Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Sealing Technology Expert Witness

Technical Consultant #1914


Expertise

  • Dynamic fluid seals research and development.
  • Fluid seals performance projection reports, seal failure analysis.
  • Fluid seal simulation research, experiments, and modeling.

Expert Witness Experience

  • Patent infringement, validity, ownership, and liability.
  • Provide reports, testimony and disposition for patent infringement cases in Utah, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Canada, and in numerous venues, District Court, Federal Court (Canada).

Experience

Undisclosed University, Distinguished Professor

  • Instructor for undergraduate and graduate courses in fluid mechanics, undergraduate courses in thermodynamics.
  • Proposes, obtains and manages research projects from agencies and industrial firms.
  • Supervises graduate students.
  • Performs research on fluid sealing technology.
  • Current and recent research projects on hydraulic rod seals, and on mechanical seals for nuclear applications, seals for oilfield applications, automotive applications, pump and compressor seals, gearbox seals, aerospace seals.
  • Generates patents.
  • Publishes technical papers in refereed journals and books.
  • Presents papers at technical conferences.
  • Has taught short courses on fluid sealing technology.

Borg-Warner Research Center, Des Plaines, IL, 1972 - 1987

Manager, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer and Turbomachinery Department

  • Directed new product development and product improvement projects for corporate divisions, and applied research projects for divisions and corporate headquarters.
  • Provided consulting for technical evaluation to divisional and corporate officers.
  • Directed research and development planning, implementation, reporting and liason.
  • Performed research on fluid sealing technology, fluid mechanics and heat transfer.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (MIT), Cambridge, MA, Associate Professor,1968 - 1972

Assistant Professor, 1968 - 1972

  • Taught undergraduate and graduate courses in fluid mechanics, gas dynamics, combustion.
  • Proposed, obtained and managed research projects from government agencies.
  • Supervised graduate students.
  • Performed research on acoustics, optics and combustion.
  • Research projects on study of jet noise using optical holography, sonic booms and their scaling laws, shock-initiated supersonic combustion for advanced stable air-breathing and hybrid engines.
  • Published technical papers in refereed journals.
  • Presented papers at technical conferences.

University of California, Berkeley, CA, Assistant Professor, 1966 - 1968

  • Taught undergraduate and graduate courses in fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and statistical mechanics.
  • Performed research on acoustics.
  • Published technical papers in refereed journals.
  • Presented papers at technical conferences.

Honors & Publications

Licenses

  • Professional Engineer-P.E., Georgia PP

Credentials

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Fluids Engineering, Journal of Tribology - ASME
  • Associate Editor, Tribology Transactions - STLE
  • Member of Editorial Board, Sealing Technology, Elsevier
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Mechanika (Lithuania)
  • Member of the Editorial Board, J. of Engineering Tribology
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Advances in Tribology

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers - ASME
  • Fellow, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers - STLE
  • Tau Beta Pi (honorary engineering fraternity)
  • Sigma Xi (honorary scientific research fraternity)

Awards

  • Henry R. Worthington Medal, ASME
  • Sealing Technology Paper Award, STLE
  • Edmond E. Bisson Award, STLE
  • Frank P. Bussick Award, STLE (4 years)
  • Machine Design Award, ASME
  • Mayo D. Hersey Award, ASME

Publications and Patents

  • Author and Co-Author of 4 books, 83 papers-journals and 102 presentations.
  • 6 Patents.

Education

  • Sc.D. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA
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