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 Expert  721828

Expert in Basic and Applied R&D - Commercial and Government Projects in Physical Sciences and Engineering

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Virginia (VA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is an expert in all aspects of experimental research. He is proficient in conceptual design through R&D, prototyping, and testing. He is also proficient in many technology areas including digital and analog electronics, data acquisition; optics and electrooptics; mechanical design; r.f. and telecommunications; lasers and pulsed power technology; and spectroscopy including laser ablation, cryogenics, and vacuum technology.

He is experienced in specialty gun systems, advanced munition design, and ballistics instrumentation and research. Expert is skilled in systems engineering and analysis. He has broad experience in sensors and remote sensing. Also, he is a master machinist and is computer literate.


analog circuit


analog design application


digital circuit


digital communication


digital-to-analog conversion


energy generation




laser development


laser ionization spectroscopy



Expert conducts independent research and development in advanced weapon technologies, energetic materials, commercial mining and excavation technology, nondestructive evaluation, medical technology, biotechnology, antiterrorism, antidrug, antiproliferation and verification technology, and environmental monitoring and remediation technology. He maintains an extensive technical/scientific library and laboratory facility with large equipment inventory and holds secret clearance.

pulse power


weaponry gun


ballistic projectile

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;  and Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1973   Ph.D.   E.E. / Physics - Particle Beams and Plasma   Cornell University   Cornell Fellow, NSF Fellow, TBP, EKN
1973   M.S.   E.E. / Physics - Laser Physics   Cornell University  
1969   M.E.E.   E.E. - Electrophysics/Radiophysics   Cornell University  
1969   B.E.E.   Solid State/Microwaves   Cornell University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1981 to





CEO / Principal Scientist


He is the founder, president, and principal scientist. He has conducted major R&D programs with the Naval Research Laboratory, NASA, BMDO, and others. He conducts independent R&D and has at least thirty inventions/new technologies.

1997 to 2000


Raytheon E-Systems




Senior Experimental Physicist


1988 to 1994


BMDO/Defense Nuclear Agency



Senior Scientist/Program Manager


1977 to 1982


Naval Research Laboratory



Senior Scientist and Principal Investigator


Expert has been a consulting scientist with the Naval Research Laboratory since 1982.

1974 to 1977


Columbia University



Senior Research Associate


1973 to 1974


Cornell University



Research Associate


Career Accomplishments:

He is a member of the American Physical Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

Professional Appointments

He was appointed both a NSF Fellow and a Cornell Fellow.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 70 publications and 30 inventions in diverse areas, including numerous defense and weapon systems, non-destructive evaluation, diagnostics and instrumentation, medical therapies, counterproliferation and counterdrug technology, and advanced technology for mining and excavation.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - IEEE Conference on Plasma Science, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1974 to 1977   Department of Energy   Senior Scientist   Expert designed, built, instrumented and operated a Tokamak device for a controlled nuclear fusion program.
1977 to 1982   Defense Nuclear Agency   Senior Scientist   He performed basic and applied research in intense particle beam systems. He also invented new technologies for beam generation and handling.
1983 to 1984   Naval Research Lab   Consulting Scientist   He designed and built high power laser diagnostic systems for use in NRL nuclear fusion experiments.
1985 to 1994   SDIO/BMDO   Senior Physicist   Expert designed and built custom versions of inventions relating to intense particle beams for incorporation into SDIO R&D programs. He provided expert oversight and evaluation of numerous SDIO and other government R&D programs.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He provided, on request, independent expert scientific, programmatic and technical guidance to anational laboratory for startup of an area of R&D new to the laboratory.
  • He designed, built and integrated, on request, a customized version of an owned invention for inclusion in a major DoD research program.
  • He worked on the design and fabrication of an airborne differential absorption lidar (DIAL) for tracking of environmental pollutants. This was designed for use in the NASA ER-2 high altitude research plane.
  • He provided the government with independent scientific, technical, programmatic and political assistance, including numerous on-site investigations, of programs that were in serious trouble, and devised solutions. These included a space mission, exotic weapon technology both in federal labs and in industry, advanced energy storage and production technology.
  • He has assisted numerous large and small companies with proposal and business development projects, including technical evaluation and final proposal review.
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 has been an expert witness and scientific consultant for litigation support. He has limited experience as an expert witness dealing with engineering design, fault analysis (fire and propagation), and related physical processes (applied in admiralty law case - fire at sea).
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:
He has an excellent record of success in government business development, with organizations ranging from tiny startups to Fortune 500. At present, he is pursuing the commercial development and marketing of several personally owned inventions and technologies.

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:

He has presented numerous times at the American Physical Society Meetings.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has always, as a hands-on researcher and inventor, personally located sources and suppliers in a broad spectrum of categories. He is also skilled in finding and using low-cost alternatives to standard sourcing in situations where funding is limited (such as startups and new inventions). He maintains an extensive reference materials library covering thousands of categories and products.

Other Skills and Services

He is expert in the numerous ancillary skills (such as machining design and drafting electronics) that complement technical and scientific expertise in order to produce practical and economic products and solutions. He maintains laboratory and fabrication capabilities up to prototype level and maintains an extensive scientific and technical library.


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