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 Expert  721778

Expert in Technical Evaluation of Research and Development Efforts


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Maryland (MD)
USA
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is a textbook author who is fully conversant with all aspects of high temperature superconductivity, from basic theory through fabrication techniques through device applications to economic analysis. He is currently serving as the principal technical advisor to a government R&D program on superconductivity.
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superconductivity

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Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer theory

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high-temperature superconductivity

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superconducting device

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superconducting electric motor

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superconducting magnet

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superconducting magnetic-energy storage

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superconducting material

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superconducting tape

Expert convened a review board to carry out peer evaluation for technology transfer projects at national laboratories. In only one month, he selected evaluation criteria, recruited panelists, arranged locale and support services, and helped researchers prepare, while still respecting the need to keep some information company confidential. This procedure was a "first" for the evaluation of technology transfer programs and it's description won the Lang-Rosen gold medal from the Technology Transfer Society in 1995.
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technology evaluation

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technology transfer

He carried out a series of energy audits in industrial factories and calculated economic payback associated with introducing new energy saving technology. He used infrared thermography to quantitatively determine heat losses from furnaces, thereby convincing decision makers to invest in improvements. Later, he recommended a broad range of energy management practices for southeastern European nations, which were transitioning from centrally-planned economies to free-market economies, where the cost of energy was being recognized for the first time. He showed the entire slate of proposed changes were cost-effective.
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energy management

Expert holds a Ph.D. and B.S. degrees in physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a creative scientist with exceptional ability to see hidden relationships. He is highly skilled in both theoretical and practical side of science, engineering, teaching and investment selection. Although his principal training is in condensed-matter physics, he is an experienced leader of successful innovative R&D teams that span many disciplines. Bridging between industry and academia has been a key feature of those activities.
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physics

He is the leading spokesman explaining principles of renewable energy systems (wind, solar, etc.) to the World Bank, the U.S. government, and others. He directed a team of 20 technical and business reviewers that evaluated proposals to the Department of Energy for cost-sharing projects to commercialize renewable energy systems. He insisted upon seeing real financial commitment from stockholders as the primary index to judge the quality of projects and devised a scoring system that optimized selection of $15,000,000 in contracts.
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renewable energy system

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research evaluation

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energy research


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;  and Frederick, Maryland.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1966   Ph.D.   Physics   Massachusetts Institute of Technology   NSF Fellow
1962   B.S.   Physics   Massachusetts Institute of Technology  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1993 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Senior Scientist

 

Expert is the principal technical advisor to the manager of the superconductivity program at the Department of Energy.

1988 to 1992

 

Argonne National Laboratory

 


 

Scientist

 

As a scientist with Argonne, Expert wrote the textbook "Introduction to High Temperature Superconductivity."

1985 to 1986

 

U.S. Department of Energy

 


 

Executive Director, ERAB

 

Expert directed six simutaneous studies of all aspects of U.S. energy policy.

1983 to 1984

 

Stanford Research Institute

 


 

Manager

 

He managed the Washington D.C. office of innovative technology, serving clients at NSF, NASA, and DARPA.

1975 to 1983

 

National Bureau of Standards

 


 

Supervisor / Phys. Scientist

 

He directed the division of industrial technology.

1980 to 1982

 

U.S. Congress

 

Office of Technology Assessment

 

Senior Policy Analyst

 

He carried out the study of how changes in tax policy would affect the performance of major industries (paper, steel, chemicals, etc.)

1977 to 1978

 

Senator Mark Hatfield

 


 

Congressional Science Fellow

 

Expert served as Legislative Aid for energy and science, particularly on legislation pertaining to natural gas.

1973 to 1975

 

Industrial Nucleonics

 


 

Principal Scientist

 

Expert was the inventor and manager of measurement instruments for process control technology in factories.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a member of the American Physical Society, and was named Congressional Science Fellow, 1977-78.

Licenses/Certifications

He is a Professional Engineer in Maryland, (reg. #12682).

Professional Appointments

He is a member of the American Association for Advancement of Science. He was on the nominating committee for the Industrial Science Division.

Awards/Recognition

In 1998, he received the George Gund Lecturer Award in Environmental Science from John Carroll University. In 1995, he was the winner of the Lang-Rosen gold medal from the Technology Transfer Society.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert is author of a book on superconductivity and has over 50 publications.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Applied Superconductivity Conference  
 - Journal of Technology Transfer  
 - ASME International Joint Power Generation Conference  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1987 to   Department of Energy   Advisor   Expert provided technical and scientific evaluation of R&D results on superconductivity.
1985 to 1986   Department of Energy   Executive Director, ERAB   He directed efforts of the Energy Research Advisory Board, a blue ribbon panel overseeing R&D at the national labs.
1983 to 1984   NASA, NSF, DARPA   Manager   He provided technical evaluation of R&D for three different agencies during this time, including a study of patents and their commercial value (for NSF).
1975 to 1982   National Bureau of Standards   Division Chief   He directed the Industrial Technology Division, conducting R&D relevant to industry.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has prepared program plans ("roadmaps") for several aspects of the Department of Energy superconductivity program from 1990 to present day.
  • He directed a team of experts that evaluated and priority-ranked a series of solar-energy plans and proposals submitted by companies to NREL in 1996.
  • He evaluated the use of gadolinium isotopes as a "burnable poison" in controlling reactors, for U.S. Enrichment Corporation in 1993.
  • He testified before the Pennsylvania Public Service Commission about industrial energy conservation in 1987.
  • And he evaluated the feasibility of using a type of special container for low-level nuclear waste disposal, on behalf of a venture capital firm.
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:
Expert wrote an amicus curiae brief for the federal court case of Hoescht-Celenese vs. EPA. He also participated in the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission's nuclear reactor case.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert to testify on the availability of substitute substances to be used in lieu of asbestos in brake products.
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.

Market Research:
Expert has advised clients (investors) on the practicality of promised high temperature superconducting devices.

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:
Training/Seminars

He developed and delivered the seminar "Using Infrared Thermography for Industrial Measurements" at C.W.R.U. It was later videotaped and widely circulated.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He led a team that evaluated proposals for NREL on solar energy R&D projects.


 

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