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Expert in Mechanical and Thermal Systems Design and Analysis

Expert ID: 731988 Florida, USA

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Over 15 years of experience in product development in the area of heating, ventilation, air condition, refrigeration and power generation. Have led teams taking several products from concept to product launch and manufacturing engineering support. Provided engineering leadership for the development of a 1kW microCHP system currently on the market in Europe including field trials, design validation plan, research and development and value engineering.

Expert engineering professional with international experience in diverse industrial and research designs for distributed power generation and efficiency projects in heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration. Time-tested record of achievement, managing all technical aspects of highly intricate projects, solving issues using data, design, and industry standards. Effectively leads technical equipment support, developing new processes through ongoing maintenance, defect resolution, and enhancement solutions. Comprehend and interpret complex technical datasets, designing advanced field studies, and performing cost estimation. Implement critical designs, procedures, and maintain regulatory compliance throughout all operations. Lead troubleshooting including root cause analysis, corrective and preventative actions (CAPA), project management and production support. Additional interest in sustainable energy research. Four patents granted, with two in production and one planned for future introduction. Fluent in English and Spanish. Licensed Professional Engineer in Florida.

He worked with a military subcontractor to re-design equipment for remote IED detection.He led several projects generating concepts for small modular engines for recreational vehicles working closely with the client to define the system and evaluate concepts. Once concepts were chosen for further development, he aided the client in coordinating prototype procurement and assembly and test.He worked with organizations to define their business processes and their data management needs and deployed cloud based systems to manage their organizations. Some examples of customer business activities include engine manufacturing, battery manufacturing, PCB board manufacturing, engineering service providers and supplier management consultants.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Tampa, Florida - Saint Petersburg, Florida - Orlando, Florida - Clearwater, Florida - Cape Coral, Florida - Lakeland, Florida - Largo, Florida - Boynton Beach, Florida - Sarasota, Florida

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2003 Degree: MSc Subject: Energy & Environment Institution: University of Calgary
Year: 1997 Degree: BS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Ohio University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2011 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President & CTO Department: Responsibilities: He provides engineering services in the area of Mechanical Engineering with a focus on sustainable energy and clean technologies. He also has developed IP for this company with patents pending including prototype proof of principle and is working to secure funding to take these new ideas to the next stage of development.
Years: 2011 to 2011 Employer: Infinia Technology Company Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer Department: Research and Development Responsibilities: He provided product development engineering services and managed prototype build and test for a DOE ARPA-E sponsored project for an advanced air conditioning concept.
Years: 2003 to 2011 Employer: Microgen Engine Corporation Title: Engine Development Leader Department: Engineering Responsibilities: He led the development team to design and develop a 1kW Stirling Engine for micro combined heat and power applications. This included leading the engine build team to make the initial prototypes for field trials and the subsequent value engineering and a stage gate managed development process to take the product through functional model, then engineering model and finally production model.
Years: 1998 to 2001 Employer: Global Cooling Title: Project Engineer Department: Engineering Responsibilities: He managed a small production run of early version Stirling coolers and cryocoolers for laboratory, medical and commercial applications. He also worked on teams to design and develop the coolers into specific applications such as refrigerators, portable cool boxes, laboratory testing equipment and others. He developed numerous heat transfer mechanisms including a novel looped thermosyphon using two phase carbon dioxide which opened new opportunities for the coolers.
Years: 1997 to 1998 Employer: Stirling Technology Company Title: Mechanical Engineer Department: Engineering Responsibilities: He contributed on a team to design a small 80 Watt radioisotope generator for deep space missions under contract to NASA. His worked invovled 3D engine design and analysis using Pascal programming.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2011 to 2011 Agency: DOE Role: Project Leader Description: He carried out the engineering work and coordinated prototype and test work for an ARPA-E program.
Years: 1997 to 1998 Agency: NASA Role: Engineer Description: Engineering Analysis and Design of an 80Watt radioisotope generator for deep space missions.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2003 to 2011 Country / Region: United Kingdom Summary: He managed a cross cultural engineering team to take a Stirling engine early prototype through development stages and design verification and into production for microCHP systems.
Years: 2007 to 2011 Country / Region: China Summary: He took various trips to China for supplier evaluation, root cause analysis, commissioning of test equipment and other production equipment.
Years: 2003 to 2007 Country / Region: Japan Summary: He frequently visited a Japanese engine development partner to lead design reviews, meet with suppliers for value engineering projects and sign off on production procedures.
Years: 2001 to 2003 Country / Region: Ecuador Summary: He worked on various technical translation projects such as a new airport Environmental Impact Assessment and equipment test results.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Licenses / Certifications
Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Florida
Publications and Patents Summary
He has five publications and six patents in HVAC&R and power generation technologies.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish High level of proficiency due to living, working and studying in Ecuador for over 15 years.

Fields of Expertise

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