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Expert in Combustion and fires

Expert ID: 730921 North Carolina, USA

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Expert is a University Professor with more than 20 years experience in combustion research. I have done consulting on combustion engineering and fire consulting for about 10 years. Consulting experience included large industrial fires, the characterization of emission from these fires, chemical releases, and jet fires.

Chemical Warehouse fire in Conyers, Georgia: I investigated emissions from a chemical warehouse fire in rural Georgia where emission of hydrogen bromide and hydrogen chloride were suspected.Warehouse fire in New Orleans, Louisiana: Investigated the emissions of particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) from a warehouse fire containing lumber products. Investigation of emissions of Chromium IV in cement kilns in Southern California.Investigation of the potential of leak of ammonia in an ammonia tank as well as the possibility of back diffusion of water vapor back into an ammonia tank, which may present a problem of corrosion in the storage tank.Investigation of the growth of fires and emissions of particulate matter from fires resulting from the explosion of a gas main in a residential area in San Bruno, California.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Raleigh, North Carolina - Greensboro, North Carolina - Durham, North Carolina - Winston Salem, North Carolina - Fayetteville, North Carolina - Cary, North Carolina - High Point, North Carolina - Greenville, North Carolina - Concord, North Carolina - Rocky Mount, North Carolina

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1993 Degree: PhD Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Stanford University
Year: 1987 Degree: MS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Stanford University
Year: 1986 Degree: BS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Washington University in St. Louis

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2012 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Responsibilities: I carry out research in combustion and computational energy sciences and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the general areas of thermal-fluid sciences, including thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, combustion and turbulence.
Years: 2008 to 2011 Employer: Sandia National Laboratories Title: Technical Staff Department: Combustion Research Facility Responsibilities: I carried out research in combustion science and computational combustion.
Years: 2007 to 2008 Employer: University of California at Berkeley Title: Visiting Assistant Research Engineer Department: Mechanical Engineering Responsibilities: I carried out research in combustion science and computational combustion.
Years: 2004 to 2007 Employer: Sandia National Laboratories Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow Department: Combustion Reserach Facility Responsibilities: I carried out research in combustion science and computational combustion.
Years: 1993 to 1994 Employer: French Petroleum Institute Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow Department: Responsibilities: I carried out research in combustion science and computational combustion.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He is a member of the Combustion Institute, the American Physical Society, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is presently an Associate Fellow of AIAA.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has more than 45 journal publications and more than 20 publications (full papers) in conferences. He has presented many invited talks in the US and internationally.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French French is my second language, which I learned from the first day of elementary school.
Arabic Arabic is my native language.
Spanish My knowledge of Spanish is adequate; but, I don't consider myself very fluent in Spanish.

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