Professor of electrical and computer engineering with over twenty-five years of experience in materials science, systems engineering, and design of microelectronics. Has specialized expertise in biomass conversion technologies; energy generation, storage, and transfer; space propulsion, including lunar dust extraction and utilization; digital signal processing algorithms; artificial intelligence; simulation and modeling of complex systems; and forensic engineering. Work in industry includes fifteen years of semiconductor fabrication experience.

Formal Education

  • Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Cincinnati
  • B.A. in Physics, Washington University at St. Louis

Career Highlights

  • Acquired intellectual property from the estate of a former employer as a basis for commercialization of inventions in hydrogen storage, biomass thermophysical conversion, and lunar dust extraction
  • Co-invented and successfully developed a working prototype weapon shot counter integrating mechanics, magnetics, and electronics
  • Has intimate knowledge of a wide range of conductors, insulators, and semiconductors from work involving mechanical and electrical aspects of materials science
  • Track chair for academic conference sessions on space solar energy
  • Taught a course on the environmental implications of nanotechnology and solutions at the U.S. Department of Energy
  • An expert in vehicle rollover detection and responses
  • A prolific innovator with more than fifty five issued U.S. and European patents in technologies for applications in automotive, space, and renewable energy
  • A registered professional engineer in the field of microelectronics

Expert Qualifications

  • Testifying expert for Toyota in a pair of U.S. District Court personal injury cases alleging sudden unintended vehicle acceleration
  • Testifying expert for General Motors and an Illinois Chrysler-Jeep dealer in other litigations relating to automotive technologies
  • Worked as a consulting expert for a number of testifying experts on projects for plaintiffs and defendants including drafting expert reports and scrutinizing reports of opposing experts