Alternative Energy Systems Expert Witnesses

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Alternative energy, also known as renewable energy, is energy derived from regenerative resources and are alternatives to conventional energy sources such as fossil fuel, oil, coal and natural gas. An alternative energy systems expert witness typically has a background and extensive experience in solar energy, mechanical engineering, hydrogen fuel, energy efficiency, and/or renewable energy systems.

Litigation support by an alternative energy systems expert could include analysis, forensic engineering, expert opinion, an expert report, and courtroom testimony. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a qualified subject matter expert with prior expert witness experience. In addition, clients may seek an industry expert in aerial photographs for pre-litigation consulting work. An expert witness needs to not only have expertise in the subject, but must also possess the ability to explain evidence to a juror.

Cahn Litigation Services has completed numerous searches for an expert witness in the area of renewable energy, providing candidates for each case to the specifications provided by the law firm. Whether it’s for a patent case or for pre-litigation engineering work, Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn the search around quickly and provide the right balance of expertise and testimony to hone in on the perfect expert for the job at hand.

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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Alternative Energy Systems experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Alternative Energy Systems landscape.


Expert Witness #258974

This expert is a full professor in a Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering. This expert is a licensed engineer and has been actively involved in the design and evaluation of advanced power producing systems for many years. This expert is the director of an Automotive Research Center and the head of a graduate Automotive Engineering program.

This expert has been involved in advanced throttle control fuel injection/combustion systems and was funded by NASA in advanced gas turbine engine fuel injection and combustion systems. Since that time, this expert has also been involved in optimizing fuel, throttle and fuel injection and combustion systems for transportation automotive and trucking applications along with racing applications. This expert has hands on experience in dyno testing of complex throttle and fuel injection systems along with track testing and advanced computational modeling on supercomputing clusters.

This expert has chaired technical sessions for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) in exhaust and particulate emissions systems, direct injection spark and compression ignition engines, fuel injection and sprays, HCCI combustion, hybrid electric vehicle powertrains, high efficiency engine concepts, multidimensional engine modeling, on-board diagnostics, fuels and fuel additives, cold start characteristics, engine boosting systems, dual fuel combustion, spark assisted compression ignition combustion and heady duty lubricants. 

Areas of interest are jet and rocket propulsion systems, advanced low pollutant emission, high efficiency combustions systems for advanced aircraft and automotive applications, alternative fuels and renewable energy systems.

This expert has been deposed and testified in court over 60 times as an expert witness involving the design and analysis of advanced Mechanical Engineering systems. Further, this expert has been involved with numerous cases an expert related to intellectual property and patent litigation, including cases with related to engine control and throttle systems.


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Expert Witness #252113

This expert was Executive Vice-President-Engineering for a diesel engine manufacturer and currently serves as a consultant. This expert has a bachelors in mechanical engineering and completed a bachelors/masters program in mechanical engineering. After assignments in Product Engineering, Research & Advanced Development, and Application Engineering, this expert became Director, Product Engineering, and eventually General Director. This expert is a SAE fellow and an ASME Fellow. This expert has been involved with the Engine Manufacturers Association, the U.S. Federal Fleet Conversion Task Force, the U.S. Alternative-Fuels Council, and the U.S. EPA Mobile Source.

This expert has been honored by the National Academy of Science (NAS) and received a patent for a diesel electric hybrid engine/vehicle. This expert received an award for contribution to the diesel engine industry. This expert is a recognized authority and has deep experience as an expert witness.


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Expert Witness #259805

This expert holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Electrical Engineering, and serves as an electrical engineering professor as well as a director of a transportation electronics laboratory. This expert is also a Professional Engineer (P.E.), and leads a highly successful, internationally recognized consultancy specializing in forensic electrical and software engineering in automotive and transportation systems.

This expert held positions with major industrial companies, and served as a director of an alternative fuels laboratory at a research institute. This expert has published over 125 technical journal and conference papers and serves on the editorial review boards of four journals. This expert’s consulting firm focuses on electronic analysis and data extraction in support of automotive intellectual property expert witness services, lemon law investigation and documentation, and product evaluation for safety, performance or compliance with specifications.

This expert has extensive automotive electronics experience: academic research, hands on projects and IP/ IPR EE cases. This expert has faced the challenges of EM noise intrusion in the automotive environment and SOTA EM shielding and other methods to improve signal to noise ratio.


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Expert Witness #254745

This expert attended a prestigious college of design, graduated with honors, and was promptly selected to work with a luxury car manufacturer in a newly created North American design studio.

This expert’s interest in alternative fuel vehicles was piqued by participation in the MCC concept design, which formed the basis for the SMART car. This expert’s early successes established a reputation as an innovative and conscientious automotive designer.

This expert moved on to another automobile manufacturer, where this expert worked on concept designs to help move the primarily electronics company into the auto arena. When a luxury auto manufacturer decided to open an American-based design studio, this expert was recruited for a senior design position as the first designer hired. This expert’s work was instrumental in the finished exterior design.

Fueled by early success, this expert was committed to design work offering clients a leveraged advantage using design. This expert established a design studio with a focus on design-driven vehicular design, design consulting and product portfolio consultation. Clients include international auto manufacturers, start-up vehicle companies, major after-market accessory suppliers, as well as power-sports companies.

This expert is also an Associate Professor, teaching automotive design to both high level and foundation level students.


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Expert Witness #256699

This expert has a Masters in Design and a PhD in engineering with course work that spanned product design, safety, industrial systems design, robotics, kinematics and mechanical engineering. This expert's expert witness experience includes intellectual property (patents, trade secrets and trade dress), product design, product liability and mechanical failure analysis, manufacturing system failure, safety analysis, and automotive and motorcycle system failures. This expert is a recognized artist, award winning producer, interior designer, author of a robotics text, journal and conference papers that include automation systems, alternative fuels and automotive engine design, a racing car engine researcher and designer, and the holder of six US patents that include alternative automotive fuels and furniture design. This expert is an Associate Professor in departments of industrial engineering and management systems and in a school of visual arts and design.


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