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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 15 years of experience in the theory and application of computational heat transfer/fluid flow analysis. He has applied commercial software codes to problems in material processing, electronic cooling, internal-flow devices, biomedical device design, and other industrial applications.

He has worked on a number of industrial projects involving fluid flow applications. His work encompasses numerical and experimental investigations. Most of his experience deals with situations involving internal flow (fluid flow inside passages). Recent applications include liquid-cooled cold plates used for the thermal management of electronics, fluid flow in biological systems, and gas flow in HVAC devices.

He has taught courses in heat conduction for approximately 15 years. In addition, he has worked on a number of industrial projects which involve conduction processes. These projects include optimizing conduction-based web processing, heat transfer in structural members, and conduction within tissue.

He has worked extensively in the thermal design of various devices that rely of liquid as a heat transfer medium. This process, called convective heat transfer, is often coupled with heat conduction within the walls that bound the fluid region. These coupled problems are termed "conjugate". Expert's experience includes both gases and liquids as heat transfer fluids. Examples of applications include fiber-melt spinning, forced convection web curing, and internal flow convection.

Expert has worked for 10 years in academia and industry in the area of thermal design. His work encompasses teaching courses in heat transfer, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and computational methods of heat transfer and fluid flow. In addition, he has worked with numerous companies optimizing industrial products with regard to their thermal performance. Typical applications include the thermal management of electronics, thermal modeling of biomedical devices, liquid coldplates, web processing, and heat exchanger design.

Expert has worked on a wide-variety of thermal therapies and studies involving heat transfer in living tissue. The work has encompassed both numerical simulation and experimental investigations. His experience includes the evaluation of various thermal/fluid flow medical devices and the optimization of therapies. Expert has participated in litigation related to biological heat transfer processes including burn and malpractice suits.

Modeling and designing coldplates for applications in high-power electronics cooling. Work includes both experiment and simulation.

Expert has developed methods to predict the extent of burn injuries and has published multiple papers in this field. He has worked with medical companies to design devices that use heat or cold to treat various afflictions. He has worked with many companies to ensure their devices do not burn patients.

Expert has completed numerous consulting activities for biomedical companies dealing with heat transfer rand fluid flow through the human body and medical devices. Recently, he has completed a project for Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. on the modeling of hemodynamics associated with orbital atherectomy procedures.He has worked as an expert for various legal cases including cases involving litigation relating to thermal and fluid flow processes. Expert is currently consulting with Medtronic on a project to improve safety of implantable devices. Expert is currently consulting with Galil Medical to design cryosurgical devices to treat kidney cancer.For a Medical Center, he was an engineering consultant on the design of biofluid warming devices. He built a computational model to imitate the fluid flow and heat transfer in a multiply folded, blood-warming apparatus, and provided instruction in the use of finite element software. He also consulted on the experimental and computational analysis of the efficacy of air-jet impingement for patient warming in surgery-room environments.

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: Undisclosed 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.
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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