Professional Electrical and Electronics Engineer Providing Forensic Engineering and Analysis, Investigative Engineering, Patent Infringement Analysis and Design Engineering Services, Specializing in Electrical and Electronic Systems, Products and Devices

Technical Consultant #1754


Expertise

  • Forensic Engineering, forensic analysis, investigative engineering, patent infringement analysis and design engineering services for attorneys, insurance companies and industry.
  • Specialize in electrical and electronic systems, products and devices.
  • Issues addressed include all aspects of the product or system under review or investigation, including design, fabrication, production, operation, safety, failure analysis, product testing and reverse engineering of electrical and electronic devices and products as well as computer systems, hardware and software.

Specific Expertise

  • Agency standards - UL, CE, CSA, FCC and IEC
  • Analog and digital design
  • EMF and EMI shielding
  • Electromagnetic compliance testing
  • ESD - Electrostatic discharge
  • Ethernet
  • European CE certification
  • Failure Analysis
  • FMEA - Failure Mode and Effect Analysis
  • Fiber optics
  • Fire cause and origin
  • FPGA design
  • Grounding
  • HALT/HASS testing
  • High-speed data and telecom networks
  • HDLC protocol
  • Industrial Automation
  • Lightning/surge protection and analysis
  • Microprocessor design and applications
  • Photoelectric sensors
  • Printed circuit board design and analysis
  • Product liability analysis
  • Programmable logic controllers
  • RS232 protocol
  • Signal integrity and high speed design
  • Telecom and data communication

Experience

Forensic Investigations

Undisclosed Company, Investigative Engineer, 2008 - Present

  • Currently investigating a suspected Laptop Computer overheating incident which resulted in severe burns to the client.
  • Investigation of electronic failures and a fire in an electrical power conditioning device that resided in a medical facility.
  • Responsibilities included electronic equipment failure analysis, evidence review and final report and presentation to the client.

Intota (Inforgroup/ORC), Investigative Engineer, 2007 - 2010

  • Investigation of suspected electronic failures in a microwave fire. Fire cause and origin case.
  • Investigation of suspected electronic failures in a residential HVAC system. Fire cause and case.
  • Expert witness regarding failure analysis in laundry appliance electronics.
  • Electrical engineering consultant regarding failure analysis of video electronics.

Forensic Analysis and Engineering Corporation, Raleigh NC - Investigative Engineer, 2002 - 2008

  • Investigated suspected electronic failures on a motorcycle accident case.
  • Investigated a residential fire incident and suspected damage to high end video and audio home theater electronics. Responsibilities included fire investigation, research and evidence review.
  • Expert witness in a case regarding a malfunctioning medical implantable device.
  • Responsibilities included investigation, research and evidence review.
  • Investigation of suspected electronic failures in a residential HVAC system.
  • Expert witness in lemon law motor vehicle case. Responsibilities included, investigation research, evidence review and deposition.
  • Investigated a heavy equipment excavator fire. Responsibilities included fire investigation, research, and evidence review.
  • Investigated a power utility surge event involving a multi-million dollar residential structure. Responsibilities included electronic equipment failure analysis, insurance fraud investigation and evidence review, final report, and preparation/presentation for the client.
  • Investigated and provided Lightning/Surge Analysis for multiple clients. Responsibilities included electronic equipment failure analysis, Insurance fraud investigation and final report to the client.

Marshall Miller Associates, Raleigh NC - Investigative Engineer, 2004 - 2010

  • Co-investigator on a cause and origin investigation involving a Veterinary CBC machine.
  • Co-investigator on a cause and origin investigation involving an apartment fire. Responsibilities included evidence review and final report presentation to the client.
  • Conducted a fire cause and origin investigation involving a television set. Responsibilities included evidence review, electronic failure analysis, TV and electrical appliance fire research and final report preparation/presentation to the client.

Tasa Group, Blue Bell PA, Investigative Engineer, 2008 - 2010

  • Conducted an investigation of suspected electronic failures in an emergency backup electrical power system. Working as an expert witness in the legal case with respect to the electrical/electronic hardware design and failure analysis.

Consolidated Consultants, Chula Vista, CA - Investigative Engineer, 2004 - 2008

  • Investigation of a Power Utility Surge event involving a residential structure and suspect electrical and electronic failures.

Institute for Products, Engineering and Construction, AZ, Investigative Engineer, 2005 - 2008

  • Investigation of suspected electronic failures in a mobile phone.
  • Investigation of suspected electronic failures in a laptop computer.
  • Expert witness involving a laptop computer fire. Responsibilities included fire investigation research and evidence review.
  • Expert witness involving computer software/systems, financial records and information.
  • Electrical engineering consultant for an electronic design dispute between a major appliance manufacturer and a sub-contract manufacturer. Responsibilities included evidence review, product design research, and final report preparation/presentation to the client.
  • Conducted a cause and origin investigation of a cook top fire involving a solid surface range appliance. Responsibilities included evidence review, electronic failure analysis, electrical appliance fire research and final report preparation/presentation to the client.

Intellectual Property and Patent Infringement

Otto Technologies, Raleigh NC - Investigative Engineer, 2010

  • Patent infringement and review regarding multiple cases involving distributed computing systems for mobile devices.

Forensic Analysis and Engineering Corporation, Raleigh NC - Investigative Engineer, 2009

  • Patent infringement and review regarding an electronic pest and rodent pest control repeller.

Industrial Experience

Overture Networks, Morrisville, NC - Senior Design Engineer, 2008 - Present

  • Design Engineer next generation Gigabit Ethernet and OC3/DS3 data aggregation product.

Undisclosed Company, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder, 2006 - Present

  • Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of the company. Instrumental in providing strategic management, marketing efforts and financial backing to create, maintain and grow the company.

Honors & Publications

Credentials

  • Professional Engineer - North Carolina License

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
  • NAFI - National Association of Fire Investigators
  • North Carolina Adjusters Association

Education

  • M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Carolina State University, NC
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, PA
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