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Expert in Laser Accidents, Medical and Otherwise

Expert ID: 728542 California, USA

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Expert is a Ph.D. physicist and has served as an expert witness on laser injury cases since 1996, He has an exceedingly strong laser backgound with 23 patents and several publications in the fields of lasers, electro-optics and medical laser accidents. He has served as a laser safety trainer and consultant for more than 25 years and has served on the ANSI Z136 consensus committee and a number of Z136 subcommittees for several years.

Expert has provided consulting services in the area of laser sasfety to corporate and government groups for more than two decades.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Sacramento, California - Stockton, California - Modesto, California - Concord, California - Vallejo, California - Richmond, California - Fairfield, California - Antioch, California - Vacaville, California - Reno, Nevada

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1970 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Physics Institution: University of California, Riverside
Year: 1966 Degree: M.S. Subject: Physics Institution: University of California, Riverside
Year: 1962 Degree: B.S. Subject: Physics Institution: La Sierra University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities: He is the sole proprietor and provides services including serving as a laser injury expert witness and laser safety training and consulting.
Years: 1983 to 2009 Employer: High-Rez Diagnostics, Inc. Title: Vice President & Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Expert was President or Vice President of High-Rez Diagnostics, Inc. for 26 years and during this time he served as a trainer and consultant in the field of radiation (laser, radio frequency and x-ray/nuclear) safety. Since 1996 he has served as an expert witness on laser injury cases.
Years: 1980 to 1988 Employer: Pacific Union College Title: Professor of Physics Department: Responsibilities: Expert was a research professor with both teaching and research responsibilities. Courses taught included biophysics and quantum mechanics, etc., and his primary research speciality was photoacoustic microscopy. It was during this period that he started training and consulting in radiation safety for High-Rez Diagnostics, Inc., the company he formed.
Years: 1962 to 1980 Employer: Naval Weapons Center Title: Physicist Department: Responsibilities: As a physicist, Expert worked on several projects during this 18-year period. These projects included: 1) sea water optical properties; 2) laser, laser amplifier and laser Q-switaching development; 3) rapid wavelength tuning techniques for organic dye lasers; and 4) laser-based search & rescue system development (based on 2 patents he was awarded). During this 18-year period he was awarded 23 patents in the fields of lasers and electro-optics.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2010 to Present Agency: U.S Department of Defense Role: Consultant Description: Performed a laser safety survey (audit) of several laser laboratories at the Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, FL
Years: 2010 to Present Agency: U.S. Navy Role: Radiation Safety Trainer Description: Trained no less than 200 employees at three Navy Research & Development facilities

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2001 to 2001 Country / Region: Kuwait Summary: Expert provided both training and consulting services to the Kuwait Air Force during a 40-day period in the areas of laser, radio frequency and x-ray safety.
Years: 1997 to 1997 Country / Region: Kuwait Summary: Expert provided training and consulting services to Kuwait Air Force personnel during a 40-day period in the areas of laser, radio frequency and x-ray safety.
Years: to Present Country / Region: Okinawa Summary: Provided an 8-day Laser Safety Officer training course to U.S. Marine/Navy personnel stationed in Okinawa.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is an active member of the Laser Institute of America and serves on the ANSI Z136 consensus committee and an number of Z136 subcommittees including that for the safe use of lasers in health care facilities.
Professional Appointments
Expert was editor for the DoD publication European Scientific Notes and is a member the Z136 editorial working group.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has been awarded 23 patents in the fields of lasers and electro-optics and has an equal number of publications.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has served on five laser injury cases through completion and is currently working on two additional cases. These cases range from laser induced airway fires to facial injuries induced by hair removal laser systems.
Training / Seminars
Expert has developed radiation (laser, radio frequency and x-ray/nuclear) safety training courses with durations from 1/2 day to 8 days and has presented this training internationally, from Kuwait to Okinawa and throughout the U.S. Audiences included personnel working in commercial, medical, governmental and academic settings.

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