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 Expert  715505

Expert in Automotive and Small Engines

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Wisconsin (WI)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

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Expert has built or rebuilt over 30 automotive (chassis dyno) or engine test cells, most with sophisticated automated data acquisition and control systems. He is currently operating both automotive chassis dynamometer and small engine dynamometer tests at a state-of-the-art emissions test facility for small engines through medium-duty trucks. The primary function of the facility is to monitor in-use emissions of a fleet of alternative and conventional fuel vehicles and small engine products. The facility has two chassis dynamometers and a small engine dynamometer capable of automated steady-state and dynamic test cycles, including SAE J1088 and IM-240. Raw or dilute emissions can be monitored via conventional FID, NDIR, and chemiluminescence as well as FTIR instruments.

emission measurement


engine testing


nonroad engine


small engine

Expert is currently monitoring fleets of alternative-fueled vehicles. Alternative-fueled vehicles are matched with baseline vehicles, and monitored for emissions, life cycle costs, and user convenience in normal state and municipal fleet and pool service. The program is beginning its second year of a scheduled five years, and over 10 million miles have been accumulated on over 300 vehicles. He also built two successful prototype gasoline and alcohol-electric hybrid automobiles, plus a range extension genset and trailer for electric vehicles.

alternative fuel vehicle


dual fuel engine


electric automobile


energy-efficient drive


energy-efficient electric motor


ethanol fuel

Expert developed the first commercial, small engine, solid-state ignition system, and spent several subsequent years developing improvements in small engine ignition magnetos.

ignition system

A majority of Expert's career has been in engine research laboratory settings, evaluating advanced engine concepts and components of all types. His experience includes fuel systems, induction systems, exhaust systems, starting systems, cooling systems (including bi-phase or boiling liquid systems), materials, sound analysis, combustion chamber design, piston design, bearings and lubrication systems, mechanical and electronic governors, mufflers, coatings and paints.



energy-efficient engine




gasoline engine


internal combustion engine combustion chamber


internal combustion engine combustion chamber design

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois;  Rockford, Illinois;  Aurora, Illinois;  Naperville, Illinois;  Elgin, Illinois;  Waukegan, Illinois;  Milwaukee, Wisconsin;  Madison, Wisconsin;  Green Bay, Wisconsin;  and Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Often requested
with this expert:

Automotive Emission/ Fuel Economy
Energy, Gas and Diesel Engine Generators, Combined Heat and...
Automotive Diagnostics
Metrication, Metric Standards; Steam Engines, Gas and...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1963   B.S.   Mechanical Engineering   Northwestern University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1964 to






1991 to 2000


University Of Wisconsin, Milwaukee


Part-Time Staff, Senior Project Research Project Manager


1976 to 1989


Briggs and Stratton Corporation


Senior Research Project Engineer


1972 to 1976


Teledyne Wisconsin Motor


Chief Research Engineer


1963 to 1972


Tecumseh Products


Project Engineer


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of The Society of Automotive Engineers, SAE.

Publications and Patents Summary

He holds two U.S. patents.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Society of Automotive Engineers  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in engine starter for consulting on analyzing failed engine starters that are built overseas.
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:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Ignition system expert for consulting on Ford spark plugs used in 3-valve engine of F-150.
  • Small engine expert for consulting on Small Engine Design, emphasis on fuel delivery system.
  • Expert for consulting on Modification of engines of imported Chinese motorcycles and scooters (which engines were designed to burn pure gasoline, or gas/oil) to burn Brazilian fuel containing up to 25% ethanol.
  • Expert in small engine 4 stoke IC engineering for consulting on review and critique of development processes.
  • Expert in emission test cells and dynometers for consulting on proper functioning in litigation case.
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.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of engine and vehicle test cell equipment, dynamometers, instrumentation (including emissions test), data acquisition and test cell integration.


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