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Alternative & Renewable Energy, (Bio-Ethanol, Batteries, Oil & Gas) Consulting within the Agriculture, Building & Consumer Products Industry & Expert

Technical Consultant #2556


Expertise

  • Alternative and renewable energy: Bio-ethanol from vegetable starch or sugars (corn, sugarcane, high dry-matter tubers, sugar beets), bio-Diesel fuel from triglycerides (virgin and used vegetable oils) and algae, bio-fuel and animal feed co-production, renewable diesel fuel, solar thermal and renewable electricity from wind, photo-voltaic, bio-gas, biomass/municipal solid waste.
  • Energy storage: Batteries, pumped hydro, hot/cold water storage, compressed or liquefied gas storage with turbo-expander energy recovery.
  • Optimized energy use: Heat transfer, thermodynamics, building HVAC, electricity demand peak shaving, optimized time-of-use, on-site CHP, heat pump, automatic controls, lighting, evaporation cooling, air-to-air heat exchange, air quality monitoring.
  • Potable, industrial and agricultural water: Purification, desalination and recycle, multi-media filters, ultrafiltration, nano-filtration, ion exchange, reverse and forward osmosis, multiple effect evaporation, adsorption, as well as UV, chlorine, and ozone sanitizing.
  • Crude oil and natural gas production/refining: Well drilling and completion, enhanced oil and gas recovery, gas gathering and purification, gas compression and transportation, natural gas chemical conversion to ethylene, refining, bio-fuel/fossil fuel nano-emulsion blending, oil upgrading, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis of renewable fuels.
  • Oil and gas process improvements: Optimization, catalyst upgrades, turbo-machinery, combustion and post-combustion air emission reductions.
  • Building systems: Optimized energy and water use/recovery/reuse, integrated renewable and conventional energy systems, waste heat recovery.
  • High productivity agriculture: Combustion exhaust CO2 and water use, solar power, land use optimization.

Focused Areas

  • Acoustics
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative energy
  • Binders and agglomeration
  • Carbon dioxide (CO2) bio-sequestration
  • Catalysis
  • Chemical Engineering (ChE)
  • Chemicals
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Chief Engineer (CE)
  • Coatings
  • Combined heat and power (CHP)
  • Combustion
  • Consumer products
  • Creativity
  • Emulsions
  • Entrepreneur
  • Environmental engineering
  • Enology and viticulture
  • Filtration
  • Flocculants
  • Food processing
  • Fuels
  • Greenhouses
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Heat pump
  • High productivity agriculture
  • Hydroponics
  • Imaging
  • Innovation
  • Intellectual property (IP) licensing
  • International marketing
  • Lubricants
  • Manufacturing
  • Machinery
  • Materials
  • Membranes
  • Mineral processing/beneficiation
  • Nano materials and fluids
  • Natural gas processing
  • Oil and natural gas well drilling, instrumentation and production
  • Oil refining
  • Process engineering
  • Process instrumentation
  • Process simulation
  • Profit achieving business, engineering, R&D, and operations leader
  • Renewable energy
  • Research (R&D)
  • Sales and Marketing on Industrial and Consumer Products
  • Semiconductor processing & materials
  • Silicates
  • Surfactants
  • Sustainability
  • Teacher
  • Thermodynamics
  • Trainer
  • Utility use and cost reduction
  • Vehicle components and systems
  • Venture Capital (VC)
  • Video displays
  • Water purification

Experience

Undisclosed Engineering Firm, Cheif Engineer,  2010 - Present

  • As Chief Engineer, serving clients and executing services in the following areas:
  • Patents and intellectual property licensing.
  • Semiconductor electronics.
  • Digital imaging.
  • Green technology.
  • Li-ion batteries.
  •  Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
  • Video devices and image processing.
  •  In-home water purification and disinfection.
  • Paint adhesion.
  •  Dissolving packages (pill casings) made of ingredients generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the US FDA for dietary supplements/ nutrients.

Applied Knowledge and Experience

  • Entrepreneurial Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer, and Chief Engineer at publicly-traded stock companies and start-ups.
  • Technical and engineering-based business profit improvement based on economic and profitability forecasts.
  • Leader of profitable business-focused professional teams of up to 500 engineers and scientists.
  • Leader of process engineering for oil, biofuels, chemicals, foods, and minerals.
  • Developed enterprise-wide profit improving optimized utility uses and costs.
  • Creator, licensor, and seller of profitable engineered product intellectual property -- HVAC, power generation, combined heat and power (CHP), electronics, combustion, fuels, nanotechnology, materials, information technology, agriculture, and fluid purification.
  • Industrial and consumer product marketing/sales leader: advertising, market research, consumer focus groups, label design, point-of-purchase displays, manufacturer rep networks, returned goods authorizations, distribution (domestic and international), pricing, sales incentives; video and audio commercial scripting, acting, and production & on-line media hosted interviews.
  • Product liability and environmental impact expert witness.
  • Invented, tested, developed and authored two U.S. patents on breakthrough renewable ion rejecting membrane products.
  • Lead research and development engineering, and manufacturing teams to demineralize, desalt, purify, as well as recycle industrial water.
  • Authored two patents on flocculants to separate liquid and solids.
  • Authored two patents on clean combustion and fuels.
  • Patented microelectronic acoustic consumer products.
  • Led intellectual property valuation assessments and out-licensing to produce revenues over $25 million.
  • The team leader of oil and natural gas production projects wherein he solved leadership and engineering challenges.

Nexsun, 2009

  • Acting CEO

Nu-Profit Marketing,  2005 – 2008

  • President

Rockwell International, 2000 - 2004               

  • Director Intellectual Property Licensing

Honors & Publications


Credentials

  • · Licensed Professional Engineer, California
  • International Marketing in an Executive MBA program at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business

 Patents

  • · U.S. patents on fluid purification/separation, polymeric flocculants, electronics, acoustics, membranes, combustion equipment and processes, chemicals (including Nano-emulsions and fuels), and catalysis.

Education

  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Berkely University of California, Berkely, CA
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO

 

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