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Expert in Lasers, Laser Material Processing, Optics

Expert ID: 730673 Texas, USA

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Over a 20 year career, Expert has accumulated deep technical and market knowledge,
expertise and experience in a rare blend of fields such as lasers, optics, laser material
processing, gas dynamics, metal heat treatment, metal stamping and automotive assembly in
high volume production manufacturing environment. Professional career include Director of Manufacturing for a manufacturer of laser welded tailor blank, Business Development Manager for Industrial Laser Products. Expert is the inventor of several patents on laser welding, laser
resonator and optics. He has over 40 publications in scientific and engineering conference proceedings as well as in trade magazines. Expert is the author of a book published by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

Laser Expert for Technical Advisory Service for Attorney seeking laser expertise in court litigation cases, including class action suits.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Houston, Texas - Pasadena, Texas - Beaumont, Texas - College Station, Texas - Baytown, Texas - Bryan, Texas - Sugar Land, Texas - Port Arthur, Texas - Galveston, Texas - Missouri City, Texas

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1989 Degree: PhD Subject: Physics Institution: University of Paris at Orsay
Year: 1989 Degree: Master Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: The Ohio State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2002 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: International Fellow Department: Industrial Merchant Responsibilities: Responsible for Business Development and Technology Development for metal fabrication applications utilizing industrial gases
Years: 1997 to 2002 Employer: GE Fanuc Title: Manager, Business Development Department: Responsibilities: Business Development for industrial laser equiment products
Years: 1994 to 1997 Employer: TC Arts & Laserfactures Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Consultant in Laser Material Processing
Years: 1989 to 1994 Employer: Thyssen Title: Director of Manufacturing Department: Responsibilities: Director of Manufacturing for laser welding of tailor blanks to the automotive industry. 3-shift production operation and business development.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1996 to 1996 Agency: Argonne National Lab Role: Laser Consultant Description: Expert proposed and supported Argonne National Lab in demonstrating feasibility of a laser welding method with optics design to generate an oblong focused beam spot on the workpiece.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1989 to 1994 Country / Region: Germany Summary: Expert was the laser technical liaison with the laser R&D laboratory and application developemnts in Germany
Years: 1997 to 2002 Country / Region: Japan Summary: Expert was the laser technical liaison with the laser R&D laboratory and product developments in Japan
Years: 2002 to 2012 Country / Region: France Summary: Expert is the technical liaison with the laser R&D laboratory and product developments in France

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
ASM International
Laser Institute of America
American Welding Society
Association for Manufacturing Technologies, Laser System
Products Group, LSPG
Professional Appointments
Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Advisor of the Forming & Fabricating community
Fabricator Magazine, editorial board member
Advanced Laser Applications Conference (annual), organizing committee member
Association for Manufacturing Technologies, past board member of Laser System
Products Group, LSPG
Publications and Patents Summary
He has over 40 publications in scientific and engineering conference
proceedings as well as in trade magazines. He is the author of a 447-page book on laser-cutting published by SME and of 2 whole chapters of the 2011 ASM Handbook. He also has 4 published patents on lasers, laser welding methods.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Provide technical expertise and advisory services to attorneys since 1996 in the area of lasers and laser material processing. It includes patent infringement cases and depositions.
Vendor Selection
Routinely involved with suppliers and vendors for business development, including for joint technology development projects.
Marketing Experience
active advisor of the Forming & Fabricating group of SME; member of the editorial board of the Fabricator magazine; member of the organizing comittee for the Advanced Laser Application Conference.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French Expert' mother tongue is french
German Expert is fluent in German

Fields of Expertise

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