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Expert in Solar Energy and Energy System Analysis

Expert ID: 730786 Florida, USA

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Expert has been involved in Solar Energy research. The Solar Energy Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin is the oldest continuously operating solar energy laboratory in the US (founded in 1953). He was director of the SEL. Expert has advised or co-advised over 100 MS and PhD students. He has co-produced the number one textbook on solar energy analysis.

Expert wrote the version of F-Chart used by the California Energy Commission (CEC) to provide energy rebates to homeowners who install solar water heaters on their homes. He also wrote the photovoltaic system analysis program (PV Calculator) used by the CEC for energy rebates provided by the state of California.

He has been involved in consulting in energy systems with the following:

A. O. Smith, Milwaukee; U.S. Weather Bureau; Colorado State University; Wisconsin Protective Coating Corp; Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, CA; U.S. Navy; Los Alamos Scientific Lab; National Science Foundation; National Bureau of Standards; DuPont; Energy Research and Development Administration; IBM; Owens-IL; Argonne Lab; Honeywell; Trane Co.; Research Products; AiResearch; Boeing; MASEC; Lawrence Livermore Lab; CDC; ALCOA; Thermo-Electron

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Miami, Florida - Hialeah, Florida - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Hollywood, Florida - Pembroke Pines, Florida - Port Saint Lucie, Florida - Miami Beach, Florida - West Palm Beach, Florida - Pompano Beach, Florida - Boca Raton, Florida

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1964 Degree: PhD Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: University of Michigan
Year: 1960 Degree: MS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: University of Michigan
Year: 1958 Degree: BS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: University of Michigan

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1963 to 2001 Employer: University of Wisconsin Title: Undisclosed Department: Mechanical Engineering Responsibilities: He taught courses in thermodynamics, heat transfer fluid mechanics and solar energy
Years: 1958 to 1959 Employer: Chrysler Corp. Title: Undisclosed Department: Missile division. Responsibilities: He performed tests on components for the Redstone and Jupiter missiles.
Years: 1961 to 1971 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Engineer Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: He worked on spacecraft thermal control during 4 summers over this 10-year period.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1964 to 2001 Agency: NSF Role: PI Description: The NSE, RANN and Doe funded his research with graduate students in Solar energy systems.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: Europe Summary: He was the US representative on the International Energy Agency (IEA) on solar heating systems.
Years: 1983 to 1987 Country / Region: World wide Summary: He was Vice President and President of the International Solar Energy Society. Attended meetings and conferences worldwide during this time period

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
ASME
ISES
ASES
Licenses / Certifications
Registered engineer in Wisconsin
Professional Appointments
Editor on Solar Energy Journal.
President of the International Solar Energy Society.
Chair of ASME Solar Energy Division.
Awards / Recognition
ASME Fellow, 1982
President, Solar Energy Society, 1985-87
Ouweneel Bascom Professorship, UW, 1981-2001
ASME John Yellott Award, 1992 (first year given)
ASME Distinguished Lecturer, 1996-98.
ASME Solar Energy Division, Best paper award - system and simulation, 1995
ASHRAE best symposium paper award, 1998
ASES Fellow, 2000
Best Poster Award (ASHRAE (2002)
World Renewable Energy Network, Pioneer Award, (2004)
International Energy Agency Solar Award (2005)
ISES Farrington Daniels Award (2005)
ASES Hoyt Clarke Hottel Award (2005)

Publications and Patents Summary
Over 100 reviewed journal articles.

Author or co-author of 3 books and many book chapters

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He was an expert witness in a litigation between a developer of large scale solar energy systems and a buyer of these systems.
Training / Seminars
Developed advanced (PhD level) engineering courses in Thermal Radiation Heat Transfer. He help develop an advanced engineering course in Solar Thermal Energy (MS level). He also taught undergraduate courses in the thermal sciences.

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