Expert Details

Expert in International Consulting: Projects, Technologies, Policy: Foresight/Planning Sustainable Agri and Higher Edu.

Expert ID: 107569 Minnesota, USA

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Expert has been involved with the development of over 4000 acres of organic and chemical-free agricultural production. Expert is also working on research and product development for new uses of existing crops and alternative crop production including under-utilized native species. He has developed technical design manuals for bio-energy systems and energy management/conservation programs for farm operations. Expert has consulted internationally on issues of sustainable agriculture and rural/agricultural futures.

Expert has over 20 years of experience in the area of municipal solid waste technology assessment and management including composting, recycling and resource separation, technology and market assessment, policy and planning models. He has specific expertise in methane recovery and cogeneration using landfill gas and direct combustion.

Expert lectures and consults internationally on the post secondary education/training markets including traditional universities, vocational/training programs and community colleges, emerging corporate universities and the private/for-profit institutions. He is on the editorial board of "On the Horizon," a refereed journal that is also available on the internet. He has interests in the areas of knowledge management, complex dynamics, and planning models.

Expert is a futurist who works with public and private sector clients to develop new products, services and technologies that are environmentally and socially responsible. A former tenured professor of environmental sciences, he has been an invited plenary speaker and consultant on topics ranging from the future of higher education to biomass energy. His consulting experience includes: consulting for an international company producing biomass heating systems, an international firm marketing renewable energy and related products from China, an international non-profit on low technology renewable energy products/services.

Expert is a partner in international firm providing second language training for professionals both in-class and virtually (Chinese, Spanish, French, English). He is also co-developer of a virtual charter school, as well as, the consultant to the Open University of Bangladesh on organization, structure and content. He has consulted and been an invited lecturer on e-learning to universities in Indonesia and the Indonesian government. In general, he has been consultant to private sector clients on development of e-learning, web search technologies and innovations in K-12 delivery.

Project director on research programs from United States government agencies including USDA, US Department of Energy, US Office of Environmental Education, National Science Foundation as well as United Nations and various state and local governmentsInvestment advisor for the leveraged buyout of a major curbside recycling firm by a NYSE traded companyConsultant to international corporations developing wind energy and power distribution projectsConsultant to international firm working with government programs on sustainability and energy managementInvestment advisor for financing and development of 4000 acres of minimum tillage and certified organic farming operation

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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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1969 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of Louisville
Year: 1963 Degree: B.S. Subject: Chemistry and Physics Institution: Wilmington College, Ohio

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1976 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: corporate officer, director for research/new products/services
Years: 1971 to 1976 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Associate Professor Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: tenured facuty and dept director, research, teaching, administration
Years: 1969 to 1971 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Post Doctoral Research Associate Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: research/teaching

Career Accomplishments

Awards / Recognition
National Science Teachers Association’s Gustav Ohaus award for college science teaching.
Kellogg Foundation/Partners of the Americas International Fellow

Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has published extensively in professional journals and magazines, and has developed and conducted workshops and seminars for governmental agencies, corporations, and organizations.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Various areas of chemistry
Training / Seminars
Consultant to the Open University of Bangladesh on organization, structure and content
Consultant and invited lecturer on e-learning to universities in Indonesia and the Indonesian government
Consultants to governments of Chile, Uruguay, Venezuela, Indonesia, Rwanda and private clients in these countries and in Central America
Consultant to private sector clients on development of e-learning, web search technologies and innovations in K-12 delivery
Vendor Selection
Expert has experience locating vendors of: all phases of agriculture, sustainable and organic production and markets, and solid and liquid (non-hazardous) waste systems/service.
He has access to: an extensive library, international databases, and industry contacts.
Marketing Experience
Technical/business consultant to international company producing biomass heating systems
Technical and financial consultant for a micro-finance project for clean water in developing country
Technical consultant to company on landfill gas recovery and plastics in waste streams
Partner in international firm providing second language training for professionals both in-class and virtually (Chinese, Spanish, French, English)
Co-developer of a virtual charter school
Consultant to international firm marketing renewable energy and related products from China
Technical consultant to international non-profit on low technology renewable energy products/services
Other Relevant Experience
Expert has recent experience in: 1) renewable energy including wind energy systems, ocean energy technologies, and waste energy recovery from industrial gas expansion and compression systems; 2) commercial wireless network installations for communities and businesses, with a focus on small- and intermediate-sized businesses.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish Can read Spanish.
German Can read German.

Fields of Expertise

the future of work, dynamic innovation, dynamic technology, agriculture future studies, alternative crop, alternative natural resource, sustainable agriculture, composting, municipal solid waste, municipal solid waste composting, municipal solid waste management, municipal solid waste management technology, waste assessment, waste disposal, waste management, waste recovery, waste recycling, future studies, strategic planning, strategic research planning, alternative energy, wind energy, education, crop production, vocational training, market assessment, World Wide Web software, chaos theory, educational software, resource planning, natural resource, energy-efficient electric-load management, technology evaluation, online computer system, solid-waste management, chaotic behavior, solid waste land disposal equipment, chemical element, new product development, neutron-activation analysis, microbiological biomass fuel production, methyl-alcohol fuel, electric power plant environmental impact, waste-incineration energy recovery, rice-hull fuel, cotton stalk fuel, corn stalk fuel, corn cob fuel, crop-residue fuel, cereal-straw fuel, aerated-pile sludge composting, landfill gas, agricultural crop, biomass energy system, wind energy system, energy system, renewable energy system, crop fuel, municipal waste, wood preservation, photochemical solar energy conversion, solar energy, solar collector, peat (fuel), Mossbauer spectroscopy, modeling, methanol, methane fuel, methane, nonhazardous waste incineration, forestry, forest-use environmental impact, ethanol fuel, ethanol, nonhazardous solid waste composting, cogeneration, biomass fuel, applied inorganic chemistry, alcohol environmental effect, alcohol fuel, agriculture, agricultural engineering

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