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Textiles Knitting Fabrics Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Textiles, Fabrics, Knitting, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Techniques, Technology, Physical Properties, Mechanical Properties Weaving, Yarn, Apparel, Airbag Fabrics, Home Furnishings, Testing, Textiles Knitting Fabrics,

Expert Witness No.1067

Pennsylvania

Areas of Expertise:  Manufacturing, manufacturing techniques, and technology, as well as physical and mechanical properties of textiles, fabrics, knitting, weaving, yarn, apparel, airbag fabrics, home furnishings, etc., textile testing

 

Assistant Professor at a Philadelphia University – Teaching and conducting research and extension in textiles 1997- present

Credentials:

Ph. D., Textiles Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1995

Master of Philosophy, Leicester Polytechnic, Leicester, UK 1987

B.Sc., Textiles Engineering, Alexandria University Egypt, 1983

Industrial Experience:

Assistant VP (1995-1997) Unity Mills, North Carolina, USA. The company is a vertical textile manufacturer and the second largest thermal wear producer in USA. My responsibilities involve dealing with raw materials, quality assurance, product development, fabric engineering and customer services.

Engineer, STIA Co., Egypt (1983-1991). As an Engineer, I was in charge of 250 textiles machines, production scheduling, product development, quality control procedure, fabric specifications, implementation of the maintenance program and spare part purchase.

Project Management Experience:

Industrial Projects

US Dept. of States Consultant “USAID” (1999, 2000)

International Institute for Education IIE Consultant (1999, 2000)

Cargill Consultant (1999)

DuPont Consultant (2001)

Johnson and Johnson Consultant

Foster Miller/defense research company- Consultant (1999)

Photonics Labs Consultant (2001, 2002)

Consultant to more than 20 US and International Companies (1997-2002)

National Science Foundation reviewer (1998-2000)

Applied Research and Extension Grants:

During my tenure at a Philadelphia University, grants were received from these organizations:

United States Dept. of Commerce- NTC (2001-2002) $ 200K

United States Dept. of Defense/Photonics (2001-2002)         $ 70 K

United States Dept. of Defense/Photonics (2001-2003)         $ 80 K

United States Navy/Foster Miller (2000) $18K

US Dept. Of States/USAID/IIE (1999)     $11K

Federal Mogul (2001)        $ 3K

Raised more than 80,000 dollars worth of equipment to update the knitting lab (1999, 2000)

Team Leader and Principal Investigator

Manufacturing of Smart Textile Integrating Optical and Electrical Conductors and Sensors (US Army Natick-Worrier System Technologies/Photonics) (2001-2002)

A Novel Fiber Optic System for Measuring the Structural behavior of Parachutes (USA Army Natick-Worrier System Technologies/Photonics)(2001-2002)

On-Line Weight and Shrinkage Control of Cotton Knits (National Textile Center) (2001-2002)

Comfort Engineering of Knits  (National Textile Center with Auburn University)(2000-2002)

Develop an Integrated Tactile Transduction Garment for in – Flight Spatial Orientation. (US Army Natick-Worrier System Technologies/Foster Miller) (2000)

Apparel Technology for Executives (US Dept. of States-USAID/IIE) (1999)

Industrial and Biomedical applications of textile products (research projects (1997-2002)

Technical Experiences

Worked on research projects, trouble shooting and problem solving for:

National Textile Center

United Stated Army- Worrier Systems Technologies/Photonics Labs

United States Navy/ Foster Miller Inc (defense research company),

Goodyear Rubber and Tire Company

Dupont

Federal Mogul

JC Penney

Capital Mercury

Sulzer Ruti America- (Expert Witness)

Glendale Borden (Expert Witness)

Travelers Insurance Company (Expert Witness)

Narricot Industries
Sauquioit Industries Inc 

Core Resources Inc.

CYDSA  (Mexico)

Ultracril  (Mexico)

Supply Chain Management solutions for the Textile Industry, Direction Data Inc.

World Trading Company (Egypt)

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Institute of International Education/Washington DC

Griffin Manufacturing

Glendale Borden Inc.

Reviewer & Evaluator

Worked as a reviewer for proposals for the National Science Foundation for its international cooperative science activities (1998-2002)

Expert Witness
Worked as an expert witness and testified in PA Federal Court for the law firms on behalf of the following textiles companies

Sulzer Ruti America (2000)
Glendale Borden (2002)
Travelers Insurance Company (2003)

Teaching Experience at a Philadelphia University:

Taught the following courses:

Undergraduate Courses

Course for Design and Technology majors

Course for Design and Technology majors

Course for Engineering major and Independent study

Graduate Courses

Course for Technology and Engineering majors

Course for Technology and Engineering majors

Course for Design major

In my teaching, design and technology are integrated together by encouraging students to use Emails, Internet, PowerPoint presentations and class web page

Supervise the Master research thesis for three students in technology and engineering

Taught all short courses organized by Dept. of Continuing Education, Philadelphia University (PVH, basic textiles, US defense personnel support system, IIE, etc)

Invited experts and guest speakers from the industry to present to the students the latest developments in the industry (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001)

Organized field trips to the industry for the students on regular basis.  Relate the knowledge gained in the classroom to the latest manufacturing technologies (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002)

Physics instructor, NCSU (1994)

Computer Lab. instructor, College of Textiles, NCSU (1993-1995)

Service Activities at a Philadelphia University

Member in University student conduct committee

Advised 30 freshmen in the Advising and Counseling center

Member in school ABET accreditation committee

Member in the University academic program committee

Member and School representative in the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

Member in student evaluation task force

Member in faculty search committee in school of textiles and materials technology

Member in faculty search committee for school of business.

Participated in University Open houses and Graduate Open House

Taught knitting course for the GTM program (on behalf of Dean Brookstein)

Worked with Prof. Pastore and Goutman to invite international and national experts in textiles in the seminar series.

Represented Philadelphia University in National Textile Center task force to determine the best method to limit the number of NEW proposals to about 100

Help in student recruitments for textile engineering and the Global Textile Marketing program

Participated in the National Textile Center meetings

Participated in the seminar “ Geography is Destiny: Dialogue about history, place, culture and religion, organized by Academic Affair

Donated knitted fabric worth more than $ 5000.00 for the fashion Design program

Organized and participated in the Seminar “ Technology of Apparel Manufacturing”

Help in the organization of filed trip to ATME-1, 2001, Greenville, SC.

Represented the University in Industrial Fabric Association International booth, Orlando, Florida 2000.

Professional Organizations

Fiber Society

Honorary member of Phi Psi National Textile Fraternity

Awards

Assistantship from College of Textiles, NCSU

Scholarship from the Egyptian government to study in UK

Publications and Conference Proceedings

Available upon request.

Groups

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