Fuel System Expert Witnesses

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Fuel system expert witness candidates typically have industry experience and background in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and/or automotive engineering. Representing the plaintiff or defendant, Cahn Litigation Services is often called upon by law firm clients to locate an expert witness to support automotive industry matters including cases involving fuel system technology. In automobiles, the fuel system encompasses fuel tanks, fuel pumps, fuel pipes, and fuel injection.

Often, matters requiring fuel system expert witness service involve intellectual property, such as patent infringement litigation in court, inter partes review in the PTAB, or trade secret disputes. Forensic engineering of components can prove (or disprove) intellectual property infringement or theft. A specialist in fuel systems might also provide expert testimony in a torts matter like personal injury or a product liability case involving vehicle failure analysis, or be called upon as a motor vehicle accident reconstruction expert.

Litigation support by fuel system technical experts could include analysis, forensic investigation, accident reconstruction, expert opinions, deposition, expert report, and expert witness testimony at a trial. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a qualified expert with prior expert witness experience. In addition, clients may seek an automotive industry expert for pre-litigation consulting work. An expert witness needs to not only have expertise in the subject, an automotive expert witness must possess the ability to explain evidence to a juror. In addition, clients may seek an industry expert for pre-litigation consulting work.

Cahn Litigation Services has completed numerous searches for an expert witness in the automotive area, providing candidates for each case to the specifications provided by the attorney in charge. Whether it be for a matter concerning a fuel pump, diesel engine, or aircraft, Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn the expert witness search around quickly. We provide the right balance of expertise and testimony to provide the perfect expert for the job at hand.

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Fuel System Expert Witness - Sample Bios

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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Fuel System experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Fuel System landscape.


Expert Witness #260722

This expert has many years of extensive experience in the power generation field. This expert's air pollution control system experience includes wet and dry FGD systems, low-NOx burners/combustion controls, SCRs, SNCRs, ESPs, and baghouses for boilers and SCRs for gas turbines. This expert has provided testimony to various legislative committee on the impact of air pollution control legislation. This expert has in-depth knowledge of combustion processes and the control of dioxins through combustion technologies and mercury control in power plants and waste-to-energy facilities. This expert is also experienced in project development, financing, conceptual engineering, evaluation of business ventures including feasibility and risk analysis, and contract negotiations. This expert has assisted in compliance strategies for current and emerging air pollution rules and regulations, technology transfer and acquisition of technologies. This expert is a recipient of numerous certifications and awards based on work in the waste-to-energy and fossil-fuel industries and has published over 100 technical papers on environmental issues.

This expert started working with activated carbon for mercury (Hg) control many years ago with mercury control on waste-to-energy plants. This expert was involved in research work that used both brominated and un-brominated activated carbon for coal-fired applications, and was importing activated carbons.  This expert went to work leading a mercury control business unit. Part of this expert's responsibility was importing, marketing, and technical support for activated carbon products. This expert was involved in several DOE test programs evaluating various activated carbons. This expert is very familiar with many competitor's products and methods of injecting activated carbons.

This expert leads a highly respected energy consultancy, specializing in emission compliance strategies, business development as related to EPA regulations, and licensing of new technologies. This expert also provides strategic planning assistance with compliance strategies for current and emerging air pollution rules and regulations. This includes, among others, regulatory applicability analysis, control technology evaluations, and integrated compliance strategies and compliance options for viable long-term viability.

This expert has prior litigation experience.


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Expert Witness #237274

This expert has many years of experience in the automotive industry and is a veteran of automotive component litigation, having testified at trial numerous times in high profile matters. This expert is experienced in diesel engines, diesel engine control systems, diesel engine fueling systems, diesel engine fueling system sensors, and diesel engine fuel nozzle restrictors. In addition, this expert has extensive experience in trucks and the associated diesel engine and diesel engine fueling systems, as well as the associated Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, such as FMVSS 301 – Fuel System Integrity.

This expert has extensive experience in infringement/non-infringement, patent validity/invalidity, thoroughly understands the issues involved in intellectual property and patent litigation, and is a registered patent attorney with the USPTO. This expert has done analyses under literal infringement and under the doctrine of equivalents, as well as direct infringement, contributory infringement, inducement of infringement, and willful infringement. This expert has authored numerous reports and declarations, claim charts, invalidity and validity arguments, and has been deposed and testified in Inter Partes Review proceedings before the PTAB, as well as various Federal District Courts.

This expert is a Licensed Professional Engineer with a BS in Chemical Engineering, and a BS and an MS in Electrical Engineering.


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Expert Witness #252122

This expert is a Mechanical Engineer, licensed Professional Engineer and member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and ASME. This expert has been qualified as an expert in vehicle engineering, crashworthiness, vehicle repair, and accident reconstruction, in State and Federal courts.

This expert occupied a variety of engineering positions with automobile manufacturers. This expert’s expertise covers a diverse body of work in all aspects of vehicle design and manufacture, from cradle to grave. This expert designed and engineered systems for vehicles before a single prototype had been built, tuned and validated systems on prototype vehicles, assisted the manufacturing plant to resolve manufacturing issues while building 300 -700 vehicles a day, and made improvements to enhance vehicle quality after the start of manufacture.

This expert was responsible for the design and engineering for a diesel fuel system. This included fuel tank design, filler tube, fuel supply and return lines, thermal management, and impact energy management. This expert ensured fuel system met FMVSS 301, Fuel System Integrity, to prevent post-impact fuel-fed fires, and addressed quality and reliability issues in current production parts. This expert designed and released future model parts, supported prototype builds, and planned and executed trips to test functionality in extreme climates. This expert was also responsible for quality enhancements to all products’ fuel systems.

In addition, this expert is the inventor on two (2) US Patents dealing with vehicle fuel tank design and engineering and is published in the field.


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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 #252142

This expert is a mechanical engineer with specific expertise in diesel engines, diesel combustion, and diesel emissions. This expert is very familiar with diesel engine support systems, including fueling systems, and this expert’s experience working with diesel engines and diesel automobiles allows this expert to understand the nuances of how a diesel fill tube is designed. This expert’s research focuses on diesel combustion and emissions, where this expert regularly studies different blends of diesel fuels, their effects on engine behavior, combustion, and emissions. This expert is well published and is a frequent presenter at academic and industry conferences.

This expert is involved in a class action lawsuit involving a major diesel vehicle manufacturer concerning diesel engine emissions. This expert has generated two expert reports (a rebuttal to the plaintiff’s initial expert report, and an expert report concerning essential documentation during discovery), and has provided testimony at depositions. e’sHThis expertThis This expert teaches, and holds Ph.D, M.S., and B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering.


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