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Expert Details

Technical Evaluation of Research and Development Efforts

ID: 721778 Maryland, USA

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Expert is a textbook author who is fully conversant with all aspects of high temperature superconductivity, from basic theory through fabrication techniques through device applications to economic analysis. He is currently serving as the principal technical adviser to a government R&D program on superconductivity.

Expert convened a review board to carry out peer evaluation for technology transfer projects at national laboratories. In only one month, he selected evaluation criteria, recruited panelists, arranged locale and support services, and helped researchers prepare, while still respecting the need to keep some information company confidential. This procedure was a "first" for the evaluation of technology transfer programs and it's description won the Lang-Rosen gold medal from the Technology Transfer Society.

He carried out a series of energy audits in industrial factories and calculated economic payback associated with introducing new energy saving technology. He used infrared thermography to quantitatively determine heat losses from furnaces, thereby convincing decision makers to invest in improvements.
Later, he recommended a broad range of energy management practices for southeastern European nations, which were transitioning from centrally-planned economies to free-market economies, where the cost of energy was being recognized for the first time. He showed the entire slate of proposed changes were cost-effective.

Expert holds a Ph.D. and B.S. degrees in physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a creative scientist with exceptional ability to see hidden relationships. He is highly skilled in both theoretical and practical side of science, engineering, teaching and investment selection. Although his principal training is in condensed-matter physics, he is an experienced leader of successful innovative R&D teams that span many disciplines. Bridging between industry and academia has been a key feature of those activities.

He is the leading spokesman explaining principles of renewable energy systems (wind, solar, etc.) to the World Bank, the U.S. government, and others. He directed a team of 20 technical and business reviewers that evaluated proposals to the Department of Energy for cost-sharing projects to commercialize renewable energy systems. He insisted upon seeing real financial commitment from stockholders as the primary index to judge the quality of projects and devised a scoring system that optimized selection of $15,000,000 in contracts.


Expert has prepared program plans ("roadmaps") for several aspects of the Department of Energy superconductivity program from 1990 to present day.He directed a team of experts that evaluated and priority-ranked a series of solar-energy plans and proposals submitted by companies to NREL in 1996.He evaluated the use of gadolinium isotopes as a "burnable poison" in controlling reactors, for U.S. Enrichment Corporation in 1993.He testified before the Pennsylvania Public Service Commission about industrial energy conservation in 1987.And he evaluated the feasibility of using a type of special container for low-level nuclear waste disposal, on behalf of a venture capital firm.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1966 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Physics Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Year: 1962 Degree: B.S. Subject: Physics Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1993 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Scientist Department:
Expert is the principal technical adviser to the manager of the superconductivity program.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1988 to 1992 Employer: Argonne National Laboratory Title: Scientist Department:
As a scientist with Argonne, Expert wrote a textbook on superconductivity.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1985 to 1986 Employer: U.S. Department of Energy Title: Executive Director, ERAB Department:
Expert directed six simutaneous studies of all aspects of U.S. energy policy.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1983 to 1984 Employer: Stanford Research Institute Title: Manager Department:
He managed the Washington D.C. office of innovative technology, serving clients at NSF, NASA, and DARPA.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1975 to 1983 Employer: National Bureau of Standards Title: Supervisor / Phys. Scientist Department:
He directed the division of industrial technology.
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Years: 1980 to 1982 Employer: U.S. Congress Title: Senior Policy Analyst Department: Office of Technology Assessment
He carried out the study of how changes in tax policy would affect the performance of major industries (paper, steel, chemicals, etc.)
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1977 to 1978 Employer: Senator Mark Hatfield Title: Congressional Science Fellow Department:
Expert served as Legislative Aid for energy and science, particularly on legislation pertaining to natural gas.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1973 to 1975 Employer: Industrial Nucleonics Title: Principal Scientist Department:
Expert was the inventor and manager of measurement instruments for process control technology in factories.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1987 to Present Agency: Department of Energy Role: Advisor Description: Expert provided technical and scientific evaluation of R&D results on superconductivity.
Years: 1985 to 1986 Agency: Department of Energy Role: Executive Director, ERAB Description: He directed efforts of the Energy Research Advisory Board, a blue ribbon panel overseeing R&D at the national labs.
Years: 1983 to 1984 Agency: NASA, NSF, DARPA Role: Manager Description: He provided technical evaluation of R&D for three different agencies during this time, including a study of patents and their commercial value (for NSF).
Years: 1975 to 1982 Agency: National Bureau of Standards Role: Division Chief Description: He directed the Industrial Technology Division, conducting R&D relevant to industry.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the American Physical Society, and was named Congressional Science Fellow.
Licenses / Certifications
He is a Professional Engineer in Maryland, (reg. #12682).
Professional Appointments
He is a member of the American Association for Advancement of Science. He was on the nominating committee for the Industrial Science Division.
Awards / Recognition
He received the George Gund Lecturer Award in Environmental Science from John Carroll University. He was the winner of the Lang-Rosen gold medal from the Technology Transfer Society.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert is author of a book on superconductivity and has over 50 publications.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert wrote an amicus curiae brief for the federal court case of Hoescht-Celenese vs. EPA. He also participated in the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission's nuclear reactor case.
Training / Seminars
He developed and delivered a seminar on using Infared technology for industrial measurements at a university where it was later videotaped and widely circulated.
Vendor Selection
He led a team that evaluated proposals for NREL on solar energy R&D projects.
Marketing Experience
Expert has advised clients (investors) on the practicality of promised high temperature superconducting devices.

Fields of Expertise

superconductivity, Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer theory, high-temperature superconductivity, superconducting device, superconducting electric motor, superconducting magnet, superconducting magnetic-energy storage, superconducting material, superconducting tape, technology evaluation, technology transfer, energy management, physics, renewable energy system, research evaluation, energy research, World Bank, solar pond design, interpolation, discrete cosine transform, technology search, floating-point arithmetic, alternative energy, absolute value, vector algebra, quasiparticle, niobium-titanium alloy, electrical machinery control, industrial electrical machinery, environmental science, Cooper pair, glass transition temperature, transition temperature, condensed-matter physics, solar constant, partial derivative, integration constant, physics theorem, atomic excitation, theoretical physics, boiling point, circumference, industrial electric power distribution, probability theory, metal alloy, industrial utility system, calculation, applied mathematics, magnetooptics, cryogenic electronics science, real number, complex number, mathematic integral, energy-efficient electrical system, electric power transmission, electric power distribution, mathematical differentiation, mathematical transform, electric distribution system, phase change, magnetic resonance, radon control, photovoltaic energy system, solar thermal energy system, type I superconductor, actinide element, bismuth chemistry, barium chemistry, sound wave, science, Bernoulli equation, superconducting circuit, solar energy focusing system, radon testing, nucleon, natural radioactivity, Josephson junction, imaginary number, harmonic analysis, geometrical optics, cryogenics, climatology, calculus, atmospheric science, asbestos, algebra

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