Education & Experience


1978 Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA. PhD
1973 Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA MSME
1972 Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA BSME

Professional Experience

From: 2001
To: Present
Organization: MechExpert, Keswick, VA
Title: President
Summary: Consulting and contract engineering activities in the areas of engineering analysis and design, patent litigation, patent development, and software development for both engineering and business applications.


From: 1998
To: 2000
Organization: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Title: Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Summary: Teaching undergraduate courses in thermodynamics, computational methods, thermal systems design, and computer aided engineering, and computer programming. Instrumental in acquisition of CAE and CAD software for use in the development of the undergraduate program.


From: 1992
To: 1995
Organization: Neural Research, Inc., Charlottesville, VA
Title: President & Founder
Summary: Company was involved in the development and application of neural networks, wavelet based methods, and multi-resolution analysis methods. Applications of these methods were in both engineering and financial analysis.


From: 1981
To: 1987
Organization: University of Virginia, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Charlottesville, VA
Title: Assistant Professor
Summary: Teaching graduate and undergraduate courses primarily in the areas of heat transfer, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and combustion. Also taught courses in computer programming, computational methods, and computer aided engineering. Active participant in the Center for Computer Aided Engineering and taught extensively in the graduate extension program for industry.


From: 1974
To: 1977
Organization: Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Title: Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Blacksburg, VA
Summary: Primary responsibilities involved teaching undergraduate courses in the thermal sciences; fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and thermodynamics. Also taught the Mechanical Engineering Instrumentation and Measurements Laboratory.

From: 2000
To: 2001
Organization: Synetech Group, Charlottesville, VA.
Title: Vice President & Chief Technical Officer
Summary: Information technology company. Developed presidential campaign financial software including web based reporting for the 2000 presidential campaign. The company handled all campaign contributions nationwide. Extensive database development for both desktop and web based applications.


From: 1995
To: 1998
Organization: Altair Engineering, Dearborn, MI
Title: Engineering Manager
Summary: Responsible for overall management of engineering service activities involving computational fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and injection molding. Responsibilities included business development as well as the technical management of projects.


From: 1987
To: 1992
Organization: Compuflo, Inc., Charlottesville, VA
Title: Co-Founder, Executive Vice President & Chief Technical Officer
Summary: Chief Technical Officer and co-founder of the company as well as developer of the FLOTRAN finite element based computational fluid dynamics analysis software. Primary responsibilities included directing the engineering consulting and service activities, providing technical support to marketing and sales operations, and the overall technical direction for the company.


From: 1977
To: 1981
Organization: Babcock & Wilcox Company Alliance Research Center, Alliance, OH
Title: Group Supervisor, 1979-1981, Senior Research Engineer, 1977-1979
Summary: Group Supervisor for a software development group. The group developed computational methods for a variety of applications involving computational methods for fluid flow, heat transfer, and combustion in both the fossil and nuclear power industries.