Expert Qualifications

This lighting expert earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida and has been granted 26 U.S. patents, many of which relate to lighting fixtures. From 2008 until 2011, he served as the Vice President of Research at the Lighting Science Group Corp, where he transitioned the company to a product-driven supplier of LED products and helped grow revenues from $3 million to $100 million. He later served as the Chief Engineer of the ETi Lighting Research Institute and the Vice President of Research and Development for ETi Solid State Lighting Inc. He has worked at every stage of LED technology, including raw materials, lighting fixtures, and standards development. The expert currently works as a technology and engineering consultant and also assists on legal matters, primarily patent infringement cases.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: TX
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Tulane University
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Florida
  • Member, Test Procedures Committee, Illuminating Engineering Society
  • Member, Optical Society of America
  • Member, Materials Research Society
  • Member, International Society for Optics and Photonics
  • Recipient, 26 U.S. Patents
  • Former, Project Engineer, Shell
  • Former, Visiting Researcher, AT&T Bell Labs
  • Former, Process Engineer, Emcore
  • Former, Team Leader for Epitaxial Materials & Characterization, Uniroyal Optoelectronics
  • Former, Director of IP, University Relations, & Government Contracts, Uniroyal Optoelectronics
  • Former, Intellectual Property Manager, University of South Florida
  • Former, Director of Engineering, Beeman Holdings
  • Former, Head of Sales, Toyoda-Gosei
  • Former, Vice President of Research, Lighting Science Group Corp
  • Former, Chief Engineer of the ETi Lighting Research Institute & Vice President of Research and Development
  • Former, Director of Engineering, HeathCo LLC
  • Current, Chief Technology Officer & Principal Consultant, Private Design and Technology Business

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