrared laser, gun propellant, geometrical optics, gas laser, gas dynamics, flaw detection, fiber optics, electron beam, electromagnetic pulse, electrohydrodynamics, electric discharge, betatron, ballistics, alexandrite laser

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