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Expert in Solar Energy, Power Conversion, Sensors, Controllers, Manufacturing, Optics

Expert ID: 727419 Maryland, USA

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He has worked for several decades in focusing solar energy technology. Worked on dish Stirling systems in 1980s, and currently work in area of solar reflector materials both for solar thermal and solar pv. Detailed knowledge of manufacturing processes required in solar energy systems, particularly in large volume aluminum roll to roll processes. Work also in controls field, with detailed knowledge of design of tracking control systems, embedded programming, motor controls required for solar and other fields. Also know sensors, optical sensor specialist, worked as director of engineering in large laser-based sensor company. Inventor with many patents in sensing and solar areas.

Expert is currently consulting for Aluminum Coil Anodizing Corporation of Streamwood, IL, and is the technical expert in solar energy reflective materials. Expert is expert in area of solar energy reflection, aluminum processing, solar thermal and solar photo voltaic applications. He assists in trade shows, acts as technical product engineer, develops technical documentation, prepares patentsExpert is the technical expert consultant to Maxion Technologies in College Park, Maryland. He is principal investigator for military illumination sources, designs and assists in manufacture of electronically controller laser pulse systems, thermoelectric cooler systems, mid-IR optical system design, mechanical design, and electronic designExpert has consulted for TeoSys Corporation, a small manufacturer of eximer laser systems in the UV. He has designed gas supply controllers, illumination systems for television microscopesExpert has consulted for Particle Sizing Systems, Inc. of Goleta, California, designing a new series of laser-based particle sizing sensors, designed illumination optics, mechanical flow cells, electronics for laser constant power output, has designed various particle feed systems involving motorized shaker feeder systemsExpert consulted for Capitol Sun Group of Cabin John, Maryland, and designed a complete tracking photovoltaic systems device, including frame and electronic control tracking system

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Baltimore, Maryland - Frederick, Maryland - Gaithersburg, Maryland - Bowie, Maryland - Richmond, Virginia - Alexandria, Virginia - Wilmington, Delaware - Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1978 Degree: BS Mechanical Engineering Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: The University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland (USA)
Year: 1976 Degree: BS General Physical Sciences Subject: Physics, Chemistry Institution: The University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland (USA)

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2006 to 2009 Employer: Maxion Technologies Title: Director New Product Development Department: Responsibilities: Design laser optics, laser cooling systems, laser power supplies, pulse systems, laser sensors, patent searches, invention filings
Years: 2003 to 2006 Employer: Sigma Space Corporation Title: Senior Electrical Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Design time-of-flight laser distance sensor, embedded control systems, optics for high power pulsed laser, algorithm development for avalanche photo detector, design laser sensor for pressure detection, test systems using motion control, design synchronous laser motion and pulse control system, high power laser pulsed system integration, invention filings, patent searches
Years: 1993 to 2003 Employer: Northside Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Consultant. Worked for numerous high tech companies in Washington DC Metro area. Laser control systems, Sensors, expert in particle detection (filed patents assigned to Particle Sciences using laser with high sensitivity light sensors), support scientist for Potomac Photonics eximer UV laser development, Microcosm solid state UV lasers, solar energy consultant to local installer Capitol Sun Group for tracking PV system. Also currently work as consultant to large aluminum coil anodizing company to develop reflective products for solar applications.
Years: 1989 to 1994 Employer: Pacific Scientific Title: Director of Engineering Department: Hyac/Royco Responsibilities: Last year: director of engineering
Prior years: Senior mechanical/electronic engineer, involved in designing laser-based particle sensors for detection of particles in gases and liquids using laser beams. Designed systems for production, supervised 10 engineers, prior to supervisory role, designed optics and electronics for sensors, filed patents, trained technicians in production. Expert in both electronics, mechanics, optics, manufacturing
Years: 1986 to 1989 Employer: Chesapeake Laser Systems Title: Principal Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Developed laser measuring systems using laser interferometer and motorized tracking system. Patented designs. Also was principle engineer developing very high speed tracking laser interferometer for defense department. Did mechanical designs and optical designs and developed electronic motor controls and software.
Years: 1981 to 1984 Employer: United Stirling Inc Title: Systems Integrator Department: Responsibilities: Design solar energy systems for applying Stirling engines made in Sweden by United Stirling (AB). Worked as on-site solar engineer testing unit in Rancho Mirage, CA for 8 months. Wrote data acquisition programs, wrote reports, operated solar power conversion system. Worked with foam glass facet production, solar sensors.
Years: 1980 to 1982 Employer: Meloy Labs Title: Chemist Department: Responsibilities: Chemist. Worked under PhD chemist to develop chemical sensors to detect chemical compounds in air.
Years: 1978 to 1980 Employer: Exotech, Inc Title: Department: Responsibilities: Laser sensor company. Wrote electronic service manuals, debugged circuit boards, assembled laser bacteria colony counter, worked on modulation transfer function testing machine manufacture, worked on calibration and production of ground truth electromagnetic energy measuring machines, helped calibrate systems using integrating sphere and calibrated light sources

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: Malmo, Sweden Summary: Went to Malmo, Sweden for training on operation of Stirling engine systems in preparation for work involved with solar Stirling power systems operation

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
SPIE
Awards / Recognition
IR-100 Award in 1984, also special award from DOE in 1984 commending achievement of 31% world record Stirling Engine conversion system efficiency for solar electric
Publications and Patents Summary
9 patents, three pending, in areas of solar energy conversion systems, synchronized laser systems, Stirling receivers, laser sensors

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert in solar energy systems, particle detection, lasers
Training / Seminars
Trained sales/technical force in: solar energy radiation theory (reflector sales), solar reflector materials, motor control systems, embedded programming, analog and digital circuit design
Vendor Selection
Vast range of experience in the electro-mechanical and electro-optical manufacturing and design field, with over thirty years' experience in design and manufacture of high technology electronic and mechanical and optical equipment; know where to get JIT materials and services in these high tech fields; expert in developing systems from idea stage to production stage
Marketing Experience
Expert in solar energy field, laser field, and sensor field; bring unusually broad range of skills to bear in single person
Other Relevant Experience
Vast array of knowledge in electronic, mechanical, optical, and chemistry fields; One of the broadest knowledge engineers in business; can bring to bear all branches of engineering, physics, and chemistry to explain and create in the field; solar energy and laser expert with unusual ability to communicate with simple language. Inventor and production manager

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