Electrical engineer and independent consultant specializing in the design of microcontroller-based embedded control systems, especially those with a wireless communications requirement. Areas of technical expertise include design of application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) using state-of-the-art electronic design automation (EDA) tools and related engineering best practices. As a technology manager and director, brought products from concept to market and led cross-functional teams at times across multiple companies, divisions, and geographies.

Formal Education

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Kansas State University

Career Highlights

  • An innovator in Ultra-wideband (UWB) technology and IEEE 802.15.2 Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) protocol
  • Provided ASIC rapid prototyping support to a Fortune 500 company directing a staff of over a dozen engineers to demonstrate the world’s first wireless USB over UWB solution and streaming video over WPAN
  • Assisted a major semiconductor company in the partitioning of a multi- million transistor system-on-chip to Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGAs
  • Designed the hardware for a Coded Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexed (COFDM) baseband transceiver for use in video broadcast
  • Architected an RFID asset tracking system based on a battery-operated, wireless device communicating through an existing IEEE 802.11b WiFi network to a database server providing asset location and management
  • Directed a staff of ten engineers and technicians in the development of semiconductors, including integrated circuits, for Ethernet (IEEE 802.3) and Home Phone Network (HPNA/HLAN) network interfaces
  • Project leader, product architect, inventor, and design contributor to Ford’s first million-gate microcontroller designs for use in automotive and aircraft engines
  • Named inventor on eleven issued U.S. patents including a pair for innovations in software-based engine controls

Expert Qualifications

  • Provided expert analysis and testimony regarding the functionality of a wireless remote control with respect to its communications and operation in a patent infringement litigation
  • Provided expert research and consultation to legal representatives in evaluating and comparing patents, as well as technical information in relation to embedded system and chip design and related technologies