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 Expert  107950

Expert in Process Heat and Mass Transfer, Energy systems and equipment, alternate energy, power generation

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Washington (WA)
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Expert has more than 20 years of experience dealing with the theory and application of direct contact devices to applications in heat and mass transfer. He has published widely in the area of direct-contact condensation, evaporation, and liquid-liquid exchange. He is also knowledgeable of particulate flow processes such as drying. He has been active in the area of multiphase flow since 1967 involving studies of DCHX, sprays, liquid-liquid extraction, and precipitators. He has consulted for industry and ran several USDOE and NSF programs.

computational heat transfer analysis


contact condenser


heat transfer instrumentation

Expert has extensive experience with geothermal energy dating from 1973. He is an expert on binary systems applications, well scaling problems, flash systems, and related issues. He has conducted major programs for the USDOE (and their contractors) related to geothermal energy. A secondary area of expertise for Expert involves knowledge of well drilling and reservoir engineering. He has consulted for Terra Tek, Inc., Equity Oil Company, and Barber Nichols Engineering.

geothermal energy

Expert has considerable knowledge of Western US oil shale from Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming, both in situ and mine processing. He has published articles and holds patents in the area of shale oil processing. He has consulted with a company concerning the extraction of their holdings near Rifle, Colorado. He is an expert in both combustion and steam retorting processes.

shale-oil conversion

A significant portion of Expert' career has involved the application of heat transfer to solve problems in materials processing and manufacturing. He has studied problems where residual thermal stresses have led to component failures and then offered solutions.

heat transfer experimentation


manufacturing heat transfer

Expert has developed computer codes to predict heat transfer and fluid mechanics associated with re-entry vehicles, liquid and solid rocket motors, and thermally induced failure such as burning in cracks and debonds in solid rocket motor grains.

heat flux


heat transfer computer software

With 35 years of experience, Expert has a wide range of knowledge in the general area of heat transfer. He was an editor for the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer and is on the editorial board of the Russian Journal of Engineering Thermophysics.

heat transfer

Expert has published in the area of thermal stress and thermal fatigue. He has used both theoretical and finite element analyses to predict residual stresses, fracture, and others. Expert' broad knowledge in this area includes fluid/material properties, estimating, modeling/experimental measurement, and process analyses.


thermal gradient



Expert has dealt with the prediction of freezing of buried pipelines and frost formulation on surfaces exposed to humid air and to those in porous media. He has carried out experimental work to determine the thermal conductivity of frozen soils.




These are only a few of the variety of direct contact condensers in which Expert has expertise. He has authored the Heat Exchanger Design Handbook of all types of direct contact condensers including the 1997 HEDU update. He has also written a wide range of basic research papers on their design.

barometric condenser

Expert has technical knowledge of dental restoration procedures. In particular, he is knowledgeable of caries removal, material compatibility, and environmentally-induced damages (chemical, mastication, and other processes). He has also worked on the design of new dental instruments.

dental caries

Expert has broad experience developing computational models for convective heat transfer, multi-fluid, and multiphase models and turbulence. With more than 25 years of experience in these areas, he is also familiar with convection, conduction phase change, boiling, condensation, freezing, and melting applications. Additionally, he is knowledgeable of commercial software and has developed his own.

heat transfer modeling

Having a thorough knowledge of heat transfer, Expert is proficient in all subsets of this area. He has more than 30 years of experience in experimentation, models, and instrumentation.

transient heat transfer

Expert has been a primary researcher in these optical areas since 1974. He is experienced in energy systems, HVAC, combustion, and manufacturing systems involving multiphase and multicomponent heat transfer. He is also widely published in the area.

mixed flow


multicomponent flow


multiphase flow analysis

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Seattle, Washington;  Tacoma, Washington;  Bellevue, Washington;  Everett, Washington;  Federal Way, Washington;  Kent, Washington;  Bellingham, Washington;  Lakewood, Washington;  and Renton, Washington.

Often requested
with this expert:

Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow
Heat Transfer, Burns, Burn Injury, Scald Injury, Fluid...
Energy, Gas and Diesel Engine Generators, Combined Heat and...
Automotive and Small Engines

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1965   PhD   Heat Transfer and Fluids   Ohio State University  
1961   MSME   Flow Measurement, Control, Heat Transfer   Washington State University  
1958   BSGE   Electro-Mechanical Engineering   University of Portland  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1994 to


(Undisclosed University)


Dean of Engineering and Professor of Mechanical Engineering


1984 to 1994


Pennsylvania State University, Mechanical Engineering Department


Department Head and Professor


1974 to 1984


University of Utah


Professor of Mechanical Engineering


1970 to 1974


University of Utah


Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering


1968 to 1970


University of Utah


Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering


1967 to 1968


University of Utah


Assistant Research Professor


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a Fellow of ASME and an Associate Fellow of AIAA. He is a member of AIChE, ASEE, and Sigma Xi.


Among his many awards, Expert was named Engineer-of-the-Year by the Utah Chapter of AIAA in 1973 and the 1991 Ohio State University Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Alumni.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of Energy, Heat, and Mass Transfer  
 - US-Japan Joint Seminar in Heat Transfer  
 - American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Winter Annual Meeting  
 - National Heat Transfer Conference, Heat Transfer in Manufacturing and Material  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
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