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Expert in Heat Transfer, Applied Thermodynamics, Numerical Conduction, Analytical Conduction, Convection

Expert ID: 725831 Colorado, USA

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Expert has extensive experience in both numerical and analytical heat transfer analysis covering both steady-state and transient situations with applications to thermal history, thermal response, electronic cooling, temperature profiles, thermal design, heat flow rate determination and more.

He has extensive experience in applied thermodynamics with applications for renewable energy, HVAC, air engines, novel heat engines, and more.

He designed, built, tested, and characterized operation of a prototype ground-source heat engine.He designed, built, and tested a novel thermoelectric generation demonstration device which produced an LED light display from hot water.He provided analytical and numerical conduction analysis to support the design and testing of a high speed wear device.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Denver, Colorado - Colorado Springs, Colorado - Aurora, Colorado - Arvada, Colorado - Pueblo, Colorado - Westminster, Colorado - Boulder, Colorado - Greeley, Colorado - Longmont, Colorado

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1991 Degree: PhD Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Brigham Young University
Year: 1988 Degree: MS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Brigham Young University
Year: 1987 Degree: BS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Brigham Young University
Year: 1987 Degree: minor Subject: Mathematics Institution: Brigham Young University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2006 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department Responsibilities: He is a full Professor of mechanical engineering responsible for research, class instruction, curriculum development, student advisement, university and professional service.
Years: 2002 to 2006 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Associate Professor Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department Responsibilities: He was an associate Professor of mechanical engineering responsible for research, class instruction, curriculum development, student advisement, university and professional service.
Years: 1995 to 2002 Employer: Mississippi State University Title: Associate Professor Department: Mechanical Engineering Department Responsibilities: He was an associate Professor of mechanical engineering responsible for research, class instruction, curriculum development, student advisement, university and professional service.
Years: 1991 to 1995 Employer: Mississippi State University Title: Assistant Professor Department: Mechanical Engineering Department Responsibilities: He was an assistant Professor of mechanical engineering responsible for research, class instruction, curriculum development, student advisement, university and professional service.
Years: 1992 to 1992 Employer: Argonne National Laboratory West Title: summer faculty participation Department: EBR II operations analysis Responsibilities: He developed methodology to incorporate experimental flow measurements into a decay heat analysis computer program.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1998 to 2001 Agency: DARPA Role: Principal Investigator Description: He worked on a research project to develop a ground-source heat engine.
Years: 2005 to 2006 Agency: U.S. Army Space Command Role: Co- Principal Investigator Description: He worked on a research project to explore near-space vehicle platform operation and performance.
Years: 1992 to 1995 Agency: National Science Foundation Role: Principal Investigator Description: He worked on a research project to examine thermal properties of electrorheological fluids.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
He is an ASME member and a member of ASME Performance Test Codes Committee.
Licenses / Certifications
He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Colorado.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has authored or co-authored 29 publications.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish He can speak, read, and write Spanish with moderate proficiency.

Fields of Expertise

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