Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, HVAC, Nuclear Power, Mechanical Engineering Expert Consultant Resume
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This expert attended the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT and received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from that university.

This expert attended the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, SD and received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with highest honors.

 

Heat Transfer Fluid Mechanics, Expert Consultant Resume
 

This expert has experience in heat transfer, fluid flow, mass transfer (mixing), and basic structural analysis. In addition, this expert has worked with cooling systems, HVAC systems, and computer systems. This expert specializes in computer systems and the analysis/design of thermal systems. Specific applications include turbulence, natural convection, forced convection, and radiation heat transfer. This expert has knowledge in porous media, metal combustion, electrochemistry, and chemical thermodynamics. Induction heating, material phase change and the thermal aspects of safety analyses are other areas of expertise for this consultant. This expert has strong skills in applying fundamentals to diverse process equipment,Product Design, computer applications, and software development. This expert's work experience includes experimental simulations, and oral/written presentations.

Other areas of specialty this consultant has include experimental and numerical analysis of soil heat transfer, experimental analysis of natural convection for passive cooling systems, numerical simulations of thermosyphons, and basic structural analysis related to system design and experimental setups. This expert also specializes in the analysis of metal combustion, the analysis of induction heating, and radiation heat transfer analysis for spent nuclear fuel storage.

Additional experience of this expert includes data acquisition system development, design process improvement and model development for process equipment, numerical and experimental modeling, robotic software, and telerobotic manipulation. This expert has extensive knowledge in safety analyses, waste canister design, experimental equipment design, and solid propellant rocket motor performance. This expert has experience in the analysis of data, improvements in motor ignition analysis, development and improvement of microprocessor based control system for automobile engines.

This expert provides consulting in equipment selection, test set-up design, data collection and analysis, and nuclear power plant decommissioning. Other areas this expert has consulting experience in include heat transfer, gas dynamics, and power thermodynamics.

 

President, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Responsible to the CEO and Board of Directors for all aspects of corporate operations and performance. Key focus areas include: establishment of a long range strategic plan with near and mid-term strategies for achievement; improved performance to financial goals while maintaining or improving customer satisfaction; growth, nurturing and empowerment of the executive management team to ensure the firm is staffed for long term success; establishment of near-term plans and strategies to maintain growth in revenue and profitability despite the economic crisis of 2008; identification and pursuit of new markets while maintaining growth in current markets; and strengthening of the company infrastructure to ensure that all resources are available to support our continued growth in revenue and profit. Key achievements include: sustained growth in revenue that met the annual goal for 2008 despite the economic crisis; record profits in 2008; success in opening new markets while maintaining growth in current markets; implementation of new marketing strategies to effectively position Kevin Kennedy Associates for continued year over year growth and further improved financial performance.

 Vice President of Professional Engineering, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc., Indianapolis, IN

Performed engineering consulting activities related to areas of expertise, worked as a Project Manager interfacing with clients on a wide range of technical issues to specify type of expertise needed on a project. Activities included interfacing with clients, managing staff, developing statements of work, writing final reports, consulting on a wide range of technical issues.

 Researcher, Adjunct Professor, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

Performed engineering research, advised graduate students, presented seminars on a range of technical topics (heat transfer, fluid mechanics, analyzing thermal systems, Linux, cluster computing, thermodynamics). Research included the analysis and development of a new casting process for nuclear fuel, development and testing of new calculation procedures (next generation structural analysis software) for complex projectiles,Systems Engineering , and other topics.

 Expert Witness/Consultant/Entrepreneur, Research and Development

Specialized in the analysis of engineering systems. Projects have included a U.S. Department of Defense Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Contract for the analysis of manufacturing process for an arresting hook. The analysis included the development of a new modeling technique for the application of thermal spray coatings onto a substrate, cooling of the arresting hook in a packed bed, and the quenching and heat treatment of the hook. Other projects have included the analysis of phase change materials for electronic enclosure, design analysis of a freezing point measurement system, basic structural analysis, convective flow and heat transfer for engineering systems, and the analysis of metal solidification with internal heat generation.

 Analyst, Argonne National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID

Provided expertise in heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and mass transfer. Efforts included modeling and analysis needs planning, experimental and numerical analysis of soil heat transfer, experimental analysis of natural convection for passive cooling systems, numerical simulations of thermosyphons, basic structural analysis related to system design and experimental setups, analysis of metal combustion, analysis of induction heating, radiation heat transfer analysis for spent nuclear fuel storage, development of a data acquisition system, improvements in the design process for process equipment, and model development for process equipment. Projects involved numerical and experimental modeling. Principal investigator for Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) for interfacing robotic software and telerobotic manipulator. Served on national working group related to robotic and automation applications for Department of Energy Laboratories. Other involvement includes safety analyses, waste canister design, experimental equipment design, and project management. DOE Class Q Clearance.

 Research Assistant (NSF Combustion Center) and Teaching Assistant, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Responsible for implementing numerical models to analyze turbulent mixing of fluids and experimental and numerical investigation of mixed convection heat transfer in a porous medium between vertical concentric cylinders. Included work with data acquisition systems, data analysis, and improvements to an experimental system. Teaching Assistant responsibilities included the setup and operation of undergraduate laboratories, class lectures, and grading of reports (heat transfer, gas dynamics, and power thermodynamics).

 Ballistic Analyst, Hercules Aerospace, Magna, UT

Responsible for prediction of solid propellant rocket motor performance, analysis of data, improvements in motor ignition analysis, and the support of proposal efforts. DOD Secret Clearance.

 Teaching Assistant, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Responsible for undergraduate recitation, answering questions on course material, and grading exams.

 Researcher/Consultant, Optimizer Control Corporation, Minneapolis, MN

Worked on development and improvement of microprocessor based control system for automobile engines.

Research Assistant, SD School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD

Responsible for fundamental study of air and water flow through capillaries, equipment selection, test set-up design, data collection and analysis.

 

Engineer, Northeast Utilities, Hartford, CT

Assisted on engineering projects concerned with nuclear power plant decommissioning, 10CFR Appendix J testing, and design of a steam generator wet lay-up re-circulation system. NRC Clearance.

Teaching Experience

Adjunct Instructor, Minnesota State Community and Technical College (formerly Northwest Technical College)

Taught Introduction to Physics - classroom lectures and laboratory. Taught Computer Maintenance and Repair for New York Mills High School (2) and Computer Programming - Visual Basic.

Adjunct Professor, University of Nevada at Las Vegas

Performed research and advised graduate students on their thesis / dissertation research. Edited writing, guided research, performed computational analyses. Provided regular seminars to graduate students on computers, engineering, and the analysis of physical systems.

Teaching Assistant, University of Utah

Setup and developed laboratory experiments for undergraduate students, prepared and led lectures on running experiments, computer programming, and data analysis. Activities also included grading reports and answering student questions.

Adjunct Professor, University of Idaho - Idaho Falls

Taught graduate class in Turbulence and led Professional Engineer Licensing Exam Review class. Responsibilities included preparing lectures, preparing and working homework examples, grading reports and homework, and answering student questions.

Computer Skills

Hardware : Supercomputers (CRAY and IBM), Mainframes (DEC/VAX, IBM, CDC), UNIX workstations (SGI, SUN, HP), PC Compatible, Atari, Macintosh.

Operating Systems : UNIX, IBM (AIX, MVS, VMS), CRAY (2 different OS), Apple/Macintosh, PC Compatible (CPM, DOS, Win 3.1, Win95, Win NT).

Programming : Fortran (90 and 77), Pascal, Basic, C (general programming only) and Assembly Language. Most programming has been centered on numerical analysis.

Experience : System Administrator for UNIX workstations (general functions), perform programming functions on a regular basis, design and build PC systems, use of general software packages on a daily basis (MSOffice Suite - word processing, spreadsheets, etc.), and the use of analysis packages on a wide range of operating systems.

Other : Proficient/expert in the use of FIDAP, a general-purpose finite element heat transfer and fluid mechanics code. General skills for the use of structural analysis software packages (NIKE2D/3D). Also knowledgeable in the use of LaTeX, plotting packages, data transfer, desktop publishing, website development, etc.

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