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 Expert  728604

Expert in Solar, Photovoltaic, Factory Audit, Quality Inspection, Failure Analysis, Mechanical Test

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Expert has assisted various clients, including Dell, Apple, Honeywell, S.C. Johnson, P&G etc, to improve product quality and optimizing supplier quality management practices. Expert has received the ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Training and he has performed quality, manufacturing process and supply chain audits for numerous factories in the industries of EMS, electronics components/devices, solar photovoltaic, home appliances, and consumer products etc. Expert also planned and conducted lab testing for product quality and technology assessment of suppliers. Such tests include standard and customized safety, reliability and material tests for electronic devices, computer components, consumer products and batteries.

quality auditing


reliability test


supplier quality improvement


vendor quality auditing


factory audit

Expert is experienced in failure analysis of solid materials and consumer products. Expert has gained experience in failure analysis for electronic and consumer products, such as PCBA, electronic device and components, power supply, toys, solar panels etc., by serving prestigious clients in the industry. Expert has experiences in failure analysis of Lithium-ion and Lithium-ion polymer cells and battery packs by investigation many of such failures.

materials failure analysis


failure analysis


battery failure


electronic equipment failure analysis

Prior to joining current consulting firm, Expert was a Technological Supplier Manager with Q-Cells SE, a leading global solar photovoltaic solution provider. Expert coordinated technical cooperation and quality management with the suppliers of solar modules and solar silicon wafers across Asia. He was also involved in exploring photovoltaic system development opportunities in China.

photovoltaic cell




solar energy


solar panel

Expert was formerly a Ph.D. research assistant at the Center of Quality Engineering and Failure Prevention at Northwestern University, where he participated in developing an ultrafast ultrasonic system to nondestructively characterize the mechanical and thermal performances of ultrahard coating materials. Expert also obtained a M.S. degree in Acoustics, specifically in Ultrasonics. He has solid knowledge and expertise in ultrasonic inspection and NDT, bulk wave and surface wave tests, wave propagation and acoustics.

surface-wave test


ultrasonic testing



Expert specializes in mechanical testing and failure analysis of solid materials based on his academic research and practical engineering experiences. Having an in-depth understanding of mechanical, thermal, and electronic properties of materials, Expert has extensive experience in the nondestructive evaluation, health monitoring, and mechanical testing of various materials, including composites, alloys, coatings, and polymers. Expert's background also includes experience in the acoustics, micro-fabrication, stress analysis, and engineering dynamics of materials.

hardness testing


mechanical test


thin-film mechanical property

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Often requested
with this expert:

Battery Design and Simulation
UL Certification: CE Mark, NFPA, Hazardous Locations, and...
Energy Storage, Lithium & Sodium Battery, Fuel Cells,...
Lithium Batteries

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2006   PhD   Mechanical Engineering   Northwestern University  
2001   MS   Acoustics   Nanjing University, China  
1998   BS   Electronic Engineering   Nanjing University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

2010 to





Sr. Engineer


2008 to 2010


Q-Cells SE


Hangzhou Representative Office


Technological Supplier Manager


2006 to 2009







Publications and Patents Summary

He has more than 20 publications, including about 10 peer-reviewed papers.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Chemical and Physical Power Sources  
 - Ultrasonics  
 - Thin Solid Films  
 - Analytical Sciences  
 - Heat Treatment of Metals  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in intota.com for consulting on UVR exposure on a solar plant in Nipton, CA.
  • Solar panels expert for consulting on solar panels design with UL ( or CUL) certification to be reproduced in Canada.
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:
  • Lithium ion battery expert witness for consulting on litigation case in Singapore.
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
Chinese   He is a native speaker of Chinese (Mandarin)
English   He speaks English fluently

Market Research:
Industrial expert in solar photovoltaic with know-how is technologies, markets and players. Also with in-depth expertise in manufacturing and quality control practices in various industries, such as electronics, EMS, consumer products and machinery.

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:

ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Training, Reliability Engineer Training

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Sourcing and managing suppliers of solar modules and solar silicon wafers in China and Asia. Performing suppler audits and visits, in EMS, solar PV, electronics, consumer products etc., to numerous factories in China, Southeast Asia, Korea, US and Europe.


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