Expert Qualifications

This expert has over 40 years of experience as a mechanical engineer. His research in tribology, machining of advanced materials, medical device design, dental materials, and high temperature coatings is widely recognized in the scientific and engineering communities. He has published over two hundred fifty papers and reports related to machining of ceramics, mechanisms and mechanics of interfaces, wear and friction, boundary lubrication, and biotribology; and has given more than three hundred lectures on these subjects. He has served as President and CEO for a heart pump developer, a subsidiary for a product company where he served as Vice President of Biotechnology.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: Maryland
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Fellow, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers
  • Former, Senior Research Engineer, Exxon Research and Engineering Company
  • Former, Director of Tribology Program, National Science Foundation
  • Former, Leader of the Ceramic Manufacturing Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Former, Vice President of Biotechnology, product and research and development company
  • Former, President and CEO, heart pump developer
  • Present, Visiting Lecturer, MIT
  • Present, Managing Partner, major engineering firm

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