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Expert in Control engineering, wind energy, modularization and standardization

Expert ID: 735461 New York, USA

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Expert is an accomplished professional with ample breadth and depth of technical and executive management expertise, gained at major global engineering companies.

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

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
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

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
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

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
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.

International Experience

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

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Security Clearance:
Granted by the U.S. Dept of Commerce, Industry and Security
Licenses / Certifications
Corporate Training:
Project Management
6-Sigma Quality Program
Professional Appointments
Reviewer:
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
Patents: 7
Publications: 9
Projects: 11
Conferences (speaker): 4
▪ IEEE American Control Conference
▪ IEEE Control and Decision Conference
▪ European Control Conference
▪ Wind Energy conferences

Patents:
▪ 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

Additional Experience

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.
Vendor Selection
Supplier qualification for General Electric, Siemens and Vestas.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Fluent
French Independent User
Russian Basic User
Romanian Proficient User

Fields of Expertise

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