Expert in Building Mechanicals, Energy Use, Vehicle Solar Glare Accidents, Construction Fraud, Solar Panels, Fire Protection Systems, and Building Assessments
Expert also evaluates building mechanical and structural infrastructure. He provide forensic engineering services for attorneys and the insurance industry. He also lends his expertise as an advocate for utility conservation and more equitable electric natural gas, water, and sewer tariffs.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Hartford, Connecticut - Stamford, Connecticut - Waterbury, Connecticut - Yonkers, New York - Providence, Rhode Island
|Year: 1981||Degree: BSME||Subject: Mechanical Engineering||Institution: Lehigh University (PA, U.S.)|
|Year: 1987||Degree: MS||Subject: Engineering Management||Institution: Western New England University|
|Years: 2006 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Adjunct Professor||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert instructs materials science laboratory, energy management, and alternative energy courses to graduate students and upper-level undergraduate students. During this time, Expert has designed, specified, and directed the construction of an outdoor alternative energy laboratory that includes a photovoltaic solar array, evacuated tube solar panel, a flat plate solar panel, and a retractable wind turbine on a 60’ mast. He was the first professor to successfully include the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) Exam as part of an engineering classroom as sponsored by the Association of Energy Engineers.|
|Years: 1985 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Senior Forensic and Mechanical Engineer||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert's eponymous firm undertakes business ventures include energy management, HVAC design and controls, water and utility conservation, plumbing design, boiler design, chiller design, and building systems.|
|Years: 2008 to 2013||Employer: Friendly Ice Cream||Title: Associate Design Engineer||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert assumed responsibilities in building code evaluation, handicap access evaluation, HVAC design, energy management, plumbing design, electrical design, and HVAC controls.|
|Years: 1982 to 1983||Employer: Xidex Corporation||Title: Project Engineer||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert completed machine design, energy management, industrial engineering, and water conservation. He also manage and operate a 50 kW low head water wheel. He also implemented a facility-wide energy conservation program and worked to improve microfilm production by over 30%.|
|Years: 1981 to 1982||Employer: Combustion Engineering||Title: Autoclave Facility Engineer||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for laboratory testing and performance evaluation of various products for the nuclear power industry. His duties consisted of writing test procedures and reports, selection of vendors for materials and services, as well as supervision of technicians and shop workers in the design and manufacture of test equipment. Among others, his key achievements included qualification testing by NRC specifications of C-E’s differential pressure controller, as well as renovation of the autoclave facility. This renovation included machining of vessel heads, design of new support brackets, better insulation of pressure vessels, installation of solid state power relays, and inspection for crack propagation in vessel walls.|
|Associations / Societies|
| Expert maintains active membership in the following:
Tau Beta Pi (engineering honor society founded in 1865);
Association of Energy Engineers (AEE);
The Association of Heating Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE);
Building Officials & Code Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA);
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME),
- Past President, Western Mass. Section 1989-1991.
The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
The National Academy of Forensic Engineers, “Senior Member”
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Expert is registered as an engineer in the following states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. He is also a Certified Energy Manager (C.E.M.) and is a Certified Energy Auditor (C.E.A.) via the Association of Energy Engineers.|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
| Expert has presented at a number of engineering and heat transfer conferences. He has several technical papers and public documents published as well.
He holds patents for wooden perimeter baseboard heating systems and covers for ductless heat pump products. The baseboard units are available in both covers for retrofit to existing and complete units for new construction.
|Expert Witness Experience|
|He has extensive expert witness experience.|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|As an engineer and subject matter expert, he has lent his services to towns (bridge construction), churches (mechanical system renovation), factory settings (industrial mercury poisoning), ski mountains, and other facilities. He has lent expertise on vacuum ovens, too, and on carbon monoxide.
Expert has spearheaded policy changes -- specifically, renewable energy tax incentives and utility rebate allowances.