Provides Opinion & Testimony In:
Engineer, Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Battery Power Systems, Development, Design, Manufacturing, Test, Safety, Electrical Power Systems, Power Electronics, Solar Array, Lithium Ion Battery
PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), CA, USA. Dissertation Title: Electro-Oxidation and Electro-Reduction of Nickel in Alkaline Solutions; Minor Field: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.
MS, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA. BS, Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), CA, USA. Cum Laude. BA, Mathematics-Economics, UCSB, CA, USA.
PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
2017-Present: LIB-X Consulting, Long Beach, CA, USA. President. Founder of LIB-X Consulting a private technical consulting firm specializing in battery power system technologies with a focus on technology development, design, manufacturing, test, and safety engineering of LIB power systems.
2015-Present: UCLA Extension, Engineering and Technology Division, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Instructor. Lead coordinator and instructor for LIB technology short course.
1997-2017: The Boeing Co., El Segundo, CA, USA. Technical Fellow. Led Boeing commercial and government satellite product line development with a focus on electrical power system (EPS) integration. Includes power electronics, batteries, and solar array development.
2012-13: University of Southern California (USC), Viterbi School of Engineering, Department of Astronautical Engineering, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Lecturer. Taught graduate-level semester Spacecraft Power Systems course using the distance education network resource.
2007-08: California State Polytechnic University, College of Engineering, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Pomona, CA, USA. Associate Professor. Responsible for undergraduate-level instruction in Chemical Engineering and new course development in the College Of Engineering. University- level service included Academic Senate (Academic Affairs) subcommittee and search committee service.
1999-2001: San Jacinto College Central, Department of Chemistry, Pasadena, TX, USA. Instructor. Responsible for basic instruction in general chemistry laboratory and lecture courses.
1999-2000: University of Houston-Clear Lake, School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Houston, TX, USA. Adjunct Professor. Responsible for graduate-level instruction in Department of Chemistry.
1996-97: Fresno City College, Math, Science & Engineering Division, Department of Chemistry, Fresno, CA, USA. Instructor. Responsible for basic instruction in general chemistry laboratory and lecture courses. 1995-96: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Department of Materials Science, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Directed research and development various programs funded by Office of Army Research and Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
1989-94: The Aerospace Corporation, Energy Technology Department, El Segundo, CA, USA. Member of Technical Staff – I. Initiated and directed laboratory research and development projects for various government space satellite programs.
1986-88: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, USA. Electrical Power Systems Engr. Provided test, systems, and mission operations engineering support for the NASA Space Shuttle fuel cell electrical power systems.
AWARDS and RECOGNITION
2017: Elected 2018 AIAA Associate Fellow
2017: Gohardani Presentation Award in Aeronautics and Aerospace – AIAA ASAT 2017 Conference 2016: Boeing Knowledge Management – Knowledge Sharing Award (Period 1)
2016: Boeing Technical Fellow
2015: Boeing Associate Technical Fellow
2014: S&IS World Class Engineer of the Year (Execution) 2014: Boeing Space Exploration Team of the Year (Member) 2014: Boeing 787 Team of the Year (Member)
2013: NASA-International Space Station – Manned Flight Awareness Award 2013: Boeing Designated Expert (BDE) Recognition – Batteries
2010: The Boeing Co. Recognition Award
2004: The Boeing Co. Exceptional Performance Award 2003: Special NSP Customer Performance Award
2001: The Boeing Co. Spot Award (Galaxy 8iR Recovery Team) 1999: The Boeing Co. Stock Options Award
1998: The Boeing Co. Special Incentive Award
1994-96: 2-Time Finalist – NASA Astronaut Candidate Program 1993: The Aerospace Corporation Advanced Study Leave Grant 1993: AIChE Excellence in Teaching Award (UCLA)
1990-93: The Aerospace Corporation Corporate Graduate Fellowship 1989-90: UCLA School of Engineering Dean’s Scholarship
1988-89: Patricia H. Roberts Graduate Fellowship (Princeton University) 1984-Present: Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
2010-Present: American Institute of Aerospace and Astronautics (AIAA) – Associate Fellow Invited Member, Aerospace Power Systems Technical Committee
Invited Member, Battery Safety Standards Subcommittee (S-136)
1992-Present: The Electrochemical Society (ECS) – Member Emeritus
Elected Member-At-Large, Battery Division (2020-2022) Institutional Engagement Committee (2020-2023)
Elected Offices Held (Southern California/Nevada Local Section) Chairman (1995-96), Vice-Chairman (1993-94), Secretary (1992-93)