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 Expert  723013

Expert in R&D of High Performance Light Sources and Electronic Ballasts: Electrodeless, Fluorescent, & Halide


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New York (NY)
USA
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Expert has more than 40 years experience conducting research & development in electrical engineering, laser physics, plasma physics, discharge physics and related disciplines, including more than 34 years experience conducting and managing research & development on high efficacy fluorescent, compact fluorescent and metal halide lamps, electrodeless induction-coupled fluorescent and metal halide lamps, capacitively- and cavity-coupled sulfur lamps, selective emitters for high efficacy incandescent lamps, electronic ballasts and drivers for conventional and electrodeless fluorescent and HID lamps, and electronic power supplies for LED light sources.

Expert was a co-developer of the GE Wattmiser® lamp, the world's first reduced-wattage fluorescent lamp and developed custom instrumentation that enabled high speed production of those lamps. Expert is a pioneer in the development of electrodeless induction-coupled fluorescent and metal halide light sources and lead the teams at the GE Research & Development Center that developed both the GE Genura® electrodeless compact fluorescent lamp and an electrodeless metal halide lamp that remains the highest efficacy white light source ever demonstrated. Expert holds 30 U.S. patents and numerous foreign patents on advanced light sources and ballasts, plus one U.S. patent on advanced appliance controls.

Expert is currently an independent lighting technology consultant. His current projects include development of new lighting products, including a novel lighting system for a light-activated biomedical process, and evaluation of new, high efficacy lighting technologies for private energy information services and government agencies such as the U.S. Department of Energy. Expert has served as an expert and expert witness in lighting-related product performance, product liability, breach of contract and patent infringement cases. These cases have been decided through trial, arbitration and mediation. One product liability case resulted in an award to Expert's client of over $16 million.

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lighting system technology

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arc lamp

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compact fluorescent lamp

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daylight lamp

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discharge lamp

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discharge tube

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electric light

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electric lighting system

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electrode

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electronic fluorescent lamp ballast

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energy-efficient fluorescent ballast

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energy-efficient lighting device

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energy-efficient lighting system

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fluorescent lamp

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fluorescent lamp ballast

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fluorescent lamp failure analysis

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fluorescent lamp technology

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fluorescent lighting system

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fluorescent lighting tube

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gas discharge tube

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germicidal lamp

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high intensity discharge lamp failure analysis

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high-intensity discharge lamp

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high-pressure sodium lamp

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high-technology lighting device

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incandescent lamp

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incandescent lamp life testing

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lighting device

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lumen depreciation

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mercury-vapor lamp

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metal halide lamp

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neon lamp

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sodium-vapor lamp

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stop lamp

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strobe light

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applied gas discharge physics

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fluorescent lamp design


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Springfield, Massachusetts;  Chicopee, Massachusetts;  Albany, New York;  Schenectady, New York;  Utica, New York;  Hartford, Connecticut;  and Bristol, Connecticut.

Often requested
with this expert:

Physics, Optics
Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Systems
Lighting, Vision Ergonomics and Efficiency
Superconductors, Xerography, Lamps, Electrostatics, Single...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1972   PhD   Electrical Engineering   Case Western Reserve University  
1967   MS   Electrical Engineering   Case Western Reserve University  
1964   BSEE   Electrical Engineering   University of Maryland  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2002 to

 

(Undisclosed Consulting Company)

 


 

President

 

Expert is president and sole employee of Expert's Firm In this position he provides services to companies, universities and government agencies involved in the development or evaluation of light sources and associated magnetic and electronic ballasts. In addition, Expert has served as an expert and expert witness in various lighting-related litigation actions.

2000 to 2002

 

Self-Employed

 


 

Sole Proprietor

 

He provided services to companies, universities and government agencies involved in the development or evaluation of light sources and associated magnetic and electronic ballasts. In addition, Expert served as an expert and expert witness in various lighting-related litigation actions.

2000 to 2001

 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 

Lighting Research Center

 

Senior Lighting Technologist and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture

 

Expert led programs to evaluate new lighting technology, including solid-state lighting, electrodeless lamps, and improved emissivity filaments for incandescent lamps. In addition, he taught courses in lighting technology to students pursuing a Master of Science in Lighting.

1999 to 2002

 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 

Lighting Research Center

 

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture

 

In this unpaid position, Expert was an advisor to graduate students pursuing a Master of Science in Lighting degree.

1978 to 1999

 

General Electric Company

 

Research & Development Center

 

Manager, Lighting Systems Program (1981 - 1995)

 

During this period Expert was a physicist, an electrical engineer and Manager, Lighting Systems Program (1981-1995). In this latter position he supervised work of 10 to 17 staff up to Ph.D. level working on advanced lighting systems, including metal halide and high-pressure sodium and cesium discharge lamps, fluorescent lamps and other low-pressure discharge lamps, and electronic ballasts and controls to operate these lamps. He managed a total R&D budget of $4 million per year. Major projects included: Genura electrodeless fluorescent lamp, Multilox electrodeless metal halide lamp, low-mercury and mercury-free fluorescent lamps, long life cesium flash lamps for optically triggered thyristors in HVDC converter stations, computer models of low and high pressure lamps (lamp CAE tools), advanced electronic ballasts for low and high pressure lamps, high performance lamps and ballasts for aircraft displays, and electronic sensor and control systems for advanced home appliance products..

1971 to 1978

 

General Electric Company

 

Lighting Business Group

 

Electrical Engineer and Technical Leader-Lamp Development Group (1976-1978)

 

Expert worked on lamp and electronic ballast development programs, including the Wattmiser energy saving fluorescent lamp program and the Genura electrodeless fluorescent lamp and electronic ballast program. He also acted as liaison between GE Lighting and GE Research and Development Center for electronic ballast programs and the electrodeless fluorescent lamp program. As an individual contributor he developed a high accuracy, high frequency electronic wattmeter for measurement of performance of fluorescent lamps at high frequency and a device for external, non-destructive measurement of the resistance of conductive tin oxide coatings placed inside evacuated fluorescent lamps.

1964 to 1971

 

Case Western Reserve University

 

Electrical Engineering & Applied Physics

 

Graduate Assistant

 

While a graduate student, Expert conducted research on gas and solid-state lasers. His Master's thesis involved the study of noise mechanisms in He-Ne lasers and his Ph.D. thesis involved the study of wave-wave mixing in magnetoactive plasmas. During this time, he also taught a course in electromagnetic theory.

1964 to 1964

 

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

 

Sounding Rocket Branch

 

Electrical Engineer

 

During this summer job, Expert was responsible for the design of a portion of a digital data telemetry system.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a Senior member of the IEEE and a member of the APS and the IESNA (Illuminating Engineering Society of North America).

Professional Appointments

Expert was an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture, Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2002.

Awards/Recognition

He was elected a member of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society; and Eta Kappa Nu, the electrical engineering honor society. He received a Ford Foundation Fellowship for graduate study in 1964.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has 31 issued U.S. patents plus numerous matching foreign patents, plus one patent pending. He has 18 publications, including key conference presentations and chapters in books, plus one recent book on lighting technology.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Platts, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc.  
 - Elsevier, Oxford  
 - IoP Publishing, Bristol and Philadelphia  
 - Yearbook of Science & Technology, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.  
 - E Source  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2005 to 2005   U.S. Department of Energy   Program Reviewer   Expert participated in a peer review of the DOE's high efficiency lighting program portfolio.
2000 to   U.S. Department of Energy   Proposal Reviewer   Since 2000 Expert has reviewed lighting-related proposals for the DOE's SBIR and STTR programs. These proposals are reviewed about twice a year.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert is currently providing consulting services as a lighting expert to a major international lamp manufacturer and their legal firm in a patent infringement suit regarding high intensity discharge lamps.
  • He is currently providing consulting services as a lighting expert to a major international hotel chain and their legal firm in a product liability case involving poor performance of compact fluorescent lamps.
  • He has provided consulting services as a lighting expert and expert witness to three insurance companies and their legal firms in a product liability case involving a fire that was proven to have been caused by a high intensity light source.
  • He has provided consulting services as a lighting expert and expert witness to a venture capital firm and their attorneys in a case involving a lighting ballast patent that was proven to not provide the performance claimed by the inventor.
  • He has provided lighting-related consulting services to a biotechnology company that has developed technology to use light-activated materials to clean viruses from donated blood.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Ballast expert for consulting on CFL Fixture.
  • Expert in high-intensity discharge for consulting on lighting domain issues.
  • Expert in engineering for consulting on impact on neon bulb related to over drive of current on neon lamp and provide technical consulting of possible change of glow position.
  • Expert for consulting on Opportunties for glass in general/emerging lighting applications.
  • Electronic ballast expert for consulting on UVC (ultraviolet C) light system.
  • Fluorescent ballast expert for consulting on Electronic Ballast troubleshooting for Fluorescent Lighting.
  • Expert in low pressure high output lamps and electronic ballasts for consulting on ways to improve the starting sequence.
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 was an expert witness in a California case involving a fire that was proven to have been caused by a high intensity discharge lamp. he was also an expert witness in a Florida case involving a patent sold to a venture capital group that was shown to not provide the claimed performance.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Forensic cfl light bulb fire expert for consulting on Litigation on CFL Bulb Fire.
  • Light design expert for consulting and testimony related to light ballast issues.
  • Expert in ultraviolet sunlamp technology to measure relative radiation in product liability litigation.
  • Expert in lighting technology needed for consulting on the premature failure of a home theater projector bulb.
  • Metal halide expert for consulting on halide litigation involving a fire.
  • Expert for consulting on Fluorescent Lighting Ballast.
  • Expert in electric lighting for consulting on illumination issues and measurement.
  • Quality control expert for consulting on manufacturing in China.
  • Expert in High Performance Light Sources
  • Expert in intota for consulting on Ballast.
  • Expert in I need a lighting – someone with in incandescent and halogen lights:
  • LED Expert for patent case.
  • Expert witness for consulting on OEM manufacturer and indepent lab suppled test data on T4 and T5 florescent assemblies.
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
2004 to 2004   Japan   Expert spent two weeks in Japan as part of the HID lamp patent infringement case described previously.
2004 to 2004   Belgium and Holland   He spent three days in Belgium and Germany as part of the HID lamp patent infringement case described previously.
2005 to 2005   Belgium and Holland   He spent three days in Belgium and Germany as part of the HID lamp patent infringement case described previously.

 

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