Aerospace and Renewable Energy, (Wind, Solar, Fuel Cell) Expert

Technical Consultant #2082


Expertise

  • Global technology and research for heavy equipment, wind turbines and appliances.
  • Technical due diligence in industrial, aerospace, defense, renewable and the appliance industries.
  • Extensive research and development network of many universities and technology companies around the world.
  • Engineering cost and structural optimization of products and systems.
  • IP (Intellectual Property) patent portfolio analysis, legal patent circumvention and related legal disputes.
  • Regulatory agency (FAA, CAA, JAA, UL, DNV, GL, CGC, TUEV, BV) certification process experience.
  • Six Sigma black belt certified and experienced with process and product FMEAs.
  • Wind turbine, solar, and fuel cell system design, development and technology expertise.
  • Global sourcing of engineering and components through an extensive network.
  • National and internal experience: China, India, Turkey and Middle East knowledge of corporate cultures and experience.

Expert Witness Experience

  • Wind turbine energy yield and performance dispute.
  • Dryer fire damage to residence case.
  • Acoustic investigation of a disputed product.
  • Dishwasher failure due to heating element.
  • IP dispute regarding the rights to an aerospace related technology.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Principal and Founder, Fort Worth, TX, 2010 - Present

  • Developed a consulting practice, (with locations in: Arhus, Denmark, Beijing, China, and Texas, U.S.) from inception to a $2 Million revenue business in 4 years.
  • Advised CEO's and board of directors of major business groups in China, France, Germany and India.
  • Developed a European wind research and development center for an Asian wind turbine manufacturer in Germany.
  • Led several technology transfer initiatives from European and U.S. companies to China.
  • Consulted on access control and related security products for Chubb Plc in U.K.
  • Extensively supported wind turbine type certification activities of different manufacturers.
  • Served as principal investigator and formed an European Funding consortium for an alternative tower program.
  • Introduced direct drive generator and converter architecture and design to Asian manufacturers.
  • Led an industry-wide supplier base initiative to form a single source casting part provider.
  • Conducted multiple renewable projects' evaluation and market development in different countries.
  • Delivered low cost technology development projects utilizing established network in Poland.

Technology R & D, Vestas Wind Systems, Vice President, rhus, Denmark, 2008 - 2010

  • Developed and managed a complete technology portfolio including advanced control optimization.
  • Led the global aerodynamics, structures, controls, software and hardware design of complete wind turbines.
  • Determined the value of engineering potential of various acquisition targets in different industries.
  • Developed plans to restructure the Technology organization and to reduce numerous inefficiencies.
  • Identified target technologies for reduction of cost of energy per individual turbine.

Whirlpool Corporation, Global Technology Director, Saint Joseph, MI, 2004 - 2008

  • Directed the global structures' design and simulation organization.
  • Designed and implemented the engineering technology's roadmap including electronics and hydraulics.
  • Managed the global packaging, acoustics and competitive analysis laboratories.
  • Delivered major global projects within the cleaning technology on time and on budget.
  • Developed the global design, product development and simulation strategies for the organization.
  • Introduced and implemented sound simulation for complete dishwasher systems and active noise control.
  • Implemented CETOL and automated tolerance stack up analysis and design process standards.
  • Sponsored a global network of universities and suppliers to develop various technology systems.

United Technologies Corporation, Engineering Manager, Windsor Locks, CT, 2000 - 2004

  • Led a team of 16 engineers in design, product development and analysis.
  • Managed the failure analysis of the Boeing 777 heat exchanger project.
  • Directed the preliminary design analysis of Airbus A380 air management system.
  • Developed a standard design and analysis initiative to streamline new product development.
  • Led a test and analysis study of buckling and postbuckling behavior of finned tubes in heat exchangers.
  • Significantly reduced analyses cost by standardizing the computational tools.
  • Outsourced a number of projects to overseas companies to reduce cost.
  • Performed damage tolerance analysis of JSF actuators to meet the NDE requirements.

Boeing International Space Station, Lead Research Engineer, Houston, TX, 1998 - 2000

  • Managed multi-national system integration of solar arrays and related components.
  • Extensively interacted and negotiated with NASA on various projects.
  • Successfully supervised simultaneous testing and analysis projects across multiple sites.
  • Established, monitored and met cost estimates and schedules for a number of projects.
  • Led the assessment of vibrations on the standard and active rack control systems.

Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, Lead Stress Engineer, Seattle, WA, 1996 - 1998

  • Built, trained and supervised a team of 12 engineers in stress analysis and FAA certification process.
  • Managed several projects from inception to final certification by FAA.
  • Directed several 16g dynamic testing of Boeing 777 passenger seats in HYGE and deceleration facilities.
  • Analyzed Boeing 737-600/-700/-800 automatic overwing exit door and seat interaction.
  • Performed nonlinear FEM analysis of seat and passenger responses and fracture analysis of failed tracks.
  • Comprehensively studied the application of metal matrix and polymer composites in crash worthiness.

Weber Aircraft, Inc., Senior Stress Engineer, Gainesville, TX, 1993 - 1996

  • Performed analytical and experimental stress analyses, damage tolerance and fatigue methods.
  • Achieved 16g dynamic seat qualification and certification based on FAR 25.562 and JAA requirements.
  • Improved shot peening practices via understanding the mechanism of compressive residual stress.
  • Analyzed G1, G3A and G4 composite galleys of Boeing 737 using Nastran.

Honors & Publications

Credentials

  • Royal Institute of Technology of Stockholm, Undergraduate Courses (Sweden)
  • Boeing Leadership Center: Leadership certification program
  • Whirlpool Executive Leadership Program: Leadership training
  • Columbia Executive Leadership Program: High Impact Leadership courses
  • Vestas Executive Leadership: TOP200 Leadership Forum
  • Thesis: Hypersonic, Turbulent Viscous Interaction Past an Expansion Corner

Licenses

  • Passed Texas Board of Registration for Professional Engineers exam (PE/EIT)

Computer Technology

  • Languages: C/C++, Fortran, Pascal, Cobol, Basic, Patran Command
  • Systems: UNIX, VAX, Windows 2000/NT, DOS
  • Software: Abaqus, Ansys, AutoCAD, UTOCAD, CADAM, CATIA, I-DEAS, MATLAB, Nastran, Patran, Unigraphics, (UG), Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Schedule+, Autosea, CETOL

Languages

  • German
  • Swedish
  • Persian
  • English

Publications

  • Author: Numerous articles, journals, and an international presenter - speaker.

Education

  • M.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, TX
  • B.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, TX
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