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Expert in Model, Simulation, Stress, Fracture, polymers, Image Analysis, Image, Process, Aerospace, Surfaces

Expert ID: 732178 Utah, USA

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Expert was formally trained as a analytical chemist, specializing in polymer formulations and polymer physics. He continued his graduate training in the College of Engineering at Texas A&M focusing his work in the area of time dependent properties of polymeric materials and composites. His career carried him into areas of adhesion, surface modification for enhanced adhesion. His work at Corning Incorporated introduced expert into optoelectronics, optics and imaging science where he worked in the development of low cost manufacturing of micro-optics manufacturing, and development of optical path adhesives. Later, he served as the Division Lead for surface contamination at ITT Geospatial Systems. While at ITT, expert worked on a number of classified and special access programs. Expert holds a Top Secret / SCI/ SSBI security clearance. He has also served a the GEO-1 and GEO-2 systems engineering and integration lead for the Space Based InfraRed Satellite (SBIRS) system at LA AFB. Presently, expert works as a lead image scientist working mostly out of his office in UT.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Salt Lake City, Utah - Provo, Utah - Sandy, Utah - Orem, Utah - Ogden, Utah - West Jordan, Utah - Layton, Utah - Pocatello, Idaho

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1991 Degree: Ph.D Subject: Mechanics and Materials Engineering Institution: Texas A&M University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2011 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner Department: Responsibilities: Conceived, Developed a deployable hybrid 3D printed aperture for optical communications. US Patent Pending
Years: 2010 to 2011 Employer: Melior Innovations Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Provided consulting services for a Houston Based Materials and Oil/Gas Company
Years: 2009 to 2010 Employer: Advanced Sterilization Products(J&J division) Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Provided support in the selection of materials for new product development. Provided process multi-variant response surface modeling of spore lethality feasibility surface as a function of temperature, solution concentration, and cycle time. Developed component reliability schematic and experimental design for executing reliability studies. Worked with vendors to down-select feasible materials
Years: 2007 to 2008 Employer: Alexza Pharmaceuticals Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Provided support to manufacturing engineers in the modeling and optimization of processes to minimize outgassing and leaching residual monomers and photo-initiators during the manufacturing process. Provided technical support and counsel to quality and analytical surfaces develop a root cause analysis of outgassing materials
Years: 2015 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Lead Image Analyst Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Performed re-tasking simulation of weather satellite for feasibility of detecting of IR sources on Earth using DIRSIG. Used 3D modeling tools (e.g., Blender) and Aerothermal data on ICBM plumes to construct a scene with a launching ICBM. Then analyzed the ability of an EO-IR sensor to detect the plume from LEO using the weather satellite’s sensor system. Demonstrated use of spectral reflectance for semi-quantitative remote sensing using inexpensive RGB sensors. Presently developing algorithms for Geospatial Science's Group for Booz Allen Hamilton. Algorithms include image processing, Image segmentation, feature detection, feature extraction. Successfully implemented several feature extraction tools to imagery including Scale Invariant Feature Transform (SIFT), K-means, and optimized image processing for support vector machine (SVM) learning using Histogram Oriented Gradients feature extraction. Use of principal components analysis (PCA) and regression statistics for segmentation metrics. Successfully trained support vector machine (SVM) using Histogram Oriented Gradient of vehicles to recognize differences between sedan, truck and SUV. Developed user friendly GUI for Matlab Image Processing. Image processing tools include OpenCV, Python 2.7.9 and 3.4 with Qt4, GDAL, and Visual Studio and Linux C++ feature extraction.
Years: 2007 to 2015 Employer: ATK Space Systems Division Title: Staff Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Consultant to the US Government –Army SETA -Engineering services work for Allegany Ballistics Laboratory –finite element analysis Virtual Crack Closure Technique (VCCT) on composites delamination issue on Hellfire missile. Developed the use of fractal optics for use in small spacecraft radiometry. Used Zemax OpticsStudio physical optics to verify focus of Fractal optics. Served as the System Engineering and Integration Lead for GEO-1 and GEO-2 part of the Space Based Infrared Satellite System (SBIRS) missile early warning system at Los Angles Air Force Base. Develop and integrated a sophisticated modeling and simulation capability enabling the complete modeling and simulation of a mission from Scene generation in CAD and physics based material properties to quantifying radiances at the sensor aperture.
Years: 2002 to 2006 Employer: ITT Spcae Systems Division Title: Senior Staff Systems Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Lead systems engineer in Specialty Engineering organization. Technical leader, mentored and taught approximately 10 Ph.D., MS and BS chemists, engineers and physicists. EO/IR Programs included Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI), VIIRS, NextView, WorldView, E262, E270, E200, E350. Classified and special access programs. Derived, qualified and implemented a particle shedding analysis designed to predict accumulation of particles on critical optical surfaces from neighboring surfaces during vibration (launch). Published Optical Engineering. Authored Requirements Verification Matrix to ensure requirements were met.

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