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Expert in Innovating Profit Maximization through Energy Efficiency; Offering Patented Methods which Others do not Consider

Expert ID: 734968 Mississippi, USA

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Expert's practical understanding of aerodynamic phenomena has allowed him to invent methods, such as his "Deturbulator" to circumvent limitations in maximizing lift while minimizing drag. He has demonstrated this in independently validated flight tests on multiple aircraft. His approach is based on theoretically analyzing the problem to identify the fundamental bottlenecks and utilizing neglected effects, such as small unsteadiness to obtain real-life performance levels not believed possible. He is an experimental researcher and has used his insight to reduce aerodynamic drag of trucks and other road vehicles as well as devising more efficient air delivery in cooling and ventilating systems and reducing airflow noise. He always considers imperfect real world conditions in his solutions.

Oil and Gas: Winner of GE GHG Reduction Ecoimagination II based on Gobal Competition: Developed Patented “Deturbulator” Enhanced Heat Transfer Technology for simultaneous Reduction of Cost and Emissions for Steam Generation for retrofit in SAGD oil sand mining. Existing technology cannot deliver savings within size and flow restriction limits. (2015-2017)

Aircraft: Provided improved 20% increased Lift-to-Drag in turbulent atmosphere (not feasible with Laminar Flow Airfoils) resulting in as yet unbeaten FAI records for Distance, Speed and Altitude for Battery powered Luciole MC30e Electric Microlight Aircraft. (2011-2013)

20% increase in best Lift to Drag Ratio of Standard Cirrus Sailplane, verified by Richard Johnson (Soaring Society of America, Magazine, May 2007).

Automobile Aeroacoustics: Developed Compact Patented Sunroof wind Deflector to reduce broadband open-sunroof wind noise across low and high speeds by over 5dBA on existing high-end SUV, and exceed performance levels of best larger deflectors in the marketplace. (2016)

Automobile HVAC: Provided solution for efficient focused delivery of conditioned airflow across an unconditioned space. (2016)

Truck Fuel Economy: Demonstrated 7% increase in Class-8 over the road fleet fuel economy (mpg) by using Low-Cost “virtual streamlining” of varied-shape and size loads on open trailers.
Consultant and Primary Subcontractor for Aerodynamic Flow Control, Global Aircraft Corporation, Starkville, MS, (1999 May - 2000 June).

Assisted Global Aircraft in submitting a SBIR Phase-0 proposal to State of Mississippi to obtain preliminary data for establishing feasibility of active boundary layer flow separation control on the NLF-0414F Natural Laminar Flow wing of their advanced trainer. Obtained the grant and conducted flight tests.

Assisted Global in preparing proposal and obtaining a SBIR Phase-1 Grant from the National Science Foundation titled, “Electro-Mechanical Micro-Vibratory Transducers for Boundary Layer Flow Control”. Successfully completed this project and assisted in submitting a SBIR Phase-II proposal to NSF.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Memphis, Tennessee - Jackson, Tennessee

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1986 Degree: Ph.D Subject: Mechanical Engineering-Fluid Thermal Sciences Institution: University of Miami
Year: 1981 Degree: M.S. Subject: Mechanical Eng/Fluid Thermal Sciences Institution: University of Miami
Year: 1978 Degree: B.Tech Honours Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to 2018 Employer: SINHATECH Title: President / Owner Department: Management/Engineering Responsibilities: Obtaining Engineering R&D contracts based on expertise and innovations, directing project activities including developing facilities as needed and working around problems, interacting with customers, legal, suppliers and financiers, developing and managing IP and personnel in this 4-5 person firm
Years: 1989 to 2007 Employer: University of Mississippi Title: Associate Professor Department: Mechanical Engineering Responsibilities: Teaching/developng Mechanical engineering graduate and undergraduate theory and lab courses and supervising Ph.D. and MS research. Obtaining research grants based on innovative ideas and directing projects, publishing and presenting papers, reviewing papers and proposals and faculty adviser for ASME and AIAA student chapters
Years: 1988 to 1989 Employer: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Title: Visiting Assistant Professor Department: Mechanical Engineering Responsibilities: Teaching Mechanical Engineering Design and supervising MS student as principal investigator on grant from National Science Foundation
Years: 1987 to 1988 Employer: Florida International University Title: Visiting Assistant Professor Department: Industrial Engineering Responsibilities: Teaching Industrial Engineering Courses and obtaining external funding for research
Years: 1986 to 1987 Employer: Florida International University Title: Adjunct Research Professor Department: Mechanical Engineering Responsibilities: Developing laboratories for teaching and research, teaching a wide variety of undergraduate courses in mechanical engineering, obtained external R&D funding from hovercraft manufacturer, publishing research papers

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2018 to 2018 Country / Region: Canada, Calgary, AB Summary: Invited Suncor Academic Forum, Oil Sands extraction cost reduction
Years: 2018 to 2018 Country / Region: Japan, Nagoya Summary: Demonstrated Technology at Toyota Supplier's Test Facility, HVAC
Years: 2018 to 2018 Country / Region: France, Sisteron, Provence Summary: Boosted Luciole MC30e Electric Aircraft endurance, speed and climb rate by installing Expert-Deturbulators on Wings
Years: 2018 to 2018 Country / Region: India, IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal Summary: Joint R&D and Teaching, Laboratory for Tropical Storms
Years: 2018 to 2018 Country / Region: India, IIT Bhubanesar, Odisha Summary: GIAN Course on Fixed Wing UAV Design

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Excellent
Bengali Excellent
Hindi Fair
German Poor
Spanish Poor

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