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 Expert  723104

Expert in Laser Safety and Training, Laser Product Safety Regulations, Testing, Compliance and Certification

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is an expert in laser safety and laser product safety regulations and standards. He has performed numerous laser systems tests, measurements, evaluations, design and documentation reviews for compliance with FDA/CDRH, European and International laser product standards standards for Canadian and international clients. He is member of national and international committee working groups on optical radiation safety and lasers. He is the technical advisor on the expert task force on lasers. He is a Certified Laser Safety Officer.

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Expert developed a laser safety course for users of high power Class 3B and 4 lasers and trained more than 300 researchers, students and technicians between 1998 and 2003 at the University of Toronto. He teaches laser safety courses and seminars for users of high power lasers, Laser Safety Officers or others responsible for the laser safety program, evaluation of hazards, and implementation of control measures. He has delivered courses for, or in association with many Canadian, US and international professional associations and companies.

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Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1985   M. Eng.   Optical Engineering   St. Peterburg Institute for Precision and Optical Engineering, Russia   Diploma with Honors

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2001 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)





Expert provides consulting services to manufacturers of laser products with regard to compliance with US and international standards and regulations. He performs evaluations, tests and assessments, review of documentation, and prepares test reports. Expert also teaches laser safety courses. In addition, he also provides consulting services in optical system design, proof-of-concept and feasibility studies, prototype design, testing and performance evaluation in advanced imaging applications, machine vision, fluorescence techniques, optical testing and measurements, selection and use of lasers, LEDs, optical components and devices.

2001 to 2002


Photonami Inc., Toronto, Canada



Research Scientist


Expert performed R&D in the area of optical fiber amplifiers including prototype development, determination of methods for improving performance and performance testing. He developed optical assembly techniques for coupling pumping laser light into double-clad fiber for optical fiber amplifiers.

1993 to 2001


Photonics Research Ontario (before 1996 - Ontario Laser and Lightwave Research Center), Toronto


Photonics Facility


Principal Engineer, Senior Scientist, Scientist


Expert provided expert scientific and technical consultation services to PRO industrial and academic clients. He planned, conducted and managed contract laser/optics/photonics R & D projects. He conducted feasibility studies, proof-of-concept experiments, building of prototypes and modification of optical systems and instrumentation. He also performed laser testing and measurements for compliance with US and international safety standards.

1990 to 1992


OZONT, Bulgaria


Sales and Marketing


Applications Engineer


Expert provided technical support to clients locally and internationally. He demonstrated the company products (lasers, laser machining and laser marking systems) at local and international trade shows and exhibitions, and provided technical consultations. Expert also assisted sales personnel in securing export contracts. He performed troubleshooting, analyzed feedback from clients and prepared reports for Quality Assurance and R&D.

1990 to 1990


Institute for Optical and Magnetic Storage Systems, Bulgaria


Optical storage media


R&D Scientist


Expert specified and implemented optical testing equipment for measurement of residual birefringence of optical CD blanks.

1988 to 1989


University of Sofia, Bulgaria


Optics and Spectroscopy


Research Associate


Expert worked on a collaboration project with a soft contact lenses manufacturer. He evaluated and improved the manufacturing process, which resulted in significant reduction of out-of-spec lenses. In another collaboration project, he designed an optical assembly for illumination of the internal area of the human eye during electrophysiological examinations.

1985 to 1988


Institute of Optics, Bulgaria


Optical Instrumentation


Research Scientist, Optical Engineer


Expert developed and designed optical systems and devices for a variety of applications. He analyzed and modified designs to improve performance and reduce cost. Expert conducted feasibility studies, built prototypes, assembled optical systems and developed testing procedures. He processed technical documentation and supervised manufacturing and quality control tests of optical components and assemblies. Expert also conducted performance tests and prepared test reports.

Career Accomplishments:

Laser Institute of America, ASC Committee Z136 for Safe Use of Lasers, Canadian Radiation Protection Association


Professional Engineer, Certified Laser Safety Officer

Professional Appointments

CLSO Review Board Member

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 15 publications, 2 patents and is the author of several courses on laser safety and laser product compliance.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2004 to 2005   DND Canada   Course Instructor   He has conducted laser safety courses for military personnel.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has conducted a technical review of the prototype of a laser-based instrument for bio-samples investigation. Performed tests to determine the source of optical signal fluctuations and suggested design modifications that eliminated the problem.
  • He provided consultations on the optical design of machine vision imaging systems for particle monitoring and optical interface of the system with the polymer extruders.
  • Performed a detailed evaluation of a laser marking industrial system for the purpose of compliance with manufacturer standards. It included testing for laser radiation leakage, assessment of the built-in safety features (interlocks, protective housing), review of product documentation and preparation of a test report.
  • Conducted an in-depth study of an incorporated laser component that was leading to product failures. Determined the cause of the problem and developed a testing technique for incoming component inspection.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in high speed laser printing application for consulting current set-up complies with safety standards.
  • Expert for consulting on Laser Operation.
  • Expert in LSO Laser Safety According to ANSI Z136.1-2000.
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 provided technical expert advice to a law firm retained by the owners/users of a medical laser system. He has no past expert witness experience (in courts), but has provided assistance by expressing opinions on laser safety aspects for the Toronto Police, the Toronto Transit Commission, the Ontario Ministry of Labour (Radiation Protection Services) and the Toronto School Board.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Laser safety expert for consulting on products liability claim.
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
2005 to 2005   Japan   Conducted a training course for Japanese branch of a large European test house.
2005 to   Switzerland   Provide laser product safety consulting services to a Swiss company with manufacturing facility in China.
1996 to   USA   Assisted US and Canadian clients in preparing and filing laser product reports in accordance with FDA/CDRH Regulations.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   He communicates in French as a native speaker. Can read and review any written materials or documentation, write reports and other documentation. Conducts presentations and teaches training courses.
Russian and Bulgarian   Native speaker. Can read and write on any subjects.
Polish   Proficiency is close to native speakers. Can speak and read on a large variety of subjects. Writing skills are sufficient for e-mail communication and information exchange.
Spanish and Italian   Speaks sufficiently as to maintain basic conversation. Can read and understand written materials of general nature. Writing is sufficient for e-mail communication and exchange of information.

Market Research:

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:

1. Laser Safety in the Research Lab (for users of high power lasers in university labs); 2. Laser Safety at the workplace. Course for Laser Safety Officers and personnel working with or near lasers and laser systems; 3. Laser product compliance with national and international regulations; 4. Principles of laser safety. Course for LSO and laser users in industrial, research and medical environments.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Has provided advice on laser and LED component vendors for a variety of applications - for testing, measurement or biomedical equipment, telecom applications, barcode readers, etc.


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