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 Expert  729653

Expert in Creative Research, Design, and Development of Optical Products for Medical Applications


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

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

Summary of Expertise:

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With respect to Optical engineering Expert has over 50 years of experience in design and development of electro-optical- mechanical-photographic equipment. Prior to 38 years of consulting for over 150 companies he worked for Northrop, CalComp, Ford Aerospace, and Abbott Labs. His optical design, mechanical design, system design, knowledge of fabrication processes, and management capabilities make him very versatile in optical engineering. In optical system design his technical activities include lighting, sensors, projection, imaging, fluorescence, etc. in a number of fields with an emphasis on medical devices. His Computer aided optical design experience includes some work with OPTICAD and considerable work with ZEMAX for most of his optical designs. He is also a member in OSA and SPIE.

With respect to R&D, Expert is a Certified Management Consultant specializing in R&D with strong emphasis on competitive applications of optical technology. He can provide an objective assessment of markets or technologies from which to develop appropriate strategies to help develop competitive products, analyze and research concepts relative to intellectual property, determine technical and economic product feasibility relative to market needs, investigate applications to new markets, plan for accelerated R&D, functional proof of concepts before designing and production prototype, help determine design parameters needed for market, and technical R&D coaching for clients that have internal design, fabrication, assembly, and integration capabilities. His specialized consulting includes optical technology, medical devices, and related product development. Prior to 38 years of consulting for over 150 companies he worked for Northrop, CalComp, Ford Aerospace, and Abbott Labs. His optical design, mechanical design, system design, knowledge of fabrication processes, and management capabilities make him very versatile in optical system design including lighting, sensors, projection, imaging, fluorescence, etc. He also is in charge of a technology special interest group within The Institute of Management Consultants.

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computer-aided optical-system design

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optical engineering

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optical system design

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research and development


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Localities:
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.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1960   BSME   Mechanical Engineering -- Systems   University of Arizona  
1962   MSME   Mechanical Engineering-- Systems   USC  
1968   MBA   General and Industrial Management   USC  
1988   PhD   Management Strategy for Technological Development   California Coast University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1976 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Competitive R&D

 

President

 

Technical and management consulting specializing in application of optical technology in a variety of fields including medical devices---Serving a wide variety of clients from Fortune 500 to new start companies.

1975 to 1976

 

Abbott Laboratories

 

Diagnostics Division

 

Senior Development Engineer

 

Helped develop the White Blood Cell Counter

1972 to 1975

 

Philco-Ford Corp.

 

Aeronutronic Division

 

R&D Engineer

 

Optical product development development and proposal work involving laser missile guidance optics, laser designators, target marking laser systems, aerial viewing systems.

1971 to 1972

 

Expert Consulting

 

Technical and Management Consulting

 

Consultant

 

Technical and management consulting specializing in optical technology in a variety of fields.

1970 to 1971

 

Universal Graphics and Computer Software Development co.

 

R&D Engineeing

 

R&D Manager

 

Developed a photo plotter for circuit card and IC design.

1966 to 1970

 

California Computer Products (CalComp)

 

Electro-Optical Systems Unit

 

Member of Technical Staff

 

Developed photo plotter write heads, curve followers, CRT plotters, and other related hardware.

1966 to 1966

 

ITT Gilfillan

 

Electro-optics

 

Senior Design Engineer

 

Developed a film based type of a positional display for tactical aircraft.

1960 to 1966

 

Northrup Corporation

 

Nortronics

 

Senior Engineer and Systems Analyst

 

Helped to develop a precision ballistic camera for calibration of radar systems, film viewing systems for ship board and other inturputation of aerial photography, and special weapon systems.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Optical Society of America; SPIE; OCTANe; IMC.

Licenses/Certifications

CMC--(Certified Management Consultant)

Professional Appointments

Past President of IMC of Southern California, Treasurer, Tech SIG director and board member of OC, CA chapter.

Awards/Recognition

A number of "Who's Who" listings in several areas.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has several Publications and a column in the SPIE Journal, plus a number of patents.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has served 140 clients over the past 34 years
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Design fiber optic disposable laser probe for ophthamlmic surgery.
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:
Expert is considering doing expert witness work based on patent research done in support of competitive R&D work
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in Optics for consulting on patent analysis.
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.

Market Research:
Expert has been involved with many organizations such as OSA, SPIE, OCTANe, IMC, etc. to keep up with new technical innovations. He also receives approximately 80 publications per month to keep up to date in a variety of areas.

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:
Training/Seminars

Some of Expert's assignment have resulted in training of people to carry on with product development. He is considering doing technology coaching based on his experience in technology development within a number of organizations.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has helped many clients with sources for optical and other related components, processes, and services. He has some consultant that work with him to help provide a wide range of services.

Other Skills and Services

Expert has written a web book on eye design covering vision systems, eyes of all types, and eye design themes with many pictures.


 

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