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Expert in Economic and Forensic Analysis in Chemical Process Design, Simulation, & Operation; Activated Carbon

Expert ID: 730846 New Mexico, USA

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Expert began working as a professor in 1995 after 8 years of experience with E.L duPont, Ethyl Corporation, and Kraft, Inc. Expert worked in design/development and implemented of chemical processes that included catalyst manufacturing, CFCs, pharmaceutical processing, electromembrane processes and depolymerization. Currently, experts' lab is working with waste plastics into liquid fuels, bioethanol from transgenic alfalfa, and alternative nitrosamine treatment technologies.

Expert is a licensed professional engineer and has consulted for multiple clients in the areas of chemical processing, combustion, and intellectual property and trade secrets.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1989 Degree: Ph. D. Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Oklahoma University
Year: 1986 Degree: B.S. Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Purdue University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1995 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Academic Department Head and Robert Davis Distinguished Achievement Professor Department: Chemical Engineering
Teaching, research and service.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1990 to 1995 Employer: Conoco, Inc. Title: Research Engineer Department: Corporate Process Development
Process Development and pilot plant design/construction/operation.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1989 to 1990 Employer: Ethyl Corporation Title: Sr. Research Engineer Department: R&D
Process Development and laboratory research.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1983 to 1986 Employer: Kraft Inc. Title: Engineer I Department: R&D
Pilot plant operations support and research and development support.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2006 to 2006 Country / Region: China Summary: Toured China with a San Jose company to provide technical support for a polysilicon plant design.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
National Society of Professional Engineers: Board of Directors, 2013-present; PEHE representative to the House of Delegates, 2012-2014; Professional Engineers in Higher Education Interest Group, 2011-12 Immediate Past Chair; 2010-11 Chair, 2009-10 Chair-elect.
New Mexico Society of Professional Engineers
Faculty Advisor to the NSPE@NMSU Student Chapter, 2010-present
Governor of Educational Practice (2000-2010)
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICh E), Faculty Advisor to the NMSU Student AICh E Chapter, 2007-present.
Licenses / Certifications
P.E. New Mexico
Professional Appointments
Board of Directors, National Society of Professional Engineers
Awards / Recognition
2014 NMSU Roush Teaching Award
2014 NMSU EH&S "Friend of Safety" award
Robert Davis Distinguished Professor, 2013
NMSU Distinguished Achievement Professor Award, 2012
Ed and Harold Foreman Engineering Education Excellence Award, 2012
National Society of Professional Engineers, Professional Engineers in Higher Education Engineering Education Excellence Award, 2009
E-Council Outstanding Engineering Professor Award, 2008
AspenTech® Educational Innovation Award, 2004
Outstanding Faculty Member, voted by the 2001 Ch E graduating class
Research Grand Prize, American Academy Environmental Engineers, 1998
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has over 20 publications and 3 patents.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Numerous cases over the last two decades. Have testified in front of juries and arbitration panels. Deposed on over a dozen occasions. Numerous expert reports. Specific information available upon request.
Training / Seminars
He has developed numerous college courses in the course of a nearly 20-year career in academia.

Fields of Expertise

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