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 Expert  722600

Expert in Heat Transfer, Burns, Burn Injury, Scald Injury, Fluid Flow, and Thermodynamics; Thermal Design, Intellectual Property

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Minnesota (MN)
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Expert has had 15 years of experience in the theory and application of computational heat transfer/fluid flow analysis. He has applied commercial software codes to problems in material processing, electronic cooling, internal-flow devices, biomedical device design, and other industrial applications.

He has worked on a number of industrial projects involving fluid flow applications. His work encompasses numerical and experimental investigations. Most of his experience deals with situations involving internal flow (fluid flow inside passages). Recent applications include liquid-cooled cold plates used for the thermal management of electronics, fluid flow in biological systems, and gas flow in HVAC devices.

He has taught courses in heat conduction for approximately 15 years. In addition, he has worked on a number of industrial projects which involve conduction processes. These projects include optimizing conduction-based web processing, heat transfer in structural members, and conduction within tissue.

He has worked extensively in the thermal design of various devices that rely of liquid as a heat transfer medium. This process, called convective heat transfer, is often coupled with heat conduction within the walls that bound the fluid region. These coupled problems are termed "conjugate". Expert's experience includes both gases and liquids as heat transfer fluids. Examples of applications include fiber-melt spinning, forced convection web curing, and internal flow convection.

Expert has worked for 10 years in academia and industry in the area of thermal design. His work encompasses teaching courses in heat transfer, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and computational methods of heat transfer and fluid flow. In addition, he has worked with numerous companies optimizing industrial products with regard to their thermal performance. Typical applications include the thermal management of electronics, thermal modeling of biomedical devices, liquid coldplates, web processing, and heat exchanger design.

Expert has worked on a wide-variety of thermal therapies and studies involving heat transfer in living tissue. The work has encompassed both numerical simulation and experimental investigations. His experience includes the evaluation of various thermal/fluid flow medical devices and the optimization of therapies. Expert has participated in litigation related to biological heat transfer processes including burn and malpractice suits.

Modeling and designing coldplates for applications in high-power electronics cooling. Work includes both experiment and simulation.

Expert has developed methods to predict the extent of burn injuries and has published multiple papers in this field. He has worked with medical companies to design devices that use heat or cold to treat various afflictions. He has worked with many companies to ensure their devices do not burn patients.


computational heat transfer analysis


heat transfer


heat transfer computer software




fluid mechanics


fluid flow


heat conduction


heat convection


heat transfer fluid


heatsink cooling


thermal design


biological heat transfer


cold plate


burn injury


cryogenic heat transfer


hot water scalding



Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota;  Saint Paul, Minnesota;  Rochester, Minnesota;  Burnsville, Minnesota;  Saint Cloud, Minnesota;  Eden Prairie, Minnesota;  Minnetonka, Minnesota;  and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Often requested
with this expert:

Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow
Process Heat and Mass Transfer, Energy systems and...
Mechanical Engineering Design and Analysis
Heat Transfer, Advanced Cooling Technologies, CFD, Fluid...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2002   Ph.D.   Mechanical Engineering   University of Minnesota  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2000 to


(Undisclosed University)






Expert teaches courses in heat transfer, fluid flow, thermodynamics, statics, dynamics, deformable mechanics, and finite element analysis. He also serves as a consultant for a number of companies in the area of heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of ASME, ASEE, and SWE.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has approximately 150 archival publications or conference papers. He has multiple awarded patents and mutiple pending applications.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer  
 - Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications  
 - Journal of Biomechanical Engineering  
 - International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1994 to 1994   DOE   Laboratory Technician   Expert conducted experiments at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Medium-Range Linear Accelerator.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has completed numerous consulting activities for biomedical companies dealing with heat transfer rand fluid flow through the human body and medical devices. Recently, he has completed a project for Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. on the modeling of hemodynamics associated with orbital atherectomy procedures.
  • He has worked as an expert for various legal cases including cases involving litigation relating to thermal and fluid flow processes.
  • Expert is currently consulting with Medtronic on a project to improve safety of implantable devices.
  • Expert is currently consulting with Galil Medical to design cryosurgical devices to treat kidney cancer.
  • For a Medical Center, he was an engineering consultant on the design of biofluid warming devices. He built a computational model to imitate the fluid flow and heat transfer in a multiply folded, blood-warming apparatus, and provided instruction in the use of finite element software. He also consulted on the experimental and computational analysis of the efficacy of air-jet impingement for patient warming in surgery-room environments.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert to assist with Project Development- Green Energy Technology and PPA agreements.
  • Expert in computer modeling of thermal fluid devices for consulting on computer modeling of fuel cell thermal dynamics.
  • Heat conduction expert for consulting on gyrus hot water recirculation in home.
  • Flow thermodynamics expert for consulting on the thermodynamics of a hot water leak through human fallopian tubes.
  • Heat transfer modeling expert for consulting on heat transfer modeling of electromechanical medical device.
  • Engineering expert in thermodynamics of gases for consulting on thermodynamics process.
  • Oven design expert for consulting on Toaster Oven.
  • Medical heat and mass transfer expert needed for consulting regarding convective hospital blankets.
  • Expert in fans and air flow manifold design for consulting on how to dissipate heat inside solar panel.
  • Expert for consulting on Energy security power generation.
  • Expert in Heat Exchanger for Organic Rankine Cycle.
  • Thermal management expert for consulting on cooling a 3-Kilowatt semiconductor waver.
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:
He has worked on cases involving medical malpractice (burns), product performance, and intellectual property.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Burn/Scald injury to minor, hot liquid.
  • Thermodynamics expert for consulting on thermal efficiency of polyurethane foam used to insulate refrigerated trailers.
  • Plumbing and hot water scalding expert for consulting on Hot water scald.
  • Expert in Fluid Dynamics Consultation.
  • Expert in HVAC damper systems for consulting on furnace fire with questions on dual zone damper system in AC.
  • Thermodynamics burn expert for consulting on coffee burn litigation.
  • Expert for consulting on skin burn from hot water.
  • Water burn expert for case involving a bathtub water burn
  • Expert witness fluid transfer for consulting on Engineering safety for transfer of hot asphalt from tank to truck-.
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:

He has taught training courses in the use of finite element software (ANSYS). He currently teaches courses in mechanical engineering including heat transfer. fluid mechanics, structural mechanics, design, and finite element analysis.

Other Skills and Services

He has extensive experience at numerical modeling of heat transfer problems. In particualr, he is an expert in electronics cooling, industrial heat transfer and fluid flow, and bioheat transfer, including burns and cryosurgery.


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