Instrumentation expert witness candidates typically have advanced degrees, extensive experience, and expertise in electrical engineering, instrumentation engineering, and/or mechanical engineering. Instrumentation is a broad term for devices that indicate, measure and record physical quantities. Examples and applications include thermometers, household appliances, home security systems, automotive indicators, medical device, laboratory equipment, and aircraft, among many others.
In a litigation scenario, expert consulting services can include courtroom testimony, as well as other expert witness services such as depositions, expert testimony, an expert report, expert opinion, forensic analysis, and related consulting activities. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, the lawyer in charge may require previous expert witness testimony experience. An instrumentation expert witness needs to not only have expertise, an expert witness must possess the ability to explain evidence to a judge and jury.
Cahn Litigation Services has a vast expert network and often receives calls from a legal team, typically litigators, to help locate an expert witness that can support cases involving instrumentation, representing the plaintiff or defendant. Oftentimes, matters requiring instrumentation expert witness service involve intellectual property, such as patent infringement litigation and trade secret disputes. A forensic engineer can reverse engineer components to prove (or disprove) intellectual property infringement or theft. An instrumentation subject matter expert could also be called in on a crime scene, or a product liability case involving the failure analysis of a product or system.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Instrumentation experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Instrumentation landscape.
This expert holds a PhD in Robotics and Automation, is a Professional Engineer, and brings to the table many years of experience in automation systems with specific expertise in instrumentation, control, and software related to electro-mechanical systems. This expert has successfully applied these core strengths in numerous industries including: manufacturing; medical and biomedical; nanotechnology and semiconductor. A former Chief Scientist of a robotics research group and technical architect of multi-million dollar projects with Fortune 500 companies and Federal agencies, this expert has written five copyrighted software systems. This expert has worked extensively with:
This expert has courtroom experience with analyzing software in theft of trade secrets and patent cases. This expert accepts a small number of litigation support engagements to complement regular work as a professional engineer designing automation and machine control systems.
This expert holds a PhD in Precision & Microsystems Engineering, Mechatronic System Design and serves as Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and of Optics. Specializing in machine design, instrumentation and metrology, particularly surrounding opto-mechanical machines/instruments and machines for manufacturing, this expert is published widely on surround custom instruments & systems that have been built and qualified for research purposes. Additionally, this expert teaches elements of machine design for manufacturing. In addition to academic experience, this expert has worked in the industry for an optics manufacturing equipment company. This expert has served as an expert in litigation.
This expert brings to the table many years working experience in electronics/firmware product development of various and diversified technologies. This expert is intimately familiar with PCMCIA card technology, having designed with this technology numerous times requiring this expert to be familiar with all aspects of operation (timing, DC/AC characteristics, etc.). This expert designed a unique memory card based headphone for a client which won an Engineering Innovation Award. This expert has managed and implemented the invention technologies yielding numerous patents in consumer, industrial, medical, and military products. This expert designed all circuit hardware containing microcontroller, FLASH memory, SRAM, D/A and A/D converters, instrumentation amplifiers, custom power supply to medical isolation specification levels. This includes high speed FLASH memory, SRAM and both serial and parallel I/O interfaces for Clinical Diagnostic Products. This expert has also designed Telecomm Security Devices for National Defense Centers utilizing DRAM DIMMS, FLASH SIMMS, Battery Backed SRAM, PCMCIA, USB, Fast Ethernet, and high speed Enhanced Serial Communications Controllers performing Timing Analysis and Verification under Chronology Timing Designer. This expert has prior litigation experience including deposition.
This expert holds a PhD in Physics, and leads a technology consultancy specializing in Electro-Optics Sensor System Analysis, Modeling & Design. This expert has deep experience with LiDAR and LADAR systems and has worked for aerospace companies' systems in instrumentation and delivery of information to the cockpit. This expert also worked for a defense contractor using LiDAR range-finders for tanks. This expert's technical skills include LiDAR & LADAR Design, build, testing and integration, Laser Systems Analysis & Modeling, Electro-Optics Sensor System Analysis, Modeling & Design, as well as Mathematical Analysis & System Engineering.
This expert is the founder and President of a highly successful consultancy, and provides a wide range of knowledge-based solutions in the plastics injection molding industry including consulting services & training. Specializing in molding part design review and materials selection, this expert and team bring many years of experience in Scientific Injection Molding Processing, Training, Material Selection, Part Design Review, In-Mold Instrumentation, Project Management and Equipment Selection. In addition to industry consulting, this expert also provides training in the areas of injection molding techniques, parts design, defects and failures, machine set-up, processing and troubleshooting. This expert has served as an expert in several litigation matters, and has been deposed.
This expert is Professor Emeritus and former Associate Chairman of a University's Mechanical Engineering Department. As a full professor, this expert is well-published and is an accomplished public speaker. Prior to a career as an academic, this expert was a Product Development Engineer, designing and testing manufactured products. This expert has direct experience in advanced instrumentation and control systems and understands manual and remote control systems. This expert was a Fulbright Scholar working abroad in this arena. This expert has provided expert witness services in two products-based personal injury matters and has been deposed twice.
This expert is currently Department Chair of Materials Science and Engineering, and has many years of experience in materials science and engineering, physics, mathematics, and computation. This expert's scientific work has taken this expert into many areas of materials science, including research on ceramics. This expert understands that the coloring of ceramic materials is a fundamental phenomenon that is independent of its technical application, and needs to be explained by fundamental principles of materials science and solid-state physics, which are at the core of this expert's expertise. The subject of "hardening" was the topic of this expert's PhD thesis. This expert's current research of alloy surface engineering is focused on solid-solution hardening of metals. This expert has substantial expertise in microcharacterization of materials, including atomic-resolution imaging, diffractometry, and spectrometry using state-of-the art sophisticated methodology and major instrumentation. This expert is a named inventor on 13 patents.
This expert is a Senior Consultant and Director of Technology and Instrumentation. This expert holds MS and BS degrees in Industrial and Operations Engineering and Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, respectively. This expert is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.), a Certified Product Safety Manager (C.P.S.M.), a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE), and a Certified XL Tribometrist (CXLT).
This expert’s recent professional activities include studies on floor slip resistance measurement; human vibration and acceleration exposure measurement and analysis; recreational boat design, watercraft occupant safety, and towed watersports safety; time study; product, occupational, and premises safety assessments; accident investigation; warnings design and evaluation; and human movement, climbing, and stability analysis. This expert is a member of several professional societies including the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the American Society for Testing and Materials, the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, the American Boat and Yacht Council, and USA Water Ski. This expert has authored and co-authored publications addressing recreational boat design and occupant protection, floor slip resistance measurement, hazard analysis, and warnings. As a human factors engineering expert, this expert has analyzed conspicuity issues on a number of cases related to trips/falls over obstacles on a variety of premises. This expert has been deposed 35 times and testified in 9 trials and has never been disqualified.
This expert has a background in electronics, software, and systems design. This expert’s career journey includes designing lab instrumentation, medical devices, smart battery systems, ultrasonic welding and cleaning, and semiconductors. This expert’s engineering consultancy worked in multiple industries with varied applications: including LED lighting, sensors and motor control, medical devices and consumer devices. Every job change has been an industry change: from lab instrumentation to medical devices, from ultrasonic plastics welding to smart batteries, from sensor design to semiconductors. This expert’s varied experiences and interests give a unique and valuable perspective on problem solving both technically and in business. This expert has spent most of a career in OEM product development, focused on embedded systems, experiencing the role of engineering in many different markets: from consumer electronics to industrial controls, from medical products to LED lighting, and much more. This expert is a named engineer on 5 patents and has done his masters work in Computer Science, holds a Six Sigma Black Belt, and is a certified Scrum Master.