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Expert in Automotive Emission/Fuel Economy

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

District of Columbia (DC)
District of Columbia (DC)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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AUTOMOTIVE FUEL ECONOMY TECHNOLOGY. Mr. K.G. Expert has over ten years of experience in evaluating and identifying new technologies that can be utilized to improve fuel economy. This work has been used for examining future fuel economy potential and manufacturer strategic planning for new technology.

AUTOMOTIVE EMISSION CONTROL; AUTOMOTIVE EMISSION CONTROL TECHNOLOGY. In both his current and previous positions, Expert has been involved in the development of emission controls for cars and light trucks. His expertise is principally in fuel systems and electronic control, as well as overall system design and cost estimation.

ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLES; COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS. Expert currently directs a variety of projects that monitor world-wide developments in methane-fueled, compressed natural gas (CNG), and electric vehicles. He has access to a wide variety of data on vehicle performance, emissions, and efficiency under test conditions.

MOBILE SOURCE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL REGULATION. Expert's group supports many regulatory agencies, including the EPA for the State of California, in developing new emission control strategies and evaluating new test methods and technologies to meet standards. He also assists automotive manufacturers in emissions and regulatory compliance issues.

OXYGENATED AND REFORMULATED GASOLINE AND DIESEL FUEL. Expert has extensively studied the effects of fuel properties and additives on exhaust and evaporation emissions. He provides assistance to fuel suppliers on gasoline reformulation issues, as well as to regulatory agencies on fuels and emissions relationships.

HEAVY-DUTY ENGINE EMISSIONS. Expert has conducted a wide variety of studies on heavy-duty engine emission controls and emission test procedures. His expertise includes both on-highway and off-highway engines, and he is currently involved in off-highway emission regulations.

MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAM. Expert serves as the main contractor to the EPA, California, and some foreign countries in program design and evaluation.

OFF-HIGHWAY MOBILE SOURCE EMISSIONS. Expert is the lead technical member in the development of new regulatory strategies to control emissions from off-highway vehicles.

Automotive Technology Forecasting: Expert and his group monitor product plans of the world's eight largest manufacturers and have assembled detail profiles of new product and new technology introduction over the next 5 years. This information has been organized to provide a detailed technology forecast and fuel economy forecast at the vehicle nameplate level for all light vehicles sold in the US.

Corporate Average Fuel Economy Statute: Expert is widely regarded as one of the leading experts on CAFE. He has assisted both the EPA and the CARB on developing CAFE and greenhouse gas emission standards, and assists auto-manufacturers in product planning for CAFE compliance. He served as the lead expert witness for defending the California standards against challenge in the US District Court and the judge ruled in his favor in every area of challenge.


alternative fuel vehicle


automotive emissions-control technology


automotive exhaust


automotive fuel-economy technology


compressed natural gas


compressed natural gas vehicle


electric automobile


fuel system


heavy-duty engine emission


heavy-duty engine emission control device


heavy-duty engine emission test procedure


mobile source air pollution control


mobile-source air pollution control fuel effect


mobile-source air pollution control regulation


off-highway mobile source emission


oxygenated diesel fuel


reformulated diesel fuel


diesel fuel


motor vehicle safety program


fuel economy and cost savings programs


governmental investigation


governmental relations


vehicle inspection


corporate-average fuel economy statute


automotive technology forecasting

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
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;  and Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Often requested
with this expert:

Automotive and Small Engines
Automotive Diagnostics
Evaporative and Refueling Emission Control
Diesel Injection, Combustion, Electronic Control Systems,...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1989   MBA     Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania  
1975   MS   Aerospace Engineering/Computer Information and Control Engineering   University of Michigan  
1972   BT   Aerospace Engineering   Indian Institute of Technology  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2011 to







2007 to 2011


ICF International.


Energy Technology


Vice President


Directed all auotmotive and transportation related studies on energy and emissions

1979 to 2007


Energy and Environmental Analysis




Managing Director


1976 to 1978




Electronics and Engine Control


Senior Engineer


1972 to 1973


Aeronautical Development



Jr. Scientific Officer


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society) and the Society of Automotive Engineers.

Professional Appointments

Expert was nominated to submit articles on automotive technology to two different encyclopedeas.


Expert graduated first in his class at the Wharton School in 1989. He also won first prize at the University Science Fair in India.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert is the author of many publications on automotive emissions control and fuel economy.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board  
 - International Symposium on Alcohol Fuels  
 - SAE Government/Industry Meeting  
 - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in fuel efficiency for assessment of technologies to lower fuel consumption and emissions.
  • Expert in fuel additive chemistry for brainstorming on design of new fuel additives or surfactants.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Served as expert witness in six automotive technology related cases.Most recent case was in the defense of the California greenhouse gas emissions regulations for California, where he served as the lead expert witness for the State.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Diesel engine expert for consulting on Litigation wtness.
  • TASA expert for consulting on two gasoline samples for contamination.
  • Expert in Modification of engines of imported Chinese motorcycles and scooters (which engines were designed to burn p;ure gasoline, or gas/oil) to burn Brazilian fuel containing up to 25% ethanol - i.e., 'tropicaizacao'.
  • Expert in emission test cells and dynometers for consulting on proper functioning in litigation case.
  • Expert in automotive engine failure for analysis of gasoline internal combustion engine failure.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2011 to 2012   Australia   Developed potential new fuel economy standards for Australia
2010 to 2011   India   Developed inspection and repair procedures for buses to maximize fleet fuel economy for bus transport operators
2010 to 2010   European Union   Developed forecasts for electric vehicle technology and costs for the European Union's Direcorate of Climate Change

Market Research:
Expert provides very detailed tracking of industry's new technology introduction plans and provides significant insights into the technology directions followed by different manufacturers for CAFE compliance.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of: Emission testing Specialized fuel systems and electronic controls for internal combustion engines


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