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Expert in Renewable Energy, Project Management, Structural Analysis and Design, Fiberglass

Expert ID: 727135 New Hampshire, USA

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Expert is currently an independent consultant for the renewable energy industry, and for multiple engineering, manufacturing and construction companies. He manages tasks ranging from interacting with clients, financiers, stakeholders and regulatory bodies, to serving as an expert authority in technical committees to define industrial standards and specifications and evaluate performance of systems. This year, he has published a technical report for the MMS in which he led a team of professionals as the project’s Principal Investigator. Most recently he has joined IEC TC-114 as an expert authority to develop international standards and rating of renewable energy conversion devices.

Expert worked in multi settings and diversified specialties where he has gained progressive responsibilities in complex project management, business development, supervisory, and technical experience. Expert has a strong expertise in due diligence, siting, feasibility studies, technology evaluation, project proposal evaluation, market assessments, strategic planning, and pro forma economic analysis. Expert demonstrated the ability to build long-term client relationships and determine cost effective solutions to design, process, or resolve regulatory issues.

Some of the expertise areas that Expert demonstrated strong expertise in are:

- Analysis, Design and optimization of structural components using high-end applications such as Staad, Visual Analysis, ANSYS, RISA, ETABS, SolidWorks, Simulation, and others
- Finite Element Analysis of structures, elements and components
- Design of water and wastewater installations (concrete and fiberglass)
- Design, Analysis and Verification of steel, concrete, and wood structures and joints
- Design and specifications of Fiberglass Reinforced Polymers (FRP) structures and assemblies
- Design work included concept development, modification, evaluation, and repair work
- Studies and predictions of vibration, structural failures, and failure modes
- Studies on Fluid-structural interaction of structural components
- Design of structural assemblies for water, wastewater and corrosion applications

Expert worked as a Key Expert Witness and has done extensive field inspection & failure investigation of structures for a legal company resulting in the case won by Expert's client. The work encompassed:
- Structural inspection and rehabilitation recommendations
- Review of design documents, specs and their conformance to codes

Expert provided business consulting expertise to multiple companies in areas such as:
- Budgeting, forecasting, delivery and reporting of project milestones
- Project management and definition of objectives
- New compatible lines of business to small size businesses
- Studies of buyouts and acquisition feasibility of new businesses

Key strengths include the following:
- Project management, budgeting, deliverable definition and on target delivery
- Exploration and development of new businesses
- Proposal and solicitation of new projects
- Solid diversified technical knowledge
- Research, analysis and feasibility studies of projects and concepts
- Leadership and multidisciplinary team management
- Renewable energy expertise and broad knowledge of regulatory and tax incentives
- Fluency in report writing, data collection, spreadsheet, scripts, macros, and VB development for customized solutions

He consults for renewable energy companies in due diligence, project management, business development, supervisory, and technical experience. In addition to helping developers in their siting, feasibility studies, technology evaluation, project proposal evaluation, market assessments, strategic planning, and pro forma economic analysis.He consulted for startup companies that are initiating renewable energy device design and implementation. Some of the services provided engineering conceptual designs, engineering, manufacturing and procurement. He consulted for attorneys in cases for the plaintiff’s attorney using his skills to field-investigate the structural failure, analyze the structural performance numerically (using FEA), and present his investigation in a professional and persuasive format. Most recently, he represented the management of 150+ condo complex in a case vs. the insurance company. The case was ruled in favor of his client.He consults for manufacturers and outsources services such as engineering of systems and project management.He consults for engineering construction companies (small to mid-size businesses) in performing tasks related to the design of steel, wood, concrete structures and buildings. Expert in earthquake and wind engineering.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Lowell, Massachusetts - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Brockton, Massachusetts - New Bedford, Massachusetts - Fall River, Massachusetts - Manchester, New Hampshire - Providence, Rhode Island

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2000 Degree: Post Doctoral Subject: Structural and Seismic Engineering Institution: Clarkson University, NY, USA
Year: 1995 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Structural and Seismic Engineering Institution: Hiroshima University, Japan
Year: 1991 Degree: M.S. Subject: Structural and Seismic Engineering Institution: Hiroshima University, Japan
Year: 1986 Degree: BS Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: Damascus University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Principal / Senior Consultant Department: Responsibilities: - Generated reports to clients on due diligence, siting, feasibility studies, technology evaluation, project proposal evaluation, market assessments, strategic planning, policy evaluation, and pro forma economic analysis
- Interacted with energy project developers, financial institutions, energy end-users, investors, government agencies
- Developed technical and economic analyses of projects and technologies
- Assessed regulatory, technical, and market issues to evaluate competitive dynamics of various resource options
- Responsible for project management, structural, and infrastructure assessments activities
- Collaborated with multi discipline teams, research and commercial entities
- Broad knowledge of relevant federal tax incentives and policies
- Solicitation of grant projects. Principal Investigator of report: Assess the Design/Inspection Criteria/Standards for Wave and/or Current Energy Generating Devices” for Management of Mineral Services (MMS), DOI
- Led and contributed to authorship of reports, studies, and proposals. Technical presentations
Years: 2003 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner / Sole Proprietor Department: Responsibilities: Engineering tasks for multiple engineering / construction / manufacturing companies:
- Engineered and managed projects for clients in construction and manufacturing industries
- Analysis, Design and optimization of structural components using high-end applications such as Staad, Visual Analysis, ANSYS, RISA, ETABS, SolidWorks, Simulation (Cosmos), and others
- Design of water and wastewater installations (concrete and fiberglass)
- Design, Analysis and Verification of steel, concrete, and wood structures and joints
- Design and specifications of Fiberglass Reinforced Polymers (FRP) structures and assemblies
- Design work included concept development, modification, evaluation, and repair work
- Studies and predictions of vibration, structural failures, and failure modes
- Studies on Fluid-structural interaction of structural components
- Design of structural assemblies for water wastewater and corrosion applications

Field Inspection & Failure Investigation
- Key Expert Witness and Engineering Consultant
- Structural inspection and rehabilitation recommendations
- Review of design documents, specs and their conformance to codes
Business Consulting
- Budgeting, forecasting, delivery and reporting of project milestones
- Project management and definition of objectives
- Introduction of new compatible lines of business to small size businesses
- Studies of buyouts and acquisition feasibility of new businesses
Years: 2001 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director Department: Responsibilities: - Code driven design calculations; structural, foundation, stress, finite element (FEA), and safety and failure analysis; fitness for service evaluations; and redesign for cost effectiveness
- Managed department workflow and operations in providing in-house engineering, budgeting and procurement support
- Developed and reviewed all design concepts and supervised three design engineers and estimators
- Design projects included residential, and commercial buildings and facilities
• Supported project managers from eight regional centers to win contracts / projects by developing the design aspects of bid packages.
• Provided leadership and direction for concurrent projects at any given time
• Managed complete project lifecycle from initial concept through construction
• Created and made technical presentations and attended sales meetings to address technical issues to secure new business. Identified and resolved clients’ questions and concerns
• Proposed innovative solutions and cost saving alternatives to meet clients’ objectives and expectations and to establish win-win relationships
• Facilitated smooth execution of projects by attending regular progress meetings with clients and visiting construction sites. Conceptualized, identified, and resolved field problems quickly and diplomatically thus saving time and money for both parties
- Expertise in Wind and Seismic designs
- Integrated design work from conceptual to actual design to budgeting
- Introduced and implemented an efficient and highly competitive design-quoting system that helped boost business bottom line
- Designed prefabricated structural components and utilized Revit Structures (BIM)
Years: 1997 to 2001 Employer: Title: Faculty Member / Researcher Department: Responsibilities: - Taught Project Management, Finite Element Analysis, Foundation Design, Senior Testing Lab. Structural Analysis, Strength of Materials and Statics, Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures, Design of Steel Structures and Preparation course for Fundamental Engineering
- Research on optimization of composite members based on LFD and LRFD codes
- Research program on composite walls and applicability of displacement-based design to Steel-Reinforced Concrete structures
- Wrote own FEA code to simulate combined in-plane and out-of-plane response of RC slabs
- Directed the numerical work of graduate and undergraduate students
- Development of analytical models for elastic-inelastic response of RC materials and verification of model experimentally
Years: 1994 to 1998 Employer: Hiroshima University Title: Department: Responsibilities: - Taught Project Management, Finite Element Analysis, Foundation Design, Senior Testing Lab. Structural Analysis, Strength of Materials and Statics, Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures, Design of Steel Structures and Preparation course for Fundamental Engineering
- Research on optimization of composite members based on LFD and LRFD codes
- Research program on composite walls and applicability of displacement-based design to Steel-Reinforced Concrete structures
- Wrote own FEA code to simulate combined in-plane and out-of-plane response of RC slabs
- Directed the numerical work of graduate and undergraduate students
- Development of analytical models for elastic-inelastic response of RC materials and verification of model experimentally for Kajima Corp
Years: 1993 to 1996 Employer: Title: Department: Responsibilities: - Designed mid-rise reinforced and pre-cast concrete residential buildings using ACI provisions
- Design and analysis of steel industrial facilities with crane beams and light gage trusses
- Design of foundations and footings
- Collaborated internationally (Japan-Thailand) to carry on project from design to completion

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2007 to Present Agency: DOI Role: Principal Investigator Description: Assessment of resources, report authoring, investigation of hydrokinetic viability as a renewable energy resource.
Years: 2009 to Present Agency: DOI Role: Description:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1988 to 1997 Country / Region: Japan Summary: Worked as a Faculty member and as a consultant engineer.
Years: 2009 to Present Country / Region: Switzerland Summary: Expert authrity member of an international IEC TC-114 committee.
Years: 1986 to 1988 Country / Region: Middle East Summary: Worked as a project engineer.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
IEC, OEC, NH-TEC
Licenses / Certifications
Certified Staad Professional.
Professional Appointments
Senior Consultant, Expert authority in EIC TC-114 committee
Awards / Recognition
Honoraries for academic and publication excellence.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has 25 publications. The most recent was published in March 2009 for the MMS (Dept. of Interior).
His work was mantioned in many renowned international engineering books such as "Structural engineering in the 21st century"
He is the first to engineer and innovate long spans FRP entities (trusses) in 2002.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
As a principal investigator and expert witness, Expert has worked in cases for the plaintiff’s attorney using his skills to field-investigate the structural failure, analyze the structural performance numerically (using FEA), and present his investigation in a professional and persuasive format. Most recently, Expert favorable represented the management of 150+ condo complex in a case vs. the insurance company. The case was ruled in favor of his client.
Training / Seminars
Expert has been involved in educational universities and institutes where he taught courses, and mentored students at graduate and undergraduate levels. Expert developed own educational courses and technical presentations and presented at conferences. He is also certified trainor of an engineering software (Staad and others), and has tutored professionals in the field on the advanced use and features.
Vendor Selection
Expert's expertise in complex project management and his direct involvement in running businesses has helped in the successful running and conclusions of projects and assignments. Many projects involved the coordination of efforts with new or established vendors and/or outsourcing tasks to other experts with specified experience.
Marketing Experience
As a Renewable Energy consultant, Expert collaborated with multiple industry leaders to develop renewable energy devices and advised companies on optimal implementation practices. As such, Expert is very much familiar with existing (and some of the upcoming) technologies.
Also, Expert has provided engineering and business advice to Fiberglass manufacturers and has expanded their operation lines and markets. He also provided an insight of the market trends and identified new business opportunities that were essential to growth.
Expert's technical expertise provide a state-of-the-art knowledge in his fields of expertise.
Other Relevant Experience
Strong managerial and technical skills. Have led and collaborated with multi-disciplinary teams to complete complex tasks.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English
Japanese
Arabic

Fields of Expertise

ANSYS software, building design, building failure, building inspection, building materials testing, chopped-fiber composite, composite material, composite structure, compression failure, computer-aided design, concrete failure analysis, concrete structure design, construction design deficiency, construction engineering, construction material, construction planning, construction project management, Cosmos software, cyclic loading to investigate fatigue, deformation analysis, dynamic load (structural system), earthquake-resistant structure, fiber glass, fiberglass-reinforced composite, finite difference analysis, finite element analysis, finite element modeling, force analysis, fracture analysis, glass fiber polymer composite, hydroelectric energy system, nonlinear finite element analysis, oceanic energy, renewable energy system, strain measurement, stress analysis, structural analysis, structural engineering, wind engineering, wood plastic composite, professional construction, forensic construction, defective construction, commercial construction, spreadsheet analysis, contract analysis, header beam, building frame, general contractor, construction claim, construction deficiency, construction material deficiency, construction defect, energy economics, analysis of experiments, fiberglass sizing, load combination, structural maintenance, structural repair, stress modeling, anisotropic materials, residential building construction, Microsoft Office software, structural design, computer-aided engineering software, beam cambering, earthquake detection, Douglas fir, ocean current, building safety, computer analysis, mathematical analysis, finite element analysis software, finite element method, Microsoft Project Manager, finite element model correlation, solid modeling, composite bridge, roof construction, bolted joint, bending moment, structural redesign, construction plastic material, building roof failure, building roof, construction schedule, construction contract, construction insurance claim, cost analysis, application software, construction inspection, design for manufacturability, construction cost estimation, structural-engineering management, building construction, concrete failure, design engineering, building wall, structural tolerance, analysis technique, spreadsheet software, structural optimization, structural mechanics, structural component, roofing material, material analysis, cost engineering, concrete structure, computer software, civil engineering, building code

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