Electrical engineering expert witness candidates typically have an advanced degree and extensive experience as an electrical engineer. While many engineering consultants have technical expertise, an expert witness carries the additional responsibility of providing testimony before the court in a manner whereby lay people (the judge and jurors) can understand the evidence. Candidates may be designated as a licensed professional engineer, and involved with an industry association such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) .
Electrical engineering is the study, design, and development of devices and systems that use electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. Electrical engineers can work in a very broad range of industries from electric power generation and distribution to cars to smartphones. Often, matters requiring electrical engineering expert witness services involve intellectual property, such as patent infringement litigation, or trade secret disputes. A forensic engineer can reverse engineer components to prove (or disprove) intellectual property infringement or theft. An expert with specialized knowledge in electrical engineering might also provide testimony in a torts matter like a product liability case. In addition, a law firm may request an electrical engineer for pre-litigation consulting work. Expert witness service could include a prior art search, forensic investigation, expert report preparation, expert opinion, depositions, and expert testimony in the courtroom. Cahn Litigation has completed numerous searches for an electrical engineering expert witness, providing candidates for each case to the specifications provided by the attorney in charge. Whether the case involves:
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Electrical Engineering experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Electrical Engineering landscape.
This expert is an electrical engineering expert with many years of hands-on experience in industrial controls, automation, machinery, equipment, industrial safety and machine safeguarding. This expert applies expertise to forensic casework involving industrial controls, machine safeguarding, workplace safety, industrial/commercial/residential electric power systems, electrical related fires, electric shocks, and electrocutions. This expert is proficient in the National Electrical Code, National Electrical Safety Code, Electrical Safety in the Workplace, OSHA Standards for General Industry, and OSHA Electrical Safety Standards.
For many years this expert was a controls engineer for a control system integrator, where this expert was involved in control panel design, industrial automation, machine control, electrical design, software programming, installation, electrical contractor supervision, machine safeguarding, commissioning, project management, electrical power distribution and workplace safety. This expert was a corporate engineer performing electrical engineering in 4 different manufacturing facilities, including industrial controls, automation, process control, process engineering, quality control, robotics, industrial safety, machine safeguarding manufacturing supervision, and product development.
This expert is a licensed Professional Engineer in more than 20 states and a member of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE), National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), American Association of Safety Engineers (ASSE) as well as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
This expert provides technical investigations, analysis, reports, and testimony toward the resolution of commercial and personal injury litigation involving design, construction, operation, maintenance and training of electrical systems, equipment and devices.
This expert’s areas of expertise include:
Automation, controls, automated manufacturing, automated assembly lines, conveyors, robotics, material handling, packaging, robotic cells, automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS), test cells, gantries, cranes, elevators, conveyors, lifts, turn tables, pumps, fans, scales, instrumentation, motion control, process control, boiler control, steam control, speed control, industrial controls, HVAC systems, air conditioners, air handling, boilers, compressed air, exhaust, centrifugal and absorption chillers, heaters, ovens, presses, grinders, cutting, broaching, stamping presses, hydraulics, pneumatics, vision, inspection, weighing, RFID, barcode, RF Radios, recipe/batch management, gas analyzers, motor controls, motion control, electrical control panels, control panel design/build (UL certified), PLC, HMI, MES, SCADA and software development, industrial communications (wired and wireless), information systems, data collection, data reporting, alarming, and industrial safety.
This expert’s expertise also extends to:
Industrial control software, programmable logic controllers (PLC), human machine interface (HMI), graphical user interface (GUI), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA). Other software Visual Basic, C++, Microsoft SQL. PLC Software, Allen Bradley/Rockwell RSLogix/5/500/5000/IPDS, Siemens S5/S7/TIA Portal, Mitsubishi MEDOC/GX Developer/GX Works, Omron, Telemechanique, Modicon,B+R, Opto22, Steeplechase VLC, PC Worx, Wago, Automation Direct, Koyo HMI / GUI / SCADA Software, Rockwell RSView, Rockwell FactoryTalk, Allen Bradley Panelbuilder, Siemens WinCC, Mitsubishi GOT, Mitsubishi GX Worx, Wonderware, Intellution, Iconics, Cimplicity, Proficy iFix, Indusoft, Automation Direct C-more, Industrial Communication Networks, Ethernet, Profibus, Profinet, Ethernet I/P, DeviceNet, ControlNet, Interbus, and ASi-Bus.
This expert received a BS in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Engineering (Electrical). During employment at a telecommunications company this expert was responsible for electromagnetic interference systems designs, particularly radio frequency interference suppression, and establishment of RFI immunity and emission standards for telecommunications facilities (e.g., Section 3 (EMI) of GR-1089-CORE, Electromagnetic Compatibility and Electrical Safety – Generic Criteria for Network Telecommunications Equipment). This expert is the principal of a highly respected consultancy engineering firm that provides EMC consultation. This expert served as the subject matter expert/author responsible for Section 3 (EMI) of GR-1089-CORE, Electromagnetic Compatibility and Electrical Safety – Generic Criteria for Network Telecommunications Equipment, Issue 2, Revision 1. This expert’s involvement in the standards arena has been pivotal to understanding and representing the telecommunications industry on national and international issues. Standards include:
ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C63 on EMC
ANSI ASC C63 S/C 3 International Standardization
CISPR/I Working Group 3 – ITE Emissions and Immunity
This expert is a National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (NARTE) Certified EMC Engineer and a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).
This expert is an engineer and former public-company executive who consults in engineering, patents, and management. This expert’s long career spans industrial, oilfield, and medical interests, both domestic and international. This expert’s experience includes electrical and electronic engineering, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment, automated control systems, and construction.
This expert holds an M.S. in Engineering and is licensed in both electrical engineering and control systems engineering. This expert has been admitted to the National Academy of Forensic Engineers, and has been certified in Systems Integration as well as Computer Forensics. This expert is qualified as a Master Electrician and has been licensed as an electrical/instrumentation contractor. This expert was granted a patent for a nuclear medical device, has taught at two universities, and has qualified as an expert witness in US Federal Court.
As VP at an automation and controls company, this expert provided control system design and fabrication for a manufacturer and operator of heavy lift equipment. This expert was employed in an adjunct capacity as a Senior Consultant to help a new company with projects related to heavy lift and other applications.
This expert is Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering at a University where this expert specializes in teaching Digital Communications Systems and Wireless Networking. This expert has many years of leadership in the communications and networking industry. Most recently, this expert was Chief Technology Officer of a venture funded networking company. Previously, this expert was at a telecommunications company performing and leading pioneering research and development in digital communications, broadband networking, and wireless systems. After retiring from industry, this expert was visiting professor of Electrical Engineering at an Ivy League School, where this expert supervised several doctoral students and research projects.
This expert is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the IEEE, and has co-authored a textbook, published ~100 papers and holds 43 patents (with 6 pending).
This expert has conducted and led research and development that has resulted in many innovative products, including: a 20 gigabit/sec ATM switch, wire-speed and quality of service-aware IP switches, multicode CDMA (used in 3G HSDPA wireless data), and a broadband wireless system based on advanced smart antennas (MIMO). Earlier in this expert's career, this expert led the team that pioneered V.32/V.34 voice-band modems, and was co-inventor of DSL. This expert was instrumental in launching an early DSL chip vendor.
This expert received a Bachelor's degree with honors in Electrical Engineering, and Masters and Doctor of Engineering Science degrees in Electrical Engineering.
As an experienced expert witness in litigation involving wireless technologies, this expert has been deposed eight times, testified five and wrote countless expert reports.
This expert holds an MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering. This expert is a Licensed Professional Electronics Engineer and Expert Witness practicing forensic and technical electrical engineering consulting. This expert’s technical engineering practice includes the design, verification, measurement and testing of electronic signal processing hardware circuits and systems, both integrated circuits and electrical modules, which are used for communication and electro-mechanical control. This expert’s forensic engineering practice includes forensic investigation, advising, reporting and testimony in matters regarding intellectual property, patents, failure analysis, product liability, product requirements and specifications.
For many years this expert worked with built-in self-test (BIST) for integrated circuits. Both digital (which is most common) and analog. BIST systems which generate and deliver test stimulus to one or more circuit nodes, capture resulting signals at one or more circuit nodes, process the captured signals to derive an “answer” which is compared to an expected answer, and finally take action depending on the results.
This expert has extensive prior litigation experience, including hostile trial cross-examination and deposition questioning.
This expert has extensive experience in the fields of electrical and computer engineering. This expert's areas of expertise include signal/image/video processing and analysis, communication systems, microprocessor systems, biomedical data analysis, electric circuits, and related software development - and the subject matter of dual streaming video is well within this expert's area of expertise. This expert holds a PhD in electrical engineering.
This expert is a faculty member in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of a Signal and Image Laboratory. This expert's research includes signal-image-video processing and analysis, with particular emphasis on automated image analysis. This expert regularly teaches courses in Digital Signal Processing, Digital Image Processing, Digital Image Analysis and Circuit Theory.
This expert served as Co-Director of a multi-university research center on communication circuits and systems. In addition to more than 150 publications in the field, this expert has been very active in professional activities as a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Signal Processing Society.
This expert has been involved in the IEEE Southwest Symp. on Image Analysis and Interpretation (SSIAI). In addition, this expert served on the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Committee on Image, Video, and Multidimensional Signal Processing. This expert was involved in an IEEE Intl. Conf. on Image Processing (ICIP), as well as positions on numerous other professional committees.
This expert has extensive expert witness experience including being deposed and testifying at the ITC, for IPRs and in District Court.
This expert holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science and is a Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at a technology institute. The creator of a start-up which develops image and video processing software for wireless and IP networking, this expert has been active in the areas of voice and audio processing for many years. This expert is a Fellow of the IEEE, and has received awards for contributions to electrical engineering. This expert has reviewed and analyzed software and hardware designs through source code analysis for pre/post-litigation phases. This expert leads several large technology research programs in the areas of multimedia, networking, telecommunications and wireless technologies and has authored or edited several books. This expert is a frequent consultant to the industry. This expert has served as an expert witness and consultant in several leading intellectual property and patent litigation cases (both ITC 337 proceedings and Federal Circuit), and has been engaged as a litigation expert of graphics processing systems and components. This expert has testified at ten trials and was deposed over forty times.
This expert’s formal education is in electrical engineering and physics, with considerable experience and training in biomedical applications of optics, spectroscopy, LEDs, and lasers, especially in the cardiovascular, cosmetic, oncology, urology, and gastroenterology fields. This expert also has several years of experience making optical fiber, waveguides, light pipes, and optical fiber components, primarily for use in optical telecommunication systems, as sensors, and in laser machining systems. Other areas in this expert’s diverse experience include high voltage transmission studies, electro-mechanical systems & controls, microwave radar analysis, and software systems.
Some specific projects where this expert has been involved include complex medical devices, which often involve hardware, software, optics, and control systems, some of which have been implantable or communicate wirelessly. This expert has also led projects involving medical radiation sources, e.g. x-ray, lasers, and LEDs, for diagnostic, cosmetic, and surgical applications, and has also assisted organizations with radiation sources in consumer devices, such as LIDAR, laser machining, and scanning remote sensors, and checked for compliance with various regulatory standards. This expert has also been involved in evaluating wearable technology, and smart clothing.
This expert served as the Chief Science Officer at a company which was devoted to identifying and treating atherosclerotic plaques that are prone to rupture. This expert is the author of several seminal works concerning the use of Raman spectroscopy for analyzing human coronary artery and is a recognized expert in optical fibers and devices. This expert has pioneered several technology platforms and built IP portfolios protecting them. This expert received S.B., S.M., and E.E. degrees in Electrical Engineering, and received a Ph.D. in Physics and Electrical Engineering. This expert also studied cardiovascular pathophysiology.
This expert is a Professional Engineer with an MS in Electrical Engineering. This expert has extensive experience in industrial controls, including developing ladder logic and source code. This expert has designed processing machinery, material handling systems, tooling, industrial controls, data acquisition systems, and safety interlocks for manufacturing lines. This expert has created mechanical drawings, electrical wiring diagrams, electrical schematics, and control logic. This expert has led seminars and continuing education workshops related to designing analog block logic, digital ladder logic for process control applications, human-machine interface (HMI) graphics, wiring, and hardware for distributed control system (DCS) applications. As a Consulting Engineering Manager, this expert managed intellectual property and regulatory compliance matters, and developed, designed, and tested digital and analog electronics, embedded systems, industrial control system logic, and mechanical components for the food, consumer product, medical device, transportation, utility, HVAC, and agricultural equipment industries. As Plant Engineer, this expert designed machine elements, tooling, and automated control systems for food production lines. This expert is the author of numerous technical and programming publications, is a patent holder, and has provided expert witness services for over 15 years, testifying in depositions and in the courtroom.
This expert has worked with source encoders such as data compression systems, channel encoders such as error correcting codes, cryptographic encoders, as well as various other types. Multiplexers have arisen in many projects throughout this expert’s academic and industrial work, and this expert has published extensively on encoders. This expert serves as a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at a major University. For many years this expert has been a technical consultant to companies and to the U.S. Department of Defense. This expert has programmed computers in many languages and has published hundreds of peer reviewed technical papers in journals and conference proceedings. This expert has served as an expert witness in more than 60 patent litigation, IPRs, and trade secret lawsuits. This expert received both S.B. and S.M. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science, an M.A. degree in mathematics, and a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering.
This expert is Director of the Advanced Vehicle Systems Research Program at a research university. This expert is an expert in automotive drivetrain technology and extensively studies, publishes and teaches on oscillation, vibration and flexure of drivetrains. This expert's primary focus is on electrical and mechanical systems including imbalance issues, and the attendant noise and vibrations that occur, specifically the dynamics and analysis of mechanical vibrations on rotating and linear devices. This expert is a member of the society of Automotive engineers (SAE) and is a registered Professional Engineer. This expert has experience as an expert witness, having testified approximately a dozen times in court, and providing upwards of twenty depositions, primarily in patent matters.
This expert has many years of experience with control systems for electromechanical and mechatronic systems for a variety of applications, including robotics, industrial machines, and industrial processes. This expert’s experience encompasses embedded systems, microcontrollers, microprocessors, sensors, actuators, electronics, systems, algorithms, software, firmware, robotics, mechatronics, vision processing, artificial intelligence, and control philosophy. This expert’s Ph.D. thesis was related to advanced control algorithms for electromechanical systems. This expert’s Master’s thesis was for improving automated performance of remotely controlled mobile robots, and related work included mechanical, electrical, sensor, and computer hardware modifications along with advanced algorithm development. As laboratory manager for a Center for Automation and Intelligent Systems Mechatronics laboratory, this expert’s responsibilities included developing and maintaining hardware and algorithms for various industrial and research robots.
This expert is a named inventor on eight U.S. patents. With specific testimony on robotic systems, this expert has provided expertise for intellectual property matters that addressed claim construction, patent infringement, patent validity, and trade secrets in various venues including Inter Partes Reviews, U.S. court trials for patents and trade secrets, International Trade Commission, and Markman - Claim Construction. This expert holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics, and a Ph.D. (electrical engineering). This expert also holds an MBA.
This expert has worked in industry and academia for many years, and is currently a professor of electrical engineering. This expert has significant industrial experiences in electric motors and their controls, and has worked for several oil and gas companies. This expert’s main research interests include motors and generators, analysis and design of electrical machines, multi-phase variable speed drives for traction and propulsion applications, condition monitoring and fault diagnosis of electric machinery, magnetic gear integrated electric machines, sensorless control of electric machines, and PWM effects on electric machinery and their mitigation techniques. This expert is very familiar with various tools used in the oil and gas industries such as electric submersible motors and pumps, diagnostics tools for downhole applications, pump jacks, submersible compressors and motors, subsea power systems cables and transformers, subsea power distributions, floating production storage, and offloading (FPSO). This expert has been involved in a number of IPRs and invalidity and non-infringement reports, has been deposed 15 times, and has testified at the ITC on several occasions. This expert has published 500 technical papers, presented more than 95 invited lectures all over the world, and has 29 issued and pending US patents. This expert earned PhD, MS, and BS degrees in electrical engineering.
This expert is an internationally recognized expert on the design, development and control of adjustable speed motor drives and generators over a wide range of applications, with more than 25 years of experience in this area. Current research interests include electromechanical energy conversion, design and control of power electronics converters/systems, numerical analysis of electromagnetic fields in energy conversion devices, and electric propulsion of electrified transportation. Among this expert’s funded work on all–electric drilling and hybrid hydraulic pumps includes the following:
• Experimental Development of LSRM Drive for Deep Well Pump
• Multi-Machine Control of Linear SRM Drives for Pump Applications
• Novel Low-Cost Method to Install Geophones for CO2 Monitoring
• Design of a Plunger System for Compressor Applications
• Design of Super High-Speed Motors for Drilling Applications
This expert holds 18 US patents with six more pending, and has co-authored over 300 scientific articles. This expert earned PhD, MS, and BS degrees in electrical engineering, and is currently a distinguished professor of engineering where this expert leads research and education in the area of motor drives and power electronics.
This expert’s education and research experience includes a vast array of aspects relating to electrical engineering, electric power, control systems, and electromechanical systems. An area of particular emphasis throughout this expert’s career has been a focus on electric power equipment, including transformers and electric machines and drives. This expert has taught principles of electromechanical energy conversion, power systems, power electronics, and power quality, and has authored over 20 journal and conference publications. This expert has a strong working knowledge of electric machinery and electromechanical energy conversion, as well as an understanding of internal combustion engines and a variety of types and sizes of pumping applications. With decades of forensic experience, this expert has developed the ability to analyze and understand complex machinery and systems. This expert has testified in a variety of litigation settings including patent litigation cases and has addressed matters of invalidity including both anticipation and obviousness, as well as issues of infringement. This expert holds Ph.D. and M.Eng degrees in Electric Power Engineering and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.
This expert specializes in switchgear and power distribution equipment, and electrical failures. This expert served as development manager for bridging projects between Wireline, Coiled Tubing (Anaconda), Zonal Isolation, Cementing and Fracturing. As a senior engineer, this expert was responsible for filing disclosures and patents on the new technologies developed. This expert served on the patent board, reporting to the Director of Technology, in reviewing, editing, recommending further development work, or advocating and prioritizing disclosures for patent filing. On one patent litigation effort, this expert operated as the technology expert for in-house counsel and an outside legal team on technology issues associated with the patent claims, competitor’s intellectual property, and patent litigation. This expert is an active member of the IEEE, the International Association of Direction Drillers, and the Society of Petroleum Engineering. This expert is an inventor or co-inventor on 20 U.S. patents, including 16 patents related to the oilfield services industry. This expert holds a BS in electrical engineering.
This expert has over 30 years of experience as an electrical engineer designing power distribution systems, standby and prime power generation, mission critical facilities and uninterruptible power supply systems, utility distribution systems, medium voltage designs, and projects at 240,000 volts. This expert has served in roles as diverse as Engineer of Record, Project Manager, Department Manager, QA/QC, Peer Review, Construction Administration, and Client Relations. One of this expert’s many strengths is the ability to translate the technical nomenclature of advanced engineering concepts into plain English the layman can understand. This ability to “speak to the audience” allows this expert to comfortably and successfully interact with attorneys, fellow engineers, business executives, code officials, vendors, contractors, maintenance staff, and end users. This expert has been deposed and has testified at trial. This expert holds a BS in electrical engineering.
For multiple clients this expert has headed up oil and gas related projects including electrification of fields which involves converting them from gas lift, engine driven beam pumps, or other internal combustion engine driven equipment, to ASD driven electrical equipment. This expert was the Manager of Electric Infrastructure for a large, independent oil and gas producer where this expert constructed and maintained hundreds of miles of overhead lines serving exploration and production equipment. The majority of the equipment were large electric motors being driven by adjustable speed drives (ASDs), similar to what is used in electric fracking systems. This expert is heavily involved in the IEEE Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee (PCIC). This committee is responsible for IEEE standards projects involving electrification and electrical systems in the oil and gas industry. Many of these standards revolve around the interface of electrical motors and ASDs in the oil and gas industry. This expert has published five books, six magazine articles and over 40 other technical papers and articles. This expert has been involved in several hundred litigation related matters. This expert received a PhD in Engineering Management, along with a B.S. in electrical engineering, and a M.E. in Technology Management.
This expert is a professor and associate department chair for an electrical and computing engineering department. This expert teaches courses and conducts research in embedded systems, autonomous vehicles and applications, including the use of Controller Area Network (CAN) hardware. This expert has used CAN Bus technology for many years, and has published five conference papers that describe its use. This expert’s career experience is divided between industry and academia. This expert has written eight books and over 150 papers related to embedded systems, microcontrollers, autonomous vehicles, communications, and hardware/software development. This expert is a Professional Engineer, a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). This expert earned Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Engineering, and a B.S. in Computer Science.