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 Expert  726161

Expert in Power Electronics and Electric Machine Design

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Virginia (VA)
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Expert has been involved in power electronics and electric machine development for over 25 years. He has a wide breadth of experience in several sectors: academic, industrial and government. Throughout his career he has maintained an active consulting practice designing, developing and prototyping a wide variety of power conversion circuitry as well as electric machines.

Prior to attending college, Expert spent four years in the electric motor industry repairing, rewinding and redesigning electric motors. After his BEE, Expert worked as an electronic design engineer for Black and Decker Corporation in Towson, Maryland, until he began graduate school at the University of Tennessee.

While at the University of Tennessee, he was employed by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory were he was involved in the development of high performance axial gap motors and their associated drives.


electric motor


power electronics


electric machine


electrical machinery design


electric motor design

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Greensboro, North Carolina;  Durham, North Carolina;  Winston Salem, North Carolina;  High Point, North Carolina;  Roanoke, Virginia;  and Lynchburg, Virginia.

Often requested
with this expert:

Electric Motors, Generators, Wind Energy, Voltage...
Motor and Generator Design and Development
Fractional Horsepower Electric Motor Design & Application
Permanent Magnet Motors, Generators, Devices and Materials

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2001   PhD   Electrical Engineering   University of Tennessee, Knoxville  
1992   MS   Electrical Engineering   University of Tennessee, Knoxville  
1986   BEE   Electrical Engineering   Catholic University of America  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2002 to 2010


Micro Mechanical, LLC




Expert is President and lead technical engineer for all development programs.

2003 to 2006


University of North Florida


Assistant Professor


Taught and performed research in power electronics and electric machines.

2000 to 2003


University of Alabama


Assistant Profesor


Taught and performed research in power electronics and electric machines.

Career Accomplishments:

IEEE, Tau Beta Pi

Publications and Patents Summary

He has at least 10 papers and technical reports in the area of power electronics and machines.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - IEEE International Conference on Electric Machines and Drives  
 - IEEE Transactions on Magnetics  
 - Proceedings of SPIE  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1987 to 1991   Oak Ridge National LAb   Development   Expert worked for the centrifuge division on specialized electric machines.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert designed, developed and prototyped a universal input three phase 2kW (240-660) VAC microprocessor based switch-mode power supply. The development included design, schematic capture, simulation, magnetics design prototype build and test.
  • Expert designed and developed a motion control system for a valve actuator. This effort included redesigning a 300W brushless DC motor, developing a specific form-factor microprocessor based brushless DC drive including 200kHz offline SMPS.
  • Expert designed and performed a FEA of a hybrid switched reluctance motor.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in AC Synchronous motor design.
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:
  • Expert in manufacturing and QC for consulting on notebook computer power supply.
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
1986 to 1986   Taiwan   Expert spent 3 weeks evaluating manufacturing capabilities of several off-shore vendors.
1999 to 1999   Australia   Expert designed and performed a FEA on a 100 Hp radial gap permanent magnet synchronous machine.
2003 to 2004   Romania   Expert redesigned a Telecommunications power supply utilizing a Vienna Rectifier for reliability and manufacturability.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert has taught a multitude of undergraduate and graduate course in electrical engineering. Additionally, he is involved in developing an electrical engineering degree for an online University.


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