Expert in Evaporative and Refueling Emission Control
Skills that nobody else in the industry possess except Expert:
1. Complex non-ideal solution (ethanol/gasoline) evaporative and refueling vapor generation model
2. Vapor generation models for predicting:
a. Diurnal and running loss vapor generation as a function of ethanol concentration, fuel vapor pressure,
ambient temperature, and altitude
b. Refueling vapor generation as a function tank fuel RVP, dispensed fuel RVP, tank temperature, dispensed
fuel temperature, air entrainment (liquid seal vs. mechanical seal, and fill type (bottom fill vs. top fill)
3. Canister models based on activated carbon adsorption isotherm and mass/energy balance for predicting:
a. Canister loading (adsorption) breakthrough or bleed emissions
b. Canister purging (desorption) as a function of purge air volume and temperature
c. Canister back-purge (passive purge), especially in multiple diurnals
d. Vapor redistribution during soaks and its effect on bleed emissions
e. EPA working capacity
f. Slow loading diurnal vapor storage capacity (for EPA and CARB 3-day diurnals)
g. Rapid loading refuel vapor storage capacity (EPA ORVR test)
Just retired from GM R&D Center and started a consulting company called Evaporative Emissions Consulting, Inc.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Detroit, Michigan - Warren, Michigan - Flint, Michigan - Sterling Heights, Michigan - Lansing, Michigan - Ann Arbor, Michigan - Livonia, Michigan - Dearborn, Michigan - Westland, Michigan - Toledo, Ohio
|Year: 1979||Degree: PhD||Subject: Chemical Engineering||Institution: The University of Michigan, Ann Anbor|
|Year: 1976||Degree: MS||Subject: Chemical Engineering||Institution: University of California, Los Angeles|
|Year: 1974||Degree: BS||Subject: Chemical Engineering||Institution: Osmania University|
|Years: 2009 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Director||Department:||Responsibilities: Consulting firm|
|Years: 1979 to 2009||Employer: General Motors Research and Development Center||Title: GM Technical Fellow||Department: Chemical and Environmental Laboratory||Responsibilities: Research and development in evaporative and refueling emission control - mathematical modeling and simulation software development, problem solving, new concept development to solve complex automotive evaporative and refueling emission control problems or for reducing the cost and complexity of the systems|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1995 to 2009||Country / Region: Europe||Summary: Helped GM engineers in Europe in the design of evaporative and refueling emission control systems|
|Years: 2000 to 2009||Country / Region: South Korea||Summary: Helped GM engineers in S. Korea in the design of evaporative and refueling emission control systems|
|Associations / Societies|
|Member Society of Automotive Engineers|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|P.E. in State of Michigan|
|Awards / Recognition|
|2002 Boss Kettering Award for Engine off Natural Vacuum Fuel System Leak Detection.
1995 Boss Kettering Award for Innovations in Fuel Systems.
2002 Charles L. McCuen Special Achievement Award for Evaporative Emission Control System Leak Detection.
1993 Charles L. McCuen Special Achievement Award for Innovative Components for Reduced Vehicle Evaporative Emissions.
1989 Charles L. McCuen Special Achievement Award for EVAP-PC Model for Predicting Vehicle Vapor Emissions.
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|26 US patents and several defensive publications; 5 pending
11 SAE Papers
2 papers in international journals
6 graduate studies/research publications in international journals
|Training / Seminars|
|Developed and taught 2-day Society of Automotive Engineers professional development seminar. Title: Evaporative and Refueling Emission Control.
Taught a two-hour class to GM engineers on evaporative and refueling emission control
|Automotive Evaporative and Refueling Emission Control|