Engineer and consultant with over forty years of industry experience in the electronic subsystems sector of the automotive and transportation sectors. Has significant experience in the definition, design, launch and root cause analysis for discovered defects during the vehicle design, manufacturing and customer operation phases of the vehicle cradle to grave life cycle.   Also has in-depth hands-on experience in the OEM product development DV and PV processes in electrical/electronic architectures for vehicle power generation and distribution, smart and analog sensors, active and passive driver assistance, convenience, and safety features.  His industry experience includes soft hybrid vehicle systems with dual voltage bus architecture for fuel saving features such as regenerative braking, battery controllers for smart charging, start/stop systems.

Formal Education

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Syracuse University 
  • M.S. in Industrial Engineering, Syracuse University
  • M.S. in Computer Science, Syracuse University
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science

Career Highlights

  • One of sixteen experts invited by the National Academy of Science to the “Committee on Electronic Vehicle Controls and Unintended Acceleration,” which reviewed reported incidents of UA (unintended acceleration) and recommended improvements to NHTSA’s regulatory, research, and defect investigation processes 
  • Invented Iddq testing methodology for CMOS circuits 
  • Managed the design and launch of Body, Security, and EDS (Electronic Distribution Systems) electronic subsystems and connectors for all North American vehicle programs at twenty assembly plants 
  • Established Ford’s first embedded software development department with responsibility for body controllers
  • Led Ford’s 42/12 V Power Net initiative for increased power supply required to support fuel saving and customer feature enhancements
  • Developed smart EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) flow sensors jointly with a German client
  • Created quality disciplines with Black Belt approval for engine sensors for locomotive and OEM Tier 1 sensor parts
  • Developed Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) for a Tier 2

Expert Qualifications

  • Testifying expert witness in support of patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property litigations