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Expert in Heat Transfer, Burns, Burn Injury, Scald Injury, Fluid Flow, and Thermodynamics; Thermal Design, Intellectual Property

Expert ID: 722600 Minnesota, USA

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Expert has had 25 years of experience in engineering with a focus on heat transfer and fluid flow (gases and liquids). He has produced approximately 350 scientific studies (papers, presentations, books, patents, etc) mainly in these areas:

Biomedical engineering
Heat transfer
Fluid flow
Medical device design
Sustainable energy
Climate Change

As a professor at a university in the USA, he teaches both undergraduate and graduate students. He also is a consultant to industry - his clients are primarily in the biomedical, product design, manufacturing, and thermal systems areas. He is also an expert on tissue heating and burns injuries.

This expert has extensive litigation experience as an expert witness. His litigation areas are intellectual property, burn injuries, and product performance and safety. He has approximately 20 depositions and multiple jury trials.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota - Saint Paul, Minnesota - Rochester, Minnesota - Burnsville, Minnesota - Saint Cloud, Minnesota - Eden Prairie, Minnesota - Minnetonka, Minnesota - Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2002 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: University of Minnesota

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2000 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Expert teaches courses in heat transfer, fluid flow, thermodynamics, statics, dynamics, deformable mechanics, and finite element analysis. He also serves as a consultant for a number of companies in the area of heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1994 to 1994 Agency: Role: Laboratory Technician Description: Expert conducted experiments at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Medium-Range Linear Accelerator.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of ASME, ASEE, and SWE.
Licenses / Certifications
Expert is a member of ASME, ASEE, and SWE.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has approximately 300 archival publications or conference papers. He has multiple awarded patents and multiple pending applications.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has worked on cases involving medical malpractice (burns), product performance, and intellectual property.
Has completed 11 depositions, and 6 trial/hearing testimony on a variety of case types including intellectual property, medical devices, personal injury and class action/multi-district litigation.
Training / Seminars
He has taught training courses in the use of finite element software (ANSYS).
He currently teaches courses in mechanical engineering including heat transfer. fluid mechanics, structural mechanics, design, and finite element analysis.
Other Relevant Experience
He has extensive experience at numerical modeling of heat transfer problems. In particualr, he is an expert in electronics cooling, industrial heat transfer and fluid flow, and bioheat transfer, including burns and cryosurgery.

Fields of Expertise

computational heat transfer analysis, heat transfer, heat transfer computer software, heating, fluid mechanics, fluid flow, heat conduction, heat convection, heat transfer fluid, heatsink cooling, thermal design, biological heat transfer, cold plate, burn injury, cryogenic heat transfer, hot water scalding, steam, heat transfer equipment design, heat flux, thermodynamic heat-transfer coefficient, thermal gradient, conduction cooling, heat transfer material, radiant heat transfer, hot plate, multilayer insulation, infrared heater, Stanton number, transient heat transfer, polymer heat transfer, infrared heating, indirect dryer, microprocessor cooling, microprocessor heat transfer, infrared drying, infrared oven, engine cooling system, infrared photography, thermal resistance, thermal transfer printing, skin injury, electronic equipment heat transfer, heat loss, electronic equipment thermal design, fabric filtration, duct fluid flow, heat transfer instrumentation, heat transfer experimentation, electronic equipment heat transfer modeling, biomedical product development, engine heat transfer analysis, thermal load analysis, fluid flow transient, biomedical device design review, infrared sensor, coolant fluid, heat sink, heat-transport property, heat transfer modeling, infrared radiation energy, process-heat transfer, high-temperature process heat transfer, thermal fluid, internal fluid mechanics, biomedical device, electrical equipment, machining heat transfer, two-phase heat transfer, turbulent flow, thermodynamics, thermal food processing, thermal insulation system, multiphase heat transfer, moving heat source, mechanical engineering, infrared heat transfer, heat, manufacturing heat transfer, heat radiation, heat pump, heat exchanger, fluid flow measurement, electronics cooling, dynamic heat transfer, boiling, air flow

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