Expert in Control engineering, wind energy, modularization and standardization
Expert ID: 735461 New York, USA
Communication skills: excellent communication and negotiation skills gained throughout my career while working in assignments through different levels in complex organizations
Organizational/ managerial skills: numerous international leadership assignments throughout my career
Job- related skills: responsible for coaching, mentoring and training new employees
Digital skills: information processing, communication, content creation, safety, problem-solving.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, NY - Hamburg, Germany
|Year: 2011||Degree: Executive MBA||Subject: Strategy and Organizational Behavior||Institution: University of California at Irvine|
|Year: 2000||Degree: Ph.D.||Subject: Electrical Engineering, Control Design||Institution: University of California at Santa Barbara|
|Year: 1996||Degree: M.S.||Subject: Electrical Engineering, Control Design||Institution: University of California at Santa Barbara|
|Years: 2016 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Professor||Department: Aarhus School of Engineering||Responsibilities: To develop the Energy System Integration program at Aarhus University in 2 campuses, online learning and develop a funding program in collaboration with local companies and government entities.
▪ Part of the Energy System Integration program at Aarhus University, in charge with teaching, research and student evaluation, industrial and government support.
|Years: 2014 to 2016||Employer: Vestas Wind Systems||Title: Senior Manager||Department: Industrialization||Responsibilities: Full responsibility for the development and implementation of the Industrialization program for Vestas next generation platform.
Introduction of the new platform-based product development, based on optimal modular architecture, system engineering concepts and full life-cycle and full value chain optimization
Introduction of the new Standardization and Interface management methods and processes
Established the modularization and architecture development program and roll out in the next generation onshore platform
Established the impact of the supply chain constraints on the product development and developed solutions to achieve optimal best-in-class product across a variety of market segments through product configuration
|Years: 2011 to 2014||Employer: Siemens||Title: Manager||Department: Product Architecture||Responsibilities: Implementation of system engineering concepts for Siemens wind turbines. Interface between product management and component design to establish a best-in-class onshore and offshore turbine architecture and next generation product roadmap
Developed the strategic vision and KPI metrics for the R&D Department and established management and performance guidelines for the R&D teams
Management of Chief Engineers and cross-functional technical teams to develop new technology and product roadmaps. Introduction of standardization and modularization
concepts in the design phase. Acted as innovation leaders across the R&D organization.
Drafted government and EU funded project proposals with universities in Denmark and across Europe. Member of the Executive Board of the INNWIND.EU program.
|Years: 2007 to 2011||Employer: DeWind||Title: Manager||Department: Engineering||Responsibilities: Developed an engineering team to deliver integrated system designs for large scale wind turbines. Organized the fleet management, monitoring and service program for the DeWind D8.2 US fleet.
Recruited, trained, mentored marketing and service professionals responsible for customer interaction. Drove projects through tollgate reviews and provided technical leadership
Contributed to hiring and retention of consultants to perform wind turbine system installations and upgrades
Established a new engineering research group in Mumbai, India.
|Years: 2002 to 2007||Employer: General Electric||Title: Project Leader||Department: Global Research Center||Responsibilities: Led global technical teams (USA, Germany, India and China) to develop next generation of systems and advanced controls for the GE Wind Division.
Developed, tested and implemented advanced controls for several applications. Planned and
managed resources for to transition of new technology into profitable business.
Recruited and supervised internal personnel and external consultants. Executed project plan and methodology, which formed cohesive team environment comprised of programmers, internal technologists and third party consultants
Active promoter of wind energy through academic seminars and government workshops. Lead Author of Report Chapter 3, “Manufacturing, Materials, & Resources,” U.S. 20% Wind Energy by 2030, U.S. Department of Energy, DOE/GO-102008-2567
|Years: 2002 to 2019||Agency: USA / Department of Energy||Role: Reviewer for DARPA-E||Description: Project review submitted for various funding calls under DARPA-E program.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2000 to 2019||Country / Region: USA, Europe, India, China, South Korea||Summary: Project Leader and Manager for engineering groups for General Electric, Daewoo, Siemens and Vestas|
|Associations / Societies|
Granted by the U.S. Dept of Commerce, Industry and Security
|Licenses / Certifications|
6-Sigma Quality Program
IEEE American Control Conference
IEEE Control and Decision Conference
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
European Control Conference
Journal of Wind Energy
|Awards / Recognition|
|Awards and Invited Talks
Best Paper Award, General Electric – General Electric, Global Research Center
Technical Achievement Award, General Electric – General Electric, Global Research Center
Finalist of the “Outstanding Teaching Assistant’’ Award
Awarded “Anthony Trust Fellowship’’
SUNY – Oneonta, NY: Wind Turbine Characteristics and Design
Renssellaer Polytechnic Inst.: Wind Energy Systems
Univ. of Illinois – Urbana: Open Problems in Modeling and Control of Wind Turbines
|Medical / Professional|
|Control Applications for Power Generation: A Tutorial, Some Advanced Topics and Many Open Problems, American Control Conference
Control of Dynamical Systems Using Bounded Feedback, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California at Santa Barbara
Anti-windup for Exponentially Unstable Linear Systems with Rate and Magnitude Input Limits, in V. Kapila and K. Grigoriadis, editors, “Actuator Saturation Control,” Marcel Dekker
Anti-windup for Exponentially Unstable Linear Systems with Inputs Limited in Magnitude and Rate: Theory and Application, Internal Report CCEC-00-0718, Center for Control Engineering and Computation, U.C. Santa Barbara
|Publications and Patents Summary|
Conferences (speaker): 4
▪ IEEE American Control Conference
▪ IEEE Control and Decision Conference
▪ European Control Conference
▪ Wind Energy conferences
▪ System and method for loads reduction in a horizontal-axis wind turbine. United States Patent
▪ Power loss reduction in turbulent wind for a wind turbine using localized sensing and control. United States Patent
▪ Methods and apparatus for controlling rotary machines. United States Patent
▪ Method and apparatus for wind turbine braking. United States Patent
▪ Vibration damping method for variable speed wind turbines. United States Patent
▪ System and method for upwind speed based control of a wind turbine. United States Patent
▪ Vibration damping system and method for variable speed wind turbines. United States Patent
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Member of the expert team during a litigation between General Electric and Mitsubishi|
|Training / Seminars|
|Expert has developed a course on Wind Energy Technical Training and trained numerous teams in USA and Europe.|
|Supplier qualification for General Electric, Siemens and Vestas.|