Expert in Textiles, Composite Materials, Failure Mechanisms, Fabrics, Mechanics and Manufacturing
years of teaching and research experience he has taught in Materials Science, Textile Materials, Textile Engineering and Architectural Engineering
His expertise is focused on advanced textiles and composites. He has written and presented over 100 papers and presentations in the fields of
composite mechanics, industrial textiles, biomedical textiles, processing of textiles, automotive composites, and sustainable materials. He has written
4 books on braiding, composites, surface characteristics, and mechanics of textile and laminated composites, in addition to contributing to 3 other
He has performed research for the military, NASA, and other government and industrial sponsors. This research addressed textile and composite
materials for use in the automotive, aerospace, naval, biomedical and technical industries. He has developed software models for the prediction of
mechanical properties of textile composites and process-structure-property relationships for them.
His recognitions include:
Citation for Distinction, National Institute of Building Sciences
Excellence in Sustainability Education, Delaware Valley Green Building Council,
Philadelphia Sustainability Award, Pennsylvania Environmental Council,
Leadership in Sustainable Building, Pennsylvania Resources Council,
Director’s Award, System Competency, National Textile Center,
Fiber Society - Award for Distinguished Achievement in Basic or Applied Fiber Science,
Commendation from City of Philadelphia - role in FIRST Robot Development team with McNeil Consumer Products and Philadelphia School District,
Academy of Outstanding Teachers, North Carolina State University,
Developed manufacturing method for production of automotive transmission support member. Project began with manufacturing modelling, proceeding to material property prediction and FEA confirmation. Developed manufacturing plan and implemented this in the factory.Developed prototypes and manufaturing plan for 3D woven cell scaffolds for biomedical applications. Materials property analysis and prototype manufacturing led to samples for validation.Developed software package for the control of a triaxial braider allowing the user to enter mandrel geometric properties and desired mechanical property characteristics of the final composite. The software was interfaced to the braiding machine with optical feedback sensors for a complete CAM package.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Trenton, New Jersey - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Allentown, Pennsylvania - Baltimore, Maryland
|Year: 1988||Degree: PhD||Subject: Materials Science and Engineering||Institution: Drexel University|
|Year: 1986||Degree: MS||Subject: Mathematics||Institution: Drexel University|
|Year: 1982||Degree: BA||Subject: Mathematics||Institution: LaSalle University|
|Years: 1995 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Professor, Co-Director Engineering and Design Institute||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert teaches courses such as Structural Analysis, Materials Science, Sustainability, Computer Science, Fabric Mechanics, Yarn Mechanics, Woven Fabrics, Composite Materials, Experimental Structures, Experimental Materials, and Analytical Methods.
He performs research in the areas of green materials for the built environment, composite mechanics, biomedical textiles, sustainable materials, and process-structure-property modelling of textiles and their composites.
|Years: 1990 to 1995||Employer: North Carolina State University||Title: Associate Professor, Director of the Advanced Textile and Composites Laboratory||Department: College of Textiles||Responsibilities: He taught classes in textile materials, fabric mechanics, yarn mechanics, polymer science, composite materials, composite mechanics, and numerical methods.
He performed research in the area of automotive composites, biomedical textiles, composite mechanics and process-structure-property modelling of textiles and their composites.
|Years: 1988 to 1990||Employer: Drexel University||Title: Assistant Professor, Associate Director of the Fibrous Materials Research Center||Department: Department of Materials Science and Engineering||Responsibilities: Taught courses in fabric mechanics, mechanical metallurgy, yarn mechanics, advanced composites, and analytical methods.
Performed research in the field of braided composites, composite mechanics, and process-structure-property modelling of textile composites.
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1995 to 1995||Country / Region: Belgium||Summary: Visiting Research Professor at the University of Gent in the textile engineering department. Worked in the area of textile reinforced composites as well as carpet recycling.|
|Awards / Recognition|
|Excellence in Sustainability Education, Delaware Valley Green Building Council, 2007
Philadelphia Sustainability Award, Pennsylvania Environmental Council, 2007
Leadership in Sustainable Building, Pennsylvania Resources Council, 2004
Director’s Award, System Competency, National Textile Center, 2004
Fiber Society - Award for Distinguished Achievement in Basic or Applied Fiber Science, 2000
Commendation from City of Philadelphia - role in FIRST Robot Development team with McNeil Consumer Products and Philadelphia School District, 1998
Outstanding Teacher of the Year, 1994, College of Textiles, North Carolina State University
Academy of Outstanding Teachers, North Carolina State University, 1994
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He has 7 books, 2 patents, 37 refereed publications, and 50 presentations.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|He has served as an expert witness in intellectual property, product liability, criminal, and personal injury cases. He has been accepted as an expert in the area of textile mechanics, product design, and failure mechanisms for composite materials, woven fabrics, knitted fabrics, braided fabrics, and cords. The industries have included construction, apparel, biomedical, health care, and automotive.|
|Training / Seminars|
|He has developed training courses in the area of carbon fibers, woven fabrics, introduction to textile materials, and composite mechanics.|
|French||Not fluent, but capable of communicating basic concepts and ideas. Can read technical literature at a moderate level.|