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


Expert Witness #250076

This expert brings to the table many years of experience and is an internationally recognized electric motor and motor drives expert. This expert has developed six university graduate and undergraduate courses in this technology, written several books on automotive motor drives and electrical systems, published over four hundred research papers in the area and served as a consultant to industry on motor and drive technologies. Further, this expert has over two dozen patents related to this technology, has worked with many automotive and supplier companies on automotive motors and their applications, and has represented companies in IP cases, as an expert witness.  This expert has served both on the plaintiff and defendant sides with success and has been deposed and testified in court dozens of times. This expert received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering.

This expert is the author of over 400 publications in pulsed-power supplies, high-voltage engineering, power electronics, motor drives, and advanced vehicle systems. This expert has over 23 granted or pending US and EC patents. This expert's current research work is in power electronics, motor drives, hybrid vehicles and their control systems.

This expert has been a member of IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) AdCom, IEEE-IAS Industrial Power Converter Committee and the IEEE Myron Zucker Student-Faculty Grant program. This expert is a Life Fellow of IEEE, an IEEE Industrial Electronics Society and Vehicular Technology Society Distinguished Speaker, IEEE Industry Applications Society and Power Engineering Society Distinguished Lecturer. This expert is a registered professional engineer.


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Expert Witness #254280

This expert has been a drive systems engineer, specializing in gear technology, for many years and has been deeply involved in the development of gear technology and active in national and international standards writing. This expert has designed gearing for fixed wing aircraft and rotorcraft propulsion and actuation, and turbo-machinery. Failure analysis and problem solving for problematic gearing components is a large part of this expert's overall expertise in gearing systems. This expert has been involved in all aspects of gear technology including materials and metallurgy, heat treatment, manufacturing processing and inspection, lubrication, stress analysis, rotor-dynamics and testing. This expert has performed failure investigations on gearing in mass transit vehicles, commercial and military aircraft; military and commercial ship propulsion, bridge machinery, cranes and hoists; industrial and power generation machinery; missile systems; and space based gear systems. This expert's experience in the inspection of various types of drive systems is extensive. This expert's experience includes shop testing and inspection of parallel shaft and planetary speed reducers. Field-testing and life expectancy studies of gearing components are also part of this expert's extensive experience in gearing technology. This expert has capability and experience in developing gear quality specifications and procedures for drive system applications ranging from aerospace actuators and missile systems to mining equipment and heavy movable structures. This includes material requirements and conformance, gear geometry and component dimensional accuracy and system performance. Services include evaluation of testing and measurement procedures, and evaluation of test and measurement results. This expert has provided consulting and forensic engineering services to the legal profession on numerous occasions and has served as an expert witness in litigation with claims over 20 million dollars. This expert has provided deposition testimony.


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Expert Witness #256408

This expert holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. This expert's field of specialty is Engineering Design, and this expert has worked on various types of equipment from pipes and valves to propulsion equipment to automotive power systems and nuclear power plants. This expert has served as an independent engineering consultant for many years.


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Expert Witness #261404

This expert holds a PhD in Materials & Structures (Interdisciplinary Engineering). This expert has many years of experience in marketing, management, engineering, and manufacturing technical roles within the composite structures and propulsion industry. This expert has expertise and skills developed in export control regulations, materials evaluation, and broad range of composite structures manufacturing processes, design and analysis methodology, non-destructive testing (NDI), testing and market research. This expert is recognized as a key technical expert internationally with services on critical U.S. Government and industry committees, and professional society advisory boards, in areas of commercial and aerospace composites design and manufacturing technology.

This expert's experience in aramid fibers is extensive with both thermoset and thermoplastic resin materials, as well as having conducted significant "impact damage" studies and creep (time-dependent deformation) on these materials. This expert has a lot of experience with the largest suppliers of recognized aramid quality products. Further, as a Global Technical Director of the society which covers all advanced materials (aramid fibers included) and process engineering (manufacturing), this expert is involved heavily in the technology and programs in China, Japan, Europe, North America, Mexico, and Brazil.

This expert has significant prior litigation experience.


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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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