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 Expert  724748

Expert in Opto-Mechanical System Design, Performance Modeling, Electrooptics, Lasers

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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He has extended expertise in advanced geometrical as well as wave optics as evidenced by years of successful optical design experience using industry-standard ZEMAX and OSLO optical design packages.

advanced geometrical optics

Expert's experience in biomedical imaging is based on two years of rigorous research and development efforts at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine / Department of Physics. While at Upenn, he learned imaging related to the radiation oncology DICOM standard as well as designed a multispectral spectroscopic imaging system for studies of optical properties of tissues in vivo. Significant part of his experience at Upenn was writing NIH proposal for a multimillon funding for PDT dosimetry research.

biomedical imaging


medical instrument


optical sensor


proposal writing

While with the University of Pennsilvania, he developed a fiber-optics based method of measurement of blood oxygen saturation organs during debulking cancer surgery in vivo.

blood oxygen level


medical product

Example of his knowledge of Coherent lasers are the tunable, low bandwidth dye 899 and 699 lasers, as well as the Ti:Sph laser built on the same base, as well as a family of Coherent Ar+++ lasers. The tunable dye lasers are one of the most advanced and difficult to maintain lasers in the industry.

coherent laser

Expert did extensive computer modeling of optical aberrations and light scattering / propagation phenomena. He created a model that allowed to map optical aberrations of lenses without the use of phase-sensitive imaging techniques, as well as a Boltzman simulated annealing model of light propagation in tissues. The latter allowed for determination of organs drug concentration in vivo.

computer modeling


computer simulation



While with Advent Optronics, he lead a group of engineers in development of advances computer vision-based test and robotics systems. These devices, such as testers for MEMS-based optical switches, were developed, delivered and installed at customer factory floors.

computer vision




machine vision


optical inspection


real-time imaging


research management


technology management

Development of computer-based, automated data acquisition and analysis systems is one of his major areas of expertise. Expert has been developing the data acquisition / analysis systems using LabVIEW and MATLAB environments almost since the very appearance of those in 1994. Examples include, but not limited to, automation of spectrometers / lasers while doing his Ph.D. thesis work at Temple University, processing of large volumes of imaging data at University of Pennsylvania and at Cymer Inc.

data acquisition


data analysis


automatic test equipment

During last four years, Expert's primary responsibility is electrooptical system design. This includes requirements development using DOORS environment, actual optics design using Zemax, electronics component specification and conceptual design of major mechanical components. This work resulted in successful development of electrooptical communication imager for Navy as well as electrooptical imaging device for Airforce.

electrooptical systems design




infrared imaging application


engineering specification

He has designed a Twyman-Green interferometer-based instrument for measuring quality of intraocular lenses. Prototype of such device, with original, robust phase-unwrapping mechanism, was tested at Advent Optronics Corp. in 2003.


Expert's experience with lasers goes above usual. He has in-depth knowledge of tunable dye laser design and issues, as well as expertise in lithographic XLA-100 and XLA-105 lasers developed by Cymer gained while working for this company as a System Scientist. His most recent expertise relates to the design and specification of compact, high-power IR solid state pulsed laser.



specification documentation process

While with Expert's Firm 9formerly Apogen Technologies), Expert developed original optical designs for a range of high NA, high resolution telescopes and imagers, including an afocal anamorphic beam expanders, for free space telecom applications.

lens design


optical system




acceptance angle

He is an expert manager of a result-oriented product development and/or R&D team. Based on basic project goals and financial constrains, he leads the team through the design process using appropriate design review meetings for key decisions and progress monitoring. This way, the design process is always transparent for the upper management, problem areas are flagged early and mitigation measures can be deployed in a timed fashion.

design review




engineering management


engineering project management


manufacturability design review


project management


project planning


project review


project scheduling


research and development management


system modeling

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  San Diego, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Chula Vista, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1999   Ph.D.   Physics   Temple University  
1996   M.A.   Physics   Temple University  
1994   M.Sc.   Physics   Texas Tech. University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to






Sr. Principal Engineer


Performance modeling, system design, test design, optical design and oversight of engineering for advanced laser-based maritime communication systems

2005 to 2007


Apogen Technologies



Electrooptical Systems Engineer


Lead system engineer on a defence-related multimillion optical telecommunication project. System modeling, opto-mechanical design, system engineering, functional management.

2004 to 2005


Cymer Inc.


Technology Division


System Scientist


System engineering of optical metrology systems for XLA-105 and KrF line of Cymer lasers for lythography

2000 to 2004


Advent Optronics



Chief Scientist


Lead a team of 4 to 12 people in manufacturing of prototypes of testers for MEMS-based optical switches

1999 to 2001


University of Pennsylvania


Physics / Radiation Oncology


Research Associate


Development of optical dosimetry systems for photodynamic therapy. Investigation of optical properties of tissues in vivo.

Career Accomplishments:

Coherent Dye Laser Use Certified (1995)

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 13 publications in peer-reviewed journal, multiple conference presentations and two patent applications.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Applied Physics Letters  
 - Journal of Luminescence  
 - Physics in Medicine & Biology  
 - Journal of Biomedical Optics  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Consulted Apogen Technologies / QinetiQ regarding creation of advanced space telecommunication system
  • Consulted Measurement Specialities Inc. regarding calibration and application issues of disposable blood oxymeters
  • NIRCM: design, performance analysis and improvements of confocal-microscope based multiplate scanner
Recent Client Requests:
  • Confocal design expert for consulting on Confocal Design.
  • Optics engineer expert for consulting on Micro Slide Projector.
  • Expert in optical design to assist with the review of a florescence detection system
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:
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
1990 to 1991   Germany   Expert has consulted chromatography equipment manufacturer KNAUER GmbH regarding laser detectors for HPLC and electrophoresis.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Russian   He is a native speaker in Russian language
German   Expert can carry simple conversation on everyday topics in German

Market Research:
Expert has large experience in the areas of lasers (excimer, dye and DPSS, pulse and CW) and optical telecommunication areas, supplemented by biomedical areas related to application of lasers and optical methods in medicine. He also has 2+ years experience in defence-related optical sensor applications and is well familiar with the landscape in the area.

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:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Performed functions of a lead vendor / supplier expert for optical and electrooptical systems and lasers for Apogen Technologies / QinetiQ Technology Division, Advent Optronics and University of Pennsylvania with total supplier location experience of more than 7 years.

Other Skills and Services

Expert is an expert in ZEMAX optical design, Matlab system modeling and data collection and analysis using LabVIEW platform, including LabVIEW vision systems and vision-based system control. He is also an expert in creating DOORS -based, traceable system requirements documents.


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