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Expert in Mechanical Engineering (piping/vessels, consumer/ construction/medical equipment, vehicles, etc)

Expert ID: 730536 California, USA

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Expert experience in mechanical engineering and all aspects involved with failure analysis. Mechanical engineering projects have included failure analysis of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, engineering logic analysis and review for the California Public Utilities Commission, and mechanical designs and design reviews ranging from bio-mechanical implants smaller than a fingernail to petroleum pressure vessels ten stories tall.

Select Industry Experience includes: Oil & Gas Industry, Maritime, Earthquake Engineering, Construction, Plastics, Heat Exchangers, Heavy Equipment, Metallurgy, Medical Devices, Manufacturing, Aviation, Transportation, Vehicle Engineering, Roofs, Large Structures, Piping, Pipelines & Pressure Vessels, Elevators, Bridge Dampening.

Failure analysis of vehicular components (engine components, transmission/drive train/axle components, brakes, suspension, tires, etc.).Structural analysis (buildings, steel structures, vessels, piping, pipe fittings, etc.).Thermo-mechanical analysis (high temperature piping and vessels, fire component exposure, cooling systems, etc.).Pipeline design and analysis for CPUC, oil companies, power companies.Fitness - for - service for American Petroleum Institute, oil companies, etc.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2002 Degree: PhD Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: UC Berkeley
Year: 1995 Degree: MS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: UC Berkeley
Year: 1994 Degree: BS Subject: Engineering Physics Institution: UC Berkeley
Year: 1994 Degree: BA Subject: Astrophysics Institution: UC Berkeley

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1993 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer / Principal Department:
Mechanical Engineering and Failure Analysis
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2004 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: VP Engineering / Founder Department:
Management and development of three-dimensional scanning devices and services.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2011 to Present Agency: Dept of Ratepayer Advocates / California Public Utilities Commission Role: Consulting Engineer Description: Provided engineering consulting and testimony regarding pipeline design, analysis, and evaluation.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: South America, Europe, Middle East Summary: Refinery inspection/consulting services

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
PE State of California
Publications and Patents Summary
Multiple publications and patents.

Fields of Expertise

automotive engineering, connecting rod, disk clutch, dynamic mechanical thermal analysis, fuel system, gas flow measurement, machine, machine design, machine design review, machine development, machine drive, machine element, machine mechanical condition analysis, machine-element stress analysis, machinery design, machinery selection, mechanical component, mechanical engineering, mechanical engineering analysis, mechanical engineering measurement, mechanical equipment analysis, mechanical fastener code, mechanical fastener standard, mechanical power transmission, mechanical power transmission system, mechanical product, mechanical reliability, mechanical tool, medical device mechanical stress analysis, oil cooler, pipe, pipe fabrication, piping code, piping standard, piston rod, thermomechanical analysis, boiler explosion, ASME pressure piping code, ASME boiler and pressure vessel code, bucket elevator, mechanical process development, machinery conservation, air brake, ASME piping code, engine heat transfer analysis, mechanical system dynamic response simulation, international pressure vessel standard, machine-tool standard, machine-tool code, internal combustion standard, internal combustion code, heat generation, heat flow, offshore gas equipment code, offshore gas equipment standard, offshore oil equipment standard, nondestructive testing standard, internal combustion, fan standard, escalator standard, elevator standard, cooling equipment standard, petroleum processing, power, machine vibration analysis, offshore oil equipment code, nondestructive testing code, machine balancing, heat, heat transfer, fan code, escalator code, elevator code, cooling equipment code, conveyor code, composite vehicle, bucket conveyor, boiler, aerospace engineering

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