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Expert in Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer Technology

Expert ID: 716249 New York, USA

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Expert has expertise in the areas of multiphase flow and heat transfer technology, particularly the measurement and modelling of vapor/liquid and solid/fluid systems. His expertise includes boiling and condensing heat transfer, two-fluid modelling, and instability analysis. Expert has applied his work to nuclear reactor safety, oil well technology, aseptic food processing, chemical processing, space power, and multiphase measurement techniques.

Served on many USNRC technical review committees.He served on EPRI peer review committees on nuclear reactor safety.Has provided extensive consulting for the Nuclear Navy.He has performed extensive industrial consulting on various multiphase flow and heat transfer applications.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Bridgeport, Connecticut - Hartford, Connecticut - Stamford, Connecticut - Waterbury, Connecticut - Norwalk, Connecticut - Danbury, Connecticut - New Britain, Connecticut - Albany, New York

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1971 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Stanford University
Year: 1966 Degree: M.E. Subject: Engineering Mechanics Institution: Columbia University
Year: 1964 Degree: M.S. Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Year: 1961 Degree: B.S. Subject: Marine Engineering Institution: U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1975 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Department: Responsibilities: 1994..1998: Dean of Engineering;
1991..1994: Director, Center for Multiphase Research;
1989..present: Edward E. Hood, Jr. Professor of Engineering;
1987-89: Professor, Department of Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering and Department of Chemical Engineering;
1975-87: Chairman, Department of Nuclear Engineering & Science
Years: 1966 to 1975 Employer: Title: Department: Nuclear Energy Responsibilities: 1973-75: Manager, Core & Safety Development;
1972-73: Manager, Core Development;
1971-72: Manager, Heat Transfer Mechanisms;
1966-71: Principal Development Engineer
Years: 1961 to 1964 Employer: Title: Engineer Department: Nuclear Navy Propulsion Systems Responsibilities: He worked on transient thermal-hydraulic simulations and primary shielding systems.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1961 to 1967 Agency: U.S. Navy Role: Officer U.S. Navy Reserves Description: He was assigned a variety of duties.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1983 to 1984 Country / Region: Oxford, England Summary: Took a sabbatical leave at Magdalen College of Oxford University.
Years: 2000 to Present Country / Region: Lyon, France Summary: He has made numerous visits as a Visiting Professor at the Université Claude Bernard.
Years: 2000 to Present Country / Region: Pisa, Italy Summary: Has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Pisa, and has made numerous visits there.
Years: 2000 to Present Country / Region: Bariloche, Argentina Summary: He has made numerous visits as Visiting Professor at the University of Cuyo.
Years: 2000 to Present Country / Region: Ufa, Bashkortostan and Moscow, Russia Summary: Is a member of of the Russian Academy of Sciences and has made numerous visits.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a Fellow of the ASME and ANS, and a senior member of the AIChE and the American Society of Engineering Education. He is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in this country and a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (NAS).
Professional Appointments
Expert's participation in the ANS has included serving as a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, and ABET Accreditation Committee, as well as being Chairman of the Thermal-Hydraulics Division and President of the Northeastern New York Section. He served as the AIChE Energy Transport Research Field Committee Chairman and the ASEE Nuclear Engineering Division Chairman. He was Chairman of the ASME's Nucleonics Heat Transfer Committee and was an ECPD Council Member. He is a member of the Board of Directors of PJM Interconnection, LLC.
Awards / Recognition
Expert has received numerous honors and awards, including the E.O. Lawrence Memorial Award of the USDOE; the Donald Q. Kern Award of the AIChE; the Outstanding Professional Achievement Award of USMMA; the ANS Meritorious Service Award; the ANS Outstanding Technical Achievement Award; the ANS Seaborg Medal, and the Arthur Holly Compton Award of ANS. He is an honorary Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert was Editor of the Journal of Nuclear Engineering & Design and has authored over 300 archival publications.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has extensive experience as an expert witness in numerous litigation cases involving nuclear reactor safety issues.

(1) As the primary Expert on nuclear reactor design flaws and safety scenarios leading to severe damage to a nuclear reactor (i.e., TMI-2 ).
(2) As the primary Expert on nuclear reactor power plant aging issues (e.g., embrittlement and fatigue ) associated with plant re-licensing for extended operations, as well as the associated nuclear reactor safety technology.
(3) As an Expert on PWR steam generator phase change thermal-hydraulics and failure mechanisms.
Training / Seminars
He has given NACD training courses on corporate board responsibilities (e.g., strategic planning, audit committee, etc.)

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish Can speak, read, and write "OK but not great."
French He can "get by" speaking and reading French.

Fields of Expertise

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