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Expert in Fluid Sealing Technology

Expert ID: 108284 Georgia, USA

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SEALS; MECHANICAL SEALS; LIP SEALS; FACE SEALS. Expert's primary expertise is in the area of fluid sealing technology, a branch of tribology. He specializes in mechanical seals (or face seals) for pumps, compressors, and other turbo machines, and lip seals (or oil seals) for bearings and other applications, which are types of rotary seals. He has developed mathematical techniques and computer programs to analyze the behavior of and to design such seals. This work involves fluid dynamics, gas dynamics, and structural mechanics, and is applicable to both liquid seals and gas seals. He has also conducted experimental research and development work on seals. For example, he has developed an electronically-controlled mechanical seal, incorporating a microprocessor-based adaptive control system. Complementing his research work, he teaches courses in fluid mechanics and heat transfer, and is chair of his school's tribology research group.


Expert has written many refereed journal publications, and presented many conference papers, in these areas.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Atlanta, Georgia - Athens, Georgia - Macon, Georgia - Roswell, Georgia - Marietta, Georgia - Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1967 Degree: ScD Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: M.I.T.
Year: 1963 Degree: MS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: M.I.T.
Year: 1963 Degree: BS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: M.I.T.

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2014 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Emeritus Department: Mechanical Engineering Responsibilities:
Years: 1987 to 2014 Employer: Georgia Institute of Technology Title: Georgia Power Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department: Mechanical Engineering Responsibilities:
Years: 1972 to 1987 Employer: Borg Warner Research Center Title: Manager, Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1972 to 1972 Employer: M.I.T. Title: Associate Professor Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1968 to 1972 Employer: M.I.T. Title: Assistant Professor Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1966 to 1968 Employer: University of California/Berkeley Title: Assistant Professor Department: Mechanical Engineering Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
• Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
• Fellow, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE)
• Tau Beta Pi (honorary engineering fraternity)
• Sigma Xi (honorary scientific research fraternity)
Licenses / Certifications
P. E. Georgia
Professional Appointments
• Associate Editor, Journal of Fluids Engineering, ASME
• Associate Editor, Journal of Tribology, ASME
• Associate Editor, Tribology Transactions, STLE
• Member of Editorial Board, Sealing Technology, Elsevier
• Member of the Editorial Board, Mechanika (Lithuania)
• Member of the Editorial Board, J. of Engineering Tribology
• Member of the Editorial Board, Advances in Tribology (online journal)
• Member of the Editorial Board, J. of Engineering Tribology
• Member of the Editorial Board, Advances in Tribology (online journal)
Awards / Recognition
• Henry R. Worthington Medal, ASME
• Sealing Technology Paper Award, STLE
• Edmond E. Bisson Award, STLE
• Frank P. Bussick Award, STLE
• Machine Design Award, ASME
• Mayo D. Hersey Award, ASME
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has been granted six patents and has over 80 publications and 100 conference presentations.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
2014; Deposition. For plaintiff.
Patent Infringement, 2011-2013, Deposition. For plaintiff.
Patent Infringement; 2009 – Trial. For plaintiff.
Liability; 2009 - Expert Report. For defendant.
Patent Validity, Patent Infringement; 2006-2010; Expert Reports. For plaintiff.
Patent Infringement; 2006-2008 – expert report. For defendant.
Patent Infringement; 2004-2008; Depositions. For plaintiff.
Patent Infringement; 1997-2003; Depositions. For defendant.
Liability; 1999-2000; Depositions. For defendant.
Patent Ownership,1996 - Deposition, Trial. For plaintiff.
Training / Seminars
Has taught undergraduate/graduate courses in fluid mechanics and thermodynamics.
Has given short courses in fluid sealing technology.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German
French

Fields of Expertise

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