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Expert in Hydraulics/Hydrology, Stormwater Management, Environmental Engineering, Heat Transfer, Spreadsheets

Expert ID: 730717 Utah, USA

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Expert has taught fluid mechanics to civil engineering, mechanical engineering and engineering science students over a period of 30 years. Since retiring from engineering education, he has been active in preparation of Excel spreadsheets for fluid mechanics/hydraulics/hydrology calculations, including "low cost, easy to use Excel spreadsheets" in the areas of pipe flow, open channel flow, pipe flow rate measurement, and custom spreadsheets prepared for clients for applications such as natural gas pipeline calculations and calculations of required diameters for oil drainage through partially full pipelines. He has also authored several online, continuing education courses for Professional Engineers on fluid flow topics.

Expert's PhD research was concerned with biological wastewater treatment. Since then, he has taught a variety of environmental engineering subjects at both the undergraduate and graduate level, with emphasis on the areas of municipal wastewater treatment and industrial wastewater treatment. He has also supervised graduate student research in wastewater treatment topics and published articles in this area. He has prepared spreadsheets for activated sludge design and operations calculations, and has authored several online, continuing education courses for Professional Engineers on wastewater treatment topics.

Expert regularly taught a senior level hydraulics/hydrology course with emphasis on stormwater management. He has also prepared several spreadsheets for stormwater management calculations, such as hydraulic design of storm sewers, detention pond routing, and detention pond design. He has also authored several online, continuing education courses for Professional Engineers on stormwater management topics.

He carried out heat transfer and fluid flow calculations to help a client demonstrate that a proposed process for production of biocoal from wood chips could be operated in such a way that it would be energy self-sufficient. That is so that the process would produce enough byproduct energy to supply its energy input needs.He prepared spreadsheets for an engineering firm to make a variety of calculations for gravity flow in partially full pipes, including flow of water and flow of oil.He prepared spreadsheets for natural gas pipeline calculations, including calculation of oxygen and methane concentrations during a purging process and estimation of a gas leakage rate. Expert has taught fluid mechanics to civil engineering, mechanical engineering and engineering science students over a period of 30 years. Since retiring from engineering education, he has been active in preparation of Excel spreadsheets for fluid mechanics/hydraulics/hydrology calculations, including "low cost, easy to use Excel spreadsheets" in the areas of pipe flow, open channel flow, pipe flow rate measurement, and custom spreadsheets prepared for clients for applications such as natural gas pipeline calculations and calculations of required diameters for oil drainage through partially full pipelines. He has also authored several online, continuing education courses for Professional Engineers on fluid flow topics.

Expert's PhD research was concerned with biological wastewater treatment. Since then, he has taught a variety of environmental engineering subjects at both the undergraduate and graduate level, with emphasis on the areas of municipal wastewater treatment and industrial wastewater treatment. He has also supervised graduate student research in wastewater treatment topics and published articles in this area. He has prepared spreadsheets for activated sludge design and operations calculations, and has authored several online, continuing education courses for Professional Engineers on wastewater treatment topics.

Expert regularly taught a senior level hydraulics/hydrology course with emphasis on stormwater management. He has also prepared several spreadsheets for stormwater management calculations, such as hydraulic design of storm sewers, detention pond routing, and detention pond design. He has also authored several online, continuing education courses for Professional Engineers on stormwater management topics.

He carried out heat transfer and fluid flow calculations to help a client demonstrate that a proposed process for production of biocoal from wood chips could be operated in such a way that it would be energy self-sufficient. That is so that the process would produce enough byproduct energy to supply its energy input needs.

He prepared spreadsheets for an engineering firm to make a variety of calculations for gravity flow in partially full pipes, including flow of water and flow of oil.

He prepared spreadsheets for natural gas pipeline calculations, including calculation of oxygen and methane concentrations during a purging process and estimation of a gas leakage rate.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: West Hampton, Utah - Woodcove, Utah - Willow Cove, Utah - Westgate, Utah - Wood Haven, Utah - Westridge, Utah - Willow Green, Utah - Woodledge, Utah

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1971 Degree: PhD Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: University of Colorado
Year: 1965 Degree: M.S. Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Iowa State University
Year: 1963 Degree: B.S. Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Iowa State University
Year: 1971 Degree: PhD Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: University of Colorado
Year: 1965 Degree: M.S. Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Iowa State University
Year: 1963 Degree: B.S. Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Iowa State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1975 to 2002 Employer: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Title: Department: Civil Engineering Department Responsibilities: Expert taught undergraduate and graduate level courses, primarily in environmental engineering and engineering science, and supervised graduate student research.
Years: 1993 to 2000 Employer: Title: Dean Department: Responsibilities: As Dean, expert had overall administrative and leadership responsibility for the SIUE School of Engineering. During his tenure as Dean, a new program received accreditation, four existing programs were reaccredited with very good accreditation reviews; two new graduate programs and one new undergraduate program were approved with new funding; funding was obtained for a new engineering building; the building was constructed and the school moved into it.
Years: 1988 to 1993 Employer: Title: Assistant Dean Department: Responsibilities: His duties as Assistant Dean included contact with prospective and incoming undergraduate transfer students, overseeing advisement of undergraduate students and serving as Acting Dean in his absence.
Years: 1983 to 1988 Employer: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Title: Department: School of Engineering Responsibilities: As Director of the Environmental Resources Training Center (ERTC), he had overall administrative and leadership responsibility for the ERTC. This included supervision of the staff, hiring new staff, interaction with university central administration, and interaction with state government agencies to maintain funding for ERTC operations.
Years: 1971 to 1975 Employer: Rockhurst College Title: Department: Engineering Science Department Responsibilities: Expert taught engineering science courses, including fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and engineering drawing. He served as Department Chair from 6/73 to 6/75.
Years: 1966 to 1967 Employer: U.S. Peace Corps Title: Department: Responsibilities: Served in Tanzania, East Africa, as a mathematics and physics teacher at a boys' secondary boarding school at Malangali, Tanzania.
Years: 1992 to 2009 Employer: Geo Environmental Services, Inc Title: Department: Responsibilities: Expert prepared reports and proposals and assisted with field work in the area of soil and groundwater contamination, primarily from leaking underground storage tanks.
Years: 1989 to 1990 Employer: Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Expert conducted a troubleshooting study of a hospital incinerator.
Years: 1975 to 2002 Employer: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Title: Department: Civil Engineering Department Responsibilities: Expert taught undergraduate and graduate level courses, primarily in environmental engineering and engineering science, and supervised graduate student research.
Years: 1993 to 2000 Employer: Title: Dean Department: Responsibilities: As Dean, expert had overall administrative and leadership responsibility for the SIUE School of Engineering. During his tenure as Dean, a new program received accreditation, four existing programs were reaccredited with very good accreditation reviews; two new graduate programs and one new undergraduate program were approved with new funding; funding was obtained for a new engineering building; the building was constructed and the school moved into it.
Years: 1988 to 1993 Employer: Title: Assistant Dean Department: Responsibilities: His duties as Assistant Dean included contact with prospective and incoming undergraduate transfer students, overseeing advisement of undergraduate students and serving as Acting Dean in his absence.
Years: 1983 to 1988 Employer: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Title: Department: School of Engineering Responsibilities: As Director of the Environmental Resources Training Center (ERTC), he had overall administrative and leadership responsibility for the ERTC. This included supervision of the staff, hiring new staff, interaction with university central administration, and interaction with state government agencies to maintain funding for ERTC operations.
Years: 1971 to 1975 Employer: Rockhurst College Title: Department: Engineering Science Department Responsibilities: Expert taught engineering science courses, including fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and engineering drawing. He served as Department Chair from 6/73 to 6/75.
Years: 1966 to 1967 Employer: U.S. Peace Corps Title: Department: Responsibilities: Served in Tanzania, East Africa, as a mathematics and physics teacher at a boys' secondary boarding school at Malangali, Tanzania.
Years: 1992 to 2009 Employer: Geo Environmental Services, Inc Title: Department: Responsibilities: Expert prepared reports and proposals and assisted with field work in the area of soil and groundwater contamination, primarily from leaking underground storage tanks.
Years: 1989 to 1990 Employer: Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Expert conducted a troubleshooting study of a hospital incinerator.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Professional Engineer in Missouri
Awards / Recognition
Elected to membership in Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society, Phi Lambda Upsilon chemistry honor society, and Phi Kappa Phi academic honor society.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 18 publications, including articles in refereed journals, conference presentations, and consulting reports. He has also authored 35 online continuing education courses for Professional Engineers.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Expert has authored 35 online, continuing education courses for Professional Engineers covering a variety of hydraulics/hydrology, stormwater management, heat transfer, and renewable energy topics. Example titles are: Introduction to Solar Energy, Hydraulic Design of Storm Sewers, Flow Measurement in Pipes and Ducts, Pipe Flow/Friction Factor Calculations with Excel, Rational Method Calculations with Excel, and Activated Sludge Calculations with Excel.

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