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Expert in Electrical Engineering, Grounding, Electromagnetics, Safety, and Lightning Protection

Expert ID: 723980 New Jersey, USA

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Expert has a wide and diverse experience in electrical engineering including general areas of power, electromagnetics, electronics and lightning. Within these areas his primary competency is electrical and electromagnetics safety, lightning protection and grounding. During his graduate research, Expert interests extended to electronic/solid-state materials, integrated circuit design, electrooptics and electromagnetic propagation. He also served as a design engineer for advanced antennas.

Expert currently uses the experience enumerated above to provide lightning risk assessments, design review of equipment and lightning protection systems, transient/surge protection studies, grounding system design, electromagnetic safety assessments and electrical safety audits. He performs a forensic electrical studies and expert witness services as well.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2002 Degree: PhD Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: New Jersey Institute of Technology
Year: 1992 Degree: MS Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Year: 1987 Degree: BS Subject: Physics Institution: Seton Hall University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1992 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Electronics Engineer Department: Communications Electronics Command
Responsibilities:
Expert is a technical advisor to senior management, mentor to junior engineers.
He is responsible for electrical/ electromagnetic design safety of telecommunications, intelligence and power systems.
He serves as an Army consultant and expert in electrical safety and lightning protection. Expert formulates lightning protection and electrical safety engineering safety guidance for Army-wide application. He investigates electrical accidents and formulates protective measures and is responsible for formulation and conduct of research programs in the area of lightning protection and grounding.
Expert represents the Army at industry, government and consensus forums in specialty area.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1998 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Principal Consulting Engineer Department:
Responsibilities:
Expert is a specialist in lightning, electromagnetics, grounding, electrical power and safety. He conducts site/design assessments for direct strike lightning and electromagnetic environment susceptibility. Expert provides expert witness and litigation support to trial attorneys as a contract consultant in personal injury, negligence and wrongful-death law cases. Areas of specialization include lightning, electrical safety and engineering issues. Expert provides consultation services on electrical safety issues, concerns and abatement of hazards. This includes product safety engineering services, including coordinating testing and listings.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
- Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

- National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) – Principal Member and Chair of NFPA Technical Committee 780 on Lightning Protection
- U.S. National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission, Deputy Technical Advisor, Committee 81 on Lightning Protection
- International Association of Electrical Inspectors: Inspector Member
Licenses / Certifications
Professional Engineer (New Jersey) 1997.
Awards / Recognition
Expert is listed in Who’s Who in the World as engineer and inventor. He has also earned the following awards:

Department of the Army System Safety Professional of the Year;
United States Army Materiel Command Federal Engineer of the Year (two times), awarded by National Society of Professional Engineers;
United States Army Materiel Command System Safety Engineer of the Year (two times);
Commander's Civilian Service Award, U.S. Army;
Department of the Army Superior Civilian Service Award.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has two patents awarded.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has worked on a variety of cases as expert witness (plaintiff and defendant) involving product defects, wrongful injury/fatality, electrical accidents and restraint of trade.
Training / Seminars
Expert has presented several training courses in his field, including lightning protection engineering and design for electrical safety.

Fields of Expertise

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