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 Expert  723857

Expert in Optical Instrumentation Design, 3D Imaging, Confocal Microscopy, OCT, FTIR, Laser Scanning

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Minnesota (MN)
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Expert in the design and function of confocal microscope systems. Holder several patents for original confocal systems designed the semiconductor, glass, and other industries.

Expert in 3D imaging technologies including laser triangulation, moiré', confocal imaging, and interferometry. Expert has designed systems in each of these categories for medical, dental, and industrial applications.

Established expertise in optical interferometry, particularly in analysis of interferometric data. Complete software application developed for commercial interferometer including processing phase data, unwrapping, and hardware calibration.

Experience designing complex electrical systems for sensors and instruments. Expertise in photo-detection circuits including transimpedence amplifiers, integrating amplifiers, and analog to digital conversion. Microprocessor control systems developed for industrial products.

Expertise developing optical sensors for measurement of physical parameters including distance, thickness, shape, index of refraction, reflectance, coating characterization, pharmacology. Patent held or pending in several areas.

Laser scanning systems developed for medical imaging, film imaging, confocal sensors, and laser triangulation systems. Expertise developing systems based on polygon, resonant, and galvanometer scanners.

Expertise developing and modeling photonics components. Experience with physical optics modeling of components, including collimators, isolators, and circulators; both polarizing and non-polarizing. Very experienced developing automated manufacturing systems for these complex products. Expert in connector testing.

Spectroscopy systems developing for pharmacology, semiconductor, glass, and agricultural industries. Experienced with diffractive and Fourier transform based systems.


confocal microscope


confocal scanning light microscopy


confocal scanning microscope


three-dimensional machine vision


height sensor


optical profilometry




photodetector circuit


electronic circuit design


laser sensor


industrial sensor


optical sensor


optical instrument


optical instrumentation


analytical instrumentation


flying-spot scanning


fiber-optic component


Faraday rotator


fiber-optic adhesion


fiber-optic component product design


fiber-optic connector


optical spectroscopy


3D imaging


confocal microscopy

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:

Optical and Photonic Design and Engineering
Calibration Process, and Measurement Science
Manufacturing Automation, Statistical Process Control
Machine Vision, Image Processing, Optics, Illumination, and...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1992   MS   Electrical Engineering/Optoelectronics   University of New Mexico - CHTM  
1989   BS   Physics   University of Minnesota   Presidential Scholar

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2002 to





President/Chief Engineer


As chief engineer he is responsible for optical design, system design, and sensor development. As president he manages projects and employees and develops and maintains good working relationships with clients.

2000 to 2002


ADC Telecommunications




Senior Photonics Engineer


He was responsible for development of passive fiber optic components and for developing systems and technologies for automating their manufacture.

1999 to 2000


August Technology Inc



Senior Development Engineer


He developed a patented confocal imaging technique for high speed automated 3D inspection of semiconductor wafers. Other responsibilities included improving the illumination systems on existing 2D inspection products.

1996 to 1999


Kovex Corporation



Senior Systems Engineer


He lead the optical and system development for an industrial confocal metrology sensor and was responsible for patent research and application.

1992 to 1996


3M Corporation



Advanced Design Engineer


He developed laser scanning systems for new medical laser printing products and developed metrology systems for printing media. These products and systems employed high speed optical scanning, tunable lasers, and light measuring sensors.

Career Accomplishments:



3M Technical Circle of Excellence Award

Publications and Patents Summary

6 Patents

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2006 to 2006   HSARPA   Sub Contractor   Design of Optical Chemical Sensor Hardware for HSARPA Phase II contract.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Analyzed existing production method for Fiber Bragg Gratings and developed a plan to improve yield and performance while allowing for future automation.
  • Met with manufacturing engineers to document a current product production process, then developed a strategy to change the product and process to allow full automation.
  • Met with engineering team to examine an existing product and discuss how a low cost optical measurement device might be integrated with it. Came back in two weeks with a design including recommended components and mechanical layout.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Confocal design expert for consulting on Confocal Design.
  • Expert in chemistry for assessment of intellectual property and technology review.
  • Expert in plastic product development for consulting on a prototype of a new plastic product.
  • Expert in optical design to assist with the review of a florescence detection system
  • Ellipsometer design expert needed for consulting regarding thin film ellipsomerter design for 1 nm to 700mn thick film on tube.
  • Consulting on Laser measuring in challenging environment.
  • Expert in Wight Light Profilometer - industry applications advice is required.
  • Intelligent recognition expert professional for consulting on intelligent recognition strategy.
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:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Confocal expert needed for litigation.
  • Expert in optical microscopy for litigation case involving endoscopes and optical scanning used in medical devises .
  • Expert in contact lens design & manufacturing for consulting on manufacturing tolerances for lenses and molds.
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
2007 to   China/Beijing   Design of online optical spectrometer
2002 to 2002   Sweden/Stockholm   Developed automation approach for Telecom tunable laser.
1994 to 1996   England - Italy   Met regularly with counterpart engineers in England and Italy to coordinate testing procedures and processes for optical devices.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert in optical vendor selection and sourcing, including optical component vendors in China.

Other Skills and Services

Extensive experience in technology/competition analysis. Patent writing experience.


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