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 Expert  726956

Expert in Engineering Analysis, Product Development, Mechanical Design, Kinematics and Dynamics

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Massachusetts (MA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is a Mechanical Engineer with degrees from MIT and U.C. Berkeley. His doctoral dissertation was on nonlinear dynamic systems, and he has university-level research and teaching experience in the areas of dynamics, kinematics, vibrations and numerical analysis.

In his industry career, Expert has worked first at a start-up developing a novel power transmission technology, and later at two of the world's leading consumer electronics firms. He has first-person knowledge of technology development and product development. He has managed numerous projects involving rapid prototyping, industrial and user interface design, and design for high volume manufacturing. He also has extensive hands-on experience in mechanical product design, including 3D CAD, 3D Printing and Finite Elements. He has extensive experience collaborating with, and sourcing from, the Far East.


Far East sourcing


engineering project management




mechanical engineering


mechanical engineering analysis


new consumer product development


new product design


3D printing

Expert worked at the front lines of new product concept generation at one of the world's most respected consumer audio equipment companies for nearly 10 years.

consumer electronic product


audio acoustics

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  Lowell, Massachusetts;  Cambridge, Massachusetts;  Brockton, Massachusetts;  New Bedford, Massachusetts;  Hartford, Connecticut;  Manchester, New Hampshire;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1991   PhD   Mechanical Engineering   U.C. Berkeley  
1987   MS   Mechanical Engineering   U.C. Berkeley  
1985   BS   Mechanical Engineering   MIT  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to




Home Robots


Mechanical Engineering Manager


Expert manages a team of mechanical engineers on development projects for next generation home cleaning robots. In this capacity, he leads all engineering design activities in alignment with budgetary and scheduling guidelines, supervises and mentors staff, oversees design validation activities, and performs design reviews. Expert has experience working with overseas contract manufacturers to ensure DFM and product quality, and collaborates extensively with colleagues in product planning, design, marketing, and other engineering disciplines.

2000 to 2009


Bose Corporation


Design Center


Lead Mechanical Engineer


Managed all mechanical engineering operations within corporate design center to develop new product prototypes and advance turnkey organizational initiatives. Orchestrated reverse engineering activities, and directed multi-disciplinary efforts to facilitate development processes. Led multiple industrial and interaction design projects in alignment with budgetary and scheduling guidelines. Supervised and mentored staff, created new product concepts and performed design reviews. Collaborated and brainstormed with colleagues in product planning, design, marketing and R&D.

1999 to 2000


Bose Corporation


Materials Science Group


Senior Mechanical Engineer


Pioneered new concepts for high-efficiency transducer, performing all phases of design process, including in-depth analyses such as finite element analysis.

1996 to 1999


Synkinetics, Inc.



Chief Engineer


Led all engineering efforts, and directed cross-functional teams on multiple projects. Created specifications, orchestrated design reviews, and collaborated on market research. Supervised and trained work teams. Performed in-depth design and analysis. Interfaced with consultants.

Career Accomplishments:

Pi Tau Sigma, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi


P.E. in Massachusetts


NSF Graduate Fellow

Publications and Patents Summary

Has over 15 refereed publications in dynamics, vibrations and control, as well as a total of 13 patents issued at various companies, with more on the way.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Advised client on design parameter space for alternative automotive transmission and designed a series of representative assemblies for physical testing. Also managed development program on behalf of client, overseeing the work of other consultants.
  • Wrote patent applications in compressed time frame dictated by impending disclosures. In addition, researched and reported on current state of technology, and authored technical white papers in support of client's application for federal funding, with focus on energy efficiency. Client was awarded highly competitive DOE grant as a result.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on on a new differential design project.
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:
Provided testimony in a case involving intellectual property in headphone design. Through deposition and testimony, convinced arbitrator that plaintiff's design details were valuable and were indeed copied by the defendant. Eventually a multi-million dollar award resulted from the case.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in manufacturing headphones for trade secret case.
  • Expert in mechanical engineering and prototyping for litigation case involving proper machine function.
  • Random vibration expert for consulting on random vibration profiles.
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.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   He is proficient in German, and has translated documents from German into English.
Spanish   He understands written Spanish.
French   He understands written French.

Market Research:
Consumer electronics industry: Closely follows trends in new product development through trade shows and conferences, as well as online and print publications that deal with the cutting edge.

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:
Other Skills and Services

Well versed in business aspects of new product development; completed Management and Innovation Certificate Program at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts (considered a 1/3 MBA).


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