Electromechanical systems expert witness candidates typically have an advanced degree and extensive experience as an electrical engineer or mechanical engineer. While many consulting engineer professionals 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. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, the lead attorney may require a technologist with prior expert witness testimony experience. 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 EASA.
Electromechanics is the interaction of electrical and mechanical systems. Electromechanical systems utilize both electrical and mechanical processes and are used prevalently by power companies; all fuel-based generators convert mechanical movement to electrical power. Robotics (such as warehouse automation and an advanced medical device) are rapidly growing areas in the electromechanical space.
Often, matters requiring electromechanical systems 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 electromechanical systems might also provide testimony in a product liability case involving consumer electronics, assist with an accident reconstruction, or provide expertise in a personal injury case. In addition, a law firm may request an electromechanical systems specialist for pre-litigation engineering consulting services. Litigation support work could include a prior art search, forensic investigation, expert report preparation, expert opinion, depositions, and expert testimony in the courtroom.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Electromechanical Systems experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Electromechanical Systems landscape.
This expert is a technical expert with many years of practical industrial experience. This expert specializes in the design, optimization, simulation and control of electromechanical and mechatronic systems. This expert received a Ph.D., is the named inventor on eighteen U.S. patents and the author of many technical papers. This expert is a member of the IEEE and the ASME and has consulted to a wide variety of companies and organizations worldwide. This expert's career has spanned product design, advanced development, applied research. This expert founded an engineering consulting business. Projects span a wide range of applications, from precision disc drive servo systems to stepper and DC brushless motor control to AC induction motor vector control systems operating at hundreds of horsepower. Clients include manufacturers of computer peripheral, data storage, automotive, motor and motion control, semiconductor, aerospace, chemical, entertainment, steel and defense equipment.
This expert provides expert witness and technical consulting services in intellectual property and technology related litigation. This expert is experienced in patent, trade secret, breach of contract and consumer product class action litigation, and provides clients with technical interpretation of patents and claims, including invalidity analysis, technical literature research, expert reports, declarations for inter partes review petitions, deposition and trial testimony, as well as assistance with technology licensing negotiations. This expert has testified many times as an expert witness in deposition and at trial.
This expert has extensive technical expertise in the areas of analog electronics, analog circuit design, power electronics, electronic power supplies, DC-DC power converters, feedback control systems, and electromechanical systems. This expert holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Electrical Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. At a prestigious technology university, this expert's research studies were in Electronic Power Conversion and Feedback Control Systems. This expert's thesis represented pioneering work in the field of power electronics and related feedback system theory. As a currently active and practicing engineer, this expert brings to the table many years of experience in analog circuits, power electronics, power supplies, feedback control systems, and electromechanical systems. This expert has an extensive list of technical publications, and has given lectures on feedback systems and power electronics at major universities and at power electronics conferences. This expert is a Life Member of the I.E.E.E. This expert holds sixteen patents in the field of electronic power conversion, and has served as an expert witness, having written dozens of expert reports and declarations in cases involving patents in the field of analog and power electronics. This expert has been deposed numerous times, and has trial experience.
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 Registered Professional Engineer with many years of experience in the biotechnology field. This expert holds PhD and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering, is an ASME Fellow, and an IEEE Senior Member. This expert is also a member of ASM International (the Materials Information Society) and SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers). This expert has many years of consulting and expert witness experience including design, application, analysis, and failure/reliability issues for a variety of MEMs and sensor projects. This expert is very well versed in MEMs and sensor technologies and brings strong experience in electromechanical systems. At a prominent corporate research laboratory, this expert developed a unique piezoelectric sensor with integrated electronics for telephone and telecom applications. This expert has worked with haptics and MEMs applications for cell phone and game controller applications, consulted on vehicle dynamics and stability issues, and has dynamics, vibration, and damping experience for consumer electronics and other applications.
This expert has testified in both trial and depositions for patent cases and other types of litigation. This expert has authored numerous expert reports, filed 8 IPR Declarations, and testified in a patent trial with others upcoming. This expert has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the Mechanical Engineering Department at two prestigious universities.
This expert has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and is a Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering at a top university. This expert has taught courses in robotics, controls, computer-controlled manufacturing systems, micro-electromechanical systems, and in other related fields. This expert is a prolific author and has written on kinematic calibration, robotic kinematic parameters, artificial neural networks, and the programming of robotic assembly cells. This expert is capable of code review in different programming languages. This expert has served as an expert witness in hundreds of cases involving product liability
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 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.