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Expert in Electrochemical Power Sources

Expert ID: 711874 Maryland, USA

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Expert is an expert in electrochemistry and electric power generation. He is an authority on power source requirements and industrial power source technology. He and his associates are the principal members of a company. They have been involved in the development of primary, secondary, reserve, and thermal lithium electrochemistries. They have developed the specialized safety tests utilized by the Navy and set forth in Navy Lithium Safety Program responsibilities and Procedures (S9310-AQ-SAF-010). They are all former employees of the Department of the Navy and as such are very cognizant of Navy requirements.

Expert's company has research and application experience in all areas of electrochemical power sources. They have the ability to perform full-scale battery development including performance, packaging, safety, and environmental testing. They are also involved in obtaining hazardous waste permits for disposal of lithium batteries after testing is completed.

Expert and his associates have extensive experience in accident investigation involving electrochemical power sources, including determining the cause of accidents involving lithium batteries. Expert has directed a Judge Advocate General's investigation for the Navy surrounding a lithium battery accident. He and his associates have also performed similar investigations in the commercial sector. Expert recently served as an expert witness in a multi-million dollar legal case involving a lithium battery.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Baltimore, Maryland - Frederick, Maryland - Gaithersburg, Maryland - Bowie, Maryland - Reading, Pennsylvania - Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Wilmington, Delaware - Alexandria, Virginia

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1969 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Physics Institution: University of Maryland
Year: 1961 Degree: M.S. Subject: Physics Institution: University of Maryland
Year: 1957 Degree: B.S. Subject: Physics Institution: Worcester Polytechnical Institute

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1989 to 2014 Employer: CEA Associates Title: Consultant, Co-Owner Department: Responsibilities: Developed new lithium batteries.
Years: 1987 to 1989 Employer: Advanced Battery, Inc. Title: Co-Owner Department: Responsibilities: Directed government contracts
Years: 1957 to 1987 Employer: Naval Ordbabce Lac. Title: Research Physicist Department: Solid State Physics-Lithium Battery Safety Responsibilities: Responsible for Lithium Battery safety for U. S. Navy. Reviewed all systems using Lithium Batteries. Developed criteria for safety.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1957 to 1987 Agency: U.S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory Role: Solid State materials Dev. + Battery Safety Description: Directed Lithium Battery safety program for U.S. Navy

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the American Physical Society.
Publications and Patents Summary
He holds three U.S. patents on optical detectors and has two patents in the high energy lithium battery area and one patent pending. He has written a number of government publications and has published over 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert was called upon as an expert witness in a case involving a major manufacturer of sonobuoys. The manufacture was sued by a employee who professed to have been exposed to lithium which raised the lithium levels in his body. He was able to show that under the exposure that the plaintiff experienced that such lithium increases in his body were not possible. His testimony was given in superior court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Vendor Selection
Expert and his associates have experience locating vendors of electrochemical power sources. They have access to extensive personal and professional contacts to act as resources for vendor location.

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